Advice Goddess Blog
« Previous | Home | Next »

The Paris Street
First, Alkon by Rynski.


That would be me, shot by my friend Sue Rynski, the Detroit-born rock-and-roll photographer turned art photographer now living in Paris. We went to lunch at this adorable tea room in the 7th arrondissement, Les Deux Abeilles (great tarte tatin - French apple pie), with a very interesting friend of hers, Diane Pernet (click on the "DP history" on the right on her blog to know more about her).

Later, I met my Ohio-born, London-dwelling friend Jackie Danicki at Galleries Lafayette, and we marched (well, Métro-ed) off to Bar du Marché, corner of rue de Seine and rue de Buci, off Boulevard St. Germain, to watch the world walk by. Here we are at Bar du Marché...


And here are a few of the other marchers.






Posted by aalkon at October 26, 2006 11:04 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Nice clothes, Amy! But really, to top off the whole look, you should do something MAGNIFIQUE with your hair-the pulled back look is too minimalist.

Posted by: Chris at October 26, 2006 6:36 AM

Merci...although it is softer from the side. See here:

It's down today, but there's no fabulous photographer on hand to take a picture of me. Working on my column for next week in a café and then going to Emily's for dinner and dessert sampling. (I'm her chocolate tester. Rough job, but somebody's gotta do it.)

My favorite chocolate thing -- moelleux -- known in the USA as "chocolate soufflé cake" or "Valhrona chocolate cake," etc. It's a little chocolate hockey puck with runny chocolate inside. Best I've found in Paris, for those who visit, is at an unpretentious little café off rue de Rennes and what becomes rue St. Sulpice, Café Des Vieux Colombiers.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 26, 2006 7:29 AM

I wanna comment on the blonde's blog, too. Power scarf. She's got the kinda body language that says she'll fight back if her boyfriend buys her a veil.

Posted by: Crid at October 26, 2006 7:40 AM

I liked her. I think she might be a model. I saw her as I was walking Jackie to the metro, and she looks like she's over 6 ft. tall, and very lanky. Very sunny disposition, along with the strength thing.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 26, 2006 8:31 AM

Jackie looks highly perv-worthy, too. Next time you're over that way, try the Chai de l'Abbé. Same street, wine twice as good.

Le P'tit Zinc used to be right on that corner, too, before it moved. Happy memories...

Posted by: Stu "El Inglés" Harris at October 26, 2006 8:59 AM

Amy, I have to ask, how do you walk in that skirt?

I'm a "strider" and would split those seams in nothing flat.

Posted by: deja pseu at October 26, 2006 10:04 AM

> Jackie looks highly perv-worthy, too

Golden expression, absolute money.

She's an Ohio Pervable.

Posted by: Crid at October 26, 2006 11:18 AM

I'm a regular over at L'Abbaye, especially with Lucy in the summer, but I love the corner at Bar du Marché -- better people watching.

Oh, and regarding the skirt -- it's actually stretch taffeta. I hate being uncomfortable...all my clothes and all my shoes (save a few pairs of fuck-me pumps) are quite comfortable. PS That's why I'm wearing two jackets there. I think you have to cut formalwear with something like a motocross jacket (10 eu a few years ago, bought used, outside les Halles), plus I hate to freeze. Jeans jacket is MNGO, opening soon at the Third St. Promenade. Spanish company I believe. I buy their denim stuff on sale in the summer at Galleries Lafayette.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 26, 2006 2:37 PM

Amy, I'd hire you as a stylist in a New York minute.

Posted by: deja pseu at October 26, 2006 3:03 PM

Merci...although I'd prefer a Paris minute!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 26, 2006 3:36 PM

Bien sur!

Posted by: deja pseu at October 26, 2006 4:42 PM

Also meant to add that this batch of pictures reminds me of my favorite line from Steel Magnolias, "The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."

Posted by: deja pseu at October 26, 2006 6:45 PM

That last picture - Holy moley! It's deadly-yet-sensitive-and-sexy CIA operative Sydney Bristow!

Watch out Amy - you'll be enmeshed in a sub-plot before you know it!

(An aside - watching Alias on DVD is a hell of a lot better than trying to TIVO all the episodes in order off of TNT.)

Posted by: Brent Rasmussen at October 26, 2006 10:07 PM

"Watch out Amy - you'll be enmeshed in a sub-plot before you know it!"

I'm working on it!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 27, 2006 12:34 AM

I thought that blonde looked like a model - very photogenic. Also, with height comes confidence. If any guy tried the veil thing, she would look at him with bemusement, like he was an annoying little insect.

There are a lot of very attractive well dressed people there!

Posted by: Chris at October 27, 2006 6:11 AM

Saw this posted by the neo-neocon blogger today- -and wondered if - by an amazing chance - it was you.

The dates fit: the coincidence of one yank silently admiring the chic of another abroad would be too fab!

"I did see one woman who seemed to be singlehandedly upholding the remnants of French style, like the Statue of Liberty with her torch. I wish I'd had my camera (I'm planning to take it with me this afternoon), because words cannot describe her outfit adequately. It was entirely apple green--or rather, neo-neocon Granny Smith Green--a tight and stylish suit, and intricately embroidered lacy tights in the same green color. Shoes, as well, and a purse--all apple green. Sounds dreadful, but with her model-thin figure and striking auburn hair, she managed to pull it off."

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at October 27, 2006 12:36 PM

Amy, you look so fierce. My heart breaks, I want to be there with you. BTW on rue dauphine (metro pont neuf) just cross the bridge and you are there. On the right side is the best furniture store and a book store right next door. Go down about 20 feet, staying on the right hand side of the street, and there is the best patisserie. the name escapes me, but they usually have lines first thing in the am (because of the fresh pain chocolat). They handcraft shells to look like swans and fill them with mousse au chocolat.
bisou - Steph

Posted by: Stephanie Coulter at October 29, 2006 5:44 PM

Leave a comment