we arrived in paris on tuesday morning.
we've been busy acclimating: checking out our new apartment, finding shops and services in our new neighborhood in st. germain, and meeting jim's european colleagues. yesterday, i took time out to wander into paris shopping mecca, le bon marche. the spectacular escalators were designed by the legendary andree putman. i hit up the serge lutens counter to try on some fragrance and managed to knock over an entire table of eau de parfum. (desolee 'bout that.)
walking back along rue du bac, i noticed some fine specimens of knitwear. not a great photo, but this is a sweater salvadore dali could appreciate, with its multiple neck openings as if so many sweaters were knitted into one. (p.s. my friend olga tells me it is japanese for sure. hmmm, yohji or isse is that you?)
doesn't this heap of cashmere look good enough to eat? and, come to think of it, that stitch is reminiscent of andree's criss-cross escalator design, n'est-ce pas? in paris, savoir flair eez everywhere!
i'm not sure if this was actually a scarf or a window treatment...either way, i love the way it drapes.
today, i'm making my maiden solo voyage on the metro. my plan is to visit the lovely aimee of l'oisivethe in the 13th arrondissement.
Posted by knitlit kate at 4:32 AM