Friday, June 26, 2009

Frenchy Friday


I went to the Galeries Lafayette looking for a new maillot de bain and wasn't very motivated after spying this super-sized sexy Parisienne advertising her hard body, perky nénés, and teeny bikini. So I've decided to take my business elsewhere: to Le Bon Marché - where bathing suit advertising is discreet and doesn't make La Mom feel like Le Pig.

15 comments:

Lauren said...

I can't believe you let this advert put you off shopping at les Galeries Lafayette. I regularly sunbathe with my body well oiled and my bikini bottoms flung carelessly around my ankles. It's all the rage cherie.

Paris Atelier said...

Oh God! I can feel my insecurity rising from all the way over here. Damn those French women and their bodies!!! I think I'll postpone my maillot de bain shopping until next Summer. :(
xoxo
Judith~

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Yes, that would send me home...... running all the way.

KC said...

help! A friend bought me a cute baby shirt (I'm due in September)during her recent travels to the south of France, but I'm not sure of the exact translation...

I've got some experience with French, but this is baffling me!

petite fille trop chou recherche super nounou

The closest I can come is: 'Little girl (granddaughter?) trop chou(cabbage?) seeking super nanny.

Thanks for any help!!

a H.I.T. said...

I'm loving my one-piece now!

La Mom said...

@KC,

It means "Cutie-pie little girl seeks super nanny".

"Chou" does mean cabbage, but it also means a lot of other things like "sweetie".

Good luck with those last few weeks!

La Mom

KINHA said...

Hi!
I think you have a nice blog, beatiful photos and smart posts.Would you follow me, because I don't want to lost your blog.I’m wating your visit.
kisses

mimi charmante said...

Your blog is hysterical and exactly what I needed seeing as I would love to be there with you. Next best thing will be following you!
xo

Kelli said...

La Mom,
I would have left too! This is just TOO much and I know it is very French but come on. Even if this is the "way" to sunbath, I highly doubt people want to see this plastered up in the center of Paris. St. Trop I might agree with, but not Paris.
Bon Weekend et a bientot a Paris!
Kelli

Monkey Girl said...

Ah, Galeries Lafayette was where I bought my very first little black cocktail dress when I was 16.

vicki archer said...

Le horror and le hide!! xv

Anonymous said...

"This is just TOO much and I know it is very French but come on."

Come on! It's a naked body, we all have them! If you don't want to see billboards like this then don't come to Europe! Thankfully Europeans aren't uptight about nudity - it's natural.

DolceDreams said...

How lucky your famille and friends are to have you ... You bring a smile and a laugh every time I visit, merci!
Nathalie

Katie said...

Oh I totally agree with you! I always feel so awkward when I see her in the metro all skantily clad! The last thing I want to do is head over there and shop.

Anonymous said...

She's a repeat from last year....or so says my husband!

 

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