Thursday, December 29, 2011

Avenue Montaigne......and the "House of Dior"

       Wishing you all a very safe and healthy 2012

              I am re-posting one of my earliest "All Things French" posts
which reminds me of my first ever visit to the elegant "House of Dior" and the
trepidation I felt on that day - it was the start of my love affair with that
    wonderful city called Paris

I look forward to revisiting you all in the New Year
A Bientot  xxx


~Avenue Montaigne ~


How I love the sheer elegance and style of this fabulous Avenue
running right off the Champs Elysee ~ lined from end to end with a who's~ who list of labels
Dior - Chanel - Nina Ricci - Bvlgari ~ Prada


On my very first holiday in Paris I walked down this fabulous street feeling very apprehensive
I had dressed in what I thought appropriate for the day
(Black tailored pants - black roll neck skivvy - black stilettos - with chunky gold jewellry and of course Big fashion sunglasses ) on arrival I suddenly felt very inferior very out-of-place.

I looked across the street to see a big limousine pull up at the entrance to"Christian Dior " and amid a flurry of activity betwixt chauffeur and Concierge a tres elegant lady entered through the beautiful glass doors - I had fully intended to visit Dior - I went through the mind set - They don't know who I am and if I'm refused entry does it really matter in the big picture! So I crossed the street and walked up to the glass doors - the gorgeous concierge smiled, opened the doors and ushered me in - I was totally awe-struck - it spoke of everything luxurious,opulent and feminine- An assistant asked if I would like a little spitz of perfume - bien sur!! I chose -Miss Dior Cherie - and have loved this perfume ever since.


The intimate boutique- as one first enters- has on display perfumes - gorgeous scarves- belts and many other beautiful accessories - I would have to say I was treated very respectfully and left the shop with a warm heart and a spring in my step .
Now onto Chanel and Bvlgari and Nina Ricci...... !!


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