Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Saturday, May 19

Fashion Show in Paris - Day 3

This was not part of our Fashion show but I loved the sexy lingerie!

This is a must see Department Store but a bit pricy.  
We had tickets to the Friday afternoon Fashion Show and it was really fun to see.  It was one of the things my Granddaughter wanted to do so I was pleased to obtain the tickets.

All the little alcoves are just shop departments looking down on the lower floor.  The department store is huge and this is only a small part of it.
This IS the Galeries Lafayette.
I think it opened in the late 1800's.

There is so much beauty in Paris.
It turns a shopping spree into something wonderful.

I am in love with the elevators!

There is a large cafe area on one floor and the food is wonderful.
My Caffe Gelato looked like a rose.

We went up to the roof to eat desert and see the free view of the city.

You can walk around the roof and see the city quite well, including the Eiffel tower.

We left this store to do some more exploring.

I wanted to see the old Passages/Shopping Arcades.  This is the first one we went to...the Passage Jouffroy. 

More Information Here - At the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century numerous covered passages were created in Paris. The passages, mostly shopping arcades covered with glass roofs, were modern symbols of urban life and the place to shop in Paris. Many of these passages were beautifully decorated with mosaic floors, cast iron gates, marble pillars and ornate clocks.

At its peak during the mid 19th century, there was a network of more than 140 passages, many connected to each other. The pedestrianized passages, home to shops, restaurants and apartments, were very popular as they protected visitors from inclement weather and the often dirty and odorous streets. Their popularity soon started to decline due to competition from large department stores 

such as Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, and many were abandoned and started to fall in disrepair. Others were demolished during the redevelopment of Paris by baron Haussmann between 1852 and 1870.

Inside you will find many interesting shops, places to eat and even hotels.

They were connected and when you came out the end of one, you crossed the street and there was another.  I think 3 in all.

A cute dress, maybe a size 4 in the children's wear section of Galeries Lafayette.  The bodice is tucked. Very cute!

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Martha said...

How delightful! I am enjoying your trip to Paris.

Aunt Honey said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to Paris with us. It is breathtaking!

Jan M said...

Ooh la la! It is as if we are all in Paris with you! Thanks so much for the tour. Now, if you could only bring back dessert for each of us!

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