The morning began with a quick breakfast at a little french cafe, trust me there is nothing better than toasted bread with butter and honey. Its incredible. It was the busiest day, with a trip to the Louvre, where I tried to be all art school cool and intellectual (but ended up sneaking looks at gorgeous french art college boys and laughing at ugly babies in paintings). The architecture of the buildings were so incredibly beautiful though! One of the best things about Paris are the brilliant architecture, and the lovely old fashioned style detailing - such an inspiration. After wondering though the gardens for a bit, which are incredibly lovely, even in the cloudy, misty morning weather, we made out way to La Musee Des art decoratifs. Turns out there was an AMAZING exhibition with collections from Galliano Couture S/S 07 - remember the geisha, madame butterfly styled dresses that floated down the catwalk? - to Comme des Garcons ready to wear s/s 1997 and even Balenciaga s/s 08. I think Im going to do a separate post, because it really was a brilliant gallery, so much better than the V&A's cheaply lit, unfinished exhibion. If your in Paris, check it out! The Musee also had some really nice other presentations, except for a rather...disturbing...one filled with giant replica babies. Of course, the museum shop had to sell lamps which were constructed out of replica babies in a range of colours, and lots of little babies strapped to pins that you could wear in your hair. One to their own... But seriously? Baby lights?
After a lunch at a very posh restaurant, we took a taxi (sorry guys, but london taxis are waaaaay cooler) to the beautiful SACRE COEUR. The whole of Paris is below you, so It's like your walking in the air! Brilliant. Such a stunning church as well, and thats crazy coming from someone totally unreligious. I did get to chase/nearly talk to an adorable little french nun though! SHE HAD A BOWLCUT. Lastly, a walk through the little square at Momart, and went to an adorable little gallery with some original Dali paintings and sculptures. Thats all for today chaps, but i'll be uploading all Paris pictures on a flickr page soon! Thanks to all my new followers, and for the very sweet emails I got this week with ideas on where to go and such, your all very very very sweet. Panda xo Oh, and I'll be replying to all formsprings and comments a little later than usual!