I like to walk in Paris… it’s the way to experience the city and besides… you never know what you might see.
I happened to be outside the Élysées Palace when the guards decided to do their thing.
They were the epitome of military chic… Parisian military chic.
Apart from their elegance and their precision, the fashion lover in me couldn’t help but think about the golden glow of their buttons and braid… their epaulettes.
The touches of red and the glossy shine of their leather boots.
On the streets of Paris it was not only the soldiers dressed with great style and aplomb, but also the women.
They were into military chic… whether it was the brass fastenings on their double breasted coats.
or the rouge accessories I saw peaking out.
Fur hats and headbands were de-rigeur as were leather boots… long and mid-calf.
Tailored, stylish and striking… always dressed with flair… that’s how the Parisians looked… xv