Audrey Hepburn in Paris

 “Paris When it Sizzles” and “Funny Face”

Two great films which highlight all the delicious Hollywood stereotypes of Paris.

First of all the hotel suite of William Holden is my dream apartment. Terrace with a view of the Eiffel tower and balcony bedroom in a heavenly grey, black and yellow decorated interior.



Typical Bal-Populaire scene



The film has some great party scenes on the Eiffel tower and the french film studio is very swanky.

Next film:

In “Funny Face” the perfect beatnik scene when Audrey arrives in Paris and goes directly to Montmartre.


Fred Astaire arrives searching for her at a beatnik cafe and a girl gets slapped by her boyfriend, then falls into his arms in a classic “fais moi mal Johnny” cliche.


Audrey discussing “Empathacism” with her new philosopher friends. Of course the club is in a “cave”.


The most excellent beatnik dance number. Audrey in her black turtleneck, leggings and ballerinas is total 1950’s Parisian perfection.


Alice Last Week

I finished this tattoo and saw the movie. I was pleasantly surprised by Tim Burton’s version.

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Sur la Téle!

Mon amie Cerise a été filmée à ma boutique!


C'est une émission qui s'appelle "Ca ne s'invente pas" sur Virgin 17. C'est un jeu pour découvrir entre trois personnages qui est le faux!

Tu peux voir l'émission ici attention sa partie commence à 00:28:39 et tu peux me voir vers 00:42:44


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Go See Mr. Fox!

Last night we went to see it. It was fantastic! Wes Anderson is our favorite director. Rushmore, Darjeeling Express…

Psychadelic Mickey

The reason I love this cartoon is the insects. I love to draw and tattoo cute bugs like that. Ants, butterflies, bees and flies. Why do I like cartoon bugs? I’m certainly no big fan of real ones…


La Résistance

The underground french resisitance is a period of history that I’m greatly interested in. I just finished reading “Paris Underground” by Etta Shiber. It was written while the war was still underway and she had been traded for another german woman who was a war prisoner in the US. Etta and her friend Kitty Beaufoux were caught helping English soldiers sneak out of occupied France. They helped over 150 young men. The book is fascinating as it explains real personal experience.

You can read the book here.


The Croix de Lorraine, chosen by General Charles de Gaulle as the symbol of the resistance.[1]


The French flag with the Cross of Lorraine, emblem of the Free French.

I’m also interested in films depicting this period but I don’t know of many. maybe you readers can help me out?

François Truffaut‘s 1980 film Le Dernier Métro  looks interesting as does the comedy “Papy fait da la résistance”

Merry Christmas!

I’ve just had the privilege to finally see “The Red Shoes”, English film about ballet made in 1948 with Moira Shearer and Léonide Massine. A beautiful and magical, yet sad movie. Perfect for a special Christmas day! I hope yours is sweet as well.


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I Wanna be Dolores del Rio for Halloween


Did anyone notice the crazy cat hat in the film Inglourious Basterds, on the french girlfriend of Goebbels? Must find a photo of that!

PS: A reader sent me an image where you don’t see the hat very well, but you get the idea! Gorgeous!