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Day 364: Postcards from Mademoisella Coquine.

As a part of my big last week celebration, I thought I'd share a little bit of me with you.

So, I know what most of you look like, therefore it only seems fair to share with you a part of me, a small part. I'm still not comfortable with having my full photo posted on the internet, but here are some peeks. 

As the wise Bill Murray once said, "baby steps, baby steps..."

Day 364....here's what I've been up to...

Revealing...
...my bamboo "I Love You" door knocker earrings.
Oberkampf 

Reposing...
...over a noisette at the counter.
Alesia 

Reflecting...
...at the church where I went to and cried my eyes out after everything fell apart.
That day, a tourist snapped my photo.
I still wonder about the whereabouts of this sad photo.
Rue Saint Dominique

Remixing...
...a vintage mohair sweater.
My mint green and navy blue ratp fashion moment.
Belleville 

Reminiscing...
... at the first place I called home in Paris.
La Motte-Picquet

Rejoicing...
...that sad days are behind me!
Woo hoo! 
Why does this remind me of a Toyota commercial?

Photos by Aurélien and Brett

What was going on last year on this day? This!

31 comments:

  1. Just based on your posts I assumed you were tres cool but door knockers sure did seal the deal! Damn girl, I can't believe you have the balls to wear those in Paris. Please share the reaction you received when you decided to bust out those bad boys.

    I totally understand your hesitation re:not posting a full face picture online yet. I'm the same with my name, it's so unique that the moment it's out there I don't know what crazies are going to resurface. Plus, a little mystery never hurt anyone! :-)

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    1. Oh hell yeah I wear door knockers in Paris. I wish they said "Je t'aime" inside theheart. I'm still on the hunt for those.

      Reactions? People look confused because the rest of my outfit is like a babydoll dress, a cardigan and keds with flowers on them and then these super hood earrings. It's funny!

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  2. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    These little glimpses are very coquettish....living up to your name! Good luck with the next phase of your life. GM

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    1. Thank you!! Let's see what this next year brings! Thank you for all of your comments this year. : )

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  3. I am loving this week & really enjoying getting to know the girl behind the story! Can't wait for season 2 of Ella Coquine.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mme. Chickster! And thank you for sending the lovely Kelsey over my way. She's so sweet.
      Looking forward to season 2 as well! I'm still writing the outline for my next adventures!

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  4. Lovely photos, I especially like the one in front of the church - the tourist did a great job! Love the blue and mint green outfit too.

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    1. Thanks Gwan!!! And thank you for all of your support these past few months. Thanks to Keith we found each other! That seems like forever ago.

      Brett actually took the church photo. I rephrased the sentence to make it more clear. When I was in the church crying that rainy day, a tourist took my photo. It was strange...but I till wonder where that photo is.

      thanks for appreciating my ratp look! When I was in the metro earlier that day (line 6), I realized that I matched the train!! LOL!

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  5. What a mane!:)

    It's nice to finally put not-quite-a-face on a name:)

    You're not going to stop blogging tomorrow, are you?!

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    1. I know. It's a pain in the ass. It gets all over the place! When I sweep, its 60% hair in the dust pan! My Italian-Mexi roots made me one hair ragazza!

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  6. AnonymousMay 15, 2012

    Can we talk hair please? As in who cuts it in Paris (and do they speak English) and what products do you use? P.S. You look lovely....

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    1. Yes, we can talk hair! : )
      So I use Moroccan Oil shampoo, condish, and serum that my mom sends from the States. It's a bit pricey but each bottle lasts about two months and makes my hair more manageable (This is manageable, if you can believe it).

      As for salons, I sometimes go to Arabic salons around Place de clichy or African salons in the 10th, because they know how to deal with coarse hair, are inexpensive, and I walk out like a Salon Selective commercial. They don't speak English though, and you have to get through the initial awkwardness of walking in and everyone looking at you like you're insane. I went to one salon where they spoke English in the 7th and the blow out was frizzy, they were snotty and it cost 50euros. #fail

      It all depends what you're looking for. What kind of hair do you have?

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    2. I had the same question because Paris water is hard on the hair. I was ready to chop mine off. So I'm impressed with yours. I've heard about Moroccan oil a lot but I can't find it here. It looks like it's working!

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  7. I like the pictures. I noticed your signature Audrey Hepburn up do. I read about it in one of your post. Loving the vintage sweater and the blue dress. Very pretty!! I am glad you decided to keep blogging!!

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    1. Thanks Elsa! Yes, Audrey Hepburn bun = dirty hair not wanting to deal with styling it. ; )

      Thank you again for your comments and readership this year. PS- did you like your picture? : )

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  8. Duchesse is so right - What a mane!!! I'm experiencing a moment of hair envy right now.

    Please tell Seb and Brett thanks for taking such wonderful photos of the woman behind the blog. And since I didn't ask a question on your previous post, can I ask one now? How many times did you have to jump in the air to get the last picture in front of the Eiffel Tower?! And a second question - what time were you there? I've never seen the Champs de Mars that empty, especially on such a sunny day!

    You'll hear a big "pop" when I open a bottle of champagne in Annapolis tomorrow to celebrate your one year anniversary - you've come a long way and I'm so happy for you!

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    1. You ladies say mane, I say mop...! : )

      MK, I had to choose through 6 jumping photos that were good. The jumping wasn't a problem. I didn't realize how much air I was getting until I saw the photos. I thought they were going to look as dumb as I did, jumping over and over again in the park.

      We went there on a Thursday at noon. I think it was empty because the forecast called for rain and it turned out to be an 85 degree day. I too, was surprised at how empty it was. I guess I lucked out! Brett is a great photographer, very patient and good at giving direction.

      Thanks for the champagne pop! Enjoy your time in your American pied-a-terre! It looks so lovely.

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  9. Oh my goodness, you are so adorable!! I'm very excited for Season 2 of Ella Coquine. :)

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    1. Thank you Miss MCJ!!! xo! How was Paris? : )

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  10. Ahh! I have to agree with the other comments, I am loving the hair! (coming from a girl who's hair can barely hold a curl, I'm totally envious!) I am so excited for Season duex and all your adventures to come!

    xo

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    1. Thank you Miss Lovely L! You know I was always jealous of girls with straight hair! Especially in the 90's where it was that Jennifer Aniston pin straight hair craze. I fried my hair to get that look. I'm so glad that anything goes now and both looks work!

      Woo hoo to Season 2! Thank you for all of your support this last year. You're amazing! And one of these days, I'll master a recipe from your blog. : )

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  11. Youre hair like looks pretty and stuff in "reposing" haaaaaaaaaaa!

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    1. What a well written and insightful comment. he he he.

      Thank you "Katie" You know this isn't the best name to use around these parts? : P

      Thanks for everything, Love you!

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  12. if there was ever an action shot... jumping for season 2 of EC! xoxo, KB

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    1. You know me, all for the action shot. The city of Paris should use that in a campaign. It's just so corny.

      Thanks for everything this year, kristin. I'm so glad that we met. I absolutely adore our little circle of bloggers!

      xoxo!!!

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  13. one more day to go....keep up the great writing....all the best in the NEW YEAR!!!

    love the pictures...

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    1. Thank you, Debbie!!!

      Thank you for all of your comments these past few months, and following my adventures and mayhem. It means a lot to me. I love that we have Duchess in common. She's such an inspiration to me.

      Here's to the next 365!

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  14. AnonymousMay 16, 2012

    It's great to get a glimpse of you as I haven't been lucky enough to meet you yet! Your hair is amazing, and I love your outfits. These photos are so artsy and lovely - great job to the boys who took them! Wow.. you're almost at a year! It means a lot to get to to know more about you and see you. I'm glad you're well!

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    1. Thank you D. You have been so incredible this year, between your comments and our e-mails. I love reaching out to the NY girls who are in France. Thank you for sharing your life with me as well. I hope one day to meet you. : )

      And yes! The boys did a good job! Even when I got a little diva-y on the set! LOL!

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  15. Thanks for letting us see you, even if only in glimpses.
    I have a crush on your tumbling curls.x.

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  16. oh wait?! the peeeeeeeeks!!!
    You look amazing, as expected!

    Let me read the last post (im cathing up)

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