Bastille Day Styles
What they wore for the tricolor
As you can imagine, there was a lot of blue, white and red. A convenient switch up from July 4th, reversed! People love to dress the part, including me. Click on the photos above to see some of the national fashion statements!
Photos are taken at both the street fair and later in the week at the Club 404, organized by the Committee of French Speaking Societies. This is a great party because it features music, dancing and a lottery! I play it every year and never win. First prize is a round trip business class ticket to Paris, then down the line with an additional six or seven other prizes. My focus is on that airline ticket, maybe some day?
Dancing goes on till the wee hours of the morning. They always play vintage French hits that (amazingly) get everyone on the dance floor. Dalida, Clo Clo, Johnny Hallyday and Michel Polnareff are some of the hit parade loop one can expect every year.
It's also fun to spend the evening with friends and if anything, beats getting bitten alive to watch fireworks! This year, the Consule Générale de France, Madame Anne-Claire Legendre, joined the party adding an elegant touch. She is shown posing with me in the photo above. I admire her style and warmth. We are very lucky to have her represent France. She gave an eloquent short speech in both languages before joining in for both national anthems. She was at ease in both English and French, chatting with everyone around her. Later we saw her on the dance floor in her amazing high heels, looking very happy. I couldn't walk five feet in them but she looked like they belonged on her feet, awesome, to say the least...
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