FRENCH FRIDAY #24 "Défilé de mode"


This Weeks French Phrase: Déjà vu
La Tasse de Cafe | French Vocabulary by Mademoiselle Love


Défilé de mode
Pronounced (day- fee- lay deuh mōd)
Translation : fashion show

Literally "parade of fashion"


So, I'm not sure if you've gathered this by now, but I'm not quite as wrapped up in the fashion world as some people are. And all these fashion shows, or defilés de mode, as we say in French, are making me long for a different kind of défilé...

Yes, that's right! I'm a little homesick for Louisiana parades! There's always a reason to have a défilé in New Orleans- for Halloween, St Patrick's Day and of course, Mardi Gras, just to name a few. No other parades can top them!

But not everyone agrees with me on this one...

Amy Lynn: OMG I wish we were still in Paris. I can't believe we're missing out on Paris Fashion Week!

Simone: Like, whatever! You wouldn't even know what to do if you were at a French fashion show! You'd probably show your tits and ask one of the models to throw you her statement bib necklace.

Amy Lynn: OMG I would never do that! ... Well, maybe if it was the Lanvin Happy Necklace!!!!

I'm thinking Amy Lynn would know better than that, but sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. ;)



Merci Beaucoup,
Mademoiselle Love
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Jenée hère: 
Who needs twitter to let the world know how you really feel when you can clasp a Lanvin Statement necklace around your neck as a billboard to express your innermost emotion. These necklaces put the "statement" in a Statement Necklace. 

Personally, I'm a huge fan of Lanvin jewelry (Mlle Love, You are right. Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do) If you feel out of the loop in this conversation (google New Orleans Mardi Gras or feel free to leave a comment ;)


From Tommy Ton at Paris Fashion Week Street Shot. Spring 14 shows

Shot from Glamour at Paris FAshion week for Fall 2013


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The Origin of "La Tasse de Café", French for "the cup of coffee"
is a morning radio show out of Ville Platte, Louisiana on KVPI-FM
My dad listens to it regularly to keep up with his Cajun French as he now doesn't have much opportunity to speak it in Louisiana where the language is disappearing. 
Since I'm from Cajun land in Louisiana, with a serious interest in fashion and Mademoiselle Love, a Louisiana girl too, who is head over heels in love with everything French and everything coffee, it was only fitting we pay tribute to our roots and our new found loves.
Tune in to KVPI every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:45AM (NY time) for your Cajun French lesson and come back to the blog every Friday for more French lessons from Mademoiselle Love. We will discuss useful French  words or expressions for the fashionable girl. To make it even more enjoyable, we will do it over a very fashionable cup of coffee.