Mode personnel(le)

le-podcast-de-mode-personnel-leA few posts ago, I recommended several podcasts to help the French learner immerse him or herself in some genuine content. Shortly thereafter, a blog that I follow and have previously recommended, Mode personnel(le), launched a delightful podcast of the same name.

Each episode is short, maybe only seven minutes, and tells the story of the special relationship someone has with a piece of clothing – like the woman who bought a second-hand dress that seemed to be cursed or the man who bought a new shirt every day while he lived in Hong Kong so that he would always look fresh. The host, Isabelle Thomas, a stylist who writes her blog for the French paper L’Express, simply introduces the story and then all the rest is told by the guest. This is great because you get to hear all sorts of different accents and rates of speech. The concept is fun and I look forward to each new bite-sized weekly episode.

What would your clothing story be if Isabelle Thomas interviewed you? I think mine would be about a favorite pair of red shoes I had when I was a little girl and the strange way I came to own them.

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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3 Responses to Mode personnel(le)

  1. Ellen A. says:

    Podcasts – one of my new year’s resolutions is to figure out how to find good (short) ones and to listen to more of them in French. Merci, alors! And now you will have to tell us the red shoes story, perhaps combined with a look at red French shoes…

  2. gigi369 says:

    oh my gosh I love this idea….like you mine would probably be about shoes I purchased in12th grade from a Autumn event like a jumble sale at the school size 10 beautiful black leather I called them my witchy poo shoes because of the pointed toes I wore them through college until there was nothing left to them they were vintage I LOVED THOSE SHOES I also had a pair of red slides I called my ding bat shoes I bought them from K Mart on sale junior year and I always fell when I wore them…. they had a 3 inch heel and in my mind where so glamorous I wore them for 2 summers till they became too dangerous or maybe my 3 cashmere sweaters black grey oatmeal given to me by more mom they were hers I wore the buttons down my back I still have the sweaters….oh my gosh so much I could write to pick one….I do not think I could!

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