Tag Archives: Isabelle Thomas

Mode personnel(le)

A 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 … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 11

Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France Watteau is generally associated with paintings of picnicking aristocrats, but early in his career, he painted a series of military scenes. France was involved in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). … Continue reading

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Rétro

The “mallization” and globalization of fashion mean that the distinctions between what’s available in the mid-priced store in Paris and the one in any other country may no longer exist. Zara, H&M, and the Gap are ubiquitous. French names like … Continue reading

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