Monday, February 18, 2013

Meet Me At La Parisette

Allo Ladies!
Last week i went to Espace Aird
EspaceAird  is an historical building in my hood which was a children shoe factory in the 40s called

La Parisette

The historical building is now home of several emerging Montreal artists

 So, here i went with  my best colorful frock, tripod and camera to this lovely old place

Enjoy the pics!

 As you come in the building

Art work made with Camembert boxes



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 Roof terrasse  plus i think the original statue on the roof top of  La Parisette




One of the artist's space in the building


Oh! Yes i have purple hair - I don't expect much on the job hunt scene for the coming weeks
So I decided to try purple hair...
I will resume the job hunting upon my return from San Francisco and i'm pretty certain in will do short mandates -
It will give me the flexibility and freedom i crave for now at this stage of my life .
Thank you for all your comments - We pretty think all alike us Ladies over 50ish... Makes me feel good -
I was wearing for this post -
Blythe Tee - Retail
Vintage Cardi - Thrifted Atelier Vio-Li
Skirt- Thrifted - Renaissance
Leggings - H&M
Docs Martens - Gift Mr. D
I will be back soon!
Je vous fait la bise
Ariane xxx


Silhouette de Femme said...

These photos are beautiful & I love old buildings with a history! I also would love to have a sewing space with the round window. Your hair is awesome too.


Connie said...

Beautiful building. Here in SoCal most of the buildings are new and I so miss the old soulful stuff. Cute-o purple hair. They will love you in SF!

Patti said...

I love the old advertisements! And the old prices : > Your purple hair looks fabulous - thanks for sharing your look with Visible Monday xxxooo

Val Sparkle said...

What a lovely old Art Deco building! It's great that they are reusing it, and what inspiration for artists.

I love your purple hair, and your T-shirt!

Frocktasia said...

More pleated loveliness and I love that fabulous abstract houndstooth cardi-jacket!
Wow, Ariane, you look AMAZING with purple hair, I love it!
Wouldn't it just be perfect if we could all just work short periods of lets say three months a year and then have the rest of the year to ourselves to expand our minds, explore our creativity and go travelling...I'd vote for someone who had that in their party manifesto ;)
Alas, it all comes down to money in the end doesn't it and it's a whole lot harder if you have dependents and debts. If you can afford the flexibility and freedom option then go for it!
Espace Aird looks like a fabulous space and if they were still making shoes there, I'd order a pair of 'Laddie' cat print slippers in a heartbeat.
Have a lovely week...xXx

Paula Ruta said...

That skirt is just adorable and I love the pic of you on the stairs!

This old buiding with the art supplies in the desk remind me of art school~

Enjoy San Francisco!

Stephanie B said...

Ah j'aime ca les fenetres rondes! Ca fait nautique! J'aimc aussi quand les endroits publiques gardent leurs racines comme ca, on sait ce que c'était autrefois et on voit des photos! Ca rend l'endroit plus vivant!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I adore that first picture of you on the steps...you are just so cute! Thanks for the tour...I enjoy seeing places in other cities plus a cute outfit on top!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Love the old advertisements! You look so cute with purple hair!! Loving the print pleated skirt and the purple docs-- fun tee, too!!
becky :)

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I love old buildings, especially those with interesting history. That picture of the difference in the babies is so funny! You look quite artistic yourself in your outfit. The skirt is so colorful and interesting.

MakiMaki Vintage said...

I just found your blog and I love your style so much!
xo Noelle
MakiMaki Vintage

thorne garnet said...

Hey, maybe the purple hair would give you a leg up in the job search. Love the shot of the roof.

Milex said...

I like your way of thinking

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Ooooh, if those walls could talk. The first photo just makes me think about what life would have been like then, working probably six days a week at the factory. And those Laddie shoes are adorable. It's so fun to see how style changes, but stays the same.

You're a vision with your purple hair and thrifted Renaissance skirt. I love that skirt! And yes, when I'm next in Montreal I would love to go with you to your favourite haunts! It won't be for a while though. I was in Ottawa last spring, so don't expect to be out that way for a year or so.

I can't wait to see all the fun photos you take in San Francisco.

Sue xo

The Style Crone said...

I'm fascinated by your adventures with hair color. Purple is a pleasant surprise and looks lovely with your chosen colors of the day. I always appreciate your photography and the buildings and neighborhoods of Montreal that come alive on you posts.

The Grande Dame said...

Purple hair is fabulous! What a lovely old building, so glad it's being put to use.

Sheila said...

I love the purple hair - I've been toying with doing something crazy with mine. You're so inspiring!

Your wonderfully colourful outfit is so bright and cheery!

pastcaring said...

What an interesting building and a great new use for it. Love the roof top statue and the porthole window, and the camembert box art and Vive la Difference ad made me smile!
Great little jacket, always lots of colour and quirkiness in your ensembles, Ariane! xxxx

grunge-queen said...

Your hair looks adorable, Ariane, and I love your fun look here. That artists' space looks very cool, and how neat is that statue on the roof? Have a fabulous time in San Fran! When do you leave? Xoxo

Dressing Up For Me said...

What a lovely place! You and your colorful outfits always make my day. :)

Vix said...

You're a work of art! loving the new hair colour and the fabulous outfit!
What a gorgeous space. I love the stairs and the art made from cheese boxes! xxxx

Joni said...

Very cool! I love it when bloggers take their cameras and us on a journey. Cool photo of you on the steps too.

Forest City Fashionista said...

That is such a cool building, and a perfect background for your rainbow clad self! I like the purple hair and I'm sure they will love you, and your playful style, in San Fran. Have a wonderful trip!

sabine said...

Outside and inside an impressive location. You choose the right outfit for the visit, you look very impressive too. I love our purple hair!
Have you already packed for holidays? Have a good time Ariane.
Lieben Gruß von Sabine

Krista Gassib said...

What a beautiful space thanks for the great photos! I am really digging the lilac bit in your hair so pretty and so spring. As always dig all that color you are wearing. Have a blast in San Francisco, it's a fun city!

señora Allnut said...

such an interesting building and story!, and you look gorgeous wearing red leggings with that pretty colorful skirt, and all that orange and gree, great color combo.
Love your haircolor!, purple makes my heart beat faster!
besos & purple

Luna Tiger said...

Quel endroit génial !
J'adore ta tenue pleine de peps, et ta couleur de cheveux est divine !

Sacramento Amate said...

Wonderful photos, and fabulous you, my dea Ariane, ahhhhhhhhhhhh love the Camembert boxes made into stairs.
How I would love to meet you...

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I really love your skirt! Looks like an interesting building.. somewhere I'd feel really inspired to work!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Love the Malcolm Sutherland illustration! And your outfit. You look smashing, as always... I need to prowl through your archives as a self-made tutorial on your print mixing process. I'm trying!