J'adore l'art et la mode

Glamorous - Fergie

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What a lovely day it was in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Aside from the intermittent rain showers and the sketchy people that roam the streets uttering strange comments as you pass, I really did enjoy myself today. After a morning of French, my class took a trip to the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design to check out the works of some world-renowned French artists (as well as things that do not pertain to French culture whatsoever...yes, I'm talking about you, Big Buddha). My absolute favorite painting that I saw today was definitely one of a few elegantly dressed people strolling about the gardens in Paris. The colors were stunning...pastel pinks, greens, blues; just beautiful. I think I may have been born a century or two too late; I am truly, madly, and deeply in love with vintage everything.

The gorgeous impressionist paintings I saw, while exquisite, were not even the highlight of the afternoon. It was like heaven sent directly to me. A collection of magnificent vintage cocktail attire left me drooling for more, more, and more vintage fashion. After walking into a room adorned with paintings and photographs of glamourously dressed adults, and even equipped with a rolling clip from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, I was greeted by a huge room filled with marvelous cocktail dresses and gorgeous jewels. Oscar, Halston, Lilly Pulitzer and more could all be accounted for. Some of my favorite dresses, however, were the knee-length fringy flapper dresses from the 20s. It was so nice to get my fill of fashion while I'm not in NYC!

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Il pleut BEAUCOUP maintenant, so I think tonight might be a good night to stay in and finish up a project that I have to present tomorrow. #funfunfunfun! Stay glamorous!


Je parle français!

Bonjour! Parlez vous français? Une peu?

As you may have previously gathered, I would definitely consider myself a francophile, so it only seems natural that I am currently enrolled in a French conversation class! I'm having the time of my life here at Brown University. I've met some really awesome people, and let's just say that my French has improved markedly since I first arrived here a little over two weeks ago. I guess learning it once a week on the side with your Italian teacher isn't really the kind of exposure that one needs to learn a language.

With only ten days remaining, I hope to be able to at least carry on a conversation in French, especially since there is a chance (although I am not sure how likely it is) that I will be taking a short trip to Paris next month! Ugh, J'ADORE PARIS!

Even if I don't end up going to Paris, I will still have the pleasure of traveling to London, England! Would that be "très bizarre" if I were to feign a British accent there? I guess I'll just have to be as convincing as possible (shouldn't be too hard...Harry Potter hype is inundating my brain)!

Well, I better study up if I want to be fluent! Au revoir, mon ami!

And please enjoy my new favorite French rapper, Stromae (not that I know of too many other French rappers)!