December 9, 2008

balloons and bicycles

I am home sick from school and will post yesterday's outfit later, but I have been watching this video way too many times.
I am not a Dior chick but this makes me want to bike around Paris all day long, eating pastries so pretty you almost don't want to eat them and trying on wicked glasses. It makes me want to dress in a way that is quite obviously feminine and not in an ironic, satire way, because when I usually dress as a girl should I am doing it with the incentive Christopher Guest has when he makes mockumentaries. It also makes me want to wear lipstick, which is crazy because I am afraid of makeup unless it means me drawing on my face.


Though the song makes the video even more epic, it gets stuck in my head very easily. This means I have been walking around half-singing what only sounds like French in my head, causing my dog's ears great pain. It sounds something like "jafwheisoo, oobleck quarter montreal" and those are definitely not the words.

18 comments:

alexxx said...

Oh wow. I realllyy like that song.
I wish I could speak French >.<
I like the new header by the way :D

hazel said...

the song is called "moi je joue" by brigitte bardot, by the way. moi je joue means "me, i play". quite cute. yeah, i speak french, i got skillz that killz.

eleanor said...

making me want to go to paris again even more!
that video is beautiful, i love the end with the balloons and ribbon

je parle francais quelquefrois mais je ne suis pas tres bien haha.

Ashley said...

omg it's on my blog too!
i normally don't go for dior either, but this little ad is heaven.

Fashion cameleon said...

the lyrics are as delicious as the cupcakes!
me I play, i play at cheeks against cheeks, i play at cheeks against you, but you do you want to?, with all my heart, i want to win this heart against heart, you know my game by heart, so defend yourself etc

i love dior

eleanor said...

ahh, no wonder it's such an awesome advert! it's directed by sophia coppola (the genious director behind virgin suicides, marie antoinette and lost in translation - three of my all time favourite films)

Emma said...

i studied french for 5 years
i didn't get any of that lol

him said...

thats a rubbish video but what can one expect from coppola?

Heatherskies said...

It's interesting how a great song and idealistic ad can make you want to be something you're usually not.

Tavi said...

Haha yeah, or buy something you usually wouldn't. The powers of advertising and brainwashing and lovely French music!

Nice and Shiny said...

Sounds good, I'll meet you in Paris!
Sorry, I might need to start on those pasteries while I'm waiting. I speak fake french fluently, so I've got that part covered!
<3<3<3

Mathilda, Taiwan said...

As a HUGE fan of Sofia, this ad dissapointed me a bit(colorful pastries, balloons...boring!)But the music from Brigitte Bardot just simply ROCKSss! On the other hand, i think the Miss Dior Cherie ad by Lily D looks gorgeous- http://tw.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJ5JVIZ8do

truepenny said...

It's been a life long dream of mine to move to France, open a pastry shop with pretty pastel macaroons and wear flouncy dresses by day, and then at night dress in black and smoke on the terraces of cafes eating tiny amuse-bouches. Except these would be magical cigarettes that taste like marzipan and smell faintly of roses and instead of giving you cancer and a bad cough, they make you chic and irresistible and mysterious.

I've been learning French and how to bake, but the magical cigarettes are proving difficult to find.

fontgoddess said...

The commercial is a beautiful homage to French New Wave film.

This is a parody of the same (with a nod to what the French language can make us foreigners imagine):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVagbFcSUU

Anonymous said...

I love that commercial and song. Now I really want to go to Paris

Sarah said...

OMG! I love this commercial and song, too! Its so cute! Saw it during Gossip Girl! You got good taste!

<3 Sarah

maisie #1 and #2 said...

moi, je joue aussi.
pretty pretty as always from coppola.

Fashion Obsessed said...

I knowwwwwwww i was obsesseddd with this video. Right around december too.
I've been teaching myself french ever since I saw this.
J'aime ton Blog!
(I love your blog)