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7.08.2012




I can't believe it but I started thinking about fall today. I don't want summer to end, but fall is always a season I look forward to. I love the higher cut of the Repetto Manon ( Bonus : If you can guess the lame reason I like the name Manon I'll send you a free pouch! I'm serious. Only applies to the first person who get's it.) Anyways, I'm a big fan of all things Repetto. I swear by my black BB flats, but lately I find myself a bit more drawn to this style.

Update: Thank you everyone for your comments, they were fun to read! I just wanted to add that when I wrote this I was in a silly mood, so it's a stupid reason and I didn't really expect anyone to guess because it's pretty lame. Anyways, I did know about the movie (which I actually haven't seen, but have seen it in the library and read the back cover - and Abby, so cool it was filmed near r.l.c!!) and I didn't know about the opera and had to look that up. It's so fun all the things you find out about with just a name!

But thank you Tessa for the being the first to guess! Please email me so I can send you a pouch as I don't have your email address.

Manon is the name of a Pulp song - yes, lame, I told you. To be unfortunately honest, probably my least favorite. But, why I find it funny is because Jarvis says it was a knock off of a Serge Gainsborg song, also with the same name. I've always thought knocks offs are endearing when they are done because you love something so much.

17 comments:

sarah c-l said...

Manon of the spring? Always loved her hair!

Jade said...

do you like Manon based off of that french movie, Manon des Sources? hope so!

Jennifer said...

An opera? Manon Lescaut?

k. wang said...

i haven't seen these repettos, but i like the higher cut, too! reminds me a bit of the split toe margiela.

as for manon, my very first guess would be the opera! though it might only be my first guess since i used to sing opera, so that's just what i associate that with. but since that opera was also based on a book, i guess book and/or opera would be my guess.

abby neal said...

these are beautiful Julia! I really dig the higher cut.

also, on Manon...this is a tough one. My best guess is that Manon is your favorite opera/ballet. it sounds like such a beautiful, romantic story...which always makes a beautiful ballet. and while I was reading a little into Manon, i found that the one of the ladies to play Manon, Geraldine Farrar, was a Boston native. Interesting. Even if this isn't the right answer i leaned a little something :)

Michelle said...

do you have any tips on upkeep for repettos? my first pair (black BBs) is wearing a bit thin on the sole and showing a few scuffs... what do you do to your repettos, if anything??

pearl said...

Is it because of the awesome French film(s) Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources?!

abby neal said...

So it was eating at me, I couldn't figure it out... so second guess (if i get one!), Manon took place in the South of France in a small town like Rennes-le-Ch√Ęteau (maybe even in RleC?) which is obvi, the name sake of your lovely line.

Can't wait to hear the answer! :)

lauren said...

it's not because of manon des sources? either way, i LOVE that style of repettos!

Jade said...

tried to post this earlier, but i don't see my comment! was wondering if this 'manon' was in reference to Manon des Sources, the film! which i had to watch in french class back in the day and kind of love.

metrode said...

julia, been thinking about fall too! its retail man

Angie said...

Is it because Manon means 'sea of bitterness' in French and summer is now ending to leave behind the sea, for the falling leaves of autumn? Terrible guess but a guess anyway!
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tessa said...

because it's the name of a pulp song?

love the shoes!

erica said...

hah, i had to watch manon des sources in french class, too!

i love the higher cut of the repettos, sometimes the low cut ones fall off my feet.

Vivi said...

don't mention fall, I live in London and summer hasn't even started here :-(

Morgan said...

Is it because of the song "Manon" by Pulp? :) Love that song!

Anna said...

Others have guessed Manon Lescaut and Manon des Sources, so let's see... Honestly, the first thing that came to me was Serge Gainsbourg's song, "Manon." Maybe you're a Gainsbourg fan, too...?