52 In Misc


I mentioned earlier, our trip to NY and Paris was really great.  This is the perfect time of year for both cities.  There was a touch of cold in the air, and the leaves were turning.  It was really magical seeing both cities back to back.  I cannot wait to go back to Paris in November.  As promised, here are some photos of the trip.





Salad in Paris.  


Veggie Lasagna…


Painted on the street in Paris….


In the park in Paris.  My hair is darker…not sure about it yet, but it will fade before I make up my mind.


 Jane in the Place de la Concorde……


Close up of the fountain in Place de la Concorde….


The fountain again…..


Jane and me……


This shot of piled up plastic tubing was so compelling….The following shots are shoe pictures taken in NY.


Prada boots in the stairwell…


Marnis from several seasons ago…..


Prada studded slingbacks.  I know these are really gratuitous shoe shots, but Jane and I couldn't resist shooting on the cobblestone streets with the leaves falling…..All for now.

  • lisa from london
    September 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    looks like you had an amazing time. i went in the summer and fell head over heels for the place. those marnis are amazing. did you go to the comme des garcons store? it was my experience of heaven.

  • samantha ezra
    September 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    gorgeous pics! so envious (:

  • Christine
    September 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    I LOVE this post! What great photos.
    You two really are a killer mother/daughter team.
    & I like your new hair colour, very fitting for fall.
    β™₯ Christine
    What Was I Thinking?

  • Jenna
    September 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    And the Aldridge ladies take Paris by storm! So happy your trip was so lovely. Lots of love, Jenna

  • Pearl
    September 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    You and Jane both suit your darker hair colours, its really great for autumn. Loving the shoe shots, especially the Marni peep-toe wedges. Glad you had a great time, you must be very proud of Jane too. I imadgine she wil look like a princess in a Chanel gown x

  • lisa @ luxe
    September 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    love the darker hair on you judy – more contrast with your skin and you look younger!
    thanks for sharing the photos!

  • k604bc
    September 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I’m so happy for all the good things that’s been happening to you and Jane, so surreal! You guys are so awesome and deserve every single bit of it. Reading your posts and looking at the pictures makes me giggle.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    September 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Judy- looks like Jane and you are sisters.
    This is the kind of relationship I want to have when Mr. Freddy grows up.
    It’s just like best friend to each other as long as the respect
    is there.
    the aldridge ladies are so gorgeous ever!

  • Nini's Style
    September 23, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Judy-
    I really love your new hair ;).

  • WJ
    September 23, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful photos Judy, especially the Chanel ones in Paris which I am salivating over. I quite like your hair darker, it brings out your features quite well. As for the shoe shots, I think it’s interesting that even though they are all from distinctively different seasons, there seems to be some form of continuity across all of them.

  • gennie
    September 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    these photos are absolutely magical.. the food, the streets, the shoes!!!

  • Lisa
    September 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Lovely photos of lovely ladies!
    Now there is something I must know! Did Jane get to meet “Dad” (aka KL)?!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics πŸ™‚

  • Kat
    September 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    love the pictures, the colors of yours and Jane’s hair, and love, love, love the shoes! did i mention how much i love the shoes? well, yeah. i love them!! :]

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    September 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I’m so glad you shared these, Judy! Such a beautiful time ~ and what a lovely memory to share with Jane, as well ~ I’m certain she will never forget this! These beautiful images makes me long to return to Paris!
    Also, I do like the darker shade on you, particularly for Autumn months, though, I think you look so naturally beautiful always…
    Hope you have a restful adjustment home πŸ™‚

  • Cruz
    September 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Your trip sounded amazing! Your hair looks good dark and you guys look stylish as ever. πŸ™‚

  • klee
    September 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    love the shoes and you look great !

  • candice chu
    September 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    they aren’t gratuitous shots to your fans!! (like me!!) love all your photos!! u are looking younger than ever i might add!
    j’adore paris. it is just one of the loveliest cities in the world!!!!

  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    September 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    the pictures are beautiful

  • hanh, Life-in-Travel
    September 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Hi Judy,
    It’s great to be in Paris, isn’t it?.
    I love Paris and NY too.

  • pve
    September 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I wish I could wear shoes like that, but I have a size 10 foot and from years of dance, my feet need comfort —but I envy you with those glorious shoes and your photos are incredible.

  • Sabina
    September 24, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I just love you two, you both look so happy here!
    And I want something out of that plastic tubing πŸ™‚

  • eLLy*ClickClock
    September 24, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Ah, autumn in Paris. How romantic! And I quite like your hair dark…very edgy! Dark/warm coloured hair is perfect for A/W. eLLy*

  • juliet
    September 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

    So beautiful. I miss Paris.
    juliet xxx

  • Susanne
    September 24, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Great photos from Paris! I was just there too, visitng from Nice with my husband. Where did you have that wondeful sallad?! Have to go there next time. Do you remember the restaurant?
    I love your blogs!!!!

  • malu
    September 24, 2009 at 1:48 am

    i love love love your blog!
    It’s really inspiring:D

  • Ms K
    September 24, 2009 at 3:18 am

    I often look at both your blogs (I love shoes too) but this time, as well as the shoes, I really love the uneven hemmed skirt that you’re wearing with the Marnis in the photo of you with Jane. Please would you tell me where it’s from.

  • sarah
    September 24, 2009 at 4:32 am

    yes, you look fab with darker hair – darker is always more flatering than lighter in my book.

  • fashion roadkill
    September 24, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I’ve never seen either city in the fall, only spring/summer but I would love to go. Paris would be absolutely enchanting. Love the shot of you against the red door..and great new hair color too!

  • Ivy Lane
    September 24, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Great post!!! Now… I have shoe/boot envy for sure!!! πŸ™‚ You both look amazing…and I love your hair color..it looks fab on you!

  • STW
    September 24, 2009 at 7:09 am

    judy, that scarf you’re wearing in paris is gorgeous- do you mind ID’ing it for the peanut gallery? merci xx
    so excited for you both, what an incredible opportunity your unique passions for fashion have landed you.

  • judy aldridge
    September 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for all the nice comments. Looking at the pictures makes me want to return to Paris right away! I don’t know what the Peanut Gallery is–but my scarf is from Zara. It’s in stores right now, and it’s really nice because the size is so large. I don’t remember the name of the restaurant that I had the salad at, but you almost cannot go wrong anywhere in Paris!

  • dreamsequins
    September 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    These make me miss Paris! I love the last shot of your Prada heels. Gorgeous.

  • V
    September 24, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous shoes, gorgeous women! Your style and family bond is inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Mads
    September 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Wow Judy beautiful beautiful shots! I enjoy your travel pics a lot! Last time Tokyo and now Paris..

  • ingrid
    September 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

    love the photos and Paris! miss that city!
    which nikon (camera) do you use?
    pleas answer πŸ™‚

  • judy aldridge
    September 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hi Ingrid–Jane and I took the Nikon D80 with us to Paris and a 1.4 lense….Hope that helps!

  • GGShoe
    September 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Love the hair, you look younger!!
    amazing shoes like always

  • Tracy Bristol
    September 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    That hair color is lovely, Judy β€” very youthful and natural. Wonderful photos.
    Thanks for sharing your adventures.
    I’m also loving Plastic Animal a Day!

  • Angie
    September 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Congratulations on your trip! I am happy it went perfect!
    Just wondering about your handbag… is it Prada?
    I am desperate looking for a black everyday tote but I cannot see anything that I love except for yours haha!

  • judy aldridge
    September 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Angie–My bag is Prada, but it’s about 2 years old. You might find one or something close on E-bay.

  • Miss Head Over Heels
    September 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    The food look so delicious. Both you and Jane, are lovely.

  • Jane H.
    September 25, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Lovely lovely lovely

  • sheryl
    September 25, 2009 at 4:29 am

    love the shoes!

  • curbsideclothesbox.blogspot.com
    September 25, 2009 at 8:39 am

    wow! I love all your photos from Paris, Judy. fabulous! I love the photos of the food as well as your photo and Jane near the fountain. πŸ™‚

  • sarah j
    September 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

    both looking stylish as always, the new hair colour is rich and perfect for fall.
    i would really love to know were you got that grey skirt you are wearing, love it.

  • Brigadeiro
    September 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I am more than happy with gratuitous shoe shots! πŸ™‚ GORGEOUS pictures, may I ask what lense (and post-photo editing program) you use? The colours are so beautiful!

  • Mara
    September 28, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I love the one of you sitting in the grass with the leaves! So pretty! xox

  • Stuart
    October 21, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Hello Mrs. Aldridge-
    Out of concern for you and your daughter Jane’s bright future, I just want to caution you about the le Bal event. Please be sure to research this event and its organizers and make absolutely sure that they are what they represent themselves to be. I happen to know that a lot of their activity is designed to benefit their own pocket books. I suspect they have already asked you to sign the release form on the days of the fitting. That will empower them to use your daughters (and your own) images without your consent and without paying you. (I hope they at least provided you a copy so you can review its details carefully). The organizer has also been known to be very unpredictable so be cautious. Worst of all, you may be concerned for the type of people that your daughter will forever be associated with. The guest list is always a bit anachronistic. It uses names from the past, but in general everybody that attends has a career that is over. For those few others, it seems to end their careers by association. You can see more viewpoints at socialagenda.wordpress.com. Also, should you have any legal problems with the organizer, I would just like to tip you that the actual responsible parties are the Sternlicht brothers (Barry and Russel) of Starwood Capital (US corporation) all others are employees even though they present themselves differently.

  • Paris Hotels
    October 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

    waw! Beautiful photos. Makes me want to get there already. I am also going to be in Paris in November, so maybe I’ll meet you there :). It’s a birthday trip. I got a really good price at last minute travel, so the ticket wasn’t as expensive as I thought. good day to you, thanks for the photos.

  • Port Douglas hotels
    January 18, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Wow that is amazing, I love the Place de la Concorde pictures. What a amazing beauty and the salad looks delicious.

  • Term papers
    February 9, 2010 at 5:02 am

    A trip to NY and Paris was really great. This is the perfect time of year for both cities. There was a touch of cold in the air, and the leaves were turning. It was really magical seeing both cities back to back. i Love all your Pics, Look Like you guys have an amazing time.

  • Betonrenovatie
    June 23, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Great photos from Paris! I’m so glad you shared these, Judy! Such a beautiful time ~ and what a lovely memory to share with Jane, as well ~ I’m certain she will never forget this! These beautiful images makes me long to return to Paris!