Friday, September 28, 2007

French Morning


(Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars, achingly hip.)

It's Friday! All morning I've been listening to one of my favorite bands, French pop outfit Phoenix. You might have seen the lead singer (Thomas Mars) as he is Sofia Coppola's baby daddy and also had a bit part (along with the rest of the band) in her film Marie Antoinette. Coolest couple ever, perhaps?

Anyhow, that's my cue to segue into a particularly interesting bit of jewelry news that was on Yahoo! this fine morning:


"Marie Antoinette's historically important pearl, diamond and ruby necklace is shown in this Christie's images handout photo. A set of pearls once belonging to Marie Antoinette and taken to Britain by a friend for safekeeping will go on sale in December, and are expected to fetch up to $800,000."

Hey, if we all pool our money...

7 comments:

WendyB said...

Ah, I was excited to see the Marie Antoinette necklace too!!! I'm going to check that music out right now. Do you like the Plastiscines?

Vintage Bunny said...

Wow,thats beautiful

In Yr Fshn said...

I do like the Plastiscines, but probably equally for their look and music. To my ears [which were raised on the sweet, soothing sounds of Billy Joel :)] , they are almost too punky.

My favorite French lady singers are Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chantal Goya (but most of the Yeye girls as well). God, I was obsessed with her after I saw Masculine Feminine.

I also love Air, but they are boys.

How about you? You seem like a punk girl to me...


VB: I know, right? Sometimes when I think of jewelry that old, I feel like it may be crudely done, lacking the tools and such, but it's really gorgeous.

jen said...

omg that's insanely beautiful! and i never like pearls. wow.
i love charlotte gainsbourg and will have to check out chantal goya. i'm a total francophile. have you heard vanessa paradis' albums? she does some velvet underground covers which are sort of good.

Shaz said...

that is a gorgeous necklace, however i would have thought it would fetch alot more that $800,000 for such an historical peice

LML said...

i love this post - i wonder why lol
love sophia - and was that phoenix in that part of the movie where theres men all around marie playing guitars?
and that is sooo cool about that necklace - I WANT IT!!!

B.lush said...

I love Phoenix!