Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Project Runway

My last few French lessons have been spent studying passé composé and it's conjugation (it's not nearly as fun as it sounds). This is seriously mind numbing stuff and my mushy brain has been dangerously close to shutting down. But because my professeur is awesome, and sensed that brain flatlining was imminent, she provided a little CPR through fashion. Today, I give you the special Project Runway edition of my French lesson...

I picked a photo from a magazine and described what the model was wearing (all in French of course... go me) and Professeur would draw it. Then it was my turn to listen to the French descriptions of her photo and translate it onto a page through art.

This is the picture that she was describing:


This is my artistic translation: 

{talent}

Clearly I should be pursuing a career in fashion. I mean really, look at that thing! Have you ever seen a more sophistically drawn piece of fashion design?! And It's perfect timing since I hear Christian Dior is looking for a new Creative Director.

C'est le destin, no?

bisou








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49 comments:

  1. A career in fashion or art...the possibilities are endless! Wish I could have said that in French :)

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  2. That is cute! You should keep that. I think your artist rendition looks better than whoever that is in the photo.

    My French lessons stalled at passe compose - I feel your pain.

    xo, A

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  3. Had to tell you that my scramble word thingamabob that I have to copy to post my comment just now was: "clown"

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  4. Ugh. Pass compose. That's when French class started giving me knots in my stomach.

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  5. That's more fun way to study than mine, I have my mother in law teaching me 3 days a week.. And it's harsh teaching with high voice and constant reminder of the feminin and masculin words ;)

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  6. That sounds so fun! And I think your drawing is pretty good, waaaay better than I could do! I hope you stuck it on your fridge :)

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  7. Hahahahahahaha.
    No. Seriously.
    Hahahahahahaha.

    But you did capture the shoes .. I love the shoes (your shoes, not the real shoes)

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  8. Wonderful work!! You should totally apply for the job! Go, girl.
    Just a few weeks and we can study French together!! I once learned it in school but I forgot nearly everything - malheureusement. And next semester I need to take some extra courses so I thought about choosing French.
    XO.

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  9. Haha j'adore ! What a smart and fun way to teach you the basics ;)

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  10. Nina vote pour toi. Tu peux continuer la compétition. (Nina, ma chienne. Pas Nina Garcia)
    Dior, j'adore... Sara, j'adaaaare!!! Auf Wiedersehen, John! Guten Tag Sara!!

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  11. I totally love your little drawing! So cute.. maybe you should open a greeting card shop?! xo

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  12. Will you make a Jaffa cake hate for me?

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  13. Hat!
    No hateful Jaffa cakes please!

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  14. Papas wife's comment was adorable. Learning French, too. Walked into my office greeting my office mate with, "Comment allez vouz, ma petit cucumber?" At least it's something. :) xox Alexandra

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  15. Nice drawing! Clearly you were made for fashion :)

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  16. Artistic talents aside...it looks like you understood everything. Way to go, Sara! Je crois que elle a expliqué tout dans la forme présente!

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  17. Tu es marrante! Perhaps you can inspire school kids the importance of learning a foreign language while they are in school... much easier than learning..... later!

    Love your drawing and by all means, stick it on your fridge (if the fridge is large enough for the artwork) hehehe

    Bisous,
    G

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  18. Ahhh passe compose! Trying to figure out whether to use that or imparfait is something that ruins me even after four years of French. Definitely impressed by how well you described the outfit, though -- I would've spent ten minutes trying to figure out the word for "fur," haha.

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  19. Oh that's fantastic! What and excellent professor you have!

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  20. I do not know about your professor, but you are good!

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  21. Yes you know I heard about John G leaving/fired and then I saw your drawing and before I even read that comment, I was totally thinking with that artistic spirit you would be perfect! And then, you could invite me to some fantastic show in Paris and I would be totally grateful! Great IDEA!~

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  22. Please don`t think I`m making fun of it, but I really like your drawing. I applaud her cheerful spirit :)

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  23. What a fun way to learn! Your drawing is fantastic :)

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  24. Until your last line, I was going to comment that you should try for the recently open position at Dior.
    And then you ruined my joke.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  25. I'm seriously impressed. I'm only just learning curse words and how to use them to yell at other people's children who are actin' a fool on the slopes...

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  26. omg "passe compose" is taking me back to high school french class.

    also- i never knew what fearne cotton looked like!

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  27. C'est bon!....I'm struggling here to remember my manditory highschool french (it's a Canadian thing). Um...bien fait! Je suis impressionne!

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  28. omg, i am loving your blog! your shotgun wedding story just cracked me up!

    and love your artistic translation of the above look b/c mine would be a total stick figure (aka fail)... :)

    xo,
    joAnn

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  29. I had a dream last night and everyone was speaking French. I do not speak french and I did not understand a word. Oddest dream ever. A very handsome french handyman named Aaron was building me a cabinet. I am sure this was all in thanks to you, du jour, and conjugatingirregularverbs ;)

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  30. all i see is some mad french skills! get it, lady!

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  31. I am seriously impressed with your drawing! It's so difficult to show clothing on my stick figures. Draw on!

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  32. i love her whole look! (the girl in your drawing, not the other one)

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  33. "le sac" has always been one of my favorites. *snicker*

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  34. I tried to teach my Mum the passe compose once. It ended with me yelling "It's the past effing tense, Mother!" at full volume. She hasn't asked me to help her with her homework since...

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  35. BTW: Did you know Tim Gunn has a new book out, its wonderful!

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  36. Aaaaaaahahaha! That is so cute!

    You made me snort . . . I was laughing that hard.

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  37. Bien fait, poupette! ;-)
    I wrote an email to a French friend yesterday, and it took me a whole evening (!) to get out what I could have said in half an hour a few years ago. My French is going down the drain and I hate it. Must spend more time in St Tropez :D

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  38. that's really awesome! i wish i could draw like that. :)

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  39. Perfect!! You can do art and fashion:). Btw! I love the blog shares on twitter.

    Also tried to send you a tweet message, but I can't bec Realized you were not following me:(.

    Lastly, Inviting you to view and follow my other blog:) http://justaddinspiration.blogspot.com/ 

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  40. I believe you've found your calling.

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  41. Love the drawing! Tres magnifique! As far as my French lessons I am going to dig my Rosetta Stones out and give it another go until my hyper self loses momentum again. Baby steps...

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