ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ WISHES YOU A HAPPY BASTILLE DAY / 14TH OF JULY

 As a renowned French silk scarf brand we cannot miss this celebration dear to our heart: Bastille Day (French people say le 14 juillet) is France’s National Day – a patriotic day dear to the hearts of the French people.

This special day starts with the traditional military parade on the Champs Elysées. Then, later in the evening blue, white, and red fireworks enlighten the sky while people love dancing in the streets all over the country and more especially in Paris (Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, St Germain, Champs Elysées, etc...) Of course, wearing the French flag colors is also part of this tradition.

Polka dot scarves by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™, blue white red, for a patriotic combination

One of our loyal customers – an American Lady visiting her French friends in July – sent us this delightful photo of her for us to share. Thank you Ms C. for wearing three ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ chiffon silk polka dot scarves so nicely braided together. It's really a cool and creative scarf style!

Three polka dot scarves braided together by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™

 

By the way, if you wonder where the three French flag (adopted in 1789) colors come from here is a quick and simple explanation:

Blue is one of the two traditional colors of Paris (where the French revolution started - on July 14th 1789)

Blue polka dot silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ for July 4th

► White stands for the ancient color of the French monarchy.

White polka dot silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ for July 4th

Red is the second traditional color of Paris

Red polka dot silk scarf by ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ for July 4th

These three colors are occasionally taken to represent the three elements of the revolutionary motto: liberté (freedom: blue), égalité (equality: white), fraternité (brotherhood: red).

To those who read this blog post before July 14 2014 – midnight US ET: enjoy our special promotion (30% off) on our blue, red, and white polka dot stoles.

Happy 4th of July / Joyeux 14 juillet to all!