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I'm having trouble reconciling "Nice" and "ghetto" in the same sentence. Can you describe what you mean by this?

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Originally posted by tealady@Apr 2nd, 2004 - 12:42 pm
I'm having trouble reconciling "Nice" and "ghetto" in the same sentence. Can you describe what you mean by this?
uhm let me try.

the entire south of france is considered as posh and therefore the people usually look accordingly.
NICE however is the only city nearby where i live thats got a ghetto feel to it on a daily basis.
the locals are not as glamourous as one would imagine (and i really hope we havent got any NIçOIS readin this)
what most people dont realise is that when they come in summer, its a mixture of tourists who mostly dress up at nights or during the day, make an effort.

also, there are a lot of little ghetto kids who make me feel uncomfortable dressing up too much in NICE. they hang around more or less on the roads until they decide to get to a specific location.
i guess ghetto is relative... but then again i call my bro ghetto as well cause when he comes to the south (he lives in posh paris) he just somehow doesnt fit it

anyway, NICE is perfectly fine. but once you been to monaco or cannes (30 hour by car each) you will notice a difference in clothes...... usually

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Originally posted by leyla m.+Apr 2nd, 2004 - 8:05 am--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(leyla m. @ Apr 2nd, 2004 - 8:05 am)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-tealady@Apr 2nd, 2004 - 12:42 pm
I'm having trouble reconciling "Nice" and "ghetto" in the same sentence. Can you describe what you mean by this?
uhm let me try.

the entire south of france is considered as posh and therefore the people usually look accordingly.
NICE however is the only city nearby where i live thats got a ghetto feel to it on a daily basis.
the locals are not as glamourous as one would imagine (and i really hope we havent got any NIçOIS readin this)
what most people dont realise is that when they come in summer, its a mixture of tourists who mostly dress up at nights or during the day, make an effort.

also, there are a lot of little ghetto kids who make me feel uncomfortable dressing up too much in NICE. they hang around more or less on the roads until they decide to get to a specific location.
i guess ghetto is relative... but then again i call my bro ghetto as well cause when he comes to the south (he lives in posh paris) he just somehow doesnt fit it

anyway, NICE is perfectly fine. but once you been to monaco or cannes (30 hour by car each) you will notice a difference in clothes...... usually [/b][/quote]
hehe... thanks so much leyla. nice's "ghetto" style is still probably posh compared to my small town's sense of style anyways i'm assuming that you've been there before, right? perhaps you could give me some shopping recs or places to do/visit?

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You should dress like this...
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You should dress like this...
that is very pretty and totally fits in

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Mini skirts should be fine in France. Try looking up some French fashion websites (if you haven't already). These mini's from La Redoute would be perfect.




I'm going to Crete this year and plan on taking skirts and dresses (too hot for trousers and I don't do shorts). I will be taking mini skirts.

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I think leyla m. will give you the best advice. Where are you, leyla?

From my traveling experience in Europe (and I'm an american too, sort of), a typical young american tourist wears sweatshirts, baseball hats, running/cross training sneackers, khaki shorts, khaki pants. Avoid those, and you'll be fine. However, it's not what earns americans disrespect, it's their loud, snobby, disregardful manner of behavior. Learn a few words in french, behave civilly, and you will never encounter any problems. I never have, and I've been to Europe plenty (I'd like to move there, actually...)
Faust is sooo right. Learn some french - if anything annoys the french its expecting them to talk to you in english. Try to get a good accent too - don't just pronounce the words like you would in english. Be very polite - when you enter a shop/restaurant/bar - say 'bonjour madame/monsieur' - that is important.

Style wise - the cote d'azur is pretty glitzy but i prefer 'riviera chic' of yesteryear - striped jerseys, sun tops, circle skirts, pedal pushers, flat shoes, headscarves & sandals. Avoid skip caps and those bumbags (although I think they are called 'fannypacks' in the US) at all costs.

I will be in Nice in August so looking forward to it.

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Originally posted by leyla m.+May 27th, 2004 - 12:54 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (leyla m. @ May 27th, 2004 - 12:54 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-purplelucrezia@May 27th, 2004 - 7:51 pm
You should dress like this...
that is very pretty and totally fits in [/b][/quote]
Thanks, I thought it might.
Despite the fact that I've never been to France in my life...

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How to Avoid looking like a Tourist...
hey everyone! i'll be going to england this summer, in and around london, and was wondering if anyone had been or lives there that could help. i don't want to look like a tourist, i would much prefer to look impossibly chic without standing out too much. any advice?
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Don't wear shorts and hang a camera round your neck

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I can't help but think that this influx of newbies with names like "Shopgirl123" aren't serious.

(my appologies if you are)

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not quite sure what you mean by that, if you mean not serious about clothes you are quite mistaken. as for the name, i had a severe lack of inspiration and didn't think it was my name that mattered, but rather what i said.

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I'd love to look impossibly chic, period.

Any tips?

(I live in L.A., where for most people trends = chic)

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no fannypacks, that's a sellout.


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no fannypacks, that's a sellout.

Ya, was about to say that.

I dont know if London has anything similar but in DC they sell hats and all kinds of crap with FBI or CIA written on it, it's soo cute, because you know that the FBI and CIA shop at the corner of Constitution and 19th street. In all seriousness, it's like saying "please rob me."

I think in London to stand out is to fit in. What kinds of clothes do you have so we can see what we can do.

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