Another melange, returning by popular demand. Still all over the place, but with two basic themes: Cheap chic and shamefully expensive excess. And guess what? They go perfectly together, just add some Chantal Thomass makeup from her new line for Nivea -- debuting next month -- and you're good to go.
On top, one of the cheapest, freshest, easiest T-shirts in the world, the famous ribbed -- or not -- "Marcel," but I like the ribs, plus they're vertical (if you see what I mean). Of course they come in every color, pattern and unfortunately message plastered across the chest that one can imagine, but I'm sorry I believe the simple classic is the best. Actually one in black would be swell under a white linen jacket come to think of it. They are fab under summer suits, with jeans, with long peasant skirts, with just about any combo. Again, if you don't like your arms add a jacket or a light sweater.
That's the cheap part. Next add a mass of those diamond chip keys up there from Tiffany and you've got a serious look going. Kristen Scott-Thomas, among many other celebs and fashion folk are jangling around town in them right this minute. (I couldn't find a picture I could use of her in the keys, although I did see her with several. I thought to compensate I would toss in the shot with the creoles. You know, repetition for emphasis. . .)
My feeling about the Chantal Thomass cosmetic products: Even if I hated them, which I'm certain would not be the case, I would love to have them in my bag. The sexy, lace-me-up packaging is quintessentially Madame Thomass. She says her favorite product is the lipstick because it is "l'élément clé" (the key element) in all maquillage. To make her line more provocative she has created a collection for day and another for evening "because of the difference in light." Her colors are pale for day, intense for night.