No, not the Picasso "Paul as Pierrot," that's not what I desire. I want the Pierrot collerette.
Well, I'm not a complete fool, of course I'd like the painting, but let's not even go there. We're in a recession for heaven's sake and we're all searching ways and means to make the most from the least, which naturally brings us to today's topic: A minor addition resulting in a major transformation: The beautiful, face-framing, ruffled clown collar. Would I even bring up the subject if it weren't a la mode-worthy? You know me better than that.
They're big-time statements this fall AND Anne Fontaine of the famous white blouses (although she is now making lots of black chemises -- I guess I was wrong about the infinite possibilities of the white shirt. . .) made them as detachable accessories. Note picture above from Figaro Madame.
Karl Lagerfeld sprinkled them throughout the Chanel collection plus I also saw them someplace else I can't remember. Just take my word for it.
I don't know about you, but I'm getting one. I'm sure those of you far more clever than I can whip one up in less than an hour. Oh, yes, for those of you who have previously mentioned white near your face is not the illuminating miracle I presumed it to be, make your collerette in any color that strikes your fancy. Karl did one in baby pink, so there you go.
Dernier thought: The black silk ribbons from yesterdays post? You can wear them with your new Pierrot collar. You needn't stop there. Go all the way: Throw on a few strands of longish pearls or earrings. You could transfer above mentioned ribbon to your hair like our idol pictured below. If you dare. . .
Oh my, guess who thought of this first? Imagine that. Quelle surprise.