Who needs money when we've got ideas. Right?
Our dress-up game (see detailed explanation in September 9th post) builds on our capital, i.e. what we already own and may or may not wear.
Bref (in brief), this is how the game is played:
1.) I choose a designer fall/winter collection every week.
2.) Together, Edith and I choose one item from the offerings for day; one for evening.
3.) Cardinal rule one and only one item. (OK: two, total. . .)
3.) We then head back to our closets and figure out several ways to apply what we just "bought" with what we find within, i.e. making our previous investments produce more dividends.
4.) We both choose according to our figures and what we would truly buy "if only. . ."
5.) My premise is also based on the assumption a Frenchwoman and an American woman would tend to choose different pieces, although we had a little skirmish over my red jacket. After I explained my wardrobe is based on black on black on black she finally let me have it. Her wardrobe is built on color(!!!)
5.) We shopped Louis Vuitton.
This is what we're wearing this fall -- virtually, that is.
From the top: Edith removed the hardware-laden jacket from the poof thingie below and zipped it up over her green plaid skirt and green silk blouse. (She loves green, as I mentioned.)
Here is MY red jacket from the collection, once again teamed-up with my black cashmere T-shirt, black gab skirt, Wolford tights and black boots. (I made the red ceramic fat-beaded necklaces, that is to say I bought the beads and strung them myself. For someone who is not artsy/craftsy in any way I'm very proud. You can think what you like.)
For evening Edith chose a girly, confetti print, ruffly skirt and put her red (see she already has a red jacket, she didn't need to take mine) silk crepe jacket over it, adding a belt to make the ensemble even more of the moment.
I chose a la-dee-da jacket with bright pink peeping out on the edge of the peplum and put it over my large black satin evening pants. I'm still not sure I made the right decision. It's a little scary for me to have a lot going on in that area of my body. I think I was unduly influenced. . .
On the bright side, that's another advantage of virtual shopping. I don't have to deal with unpleasant chi-chi shop girls in a designer boutique when I decide to return it.
Next week the game continues, but with a twist which should make it even more fun.
Are you excited or what?