You know what they say about "if you want the job done right?" Well, I've done it myself.
You see here a rendering of the perfect LBD. I am assuming Edith would agree, but since she is MIA on the beaches of Corsica a few steps from her house I didn't ask her.
So you get more of a feel for the dress I've included a photograph realizing full-well it doesn't have the panache of a real artist's flair. It will nonetheless give you an idea of how you might like to wear it. The dress, in cotton, is a mere 59 Euros from COS stores. (If you go to the site you'll find lots of unusual items that will magically turn classics into something special and make all your friends jealous.)
Since, to be perfectly honest, we're having another "Pot Pourri" or a "News & Views" day, I'll move right along.
Everyone knows matching fingernail and toenail polish is so yesterday and shoes and bags from the same family are so four decades ago.
As always -- which makes the fun-filled world of fashion so fascinating -- this season and into fall we have an exception. Yes, I know, you're shocked.
It's lips and fingernails, the same color. (Cameron Diaz gave it a try at the Academy awards. It seems to work, also look at the distance between lips and hands, only someone obsessed with the subject would even notice.)
The matched set was a major movement on the runways and we know what that means. All I can say is I certainly hope the greens, the blues, yellows and the grays are the exception to the exception. (Before you tell me how much you hate the orange combo up there, I agree.)
Quick Grab a Macaron and Go Here. . .
If you haven't already read the Wall Street Journal story about how those 10 extra pounds we've been trying to lose may actually be worth saving, you must mosey on over there. When you arrive, click on "Life & Style."
You Too Can Tattoo
Remember all the models covered with tattoos strutting the latest creations from Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel? OK, are you sitting down? You too can tattoo. For about 55 Euros all of us can buy five plackets of Chanel tatoos. Talk about throwaway chic.
Just think, you can put them anywhere you wish on your body. You can reveal solely on a need-to-know basis. Is that exciting or what?
At Home: Inside Out
As the French say, I "cracked" when I saw these not only cleverly creative, but also useful and well-designed accessories for the home and garden.
1.) This I can almost not believe in its ingenuity: a birdhouse made out of natural wood that sits on the end of a long faux branch, designed by Emilie Cazin for balconies. Now birds too can have a pied-a-terre a Paris.
2.) The aptly named "bucket" stool -- you see the reason -- which allows one to have two free hands to tote whatever else one desires. It is great for gardening I'm told. It was designed by Carl Clerkin for Design de Collection.
3.) Instead of several small clay pots all in a row, how about lots of small clay pots attached to one another all in a row for a windowsill herb garden? Sweet and smart -- in the two senses of the word.
Et voila. A demain on-the-street.