|In my perfect world, this could be my uniform. From Max Mara|
I said, "You don't have time."
She said (I'm translating, but literally), "Are you crazy or what?
I said, "Probably."
She said, "Beige is very flattering on blondes. It's spring, almost summer. Black is triste.
I said, "I'm sure you're right. Do you think if I were to buy it I could dye it black without it shrinking?
She said, "Absolutely."
|Oui ou non?|
That's settled. But, black is not the only reason I'm hesitating. I think maybe it's too flow-y if you see what I mean. I'm all for camouflage, but sometimes it has the reverse effect. People look more closely to see what you're trying to camouflage.
I found one somewhat similar at Monoprix in khaki -- closer to black than beige -- for a fraction of the price which means I could afford the Monoprix version plus two shots of filler in my naso-labials -- one on each side. It's a tough call.
Next Up, 10 Euro Espadrilles
When I first saw them I had two thoughts: "Tres cute" and "where did you get them?"
The young woman wearing them with her red toes peeking out, said in the marche in Dreux, so that's a no go. But I'll check out other marches and get back to you.
She said they are comfortable and she doesn't expect more than one summer out of them.
French Elle Arrived
|Please carefully examine the Chanel jacket. Moths!|
I quickly glanced at the cover and learned Blake Lively is "conquering the planet" wearing jeans, a white Marcel and a Chanel jacket.
That combo has been going on for years now and I think it's great. Then, I took a second look and realized the jacket is full of holes (!). It appears to have been eaten. You be the judge.
It's sort of creepy.
Another Approach to Camouflage: Trompe L'Oeil
|Long and tall and lean and lovely. (Can you hear the music?)|
The famous vertical stripe. Petite robe above is from Petit Bateau. If one is worried about her arms, a light cotton cardigan. In navy blue of course.