|Ines de la Fressange -- look how her trousers reflect in the buckle of her Roger Vivier ballerines.|
Some of you have indicated we/I am in overdose mode with Ines de la Fressange. I shall not argue the point. However (isn't there always a however?) I thought you might like to see what she wore to a recent soirée in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the iconic watch brand Jaeger-Lecoultre.
She does prove over and over the beauty of the perfect white shirt. It is ageless, flattering, and elegantly nonchalant. Of course it's the way she wears it with the cuffs turned back, the collar slightly turned up and the Roger Vivier accessories. Are the trousers the game changer? No, I think it's the shirt.
While we're on the subject of ageless dressing, I think I'll go waaaaay out on the proverbial limb. I suggest that a Frenchwoman of a certain age would wear this camisole. Yes, she might very well wear it under a jacket or a cardigan, she might also tuck it in and forget about the la-dee-da peplum thingie, but she's never as quick as some of us are to decide something is not age appropriate.
It's always the how and not always the what.
Phillip Lim 240 Euros, French Soule, made in France, 18 Euros. Both feature fabric "uppers" as they say. I wouldn't want you to think the Lim version was leather to justify the slight difference in price.
Almonds. They seem to be the latest and the greatest topic of conversation this summer. It's not as if everyone didn't already know how unbelievably wonderful they are for us in every way -- hair, skin, suppression of the appetite (supposedly) and lots of other scientific stuff. All the stars claim they pack little boxes or bags of them wherever they go because they are tiny "miracles." They are quite calorific, but 10 or 12 really do fill a need at about 4 p.m. Friendly reminder entre nous: Don't pack more than you need. Because you'll definitely want more than you have.