Madame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France’s first lady, is mad about purples.
Have you noticed men are absolutely made about her? Another issue, but worth mentioning nonetheless. (I’m always interested in what attracts men.)
Back on subject: I know I promised to drop the topic, but I simply can’t. Not yet.
Personally, purple, along with most greens is not one of my colors. I once had a pretty burgundy crepe evening suit with a navy crepe camisole by Kasper (now you know how old it is) which I quite liked, but before and since I’ve never had any prune, plum, grape, wine, etc. in my wardrobe — until today.
I felt compelled. I’m living in France and the color is everywhere. It seemed so wrong not to have a piece of the fashion action. This is what I bought: a pashmina, the color of Carla’s coat and a pair of socks (the color of her little shift) so I’ll have a glimpse of grape peeping out of my gray flannel pants. I think they’ll look quite snappy with my black patent moccasins.
I was comforted in my decision when I put myself at the end of the long, long line of young and not so young women (and the one open cash register with three employees talking next to the woman ringing up the purchases of the 5000 customers in front of me.)Without exception, I promise this is true; every-single-woman was buying something purple: scarves, t-shirts, sweaters, gloves, and one really ugly pair of trousers.
OK, now I’m done. Subject closed.