Oh, how I hate this, but here it is: I’ve offered myself up in a selfless act of generosity for those of you who like, and most surprising of all, actually wear prints. (Immediately after writing this sentence I checked in my closet to verify I don’t own any. Confirmation: I don’t own any prints — strips and dots, yes but that’s as far as it goes.)
OK, this is a preamble to the Balenciaga filmy jacket pictured below. BTW, Edith isn’t crazy about it either, but we decided to try to wear something neither of us necessarily would. But since we’re in the world of virtual shopping we thankfully were not obliged to plunk down any Euros in our gesture of goodwill.
You recall the rules: I choose one item from a designer collection we virtually “buy” it, then Edith and I head back to our closets to complete the outfit with clothes we already own.
I put mine with a red satin camisole and matching large trousers, both from my favorite Chinese boutique and Edith teamed hers with a lime green short-sleeve sweater and her black leather skirt.
Moving right along. . .
At first glance, one thinks there is absolutely nothing wearable for women with normal lives in John Galliano’s collection. On closer examination we realized how wrong we were. Strip away the la-dee-da for the show, get rid of those dreadful paniers on which one could place an entire tea set — left and right — and what have you got? Wonderful fantasy, yet beautifully wearable designs. As you can see above in our choice of wesket with the gossamer blouse beneath, the pieces could fit into many women’s lives, not just those who swank down the red carpets of the world. Imagine the frog-closed vest with gray flannel pants and a black turtleneck for example.
Edith went for a court jester look with a full red wool skirt and red bottines. And I — surprise, surprise(!) — took the more traditional route with my long pleated silk evening skirt.
We believe the above makes up for the below.
Drawings are of course by Edith.