I have to ask you: Have you ever seen anything so sublimely, divinely chic as this purple-ish-blue jacket from Nina Ricci? I didn’t think so.
The minute I saw it on me — virtually speaking unfortunately, and I must say kudos to Edith for making me look so stunning — I started to wonder whether the grande maison would maybe take my used Twingo as a trade-in for the veste. We have another car, I have a 24-speed bicycle and when in Paris there are always those vélos libre that are apparently being stolen at an alarming rate. (Perhaps some users don’t understand the use of the word “libre,” it may mean “free” but in this case it translates: You’re free to use them if you rent and return them; not free to keep them.)
But I digress — so what’s new(?) In our virtual shopping trip this week I put my jacket with my red satin pants from my favorite Chinese boutique and my red grosgrain ballerinas; Edith put hers with a mauve pencil skirt and turtleneck sweater. (Yes, she actually does own these pieces. I have a mauve turtleneck, but I’ve never met anyone who has a mauve skirt. Just an aside.)
Spreading the love was part of the decision for choosing the sweater from the Sonia Rykiel collection. Edith is generally drawn more to color than I am so she was pleased with the choice. I would wear it if someone virtually bought it for me and gave it to me as a cadeau. I would not use my own virtual credit card on it for the simple reason it is not something I would wear over and over like the jacket. Ooooooh, the jacket. . .
As always, drawings by Edith.