|Since I couldn’t find a picture of my friend’s Chanel LBD, this one by Diane Von Furstenberg is a close match. I’m now thinking, why didn’t I just take her picture. It would have been so much easier.|
Before sauntering over to the Ritz for lunch on the terrace last Saturday, my friend and I had champagne on the terrace of her hotel room. We started the catching up there and continued until 6:30 at table.
We hadn’t seen each other for — dare I say (?) — 30-ish years. As our waiter remarked when I told him why we couldn’t abandon our table, “I imagine you both look exactly the same.” Well, of course we do. . .
Do you have friends who, when you see them you want to say: “May I please have everything you’re wearing? Thank you very much. So kind.”
That’s precisely what I longed to do.
Let me tell you what she was wearing:
|The famous Cartier “love” bracelet.|
1.) Simple, as in simply perfect, covetable black Chanel sheath. Cap sleeves (she has great arms), just hovering around the knee.
2.) Louboutin peep-toe wedges. The toes peeping out were polished in red, knowing her it was probably the precise red of the shoes’ soles.
3.) No fingernail polish.
5.) A gold Rolex watch worn with a Cartier love bracelet and another bangle.
6.) A black alligator Hermès Constance sac.
7.) A large silk Hermes shawl in case the weather turned chilly. It did not.
She has let her hair go white and wears it in a strict, straight pony tail. It looks stunning, sleek and chic.
Et voila that was what she was wearing.
|The terrace at the Ritz.|
If you are considering a trip to Paris which might include a drink, tea or a meal at the Ritz, you only have until July 31 to indulge. The hotel will close on August 1st for renovations, estimated to take 27 months. (I asked why 27 and no one seemed to have the answer.)