|My fictional French femme, whom you met last Friday would definitely own a navy blue beret.|
Cool, as in wind chill factors. . . Many of us are in chilly climes during the holiday season and it occurred to me that my fictional French femme (FFF), the one who went to the glam party on Friday — scroll down please — in Paris while her friend went to her fete in L.A., needed a coat.
|Admit it, you want this Gucci pea coat as much as I do and I’m not a color person. I can imagine it with all my grays, blacks (can one make black plural?) and navies.|
Paris rarely has snow during the holidays, but it’s usually crisp and cold and despite the fact my FFF decided to up her game, pulling out all her designer duds from her tux trousers to her lacy top and the family jewels from the vault, realistically she couldn’t leave home without a coat and appropriate accessories. N’est-ce pas?
|Her extremely large cashmere scarf, tied exactly like this one is her favorite all-purpose winter accessory.|
By definition, a French woman no matter what her means wants to get as many possibilities out of her wardrobe. In other words, her coat — which does not need to be that wear with everything, can’t live without, everyone must own trench coat — should work day and night, casual or definitely not.
|Her cashmere lined navy leather gloves are the finishing touch. They are just the right length you’ll note.|
That’s where this fuchsia pea coat comes into the equation. It is that shot of color we love during the gray days of winter and it adds a surprising touch of elegance and polish to everything “she” owns.
The only accessory she probably would not have worn on Friday evening was the beret. (It wouldn’t really work with her pink ruby and diamond earrings if you know what I mean.)
|For all of her girlfriends, she plans on ordering — because there is still time — Betty Lou Phillips’s glorious new book. She’ll probably be wearing her scarf even though she doesn’t need to leave her computer to shop.|
She definitely would have worn the navy cashmere scarf and navy leather gloves on Friday.
Out doing her last second shopping she would wear the coat, scarf, gloves, beret and maybe a pair of dark wash jeans.