|Et voila, there it is: The original Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking which has had scores of iterations, but no matter how it has been reformulated it is always the elegant solution for a special soirée.|
This is it. It’s Saturday night, the pull out the stops glamorous evening that is even more so because it’s in Paris. Let’s say you’re going to a three-star restaurant or perhaps the Jules Verne atop the Eiffel Tour — not three stars, but nice food, superb service and the view, the view, the view. . .
It’s all so romantic n’est-ce pas?
You have packed everything you need as you will see. You will even be able to construct your very own DIY tuxedo out of your black jacket and trousers. Remember the grosgrain ribbon you packed? It’s for your white silk blouse, see above.. The very wide version is to create a cummerbund. I probably should have suggested a wide satin ribbon for the cummerbund. But since for the moment this is a dry run packing and playing trip in Paris, remember to pack the satin ribbon or find a real cummerbund, they are one of the best accessories ever. I have two, one in black (quelle surprise), the other in a deep red.
As you can see from a few additions to the outfits, you (we/I) have done some shopping while in Paris. Well, of course we have, but as I said I’ve simply added little extras for the fun of it. Your DIY tuxedo is in the bag. If you opt for the skirt you have probably literally scores of possibilities. This one is simple and in the same esprit as Le Smoking. I could play with that skirt for weeks, but I wouldn’t want you to be bored.
|Wouldn’t this be fun?|
As you mentioned there is the “what do we do about our legs” conundrum as in bare, bare with a faux tan, nude tights, black tights. . .I do think it’s your call. If you go with bare legs make sure you moisturize with a lotion that has a little, just a little, shimmer in it.
|An amazing lotion for an all-over body shimmer.|
If you want choices — and who doesn’t (?) — do try Prtty Peaushun. It comes in a few light to dark nuances, but also in natural for all skin colors. The natural gives the glow without the color, or the commitment.