Yesterday I popped in to see Babette to talk about putting together outfits for next week. She was wearing fluid white crepe trousers with a grey t-shirt, silver ballerinas and red, red lipstick. She looked gorgeous.
I’ve asked her to choose one central piece of clothing and put it together for a teenager, her mother and her grandmother. We did this in my book and I love the idea.
The Models of A Certain Age, Modeling
Now, moving along to the topics relating to the headline. I thought you might like to see a few pictures of the models of a certain age in a fashion spread. The shoot is from Figaro Madame and was photographed by Benoit Peverelli. I’ve only identified the women from last week’s post (mainly because I don’t know who the others are and this blog is about women of a certain age after all).
Weighing In, Again. . .
According to the Institut Français du Textile et de L’Habillement the average size of a Frenchwoman today is 1.62 meters and 62.1 kilos. These latest statistics indicate that over the last 40 years Frenchwomen have grown two centimetres and gained two kilos. The study then concluded that these numbers indicate that the image of the ever très slim femme françaisedoes not coincide with the way she is represented in the media.
I did my math and this is how the numbers translate: She is slightly over 5’3″ and weighs almost 138 pounds. I find this hard to believe. Even though I’m taller that 99.5 percent of the women I see, I do not think I know more than one or two who are 5’3″. I find the data doesn’t reflect what I see every day, but then again what do I know?
A Snappy, Ageless Twist on Les Baskets
|Would you wear them? I would. Maybe.|
It has become eminently clear that sport shoes or sport inspired shoes are so trendy that they are probably just about to meet their expiration date. Although, they are comfortable so maybe they will endure. It will be interesting to see if they have a future.
I think these black and white striped baskets by Claudie Pierlot are quite cute and smartly reflect the black and white aesthetic that feels so crisp and fresh in the spring and summer. They are in leather which may help justify the price of 225 Euros.