What are your thoughts on a minimalist wardrobe?
You know, the sort where you only ever wear black and white or only ever wear trousers, not dresses.
Would such a wardrobe be liberating i.e., two minutes to dress each day, or restricting as in constantly arguing with oneself about a beautiful piece which doesn’t fit the minimalist criteria?
I just KNOW that you have an opinion.
Of course Cherie has the answer. And, may she add, you have asked the right expert about this fascinating question. If you had asked You-Know-Who (YKW), Cherie is afraid you would be terribly disappointed by her response.
Entre-nous, when Cherie looks in her closets — yes closets plural, one cannot help but wonder why she needs all that space for so much dark, dismal redundancy. Even her Reason-For-Living-In-France admits that with the lights on and a flashlight you still can’t see what’s in there.
Never mind. You have come to the right place.
Cherie is a visual person and, let’s be honest, exceedingly popular. Proof of that declaration is the fact that weekly her mail — real mail with engraved cards — is always full of invitations. In other words, unlike YKW, Cherie needs a vast wardrobe and she loves, loves, loves dresses, adores color, adornment (jewels, etc.) are her raison d’être and she mostly eschews pants except where they are appropriate. Cherie understands not only style and elegance, but also appropriateness. She also has gorgeous legs.
In considering your most pertinent question, Judith, Cherie believes the best way to illustrate her response is with visuals. So as not to belabour our conversation, Cherie has limited her examples to two simple show-and-tells that anyone can understand.
You will note that YKW thinks it’s daring(!) and exciting(!) to add a colourful bag for day. As for the rest, in Cherie’s un-humble opinion, she could empty her closets and spend the rest of her life with only the clothes shown here. But, as you can well imagine, she never listens to reason. She thinks she’s chic and stylish. Can you imagine?
Then, we have but a soupçon of Cherie’s favorite frocks to give you an idea of how she likes to dress and how those who appreciate her exceptional elegance and panache revere her creativity. Apart from her amusing repartee and scintillating intelligence, Cherie has never under estimated the power of façade. She believes that women who do are missing out on one of life’s most fulfilling experiences.
If, dear Judith, you and your friends would like more peeks into Cherie’s many closets and/or her extensive — some might say excessive, although she never would — accessory collection, just say the word and Cherie will share.
Until then. . .
Merci et à bientôt,