Long ago I realized that my personality is a perfect fit for uniform dressing. I can fully understand why some women might find the idea boring and perhaps not the outward message of what they would like to convey to the world. My facade says: Black, classic, functional. Obviously also I would like it to say, “stylish” or even at times, “elegant.” Sometimes my uniforms are navy blue, but if the outfit is navy, it has — literally — identical twins in every category I own in black.
The clothing pieces are almost always the same, accessories change — I’m not that rigid.
Since these days I’m in Paris three to four times each week doing interviews, my uniform has made my life so much easier. Maybe this is a flashback to my high school days: Navy, knee covering pleated skirt, white shirt, navy blazer. Whatever the explanation, I feel confident and carefree (context).
I thought I would share my “wardrobe” with you. It consists of wool crepe tuxedo pants with a small black velvet stripe down the side and the variants include:
1.) Cashmere turtleneck.
2.) Cashmere crew neck.
3.) Cashmere V-neck.
4.) Cashmere cardigan.
5.) Black and white pull-over.
6.) White poplin shirt, when worn only under one of the above mentioned sweaters.
7.) White silk Equipment shirt, ditto for the way I wear it.
You can see the accessories. You can also see I love earrings and huge scarves. Occasionally I’ll wear my leopard scarf with leopard ballerinas. Sometimes I like a deep, dark nail polish. Today I’m wearing my favorite standby, Chanel Ballerina.
I add an obi-like belt with my classic black washed silk Equipment shirt, no sweater.
Is this fascinating or what. . .?