Thursday, January 31, 2008
Guest blogger Benjy answers Marie
Salut Benjy! So what do you wear to stay snug on the chilly parisian streets? I hear you like cashmere, I'd love to see some of your outfits! merci! Marie
Dear Marie, dear readers,
Ah, cashmere! I so love my assistant's striped Lucien Pellat-Finet shawl (pictured), where I occasionally nap, that I have even gnawed on it, but it got me in trouble... Anyhow, I'm lucky enough to have an inbuilt fur coat. (Remember, that's the only acceptable fur!)
My amanuensis, who unlike me wears clothes on the street, apart from her striped socks and little cashmere hat, also favors high-waisted jeans (the vegan brand April 77 is stocked at Noir Kennedy, rue du roi de Sicile, in the Marais), and some cute girlfriends of hers swear by dance leotards. Actually, Mary-Laure is known to have worn dance leg-warmers on her arms to keep them toasty.
As it's cold on the street but hot on the Métro and inside many buildings, she just layers away... She'll wear a long-sleeved t-shirt under a short-sleeved tee (or a tiny dress, such as the sleek little numbers Roland Mouret designed for Gap last year...), with a light sweater and a warmer cardigan/hoody (or even a trim denim jacket), which she can take off in a wink. A knee-length coat (from Lanvin, no less), and the aforementioned shawl, complete her outfit.
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