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.
Dear readers, if you too have a question about lifestyle, fashion, Paris or anything else, don't hesitate to ask. The Oracle always answers!
Benjy

13 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

What a spoiled little brat you seem to be, Benjy!

pia said...

the oracle does crack me up! thanks again for the award and I passed it back to you becuase you too make my day! and I have passed it on to another 4 bloggers. Thanks for your comment on my Paris pic, I'm not there right now but I will let you know when I am!

JanelleGrace said...

Isn't Benjy the cutest?

Lisa said...

Aw, all dogs should be a little bit spoiled. Just so long as they have nice manners.

Jessie Cacciola said...

oh so cute! ...I'm away at college and missing my little dog...

Bitterbetty said...

aw Benjy.. I love the way you hold our paws "just so". I send hugs and pets.

Jill said...

Oh, I love the cute outfit descriptions in this post! I desperately need inspiration this time of year! Very cute doggie too.

Flora said...

Cashemere? Spoiled assistant I'd say! Lucky you - Benjy and assistant.

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh Benjy I do love your style. We must meet this summer!

marie said...

ooh merci for the answer benjy!
you both sound so chic!
(and toasty warm too!)

Sanctuary said...

What a beautiful blog you have! Thank you for leaving a comment on mine, so I found your lovely nook! I will now go and browse some more, and I'll be back in future!

Anonymous said...

Benji is a top model!

Angie said...

Cute little dog! I love reading you describe your wardrobe too :-)