Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Let there be stripes! (3)
this sailor-style sweater that was given to me by my friend Chloé, who has also been my style icon since high-school. I've been wearing it for 10 years and it's still in pristine condition. It's from Eric Bompard, a cashmere brand that used to make hardy knits until they decided to go trendy a few years ago, trading quality for hip designs and sleek ad campaigns. Other French brands that once stood for no-nonsense quality have followed suit - Petit Bateau (sigh), once the paragon of sturdy tees and undies, as well as Repetto (you'll see plenty of international tourists and fashion editors at their boutique but few dancers).
Red is not my color but I like how it gives some flavor to all-black outfits that otherwise lead people to think you're the waitress/usherette - it's happened to me. As a little girl I was obsessed with crimson patent leather shoes (my mum kindly indulged me), and also loved my scarlet rain boots. These days I often wear my bright red suede Salvatore Ferragamo 'Audrey' flats, as I did at the Cannes Film Festival last year...(Check out my Cannes blog)