Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I learned of a new book to be published in April that I know I will not be able to resist, Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Inès de la Fressange (with Sophie Gachet).
I’m interested in this book for a couple of reasons. One, because I know Ms. de la Fressange was a muse to Karl Lagerfeld and in the 1980’s was the face of Chanel. Here she is in a 1986 picture featured in Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danièle Bott. I love the sequined suit with the gold trim replicating the chain handle of a Chanel 2.55 bag. So Dynasty!
Also, Francophile that I am, I cannot a resist a book with the words “Parisian Chic” in the title. I will at least pick it up to have a look, even if I don’t buy it (although, I know myself, I’ll probably buy it).
Going through my closet I pulled this look together for the theme of Parisian Chic.
Sailor shirt—J. Crew
Silver ballet flats—Bandolino
Vintage Chanel bag (a baby 2.55)
Nail polish—Revlon, Frankly Scarlet
Of course I can’t go out wearing this today because it’s about 30 degrees outside here in New York, with sidewalks covered in ice. I’ll wait until April, for this look and Inès’s book.