Thursday, December 30, 2010
Should it pain me that I find my sartorial leanings side more with the mother than the daughter? That makes me feel quite old, but it's true. Former model Inès de la Fressange is releasing a book in April about style of course! In it, she compares pictures of her style vs. her daughter's style. Both wear near identical outfits with certain flare. Occasionally I feel torn, but I think I'm just a forty something woman trapped in a twenty something's body.
Exhibit A: The Trench coat. Trench coats are for my "off days". Because a trench coat cleans up any look without a sense of "trying too hard". You can't look like you're not trying too hard while wearing heels, so the loafers win.
Daughter wins this one. I don't have enough confidence to parade around in a short, tight skirt without the help and assistance of opague tights. But more power to you Inès de la Fressange. Rock on with your hot mom self.
This one's a draw. I could wear either or and I don't exactly understand the difference. Maybe it's that the daughter's necklace is not as understated? Either way, this is a uniform of mine. Easy. Fast. But always nice.
Mom wins this one. The daughter's blazer and pants are too baggy together. On my curvy figure I would shoot for ironic Annie Hall-ish character but end up looking like I stole a bunch of clothes from my Dad's closet.
Another draw. I'm not a leather jacket girl. I own a pleather hoody but that's different . . .
Finally a win for the daughter! I don't like the tight v necks (they are unforgiving to love handles). I'll take slouchy any day. And if I'm going to wear a tighter v neck, I pair it with slouchy pants.
So wait! That's a tie. Maybe I'm not as old as I feel!
Book is available for pre-order here.
(All information came from the lovely RDuJour, my favorite luxury blog).
Posted by etoilee8 at 8:44 PM