Thursday, December 30, 2010

Breaking Away - Ratatat



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).

5 comments:

K.Line said...

You know, I'll happily take either version in each of those instances...

joy said...

I am a 20-something and I agree. The mother does not look like she is trying hard. Very "effortless" because we all know she cares just as much as the daughter.

Anonymous said...

That book is now on my wishlist...

Rebecca said...

Ooooh I want this book!

Agreed on the Annie Hall thing. I have finally given up trying to look cute in baggy clothes. I look homeless and pregnant. Maybe in my next life I'll come back with a boy-figure and tons of money so that I can wear nothing but Marni...

L.R. said...

Agree with you on all of it. Oh god the love handles...