It's Fashion Week in Paris!
Happy am I to get daily updates via our local newspaper, to be read at my leisure in the comfort of my own home.
I'm just not interested in hustling over to France, and scrambling about to find a seat in a tent among the Rich and Fashionable.
Even though I have lost eight pounds, I know would still look unfashionably whalish among those Social X-ray, as the anorexic fashion slaves are called.
Anyway, I have reason to believe that it will not be long until the Fashion Forward will be making a pilgrimage to Texas.
"Why?" you may ask, incredulously.
Let me explain.
Witness, if you please, this delightful outfit created by none other than Stefano Pilati, and inspired by no less than YSL.
Now I just LOVE everything about this combination: The high neckline and full sleeves. So perfect for covering my personal age related trouble spots.
I love the coral red. I love the bi-level skirt, sweetly longer in the back to cover any thigh issues....
I love the cute open toe shoes, and yes, I even love those fish net stockings. It brings back such fond memories of my Junior High School years, and the late 1960's.
But most of all I love the hat.
Now Piati is only about five years behind my own personal millinery fashion forwardness.
Behold my version of Piati's "johnny-come-lately" design.
This was my first felt blocked hat, created while I was in millinery school, in the spring of 2001.
It is made in navy blue, and is a very heavy felt.
I have had the band trim (a navy satin bias drape, with navy velvet flower accents) ready for about a year, but just haven't got around to finishing up that "WIP", aka "work in process".
Now I think I won't bother doing the band trim at all.
I'd much rather concentrate on whipping up a copy of Pilati's design. Only I'll make mine in navy. I've been told the legs are the last to go, so I'll hem my version just a tad longer than his.
And I'll wear my navy version with RED fish nets!
Personal note to Stefano:
Darling, feel free to give me a call anytime you feel you need further millinery inspiration.
I'm here to help.
xxx & oooo