We were very impressed with the great responses to the qualifying giveaway question
"What makes you feel Chic?'...
it was a difficult decision choosing just one so we have chosen two!
With such great answers we could have given out many copies!
One winner will receive the unread copy of Madame Chic and the other, the Hostess's gently read copy.
Both books are autographed by the author Jennifer Scott.
Congratulations to Rebekah and Laura Gail !
Please email your mailing information and I will pop your books in the post pronto!
I am not guilty...
Stick 'em up!
2 ply cashmere cardigan by A. Giannetti of Italy
for a song.
I think I got a bargain
I didn't steal it
I paid cash
I rushed out of the shop
feeling a bit like a criminal!
Like that IKEA commercial...
the one where the woman runs out of the store screaming
"Start the car, start the car!"
I found a wool duffle coat...
MAC N' JAC
way too large
took it to my seamstress
who altered it to fit
still boxy but much better on the shoulders and the sleeve length.
It is very pedestrian
but in such a soft wool and cashmere blend
I could not resist!
I wore Gloverall Duffle coats in high school
so it's a bit like walking down memory lane...
Mr. HB wore duffle coats.
Many of my classmates wore them.
There was a uniform of sorts...
an unwritten code of dress.
Speaking of a code of dress...
There is a witty writer who comments on my blog
when I mention The Fashion Policehe or she is very entertaining....
I'd like to share their latest comment with you.
Lt. Blk. Slashacrosstheeyes of the Fashion Police (5th Precinct), here. The Precinct has been snowed under. Mostly due the immense number of infractions and resultant arraignments made at a recently held award function that shall remain nameless for security reasons. (Oh, Sarah Michelle. Really?) Regarding your recent inquiry on the possible correctness, political or otherwise, of the donning of fur outerwear, the short answer is: You wear leather shoes don’t you?
But let’s see what the Code Book says:
Article II of Sec. 56(ii), tells us “Oftentimes an individual is the recipient of a vintage style of outerwear constructed of one or more animal pelts. This windfall can be considered fortuitus and no citations issued if:
a) it fits;
b) it keeps the wearer warm when exterior temperatures have dropped to the point of Freeze Your Patookus Off; and
c) you could never afford anything so luxurius even with your second income as a Street Harpie.
The wearing of the hide is also allowable under any one or a combination of the following circumstance(s):
a) when worn, the wearer is both holding the collar up and close to the cheek whilst making an entrance through any portal [i.e., the Ritz, a corner dive bar, a bedroom] of any room as it is not WHAT you wear but HOW you wear it – this is key;
b) a sultry stride of entitlement is utilized whilst making said entrance; or in the occurance of a bedroom portal, a casual lean against the door jam, one foot in a slightly raised position behind the other in a kittenish manner and sipping a bourbon;
c) you are Elizabeth Taylor.
However, what must be noted here is the additional importance of what the wearer is wearing underneath, or more specifically, not. If the wearer is:
a) nude or
b) a little Wacoal (very little); or
c) a satin and lace slip; then not only are there no infractions but kudos are awarded. Extra bankable points can be issued as well if perfume is to be found behind ones knees, one’s pearls match her slip and/or You Can Leave Your Hat On (Tom Jones version), or perhaps a little of Bronislau Kaper’s Butterfield 8 sound track is playing mistily in the background on the hi fi.”
So again, it looks like you’re in the clear on any possible infraction. Thanks to your Great Aunt Tirzah. And you know SHE liked her Tom Jones, even if she never said.
Universal Fashion Police
I think this is brilliant and witty...
hope that your week is off to a great start!
Thanks again to the Fashion Police.