I’m really lucky. In my line of work I get to attend some great events. Fancy do’s with beautiful people and spare no expense excess. It can be a lot of fun – but I always face the same problem (get ready – this is one of those problems that falls in the “My diamond shoes are too tight” category). I never know what to wear.
The Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. The black-tie Kennedy Centre Honors. Fancy cocktail party outside the Louvre in Paris. Really, what do I care. The paparazzi aren’t photographing me. But nevertheless, I’m a woman and I care about fashion and how I look. So how on earth do I handle caviar styles with a mac and cheese budget? All these events are populated by well-heeled attendees who are particularly well-heeled in their Christian Laboutins and couture. I on the other hand will be wearing something from the Spring 2000 line of The Gap (Black Magic strikes again?) and accessories courtesy of Joe Fresh.
For the record, I always buy my accessories at the local Superstore with the Joe Fresh capsule shop. Here’s how it goes:
“I love that necklace.”
“Oh this old thing. I picked it up while buying avocados and diapers.”
Classy, right? Super fancy. But its actually ok. I would love a beautiful couture dress, don’t get me wrong. But the reality is, I don’t live in the champagne and caviar world. I just visit it occasionally.
However, on my last business trip to Paris I was given a treat – a beautiful dress from Lanvin. I couldn’t believe the generosity and was truly touched by the gesture. This dress is a beaut! A pretty colour with the perfect drape. Perhaps I could get used to a little high fashion in my wardrobe after all.