Lasers have brought extraordinary advances to the inhabitants of our little planet. Lasers have given us:
But the most extraordinary application of laser technology, in the context of this blog, is laser-printing, which in turn has given us this:
It’s my hideo-marvelous Clover Canyon tunic.
Hideo-marvelous means “hideous yet marvelous.” Though trade-marked, I hereby give you the right to use the expression freely as much as you need to. Hopefully you won’t need it often.
Don’t be afraid. Come a little closer to see.
I am holding my arms in this unnatural, affected pose to show you how graceful this blouse is . . . if you can overlook the print(s).
The fabric is very fluid, so the full sleeves, which end in a tight cuff, bell a little bit; the uneven, split hem has movement. The back closes very loosely; four buttons with looped button-holes leave significant gaps, so a full coverage camisole is necessary.
A blouse like this needs some neutralizing to be worn in an office setting; a black cardigan comes is very handy at times like this.
This blouse has to be the most unlikely thing in my closet, but I really love it. It’s good to occasionally wear something out of character to work. [N.B. It’s also good to occasionally wear something that makes you look pregnant.] You want to keep your co-workers on their toes and you certainly don’t want them to take you for granted.
Blouse: Clover Canyon; Cardigan: Nanette Lepore; Pants: JCrew; Bag: Coach Gramercy Satchel; Shoes: French Sole New York