Happy New Year!
Perhaps you will look at these photos and conclude that I have resolved in 2017 to dress more bizarrely.
Non, non. But I am trying to keep things interesting for all of us.
What, exactly, am I wearing?
I am wearing “Top in Three-Dimensional Jacquard” by Marni (pre-SS2016).*
Clearly, I could not make such a thing up. It really happened.
But how would you explain it to someone who was just visiting this blog?
Explanation No. 1: Safety First!
The Directrice has assuaged her need for safety, her desire to be insulated from harm, her craving for security in a world gone mad, by wearing an oven mitt.
It’s not a bad idea.
Explanation No. 2: The Metamorphosis
When The Directrice woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, she found herself changed into a gigantic insect.
It might happen. There is something vaguely shell-like about this top, wouldn’t you agree?
Explanation No. 3: A New Dress Code
After years of tinkering with the dress code, struggling to stay ahead of dangerous fashion trends, and enforce standards sensibly and equitably, my law firm has adopted a uniform. Everyone will now wear a litigation smock.
Also not a bad idea. The smock would be better if it had pockets for pens and cell phones.
The back is longer than the front. As always, I am wondering if it requires a little adjustment. Should I shorten the back by two inches? To shrink the difference a little?
I had also wondered if I should ask my tailor to make this a little more form-fitting, by contouring the center seam down the back. And then I looked closely at that center seam and realized that it should not be disturbed.
Do you see what I saw? You need to come closer.
Do you see the craft?
The pattern has been perfectly matched. Perfectly.
It would be quite wrong to meddle with this beautiful work. I shall leave it alone and be happy to look like a yellow ladybug.
The half-bow (rabbit ear) is not ornamental. It actually holds the garment closed.
Perhaps it’s easier to see if I take you back one step.
Nope. We need a real Tarantino flash-back.
I am not sure that this top will be taking up permanent residence in Chez Directrice. It’s too heavy to be worn under a jacket and that may be a disqualifying deficit.
Top: Marni Top in Three-Dimensional Jacquard; Shirt: Talbots; Pants: JCrew ; Bag: Coach; Shoes: Lazio Collezione
* I did not pay full price! I bought it from YOOX in December.
** This is a line from a movie. A Directrice mug will go to the first commenter who knows — from memory, not an Internet search — what movie it is.+
+ I have finally have the mugs that I promised last summer. Deborah, Nicky, and Leslie: They are coming!