Yesterday I woke up thinking I didn't have the right pair of pants for the day.
You know how it goes, you've got, oh, 30 or so pairs in your closet, but not one is the right one. What I needed was a pair of high-water flares, yep, that's what I was in the mood for. Since I'd recently bought two pairs of long flares, one of them was going to become high-waters.
I have a very scientific method of cutting off jeans, see above. I decided that roughly two widths of my wood floor would be the correct amount, lay them on the floor and cut straight along the crack.
Voilà high-water flares. Gosh, I love an ankle length. I know people think Isabel Marant has brought them back, but I'm sorry I've always felt more comfortable in them. And I love to call them "high-waters." Is that Minnesota? There's also "floods." We used to call them that too. As in waiting for a flood. High-waters. As in...you get the picture. And there's "petal pushers." It all sounds a bit country.
As a matter of fact they did feel a bit hillbilly-ish when I put them on. Like I need a stalk of wheat to chew on to complete my outfit.
So I counteracted this bumpkin-ish feeling by pairing them with a white blazer, a pebble silver fold over clutch and some fierce python wedges and just like that: it was hick-be-gone.
Later in the day, the very cosmopolitan (read opposite of hick) Sophie Assa came into the store with her extremely chic and worldly mother. Both of them had CV clutches to match their outfits.
Sophie paired her old school Camp Vivier canvas clutch with army green skinny jeans and old Alexander McQueen sandals to die for...
I love this clutch. I think we'll do more canvas clutches. "Screen printed with the CV chain link", Jocelyn just said. Yes, great idea.
Here's her mama, Gabby. An seasoned fashionite, she is beautiful and German but lives in London. She worked with Katherine Hamnett in London during the heyday.
Now she reps lines like Current Elliot throughout Europe and wears all white outfits (avec high-waters no less) with Chanel ballerines. Chic mama. As with the last entry about Coryander, the most amazing thing for me with this business is still actually seeing people carrying the bags. I'm so honored! Cool mama/daughter combo wearing CV, that's It.