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Life Magazine June 5, 1931
When my resolute nature wobbles and slumps away from me like ugly potatoes spilling out of a paper bag, I turn to fashion to keep me in form. A summer of adventures in the eucalyptus groves and rose gardens awaits, but first the earth must be purified with poplar charcoal burned down to ash. Time to wear Robert Clergerie and Sonia Rykiel.
Picking up energy for the holiday season and pleased with the growing mound of exciting art and writing projects coming my way, I knew the search for the perfect piece to refresh my much neglected blog was over upon spotting this gathered white top by young Spanish designer Anjara Garcia. Garbled speech, racing pulse, clumsy steps. All the signs that indicate a major design crush.
Though it wouldn’t sit properly over my (let’s be honest) curvaceous bosom unless worn a size too large, I can still admire it for the fine bead work and its well hidden breast pockets (which I can’t see, but they’re supposedly there). Garcia designs for confident Mediterranean women in touch with their femininity and what she calls “subtle sensuality.” This top falls in step.
But it’s the back I really love—evoking Elizabethan court wear, flannel pajamas, and egg whites. “A happy emulsion,” to borrow from a friend. It would be the perfect festive top to wear to a friend’s jubilee party, paired with skinny dark green or blue velvet pants, a thin chain necklace, and a giant paste ring.
French-born designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac (JCC) designed these sexy ski sweaters for winter sports and apparel company Rossignol, and they sizzle! Not one ounce of frump. Who knew winter could be so sensual? Smart man:
The Hepburn Long Half-Zip Pull comes in black and burgundy-chestnut, and is the perfect match for an afternoon stroll following a Thanksgiving day’s indulgences. It probably won’t hurt if you’re leggy, but a trim silhouette, tight knit, and cold-weather gauge mean this sweater dress will flatter any figure.
Available in stores carrying Rossignol.