|People put prized possessions on the mantle…don’t they??|
When Jill and Adrienne announced a blogger event to post our most cherished item, I almost said NO! After all, I do not really own anything that I absolutely cannot live without. I only own one original Louis Vuitton purse that my daughter and I found in a little, obscure resale shop years ago. My daughter carried it for a while and now it is in my closet.
I own no Chanel or Alexander McQueen or anything of great, great value. But, I happen to remember a quote from Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
|First time to use the tripod…almost cut off my head!|
That made me think of this tunic….because it is really different. I have told the story of this garment a couple of times over the last 18 months, but for the sake of the theme, I will tell it once again. My husband went on a business trip to Las Vegas( perhaps 15 years ago), and returned with a shirt dress for me. The dress was a great print (he knew I loved big and bold) and was quite voluminous. After many attempts, there was really no way I could make it flattering. I was large and the dress made me look really, really large! But I loved the print and his heart to bring it to me. One day when I was cleaning my closet and pondering if I should just donate it, something came over me and I grabbed a pair of scissors and began to cut! I loved the pockets on the each side, so I made sure to cut just under them which actually left a point on the sides. Then I took it to the dry cleaners and got a small hem stitched in. I loved it….as a tunic and funky jacket. I would wear it more often, but it is so distinctive that people around me would think I owned nothing else.
The end of the story is…that I cherish this garment because it was originally a gift from my husband; it was my first attempt at my own fashion design; and because I really love the print!! It is not a Chanel or McQueen…but it is an original Pamela Lutrell(e) (you have to say this with a French accent, and an implied e on the end, to get the full affect!!)
|Guess Flats: Marshalls|
Now, I am so pleased to announce the winner of the Marvelous March 1 Foxcroft Collection Blouse Giveaway is the beautiful PJ!!! Congratulations PJ…enjoy your new blouse…cannot wait to see which color you select. Also, thanks to Foxcroft for making this possible!!
A final thought from Coco:
I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.