Photos via The Cut
This is how I’m thinking lately: I’m 46 years old, and I’m super lucky if I have that many years left to live. Why hold back about… things? For example: tattoos. I will probably have the thing for less than half my life as it is, why not hurry up about it? Another example: clothing. The transparent chiffon skirts at the Carmen Marc Valvo fashion show at the Fairmont Hotel last week called to me, and why should I not return their call?
One potential reason: I have no an occasion to wear such a garment. Let’s just assume I find one. Will I offend in this ensemble? I cover myself 80 percent less at the beach and and no one has complained directly. And perhaps wearing a sheer chiffon ball skirt and boy shorts will be delightful.
After the show, I asked the designer, who is celebrating his 25th year with his own fashion house, “Who can wear a sheer gown like that?”
“Anyone!” he replied. Of course he did. He specifically mentioned Jennifer Lawrence as someone who would look fetching in his design. Indeed she wore something similar by Dior to the Hunger Games premier last year. I was thinking more along the lines of Carine Roitfeld, who is closer to my age, and has worn similar outfits in the past. I know, she’s a French magazine editor, but still.
Reasons to go for it: life is short. Fashion should be fun. And I will wear tights. Maybe even supportive ones.
What do you think?
By the way, the event was a fund raiser for the Arthritis Foundation, they raised $275,000! Go ladies who lunch!