I became obsessed with the crazy, whimsical designs of Jean-Claude de Castelbajac in 2009. I can’t say I wasn’t warned: Look at this tag from one of my Castelbajac jackets.
Since 2009, I’ve gotten rainbow high-heel loafers; a boob-cloud top; a Lego dress; a sailor outfit; a sailor vest; a smiling skirt; and an army jacket. (Still on my wish list is Lady Gaga’s Kermit the Frog Castelbajac jacket.) Whenever I’m in Paris, a visit to the Castelbajac store is a must. You can buy some Castelbajac online at sites including Frenchologie, but I like to try clothes on in person these days. So old-fashioned, I know!
Anyway, I was in Paris last week and as I was standing at the Castelbajac counter paying for a completely ridiculous trench coat (which you’ll see in a later post) I flipped through the spring look book and spotted a dress. “Stop everything!” I calmly screamed in my fake French accent to the sales people. “Do you have this dress?” Yes, they did. Thank goodness for the 30% off sale because I had to have the coat AND the dress. I wore the dress to dinner with MrB at La Société in Place Saint-Germain des Prés.
What Wendy Wore
Dress with pockets: JC de Castelbajac (2013)
Shoes: Prada (2010)
Lip color: Chanel Rouge Double Intensité in Ruby Lite
I admit that “burlap” isn’t the best color for me, but I think the black pleather lightning bolt more than makes up for that. I have a couple of other pieces — including this Ossie Clark maxi dress — that aren’t as flattering to my complexion as they could be, but I don’t give a fuck because I still love them. And love, as the sages say, is blind.
UPDATED TO ADD: I added a link to this post to the Visible Monday post on Not Dead Yet Style. Click here to see the other highly visible wimmins.