One good thing about the French scaring me half to death with their traditional Bastille Day flyover was discovering gorgeous blogger Claire from The Fashion Bomb via Twitter, where she, like me, was bitching about having a 9/11-type fright. Turns out Claire is a Hotlanta-native-turned-New-Yorker who is finishing up a two-year stint in Paris. We arranged to meet at Cafe Etincelle.
Before getting together with Claire, I checked out her blog (motto: “All urban fashion … all the time”). One of her regular features is Fashion Bombshell of the Day. Readers send in their pictures, Claire puts them up, and the commenters go all Hot or Not on a bitch’s ass. They don’t hold back. Here’s a sample comment from MrsBliss about Ivory of Los Angeles: “I’m sorry but her looks are geechi at best and all the same (repeat offender!). The chinese store plastics and greasy hair & skin is a DON’T …” Holy crap! I guess I was too focused on Ivory’s great smile, hair and attitude to notice all of that.
I wasn’t dressed to impress MrsBliss the day I met Claire so I had to ban her from posting a picture of me on her blog. But that doesn’t stop me from sharing a photo here. Check out Claire’s Grace Jones t-shirt.
I didn’t realize until I saw the picture that I had gold studs on my shorts and silver studs on my purse. It’s starting to look like I have a stud obsession. But I got those shorts because they were the only black shorts in my size in a particular store when it was 103 degrees out and I NEEDED to get out of the jeans I was wearing. I barely noticed the studs. Honest!