Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fun "Fur" for Fall

Have you seen Louise Bourgeois at the Guggenheim? Here’s the Mapplethorpe photo that advertises her show.

I love Bourgeois’s postmodern cavewoman, with her great bone (ahem) and artfully ratty fur.

It reminds me of this Burberry Prorsum dress, as shown in Allure.


Though the dress is actually silk organza chiffon, it visually approximates fur in a lighter, chic manner. And to the touch? Probably delightful.

I’d be content patting my dress all day.


**I’d say “nay” to the purple lips, though. At Nordstrom the other day, the Bobbi Brown assistant tried so hard to get me to purchase a fall make-up set, which included a cocoa mauve eye liner (loved) and a mauve lipstick (hated; I looked like a corpse). Whatever happened to the days when the assistants actually helped you choose colors that worked with your coloring?

13 comments:

WendyB said...

It's always been a mix with department store makeup peeps. Some have it and some don't. I don't think they've gotten any worse. It's like some hairstylists have "it" and some don't.

Kat said...

i love the burberry prorsum dress, and i see the resemblance between the pictures, but i don't think she carries a bone... ;)

miss cavendish said...

Wendyb, I know what you mean. Speaking of hair, I'm off to the Cape next week and the salt water and sun promise to wreak havoc on my locks. I'm thus contemplating a short cut for fall, somewhat Pob-y. Do you have a great NYC person for short hair?

miss cavendish said...

Kat, Well, you know, just add an "er" . . . ;)

Petersens said...

LOVED this post. I've been trespassing on your blog now for about a week and I look forward to each new post. I'm a reformed rocker, otherwise known as the housewife. NOT for long, as I'm contemplating my next big attempt at greatness. :) Your blog is a treasure. Keep it up!

miss cavendish said...

Petersens (Raquel), Thanks so much! Reformed rockers en route to new heights of greatness are especially welcome! ;)

Deborah said...

I know what you mean. It used to be that I counted on Bobbi Brown to work with my coloring and not just ask me I liked (who's the professional here, anyway?). Sadly that's just not the case anymore. And I wish Estee Lauder was better about that too. I love some of their summer colors but I'm not sure what would look best on me. Again, I can't count on the sales people for help in that area.

enc said...

I find that the women behind the makeup counters are so anxious to make a sale, they barely even listen to me! Mauve lipstick is dangerous. I tried it once, to eyebrow-raising results.

miss cavendish said...

Deborah, We're on our own--innocents among a preying, preening host of commission-hungry(?) makeup "specialists."

enc, I'm reminded of that crocodile chorus of "lovely!" "beautiful!" that one hears just before paying one's bill at the beauty salon . . .

Miss White said...

I adore the Burberry Prorsum dress, if only...

Deborah said...

Speaking of mauve lipstick, this reminds me of the time many years ago that someone I knew in Hong Kong sent a tube of purple Biba lipstick to me. At the time Biba was all the rage and very difficult to come by in the states, and I recall thinking how chic I'd be wearing this purple lipstick from that trendy boutique(I was about 17 at the time). I was so disappointed when I looked in the mirror and saw how awful it looked!

STYLE AND THE CITY - PARIS said...

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Always In Style said...

I hear you about the Bobbi Brown counter experience. Though I'm really looking forward to playing with this mauve palette I know it will be difficult for many skin tones.