Thursday, May 24, 2007

Open Letter to Tom Ford

Oh Dearest Tom Ford,

I don't know why you up and left Gucci all those many years ago right as your career with them hit legendary status, thusly turning the fashion world arse over teakettle.

But let me tell you something. If it leads you to produce a fragrance line that smells like a little slice of heaven and show up at my home-away-from-home (Harvey Nichols) to meet all of your London worshipers, then I finally accept your decision.

Yours truly, madly, deeply,

P.S. You're hot.

P.P.S. Are you quite sure you're not straight?

P.P.P.S. Because I'm certain you were flirting with me when you said how cute my Southern accent was.


Beth said...

You went! You really went! Swoon.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm jealous. I'm a fellow American living in London that reads your blog.

Which brings me to a very important question. My husband (bless his heart) likes to buy me clothes. Its hit and miss. Sometimes I can't believe he picked something out in his own, and other times...Well, my birthday was last week and he bought me a jacket that was...ok. Expensive but not my style. Thankfully it was too big and they didn't have a smaller size (yay!) so he said I could trade it in for whatever I wanted. So I got a Diane von Fosterburg dress.

Here's my question: Do you wear something underneath these dresses so the V opening doesn't show all your goods? Are you supposed to? Or am I missing something. I love my new dress so much I want to pet it.


Heather said...

Dearest Anonymous,

First, happy belated darling and congrats on your brand new DVF! I can relate about wanting to pet one's own garments.

Second, are you from the South? Because only a fellow Southerner would be able to use "Bless his heart" so well. Just curious...

Now, you are in great luck because I happen to have first-hand experience with DVF wrap dresses. In fact, I wore one out for my own birthday. When I purchased mine, I asked the salesgal at Matches the very same thing. She suggested a tank and it worked beautifully.

I have actually seen women wearing wrap dresses without them and if you've got the confidence and the decolettage, then I say go for it. It can be done without looking trashy. I, however, am not the exhibitionist type and like a bit of extra coverage. DVF actually sells very thin tanks that work well under her dresses but they're quite pricey for a basic black tank. I happened to have a nice thin, seamless one with a built-in shelf bra and it worked like magic. Looked like it was actually part of the dress. Here's a link to a photo of me wearing it:

If you ever wanted to go for the gold and do without a tank, dress tape would probably work well too to hold everything in place. If you don't have some already, I would highly recommend keeping a supply of Hollywood Fashion Tape on hand ( In fact, I was using some yesterday on my dress when I met Mr. Ford :)



Anonymous said...

Anonymous here again...Thanks so much for the picture! That tank looks perfect under your dress. I'm not brave enough to try it without a tank I think so I shall look for an appropriate coloured one at lunch.

I am not technically Southern (although I did live in Texas for part of my childhood). However, my best friend is from South Carolina so I can probably attribute the "bless his heart" comment to her. And to her mother. :)

And seeing as I've adopted you as my online fashion guru, I'm going to take a picture of my dress and email it to you. I think strappy black sandals would look great with it even though technically there is no black in the dress. But I shall wait for your expert opinion!

And do tell what dress that is you're wearing when you met the (very) hot (read smokin') Tom Ford. You look lovely darling!

Thanks again. :)

Heather said...

Oooh, please do email a pic. I've always wanted to be someone's fashion guru! (And also someone's muse, but that's another story...)

My dress yesterday was straight off the high street - Gap! I thought it looked more luxurious than your typical Gap frock so that's why I got it. And anything looks better with expensive shoes, vintage jewelry, and a designer bag, n'est pas?

A Novelist said...

I love the collection he did for the makeup line Estee Lauder. Great picture! Swoon. And I love your dress. :)