une mouette frivole

Friday, January 13, 2006

Though "les Soldes," the French annual sales, officially started January 11, I didn't cotton on until I started receiving my invites in the mail mid-week. Couture houses's and small designers's private sales, usually by invitation, are the chance for middling artist types, like myself, to get some gorgeous stuff at slap-me-silly prices. This year, I cracked for Estelle Yomeda's shoes. She used to design for YSL, but now she's solo. This one's a one-off hybrid between the Frivole (Collection Boudoir) and the Mouette (Collection Bord de Mer)... une mouette frivole (a frivolous seagull). Aren't they divine!