Thursday, August 6, 2009

Savoir Cuff!

I always think that nothing is more elegant than a French cuffed shirt set off with a pair of wonderful cufflinks. Nothing to flashy mind you, just a discreet highlight on the cuff, just enough for people to notice.

My favourite pair of cufflinks are a pair that one of my Great Uncles had bought back from France after the Great War. They are four French coins linked together by a discreet silver chain. I love wearing these!

A pair of cufflinks on my wish list are the ones below from Seattle based Smersh designs. These are made of an interesting blend of materials. Handmade by a husband and wife team in Seattle each pair is filled with natural cork, surrounded by expresso-colored concrete, and then set handsomely in sterling silver.
And of course who wouldn’t want the Georg Jenson pair below??

Savoir Daisy!

Daisy Fellowes born in 1890 with the impressive name of Marguerite Séverine Philippine Decazes de Glücksbierg, society figure, muse to Schiaparelli, acclaimed beauty, Editor of French Harpers Bazaar and heiress to the Singer Sewing Machine millions, had more than enough Savoir Faire to go around!

Daisy Fellowes was frequently referred to in the newspapers during the years 1920 and 1940 as "the most elegant woman in the world". This Parisian woman possessed remarkable taste, courage, was sports-minded, had a sense of humour, and was an author. Her distinctive qualities gave her the reputation of being the force that set the fashion trends when she became, as of 1933, the fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar.

The absolute personification of Schiaparelli's 'hard chic' was Daisy - who was praised by the fashion illustrator Marcel Vertès for having 'the elegance of the skeleton'.

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