I have seen the latest movie by Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine, starring an amazing Cate Blanchett, playing Jasmine, a newyork socialite trying to put herself back together after her husband suicide and the loss of her social status, by starting a new life in San Francisco, crushing on her adopted sister’s couch and popping pills and alchool.
The change from New York to the West Coast is never easy, not to mention for a Park Avenue Lady, who used to shop, trow dinner parties, vacation in the Hamptons and do pilates.
Anyway, I’m not here to review the movie, but to discuss the main character’s style: Chanel jackets, Hermès belts, Roger Vivier flats, tailored jeans and camel Birkin with gold hardware (you never know, it might be too much to risk with a colour), small earrings and Cartier watches for the day, diamonds for the night, country chic Ralph Lauren for the weekends in the countryside. It’s a codified style, quite boring and dull, even though classy and elegant.
I can’t help but wonder if I would embrace the same luxurious outfits, should I find a rich husband! Or would I remain faithful to my mantra of originality, by which I don’t mean dressing weirdly or eccentrically, or covet what everyone wants, but trying to find the piece of clothing that is more unique than others.
What is your experience? Do you think we are meant to conformity? Growing up, do we lose the verve in our styles and become ashamed of our previous fashion choices?