Let me be
8:32 I open one eye, it’s daylight, I didn’t hear the alarm. I jump out of bed and into the shower. A little cotton-headed. Standing before my closet, an eternal dilemma: skirt or pants? I opt for the mini-corolla with wide pleats; its trim waist is really feminine and I love its warm khaki green. What to wear on top? Hmmm a sequined t-shirt. It might make waves at the office, but why should I only shine by night? A little sweater, makeup, fast chignon, café-tartine and I’m off.
9:44 Metro’s packed, if someone spills their latte on my Alexis Mabille coat, I can’t be held responsible for my actions! It’s a wool and cashmere blend in deep red with a big striped flounce - it took me forever to find a chic coat that can go anywhere, anytime.
10:15 I’m late so I keep a low profile, no luck – the boss saw me. The rundown of last night at the Montana will have to wait. Which reminds me, I have to drop my draped leather dress at the cleaner’s.
11:37 An email from Jules: “Cassandra’s beside herself, someone stole her AM cardigan with the mink collar.” If she’d only left it at the coat check…
12:59 Girls’ lunch at the local bistrot. Max, the waiter, sighs as I tell him that an omelette will suffice. Yes, I’m on a diet. A tourist takes a shine to my tote in crinkled patent leather - “No way I’m going to sell it!!!”
15:06 Major meeting in killer mode, I am all over this project. Just after, the director of communications asks me where she can find the wrap dress that I was wearing during the last conference call. “At Mabille, I love the feather print but it also comes in silk with bows. And this season, he’s showing them with cute pants.” Double victory: I score points, and my boss leaves me alone.
17:40 A stop by Chloé.S, my favorite cake shop. I cave for two cupcakes - but I so deserve them! Anyway, at the end of the day you can have a snack, it says so in my book on chrono-nutrition.
20:07 Swing by the house, just enough time to change and refresh my makeup. I’m banking on simplicity: a draped burgundy evening skirt and matching men’s shirt. My feather and fox jacket can come out another night. A couple of strass cuffs and off to the opera!
23:51 A couple cocktails at Cointreau Privé by Alexis Mabille to catch Monsieur X at the turntable. We decide on a salmon burger at Kaspia. On the next banquette, a cute architect gives me the eye. He’s totally my type, he’s even wearing a bow tie… which I’ll steal as soon as he takes off his pants!