Mademoiselle Plume and I had just met then. A year later, she has become a trusted friend; an indispensable accessory; my favorite travel piece (thanks to her companion nylon pouch, she fits inside my carry-on bag;) the classiest, most comfortable, doudoune (puffer coat) I have ever tried on.
“I don’t do puffer coats!” some of you will exclaim. Maybe not, but you have not met Mademoiselle Plume yet…
Be honest. Tell me: Does this cute, stylish jacket look puffy to you?
I love my 2012 limited edition Plume; her cheekiness; the way burgundy, purple and black blend seamlessly on the sleeves. The cute leather trim around the collar. Oh, and the jacket is reversible too, did I mention it? The black side is perfect to go out in the evening.
The bad news: This model is not available in stores anymore. Dommage.
The good news: Mademoiselle Plume is back this fall, with brand new colors (solid or not,) and a few subtle changes (the stitching, for example.)
Same Mademoiselle Plume. Even better. And, at under $150, still affordable.
Le Comptoir des Cotonniers and Uniglo has done it again. More details here.
|Mademoiselle Plume – Fall 2013 collection|
The e-boutique only ships to European countries. Where do you find her?
More good news headed your way: Le Comptoir des Cotonniers owns several boutiques in New York city. I am sure the sales staff would be happy to assist you and ship Mademoiselle Plume your way if you ask nicely.
So what are you waiting for? Christmas is around the corner (hint! hint!)
And in case you wonder: No, I do not work for le Comptoir. I just like to share good things with my friends, that’s all.
Je vous en prie. You’re welcome.
Before I wrap up this post and sit down with Junior for a fun movie-dinner date (Rebel without a Cause and pizza are on the menu tonight,) I have a special message for a truly special lady.
The great Catherine Deneuve – “La Reine Catherine” – celebrated her 70th birthday this week. She has graced movie screens around the world for decades. Beautiful and flawless, her acting range and filmography are impressive. She has been the best ambassador France and French cinema could have dreamed of. Today, at 70, she remains “la Grande Catherine,” and has a new movie out this month.
Chapeau. Hats off.
Read the tribute the Huffington Post published this week, here.
Joyeux Anniversaire, Madame Deneuve.
Bon weekend. A bientôt.