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Mademoiselle Plume is back!

Mademoiselle Plume is back!

Bonjour !  This will be a short one. I just have an announcement that will not fail to brighten up your weekend: Mademoiselle Plume, the featherweight French jacket, is back! “Who?,” you ask. Mademoiselle Plume, of course. Don’t you remember her? I introduced this chic Parisian girl to you in last fall’s fashion post. Mademoiselle Plume and…

16 Responses to Mademoiselle Plume is back!

  1. That was a beautiful video. Catherine Deneuve has always been a favourite of mine. I can’t believe she’s 70, and I’m nearly the same age! Your blog is so delightful and I love the little quilted jacket. Thank you 🙂

    • Bonjour Mariette. Maybe, maybe not. Still, it is so hard to age gracefully when one has been such a big star, for so many years. I’d totally understand if Catherine had decided to get “a little help.” It’s a personal decision. Madame Deneuve’s talent and personality are intact, and that is what I love her for.

    • I adored her in “Potiche,” and the way she made fun of herself, and her image as a glamorous woman (the intro scene when she jogs in the park in a red jump suit… Pure genius!) Deneuve has often been cast in dramatic roles because of her cold beauty, but she is a very funny actress. My favorite Deneuve movie was shot in the 1970s with Yves Montand: “Le Sauvage.” Her rebellious nature was in full display– and she was, of course, gorgeous. Try to find it if you have not seen it yet.

  2. C’est pas possible! 70? Quels sont les secrets des française? Et ce petit veste me plaît, voilà! C’est parfait et pas du tout gonflé comme les autres sortes de vestes! Véro! Merci d’étre venue chez moi. Ma mère est morte il y a 27 ans, mais l’art de vivre et de mourir sont de beaux sujets pour l’écriture car il faut approfondir notre existence, n’est-ce pas?

    Je t’embrasse fort et bonne semaine! Anita

  3. I love that jacket. It looks so warm and cozy. I wish I had the money to make the investment. I normally complain about three figure prices on clothing, but even I have to admit that for a good fall/winter item, it really is worth it. That’s the type of jacket you have and wear all season and keep for years. You know?

    And I had no idea Catherine was 70! She’s the same age as my dad. He turns 70 in a few months. For some reason, because I’ve seen her in so many b&w photos, I pictured her as being older. Like a golden era movie star. Well for her age, she looks pretty fantastic. Still a beauty in every sense of the word.

    • Merci for your visit, Jenny. You’re right: Mademoiselle Plume is a great investment. She has been my sidekick most days these past two weeks, and I live in Seattle! Maybe you should add her name to the list you are sending to Santa this year. You never know… 🙂

  4. I bought a similar jacket a couple of years ago, a Danish brand, in a neutral taupe colour which is so versatile. So light yet so warm, it’s the most useful jacket I’ve bought. I like your burgundy combination and Le Comptoir des Cotonniers is a store I discovered a good few years ago. This year I came across a London branch too. As for Catherine Deneuve, I can’t believe she’s seventy!

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