Chasuble and Green Water, Les Parfums Jacques Fath, photographed by Herbert Gehr for Life Magazine, September 1949
During his lifetime, Jacques Fath, the “little prince” of post war Parisian couture, would see seven perfumes released for Les Parfums de Jacques Fath between 1945 and 1954. Two of the most famous fragrances, Iris Gris and Green Water, were created by Vincent Roubert, who also composed Knize Ten in 1924 and Coty’s answer to Chanel No. 5, L’Aimant in 1927. He also worked with Coty on L’Or (1912), A’Suma (1934), and Metéor (1949).
Preceded only by “I love you” and “You were right”, “Made in Italy” is my favorite three word phrase. It never fails to fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling (neither do the other two). So amidst the chaos of new flooring being installed in my flat and uncertain weather, once again cursed by every newspaper in the country’s prediction of a “bbq summer”, I threw on one of my favorite vintage Pucci dresses, sprayed myself in 4160 Tuesdays’ Rome 1963, set my hair (bring it on, English weather!), and stepped out to take in The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum.
Barely escaping the carnage of a massive DIY project
I managed to sneak a few photos inside the exhibition before getting told off by one of the security guards.
Prada “a cosmos of its own composed of heavenly bodies set in a complex orbit” has essentially taken over Harrods with its Pradasphere for the entire month of May.
I returned to the exhibition on Harrod’s fourth floor for a second time to photograph this definitive offering of treasures from a brand whose name has been at the fore front of my fashion consciousness my entire life.
Few things in life give me the unmitigated joy and satisfaction as finding the perfect piece to bring an ensemble together. For me this is a very selective process, and I can be a very sort of “all or nothing” girl which typically involves me ruling out anything I am not 100% content with or biding my time until I can afford that perfect sought after item I have my little heart set on.
I had been on the lookout for the perfect pair of blue trousers or shorts to compliment the Garence Doré for Kate Spade blouse I received as a birthday present for nearly two years.
Until destiny struck! I happened upon what I was sure were the blue trousers I had long been dreaming of! An even bigger sign of destiny?? Found in the style steals section of the Matches web site no less! (This rationalising 😀 )
I could not have been any happier with this purchase. The color is just what I was looking for! I adore the high waist, tailored style that feels at once modern and timeless, and they are cut from the most exquisite silk which feels like an absolute dream to wear.
So now that the look is starting to come together…
I just need to find the perfect pair of shoes to go with it. (cue: panic attack)