My best friend Susan recently sent me an envelope full of articles, clippings and a short note. (Isn’t snail mail such a rare, unexpected joy?) On the reverse side of a profile of actor Tahar Rahim from the French movie “Un prophète,” Alexa Chung glared at me decked out in some fierce Versace:
The photo inspired me to try the same color combo the very next day, but in a much tamer, more practical way:
Now before we wax on about this palette being some fresh, new, highfalutin concept, it occurred to me that the Smurfs have been rockin’ it since 1958:
They have a ridiculous new movie coming out this month too. So…is Donatella trying to emulate Smurfette? Here’s a possible clue:
Hmm, on second thought, she doesn’t need a cartoon muse; she’s the greatest caricature on her own!
Update on July 16, 2011: While standing in the grocery store checkout line today, I was flipping through the August issue of Bazaar when I saw it—Smurfette stars in a fashion story about fall’s best accessories!