Duchesse of Passage des Perles from Toronto, Canada today shares her thoughts on style.
What is the one thing you would spend a lot of money on?
Your coat: it’s the entrance and exit. A sad coat makes anything under it less lovely.
What are your top tips for looking stylish when travelling?
Matte jersey pants or skirt: they go from day to evening, flow gracefully and roll to nothing in your suitcase.
What’s the secret to looking polished?
Wearing a good bra and the right length clothes for your figure; carrying yourself “as tall as you are”.
What is your current obsession?
I’m always looking for supple, well-cut leather. A great jacket transforms your basics.
Who inspires you?
Any woman of 50+ who looks like a vibrant, intelligent and aesthetically-engaged person.
What’s not worth the money?
Spa treatments: over-hyped and over-priced.
What’s your secret to making yourself stand out?
I prefer discreet allure to standing out.
The one piece of advice most women need but don’t get?
After 50, your jewelry should be real. Not necessarily precious, but real.
What’s the best piece of style wisdom you’ve ever received?
Don’t buy anything that can only be worn for only one occasion, and wear your best clothes the most!
How would you describe your personal style?
Quiet luxury mixed with stealth bargains.
What a wonderful post on the Duchesse!
"Quiet Luxury mixed with stealth bargains"
That is my style too!
I love how you define your style! And I agree that spa treatments are totally overrated.
Very nice profile on Duchesse, a woman of taste and style. Thank you!
No, no, spa treatments are wonderful. I wait for specials. Also don't agree with jewellery having to be "real" for over 50's but I do like it to look expensive.
Oh dear,gave up on this ladies blog some time ago. Not youthful enough for me & I'm a long way past 50 . Too much about real jewels ,boring pearls & gruesome real fur. All so aging . Not like your own good advice.
Quiet luxury mixed with stealth bargains is what I aspire to!
I love this post. Couldn't agree more re spas!
Wonderful post.Love this post.I usually wear skirt when I travel.