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27-10-2004
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welcome aboard ameliaraitte...madame...

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another example of something i did not buy...leather leggings by ann demeulemeester...
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I think that as you grow older, you should become more aware of what you like and what looks good on you. You no longer feel the need to experiment as much because you've already tried everything and you know what you're most comfortable in.

I'm in my mid-20's now, and since I look younger, I make an effort to distinguish my look from that of a teenager's. I want people to see me as the mature professional that I aspire to be.

I think that someone who accepts their age is more appealing than someone who tries to dress younger. But everyone's different, I mean, look at Betsy Johnson, she can totally pull off the sugar princess look.

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welcome aboard ameliaraitte...madame...
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I think this is a really interesting topic and I have been thinking about what I have changed since I was in my thirties. I think the main thing is that I buy more expensive (and therefore hopefully better quality) clothes. I have never really been that interested in wearing tight clothes or particularly short skirts so to that extent the general 'shapes' that I wear are very similar. However, I wear darker colours (especially on the bottom half) and I suppose I don't wear as much denim & overtly casual clothes as I once did. However, there is the subtext that I am probably wealthier than I have been in the past so that also partly explains the fact that I spend more (i.e not just the belief that I ought to as I am older).

As for the 'madame' thing - yes its odd. When I got married I kept my own name so I am not really used to being a 'Mrs' either.... I suppose I just like & appreciate the fact that people in France are really polite & address you formally unlike in the Uk where you are lucky if you get a grunt from whoever you are interacting with.

Re Liz Hurley - I just think she has bad taste. A better example might be Kylie Minogue. I think she dresses too young for her years. She needs to grow up & embrace a bit of sophistaication.

Actually I think thats it....i think women in their thirties OUGHT to be a little bit more sophisticated than their little sisters!

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i've been waiting for you to reply to this helena...

no spikey heels and fishnets with a miniskirt for you then?...
how about a push up bra and a see through shirt?...

i think that basically anything that the samantha character from sex and the city did is a big fat DON'T...

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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 28 2004, 08:56 AM
i've been waiting for you to reply to this helena...

no spikey heels and fishnets with a miniskirt for you then?...
how about a push up bra and a see through shirt?...

i think that basically anything that the samantha character from sex and the city did is a big fat DON'T...
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Nope! But I have always been a wee old granny in my prim-ness madame grey! I once had a push up bra (in my twenties) but then I realised a flat chest was good too.... Maybe thats what its about - realising that you don't have to be something that you aren't. I know that now. and I don't want to be some slinky sexpot anymore.

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parisian women are really goodd at that actually helena..have you noticed?...

they have all their sensuality without showing lots of skin and every curve... they love long full skirts with lots of movement and wear flat shoes regularly...and loads of boots...and their clothing just skims the body without hugging it...

their sensuality comes from their ease...they are so relaxed and at ease with themselves... not teetering around and worrying that they are inadvertently showing more than they want to be...

it's very inspiring...that's the difference between style and fashion ...

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yes they are soooo stylish. I love it. Its a bit of a sad-o thing to admit but I really aspire to that.

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i think you are closer to that than you think actually...

and i so agree about feeling like you don't have to be something you're not... it's very liberating...

like wearing a jacket with giant pom poms on it...

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thankyou my dear - that means a lot.

as i get older I realise just how unsexy young 'supposedly' sexy girls actually are. I see sexier people on the street that I do in the pages of magazines. well perhaps 'sexy' is wrong - I suppose i mean attractive. i think.

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thankyou my dear - that means a lot.
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you're welcome...it's very true...

i'm having a bit of an identity crisis now that i'm back in ny actually...


must re-focus...must be myself...wherever i am..

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Originally posted by softgrey@Oct 26 2004, 12:07 AM
i was addressed as 'madame' over and over whilst in paris this weekend...and i was actually thinking quite a bit about this...at first it caught me by surprise and i was a bit put off by it...i wasn't entirely comfortable with the title...

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sniff...sniff... they call me madame too and I'm 24!!!!

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i'm 31 & have never really been a fan of low-rise jeans (a la Tara Reid), but think that it can be done IF it's styled right. someone like Cameron Diaz or Halle Berry can pull off low-rise jeans b/c they do it right. Oprah even had on the most amazing Jeans the other day & she look great b/c she paired it w/a l/s button-down top & sweater over it. had she done a cami w/out a jacket, then it would've been wrong, but she got it right.

for me it's about your body type & how comfortable you are wearing things. i agree that Kylie Minogue needs to add a bit of sophistication to her style, but perhaps it's b/c she wants to flaunt her body? who knows....

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Originally posted by softgrey@Nov 1 2004, 04:13 PM
you're welcome...it's very true...

i'm having a bit of an identity crisis now that i'm back in ny actually...


must re-focus...must be myself...wherever i am..
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what do you mean? why?

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