I’m having retro moments lately (notice I didn’t say “senior” moments), although I must confess to having had another birthday earlier this month which puts me that much closer to that designation. But I’m not going to complain, as it certainly beats the alternative.
Anyway, I was getting ready for work one day last week, and slipped on a silky mockneck sweater in the most gorgeous shade of blue-violet, put on a great red lipstick and suddenly felt the urge to spray something a bit opulent to complete the effect. So I turned to my bottle of one of the ’80s greatest hits: Givenchy’s Ysatis.
Yes, it’s big — shoulder-pad big, but still so beautiful and classy to me that I can forgive it for that. And it has a little fun built in, too, I think, with its wink of coconut, to keep it from being too serious and over-the-top. It was launched not long before I began my most glamorous job ever, doing fashion public relations. I had to dress to the nines every day for work there, and Ysatis was a frequent companion as I wrote press releases, helped organize shows, and handled parties and seminars for buyers who would come in several times a year for the various markets.
Ysatis never failed to make me feel elegant and well-heeled, even as it did last week. Mind you, I wore it sparingly, as one spritz is a gracious plenty (at least for me), but it was just enough to make my day. Ah, to be that young, thin and carefree again …
So please share with me: When you’re having a retro moment (or would like one), what do you wear and where does it take you?