One year, just before Christmas , I went to Paris with my friend, for some heavy-duty shopping… We had a great time and at the Yves saint Laurent boutique he bought a beautiful suit, really fantastically cut, it suited like a glove. We also visited the Comme Des Garçons store and Yohji Yamamoto boutique plus some other candy stores. In the evening we had diners in nice little restaurants and hang out at a piano bar.
But everything comes to an end, also this lovely trip. The morning we were leaving, we walked by one of the Dior boutiques and went inside. We looked at the clothes and accessories and then he asked me if there was something special I would like to get for Christmas. Ofcourse there was, but I didn’t dare to point it out, because it was to expensive. Instead I pointed out a tiny,tiny necklace with a tiny,tiny pendant. The least expensive item I had seen.
He looked at me and spoke the unforgettable words: ‘Dahling,subtlety is waisted on you’……
I couldn’t stop laughing, but didn’t understand how he knew?! He sent me outside and bought the fancy bracelet in the picture above. I wore it every day for many years. And in the meantime I do understand, how he knew…it’s obvious.