Bewitch me! I’ll bewitch you in a minute!
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze
– Amanda Cross
I’ll never forget the first time I saw that model, as beguiling as Miss Grundy from Archie Comics, with the confident swagger of a deluxe Mrs. Potatohead. A sleeveless Ed Norton–style vest, a Hallmark birthday ribbon in her hair, and glasses big enough to read a book with, if she were into that kind of thing.
She was like the best of 50 years of pop culture, and she was walking my way at New York Fashion Week. The character in Steel Magnolias said it best: “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize...”
Well, heck, who wants to be that different from the animals, anyway?
A model presents a creation from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 collection during New York Fashion Week September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Keith Bedford