I wrote about a trip gone not-my-way to Paris. The Cliff Notes version goes like this: First time to Paris, 15th Wedding Anniversary, kids along for the celebration, great food and art, but absolutely, not a second, or two, of self-indulging shopping. I was heartbroken in the most romantic and stylish city on earth.
Then a couple of weeks ago, I posted about #followus on Instagram. It’s fun to be followed, but it’s also great to follow in a voyeuristic way. I guess you could call that stalking. It was through my stalking, I mean following, that I found out Kirna Zabete had a new shipment of Maison Michel headpieces. I had been so looking forward to seeking out Maison Michel in Paris that at least this was some form of Parisian payback.
Hats are so fun and attitude changing, and I just love them. I resolutely believe they look better on women with long hair. And since I have a mohawk, hats make me look like a drowned rat. This not-so-fun fact doesn’t seem to stop me. I always try headpieces on, and I’m always mortified when I do. I secretly hope that one day the rat in the mirror will turn into a swan.
When I saw the Kirna Zabete instagram announcing the Maison Michel headpiece, I made a bee line for the store. And you know what? The headpiece doesn’t make me look like a rat at all. OK, so I don’t exactly look like a swan either. The magnificent Maison Michel headpiece I bought are bear ears. So yeah, I look like a bear. A Mama Bear to be exact.
I’m looking forward to wearing them on my 2nd trip to Paris. They get to go. The kids are staying at home with Papa Bear.