The Beaujolais Nouveau Outfit 2013 (Or, It’s Not Easy Being Green)


Loosely inspired by Cate Blanchett’s 2011 Oscar dress and the Lucky Charms leprechaun, this year’s outfit for the AIDS Council’s Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration was all about the green. After thinking over previous ensembles, I realized that many were heavy on black or red, with little to no green – so I went lime-balls-to-the-wall and came up with this grassy pom-pom encrusted concoction. It came together at the last minute, but it’s one of my favorites. While I thought of sticking to Tom Ford and his Private Blends with a few spritzes of ‘Azure Lime’, I decided to try something by Jo Malone instead, and the fragrance of the evening ended up being the Lime, Basil & Mandarin cologne. It worked well with the outfit – and the hat. Because it all comes down to the hat.

As for next year’s outfit, I’m already on it. Planning ahead is what a Virgo does best.


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