Friday, October 21, 2011

Sweet Betty

SWEET BETTY: Oh, she is so fabulous, that Betty  Catroux.  One never tires of gazing at her, perhaps envying her for being so tall, so blonde and...well, so Betty, the ultimate muse to Yves Saint Laurent.  She's always had that certain je ne sais quois -- and I never use that phrase except for her.  In 1969 Paris, she is shown here with Saint Laurent, the legendary fashion designer to whom Catroux pledged her fashion allegiance.  Fellow model and muse to YSL, Loulou de la Falaise (who is in her own right a fashion designer -- check her out on HSN -- I never miss her shows!) is pictured here as well in front of YSL's Rive Gauche boutique.  Betty...elle est merveilleuse, non?  STYLE TIP: A definitive look that says who and what you are can be your best friend throughout life -- as witnessed by the timeless Betty Catroux.  If you know your fashion strengths that flatter and give you a wow factor, then keep it and go for it.  FINAL NOTE: Change is good, but a tried and true method that works is even better.
Photos: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images; and Italian Vogue