POSTCARD, 29 September 2022:
Dear friend of La Bagatelle,
I read Deborah Levy’s trilogy this summer like so many others. If you haven’t read it already, give yourself a treat and do so. Levy writes about the phenomena “main characters” as she is writing about pitching a film script in one of the books. It leads her to think of who the main character is in her own life.
Outfits are a little like films in that respect – for them to work, there needs to be one main character only. Often the main character is a little tiresome and creates drama to get all the attention. More often than not it is the supporting roles that are the most interesting. Perhaps it is true to say that La Bagatelle is the supporting actress helping everyone else with their shine. It is the discreet luxury. It is about style and not neccessarily about fashion. That said, this “Postcard” is about a string of “main characters,” items with so much charm that they just can’t help but shine. They quite simply make an outfit, and we love them for it.
Lots of love,