My Excellent Fashion Adventure

I was clearing off my camera’s memory card this past weekend and realized that I had left y’all in the dark about some recent excitement in my life.

When I was in 5th grade, we were asked to write about the career we wanted to have when we grew up. I chose a lawyer and/or a model (because, like, lawyers on tv are like, sooooo pretty, ya know). My dream came true (at least part of it) at the end of February when I was able to make a trip to Paris for fashion week. It was exciting and thrilling. Or C’était excitant et saisissant, as my new French friends like to say. The food! The wine! The cheese! The food!

Oh, and the fashion… the lovely lovely fashion.

Armed with my camera, I made myself comfortable in the front row of all of the top shows, seated next to Rhianna and Lucy Liu at one, Victoria Beckham and Claudia Schiffer at another.

Look at me, y’all!

You can’t tell in the above photo, but I’m wearing this outfit, which I knittedknit witted… knit myself on the flight over. Fussy’s hat is the perfect compliment to any outfit. Thanks, Fuss! (or Foo-say, as my new French friends call her.)

Compared to me, poor Rhianna looked so frumpy… even though she tried to jazz it all up by choosing some grandma shoes.
Of course, I was there only to observe and photograph the models, as I don’t have 2 pennies to rub together right now, let alone pay $10K for the latest styles, no matter how hip and cool they make me. Fortunately, some of my designer friends were kind enough to loan me some fancy frocks to sport around while there.

Here I am doing some site seeing:Headed out for some dinner and dancing:

Headed out to visit the French countryside:

I took photos of some of my favorite outfits. They are so flattering for any body shape and size. Exactly what I look for when considering what to throw on for a trip to the grocery store. Take a look:

This one will cover that pimple sprouting on your chin or at least draw people’s eyes away from it. You can mix and match all of those pieces for more options. And as an added bonus, I believe I heard someone mentioning that it filters the air before you breathe it in. Isn’t that FAB!


This one? Perfect for those “fat days” we all have every month. It will hide and conceal any bloating. And see those stilts she is walking on? Adding all of that height will fool everyone and make your body appear proportional!


Since we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the same outfit two days in a row, here are two more options for concealing any facial blemishes and/or bad hair.

Ditto for another bad hair day:


Bloating AND bad hair day:

I must say that I had so much fun traipsing around Paris. It was all so fabulous. There is just so much to love! And on top of it, I looked so cute doing it! Don’t you agree!

So, I may be having to really force myself to fight the frump… but I’ll always have Paris…

Isn’t it grand to pretend to be someone else and paste your head on other people’s bodies be me?


  1. Straight Shooter says

    I snorted and about spit coke on the screen! You sister are a HOOT. I did say hoot…not hooters. ;o)

  2. To become an even better model you should change the smile on your face from dress to dress, lol !
    The wedding dress is amazing I have never seen a bride with a garbadge bag on her head !
    Thanks for the laughs !

  3. Picturing of Life says
  4. LOL. That was fun! :D

  5. Anonymous says

    I had a blast reading your tt, very funny.
    Thanks, Maribeth:)

  6. You’re looking pretty snazzy on the runway…way to go! LOL

    Thanks for the smiles this A.M.!

  7. Megan (FriedOkra) says

    Hee hee. I’d say more like NIGHTMARE, but that’s a longer word and may have caused you to topple over.

    Only in Paris can you put a ginormous grey tweed pickle on your head (at a jaunty angle, of course) and call it fashion. I’m with you, No thanks, I’ll just borrow Fussy’s chapeau.

  8. Kat's Krackerbox says

    Hilarious!! I busted out laughing at work! :-) And, a girl can definitely DREAM!! Thanks for stopping by my site! Happy TT and thanks for the laughs!

  9. No Nonsense Girl says

    reat post. Happy T13.

    Have a great week and a great weekend. :)

  10. I almost laughed out loud at work. That was great!! You are just too funny.

  11. Reminds me of that show called “What not to wear.”

  12. carrie*postma says

    you MUST let me come along next trip…I really need to get me one of those “fat day” dresses!

  13. Jennifer in OR says

    AWESOME! You are a hoot; glad I found this on TT. Merci pour le bon temp!

  14. You are too funny…I love you!

  15. What a creative TT! Very funny, too! Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a fantastic weekend!

  16. Lysa TerKeurst says

    Oh my stars!!! You are so, so, so funny.

    Looks like you will be wearing some fancy get ups at this year’s She Speaks conference!

  17. Dane Bramage says

    You have mad photochopping skills. Great list and pics.
    Thanks for visiting my T13 this week!

  18. Thanks for these exciting fashion ideas. The hats are out of this world. And the model with the Buster Keaton smile is adoreable

  19. Sandee (Comedy +) says

    How cute. What a cool dream you had too. Very well done. Have a great TT. :)

  20. Nicholas says

    What a clever idea! And I’m sure you’re really much lovelier than all those stick insects.

  21. Now see? I wanted to go! I thought the trip was for anyone-named-Karla… but you snuck off without me! Now I’ll never know how I would look in all the latest fashions. Oh. Wait. Yeah. I guess I could just paste my head on the pictures, couldn’t I? What a brilliant idea! Why didn’t you think of that? It would have saved you all the bother and expense of actually going.

    My real question is: Who actually wears this stuff? Off the runway, I mean. What do they do, just see who can come up with the most outlandish get-up to put on a good show? Just bizarre!

    Anyway. Great post!!

  22. Scribbit says

    You’re hysterical! You know, your beautiful face really improves the designs!

  23. Cassie - Homeschooling Four says

    How are these truly clothes on people? I must not really understand or appreciate fashion.

  24. Tricia Goyer says

    And people get PAID to design those??????

  25. Nap Warden says

    Aren’t you clever…I wish I had thought of this!

  26. You look beautiful darling :-)

  27. A Romantic Porch says

    That is such an interesting posting. xoRachel

  28. Too funny. I’d critique the clothes but there is way too much fodder there. It almost wouldn’t be fair.

  29. fullbodytransplant says

    … still laughing…

  30. Abbreviated says

    Hope Clinton & Stacy don’t stumble in here !


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