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Pardon My Jeffrey Campbell

5 years ago by

Here’s why Violaine succumbed to the awful power of Jeffrey Campbells (she promised me she’d never go for them again, even if threatened).

“I bought them on a whim on a trip to NYC few seasons ago because (in no specific order):

1. I’m not a New Yorker (yet) and international impulsive purchases don’t count.

2. They make my legs longer.

3. I have tiny feet so it doesn’t look like I’m a clown, but more like I’m one of Charles Anastase’s muses or something.

4. The version I got it’s a very rare pattern (cough) so it makes it kind of exclusive (more cough).

5. If they make my legs longer, it makes me taller. So when I’m on a shoot it allows me to hold a conversation with a model’s boobs rather than a model’s crotch (doesn’t save from embarrassment but decreases it massively).

6. They are SOOOOOO comfortable.

7. I can wear them when I go out and I’m not scared to destroy them.

8. I’m so confident with my personal style that I don’t care what people think (some excuses can also be the biggest lies).

9. I’m French and in some ways probably a descendant of Coco Chanel so I can get away with everything (WOOOOWW).

And one day I stopped wearing them because I ran out of excuses.”

Violaine no longer wears Jeffrey Campbell and is the editor-in-chief of Velour magazine.

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