This week, for our visit to the Remembering Our Friends memrial, Saffia decided to wear something a little formal – in a business sense, rather than a evening gown sense.
“This was a place where I wanted to pay my respects,” says Saffia, “and so, without being sombre, I wanted to wear something which reflected that. At the same time, I didn’t want to go solidly black in my clothes – I am not personally in mourning.”
Ivalde says of it, “Jean is the quintessential suit, perfect for any business meeting, or day of shopping. A simple single-breasted, two-buttoned, jacket over a slim pencil skirt, all in wool, attest to the finest in workmanship and quality. A silk blouse, adorned with a tie, and prim cuffs are the finishing touches to this showpiece of artisanship!”
“I’ve actually worn a jean suit before,” says Saffia, “in the show where Gwen Carillon made over the Gossipgirls’ Cafe. In that show I wore it in green, without the blouse and tie, and it looked smart and sophisticated. But here, in dark blue, with the blouse and tie in place, it looked equally good, I think!”
And Saffia feels that for reasons far beyond her clothes, this was a memorable show.
“It was very hard to make,” she says, “because we were talking to people about things they feel so very deeply. Elrik and I knew it was a topic that had to be treated with respect – we both felt it was courageous for people to come on and talk so honestly. We are so grateful to Jeffry and Madonna for sharing their feelings with us.”