So we're off to Los Angeles the weekend after next, to go to this gala dinner celebrating Australians in film. Ruby table. Black tie, bien sur.
So we all know what stick insects and social X-rays wear to these big Hollywood events. But what about the ample of bosom, belly and chins?
Well, in this neck of the woods, we could spend many hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, very easily and quickly in any of the fabulous stores from Bloomingdales upwards.
And then again, we could also buy a fifteen-dollar pattern for something beautifully flowing and floating and Japanese in style, and a further forty dollars on four yards of stunning silk devore velvet, in a rich, warm chocolate brown with shimmery eau-de-nil details.
And we could spend a few pleasant afternoons listening to Pandora and sewing.
And then, when we've pulled it off, we could see about spending perhaps some of the money we were so very clever to have saved ... on the perfect pair of shoes.
What do you reckon?