Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Maman du Jour – La Jet-Setteuse

Whatever happened to that American girl who stayed out all night dancing on tabletops at Castel? You know, the one who was always invited to some to-die-for ball at a country château with minor nobility?

I’ll tell you what.


Yeah, the former arm candy jet-setter has a new fashion accessory – her baby. Some of them settled down, some of them got pregnant by accident, and some of them stalked their baby daddies at The Ritz’s Hemingway Bar to extort child support 9 months down the line.

These girls may have lived high on the hog when Saudi princes and French rock stars were taking them out and footing the bill, but in reality they were scraping to pay the rent on their tiny chambre de bonne (maid’s quarters).

(Note to self: Looking good pays off! No one needs to know you’re slumming it if you’re always put together. Crap – guess that means I have to put on makeup for the school run.)

That romantic garret studio is suddenly looking much less charming now that it looks like a baby store exploded in it. Also less than charming is the spit-up on her cashmere sweater. Eau de Vomit does not attract rich men.

So the jet-setter has to make one of the hardest decisions of her life…

Should she become a PPB (Professional Parisian Barfly) or suck it up and move back in with Mom & Dad?

La Jet-Setteuse

Natural habitat: Paris’ most chic arrondissements – the 6th, 7th, 8th, 16th, and 17th.

Hangouts: Swapped über-cool nightclubs and the Bal de Monaco for the playground at the Luxembourg Gardens.

Uniform: Tasteful yet flirty – the pricey cashmere twinset is close-fitting, the casual French twist shows off her neck. Is the jacket Chanel or a really good knock-off?

How to spot her: Struggling to get her Bugaboo up a 5-story walk-up.

Raison d’Etre:
Bag a rich husband.

Profession: Eternal Sorbonne Student or PPB (Professional Parisian Barfly).

Her lover used to fly her to St. Barth’s for Christmas, but since Arthur was born and Philippe went back to his wife, she’s had to downgrade to Deauville.

Children’s names:

Boys – Oscar, Maximillian, Olivier
Girls – Bella, Ava, Aurélie registered & protected


mary said...

But it worked for GiGi...........?

Scandalous Housewife said...

I saw a movie recently that depicted 'La Jet-Setteuse'. It was about a woman on the prowl for le sugar daddy, and falls for the bartender who she mistakes for a wealthy playboy. I can't remember the name!
Anyway, she is always dressed impeccably, but is pretty much a homeless woman when not traveling with her latest conquest.

LB (Leopard Babe) said...

Hors de prix
Priceless in English

The film I mean

I love the maman profiles
I wonder which one I'll turn into
Hope it won't be too bad
And hope it will be soon

Anonymous said...

I think the film Priceless was with my fave French actress - Audrey Tatou. She's so cute!

La Mom, keep those profiles coming. LOVE them!

SuZ said...

I believe this happens all over the world...


La Belette Rouge said...

I feel a bit guilty about the schedenfreud I feel as I read this fun post.

Mommy In Pink said...

have i told you lately, how much i love your posts?

so much fun to read...i am brushing up on my French and dropping hints to my husband that i need to visit France before i get old, i just have too!

Scandalous Housewife said...

Yessssss! Merci, La Mom readers! The movie was 'Priceless' and it starred Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh. Great flick. Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out!

La Mom said...

You know about Gad Elmaleh in Tejas?!?

I have a little bit of a thing for him. He's not traditionally good-looking, but as the French say, "Il a du charme".

La Mom

Ali said...

Love the profiles! So different from my world!

Savvy Mode SG said...

I watched the same movie and they ran away together.... oh my what is the name....

DolceDreams said...

What fabulous wit you have my dear!
Dolce Dreams
oh...your sachet will ship tomorrow :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Babies do have a way of changing everything!
Great post!
ENJOY your weekend!


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