Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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?
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).
Vacations: 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.
Boys – Oscar, Maximillian, Olivier
Girls – Bella, Ava, Aurélie