“What kind of fashion statement is that?” Asked the recently rehabilitated Lady Greenmeadow. The object of her scorn was the old King’s former mistress (one of many) la duchess du Linge. Rather than the usual court attire, the omnipresent mantua, she’d donned a pair of baggy trousers. Men’s trousers were usually rather tight and form-fitting, so she could not be accused of cross-dressing. No, this was the duchess’ feeble attempt to influence court fashions.
When the old King saw Madame la duchesse, he said, “My dear, you’ve never looked more lovely. Where did you get those trousers? They are much too large for you!”
I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.
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9 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Baggy Trousers”
A woman who takes fashion risks–lovely!!
Thank you! La duchesse is a great risk-taker! 😺
A cat wearing baggy trousers. Now that’d be a fun sight!
That last picture has the cat saying. ‘Whatever you do, don’t go out there!” Haha!
That’s Maxwell. He loves to run in and out all day long. Ha! 😺
Thats fun. Every time you try to concentrate – Maxwell scratching on the door! Just like my Lucy dog.
I love the name Lucy! It reminds me of one of my favorite comics in the whole world. Yes, Lucille Ball! Does your Lucy like to cut up? 😺
Lucille the Ball is incredible.
Lucy dog walks fairly well. She does like to suddenly veer off at times though.
The old mistress knows her King only too well. I was wondering what you would come up with. Thanks for joining in Russell 🙂 🙂
It’s always fun! 😺