01. 30. 2007
Caroline Lisfranc t-shirts
As we all know, once something's in French, it carries a little more cachet. It lends you, I don't know - a je ne sais quoi. Makes you a connoisseur. It's no accident that all the words we have for talking about chic fashion - there's another one - are borrowed from the French language.
Thus, these t-shirts from French designer Caroline Lisfranc really appeal to me. I have no idea how they're regarded in their native land, but they'd go down a storm here in the UK, where most of us learn French at school, but few of us have such fluency that we understand every single word.
Above is a t-shirt for the pregnant woman, detailing everything she'll need on 'D-day' (or 'jour J' as it's called, apparently), from tenderness and love, to the breath required to 'breathe like a dog' in labour. And below is a t-shirt for a small child, the slogan of which translates (according to my schoolgirl French) 'One day, I will be too small'. Interpret that how you will.
Both available from Made in Design.