In the play, there is a joke with “Noel Coward” as the punch line. I can’t remember the exact line—my green tea hasn’t kicked in— but what I do remember is the woman next to me who tried to whisper to her husband “I’ll bet he doesn’t even know who Noel Coward is “ while giving ME the side eye. At first I thought, “How rude! You don’t even know me or the fact that I actually know who he is and pretty much every lyric to these Cole Porter songs. I may come from the state that produced Honey Boo Boo, but I am not Mama June.” But I bit my tongue for fear she may spill over even further into my lap, leaving me unable to tap my feet along with the dancers.
On the topic of anything goes, take a look at this image featuring Designers Guild new collection, Seraphina. Upon first sight, you might think, “Does anything go, like, together?” But upon closer inspection you will notice that she pretty much nailed it. It has all the trending elements from the hottest new colors and everything from python to houndstooth. It also boasts the latest in digital printing, which makes it look as if it were hand-painted. And everything now is all about mixing patterns and colors in an unexpected way. So once again, we leave it to the queen of combos, Tricia Guild, to show us what is really going on and how to do it right.
So that about wraps up this little production. As always, I wish you the happiest of Fridays and a weekend full of anything goes. And as Noel Coward once said, “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”