Friday Fun With ID Collection’s Jim Williamson

It’s Friday. You know what that means. It’s time to hear from ID Collection’s Jim Williamson. Have you ever had one of those days where you get dressed and think you look all cute, only to step outside the house and think, “Did Martha from Whose afraid of Virginia Woolf pick this out? Because I look like a mess and in need of a strong drink.” That was me this morning.

When I stepped into the harsh light of reality (that would be any light outside of my bathroom) to race Mr. Puppy around the block, I looked down at my clothes and thought, “Oh no. This is not going to work. Why did I think these colors worked together?” It was almost a Blue Jasmine moment because the words came out of my mouth instead of staying in my head. That’s when I noticed another person walking by. I guess he heard me talking to myself because he quickly moved across the street.

But like we say in the South, “Sugar, you might be a mess on the inside but you better make damn sure the outside is pulled together.” I tried to use some paranormal powers on the dog so he would do his thing faster, and then I rushed back up all those flights of stairs to don another outfit. I wanted to look as good as possible for a 10 a.m. meeting with a possible new line. I can’t say the name as we haven’t officially signed on the dotted line. I’ll give you a clue: remember the first lady’s inaugural gown? The Jason Wu stunner? These people designed and made the fabric. They are based in Paris and it is a fifth- or sixth-generation family business. The true fashion lover is going to flip for these fabrics. Every trend you see in the September issue, baby, they got it. Think Dolce & Gabbana meets Dior after lunch with Elbaz while talking on the phone with Sarah Burton. I am so excited to see something so special make it to Dallas.

I am also excited about my trip to Buenos Aires followed by a visit to the resort town of Punta de Este. It’s supposed to be like the Hamptons of South America. I’ll let you know. It is still a few months away, but since I haven’t had a summer vacation, it definitely gives me something to look forward to. And I was told last night to pack as little as possible. For me, that means two steamer trunks, a carry-on, and a backpack.

So that’s about it. Tonight we will probably do our usually sushi date at Yutaka. It is always good and they always remember us. I guess after dining somewhere more than 30 times in the past year,that will happen. Tomorrow is brunch and Botox with friends because I had a dream that I had Gordon Ramsey’s forehead instead of Nicole Kidman’s.

Happy Friday!

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