Series 3 of Damages has now finished and middleagedad and I are bereft. Glenn Close as wickedly ruthless Patty Hewes has had us riveted to the screen for the last few weeks, mostly because of the storyline but also because she is a 40plus female in great clothes on TV and there are painfully few of those around.
Patty's neat pencil skirt suits (she's got a thing about beige) and wrappy casual cardis (cashmere, gotta be) make her look sexy and clever in a don't-mess-with-me way. In particular, we have LOVED her sunglasses, which she has stayed faithful to through all three series, so we got super excited last week when we discovered that Kurt Geiger has a pair that is really VERY similar for sale in its newly launched sunglass collection.
The new range is made by sunglass experts Cutler & Gross and the Sienna glasses are £160 (we liked the red ones too). If you think that's expensive you might like to know that at Victoria Beckham's newly relaunched summer 2010 sunglass press day a few weeks ago (she's now umm, designing them herself....), we were told that 'entry price' for Vicky's shades (that's the cheapest pair to you and me) is £170...you can pay £400 for her gold plated pair if you've got nothing better to do with your money.
Against that Kurt Geiger's look reasonable. All you need to do now is to practise the icey-cold New York lawyer stare.