Last Chance Dept.
Ana was a Portuguese grad student studying Romanesque architecture, living in Belgium.
We were neighbors. I’d seen her often, wearing her trademark damask blazer in a delicate but lively pattern. We met the night of the Carnival of Binche, when I watched her catch a piece of fruit launched vigorously at her window by a Gille.
“Good catch,” I said.
“Obrigado,” she replied, and asked me in for a Leffe.
A week later she was gone. I still remember her smile, her wavy hair, the tiny gap between her teeth. How vibrant she looked in that colorful little jacket.
I told her to look me up someday. I made this blazer for her, just in case she didn’t know I still think of her.
Ana’s Mardi Gras Blazer (No. 4209). 100% cotton dobby. Fully lined. Waist shaping darts. 3 1/4” facing cuffs. Black metal button at center
front. Black cotton trim at neck and pocket welt. Shoulder pads.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Multicolor Damask.
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Fabric Content: 100% Cotton.
Care Instructions: Dry Clean only.