Prada

Trim Minimalism

Miuccia Prada’s Pre-Spring looks, mixed in with the SS21 menswear collection, are ’90s, with a bit of ’60s, perfection. Entitled The Show That Never Happened is on Prada’s IGTV.  This is her last solo show before Raf Simons joins the Prada creative team.

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TOTÊME

Capri cotton-poplin shirt

ISABEL MARANT

Lennyo leather slides

SAINT LAURENT

Duffel Coat in wool

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne medium hobo bag in smooth leather

JIL SANDER

Nia gathered-neck belted midi dress

GUCCI

Cotton and wool tweed midi dress

RAG and BONE

Parker leather sandals

JW ANDERSON

Merino wool sweater

NILI LOTAN

Jenna cropped cotton-blend slim-leg trousers

MARNI

Crossover leather wedge sandals

JIL SANDER

Twill midi dress

SUICOKE

Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals

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On My Mind

Summer Updates

Mid-July and it’s hot, hot, hot. I’m pulling out my favorite summer recipes and having most meals on a big farm table off the kitchen. While packing to move, I relentlessly culled my white shirts, which freed me up to replace a few. As careful as I am in the sun, I often overlooked my hands and they show it — going to test-drive the Chanel Le Lift line. And, I hear A Good Neighbor is a good read.

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Fave One-Piece

I reach for this Dodo Bar Or one-piece more often than any of my other swimsuits. The low-cut leg and open-back keep it from looking like every other black bathing suit out there.

Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2020

Ponchos & Over-The-Knee Boots

Two of my favorite things — ponchos and over-the-knee-boots — are in the Saint Laurent Pre-Fall collection. I’ve never seen a denim jacket transformed into a poncho, quite cool.

Knit poncho here.

Resort 2021

Jil Sander

After the FW20 collection, I became a Jil Sander superfan. The Resort 2021 collection, filled with clean shapes and a neutral palette, is the epitome of understated elegance. Vogue put it perfectly “(t)he Meiers have built their fashion credentials around an almost obsessive care for quality, creating pieces that stand the test of time while being of the moment, with an emphasis on great execution.” When we resume in person meetings, this is how I want to dress.

Images courtesy WWD

Beauty

High-Brow

I’ll never have Cara Delevingne-like eyebrows, but a little more would be nice. As a blonde who has never truly embraced makeup, my brows are my current focus and they need help. I’m going to test drive these pencils by Chanel and Tom Ford. Now that masks are de rigeur, I’m motivated to up my brow game. #wearadamnmask

Self Service Magazine SS20

Cool Classics

The Self Service fashion editors love classics and their styling keeps the pieces from looking ho-hum. In their hands, a white tee, gold hoops, crewneck sweater, cotton shirt, double denim, oversized sunglasses, sweater vest, cargo pants, henley, leather jacket, and striped Breton top — all wardrobe staples — look cool.

Odds & Ends

To Do Today

Even though I posted on J. Courtney Sullivan’s new book Friends and Strangers in March, it’s out today and I cannot wait to start it. I’m serving watermelon margaritas this weekend and will do a dry run tonight. And, this picture of Geraldine Saglio in the Holiday Boileau campaign inspired me to mix things up a bit. I pulled out my HB daisy skirt and a striped top and they look great together — I don’t always have to be so matchy-matchy…

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Monday Must Have: Suicoke Sandals

 

Flip-flops are my preferred summer slip-on, but I won’t drive in them. After a bit of trial and error I discovered the sandals above by the Japanese label Suicoke (here, too). With Italian Vibram soles, this fashion-sport hybrid is perfect for urban hiking and won’t break the bank.

Food

Going Galette

We are in peak strawberry season and strawberries paired with rhubarb is a beautiful thing. The last few years I’ve made crumbles from my favorite fruit duo, however, this weekend I’m going to attempt this bon appétit galette. Years ago, I’d throw a galette together with whatever fruit was in the fridge, but got out of practice. And last summer I only made them with tomatoes“Galettes were invented to make amateur bakers feel like pros. The less perfect they are, the cooler they look.”