Art

MoMA’s Moment

There are two exhibitions at MoMA on my must-see list—Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait  “explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor” and Items: Is Fashion Modern?  “explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.” The Modern Matinees series of John Cassevetes’ films looks great, too. I may not wait for a rainy day to go.

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J. CREW

Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop

CHLOÉ

Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat

CHLOÉ

Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule

BURBERRY

Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

MONCLER

Blanche leather ankle boots

SAINT LAURENT

Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

PRADA

Double breasted coat

PRADA

Flared corduroy trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Square belt bag

PRADA

Flared corduroy trousers

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Self Service Issue #47

Obsessions

It’s nice to see Doutzen Kroes looking more down to earth in this story from the FW17 issue of Self Service. Red, houndstooth check and Glen plaid, trenches, menswear, and western boots—the ‘hits’ of fall fashion are all here.

Photography by Jeremy Everett   Styling by Elodie David Touboul

Breaking News in The Business of Fashion

Is Phoebe Philo Leaving Céline?

According to The Business of Fashion, the rumors are true and Phoebe Philo is set to exit Céline at the end of the year. LVMH is reportedly already searching for her replacement. Ms. Philo has been with the house since 2008, a long tenure by today’s standards. I still have pieces that I snapped up when she left Chloe. Stay tuned.

It Items

Feels Like Fall

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A post I reran earlier this week on Jacqueline Bisset’s style in Bullitt inspired this post:

I have an older version of this prada coat in black (I LOVE it) and have my eye on it in camel. The Mansur Gavriel bag is at Bird in Brooklyn in navy and I tried and loved it, but the black (and here) would be more practical. And the Saint Laurent western booties make this look current. Christophe Lemaire’s tees for Uniqlo are great and you can’t go wrong with Brock Collection jeans.

Books

A.P.C. Transmission

A long-time A.P.C. fan, I’m going to try to attend the book signing for Transmission, Jean Touitou’s new book celebrating the 30th anniversary of his minimalist designs.  October 19 at the Soho store.

It Item

Corduroy’s Comeback

The staple of my youth, corduroy, has come storming back. Wide wale is everywhere but it’s evident from this WSJ article, “Why Women Hate the fabric of the Moment”, that it’s not for everyone. I’m on the fence, frankly. Pinwale corduroy pants are one of my wardrobe staples, but I’ve yet to find a flattering pair in wide wale. However, I’m game to try and here are a few pairs that I have my eye on and will test drive: grey Marc Jacobs, navy Acne Studios, black Isabel Marant, pink Céline. These Vince corduroy cargo pants are very cute, although not wide wale.

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P.S. Lavender was on many of the SS18 runways…

Heidi Carey Jewelry

The Perfect Choker

A few weeks ago I was introduced to California-based jewelry designer Heidi Carey and her collection of beautiful necklaces. The “bold yet classic” pieces are all made from semi-precious gemstones, which keeps them nicely priced. Over coffee I asked Heidi if she would make me a custom piece, a grey baroque pearl choker to wear with sweaters and tees—and, voilà—so simple and chic.

P.S. I spied baroque pearl chokers on the Sonia Rykiel SS18 runway…

Fave Re-run

Bullitt Inspired

I ran this post a few years ago, but it still inspires me:

Hair loosely tied back with a black ribbon, the camel coat, Chanel bag and jeans– Jacqueline Bisset’s style in Bullitt is on my inspiration board right now.

Le Monde D'Hermès

“Industrial Revolution”

The autumn-winter 2017 issue of LE MONDE D’HERMÈS just hit my mailbox and it’s packed with gorgeous images. I particularly like this story by photographer Benedict Redgrove (the bag is pretty spectacular, too).

On The Hunt For

Three Things

I’m on the hunt for three items: A dark denim jacket, a pair of statement earrings (I had my eye on a Céline pair but they turned out to be too heavy) and spied these on a very chic woman at a Cherry Bombe Cookbook event, and I loved this Fendi bag when it came down the runway and want to see it.

ALEXACHUNG jacket, Jennifer Fisher hoops, Fendi bag and a colorful version here.