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The Classic Pump

Last week I posted on a midi-length, black satin skirt that I paired with boots and strappy sandals. Neither shoe would work for a meeting tomorrow, however, both have a low (kittenish) heel and that got me thinking. I can’t believe that I’m writing this but, after 6 years, I’m tiring of block-heeled pumps — and Lord knows I have a number of them.

My obsession with the block heel started with the Valentino Tango in 2012 — I bought 3 pairs. Then came the Gucci Marmont (2 pairs), the Chanel slingback and Chloé Perry followed. I still wear them all, especially for running around in jeans, but they look a bit heavy with this skirt.

Not only does the kitten heel feel fresh, the classic pump, in any heel height, is back on my radar. Thankfully, there are many to choose from.

Jimmy Choo above and more Jimmy Choo here, Manolo Blahnik BB here and here,  Prada and here.


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Sinclair sucked silk-crepe blouse


Collins draped silk skirt


Point-toe navy suede and leather chelsea boots


Doris cotton-gabardine trench coat


55 leather knee boots


Color-block ribbed merino wool turtleneck sweater


Nirvy studded leather sandals


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Scare Crow suede ankle boots

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Personal Style

Model Streetstyle

Stella, Malgosia, and Giedre look great between shows at LFW.

Images © Vogue and Vogue Paris

SS19 Collection

The New Burberry

Riccardo Tisci’s highly anticipated debut Burberry collection is filled with classic and wearable clothes—safe, timeless pieces. Navaz Batliwalla, editor of Disneyrollergirl, did a spot-on review of the show.

Images courtesy @hamishbowles, @selfservice and WWD.

SS19 Collection

Layering Lesson at Victoria Beckham

A tunic over trim pants is one of my go-to outfits, so I was happy to see this silhouette in the Victoria Beckham SS19 collection. Cool boots, in a number of colors, too.

This dress is so lovely I had to put it in.


On My Mind

Victoria Beckham’s 10th Anniversary

To celebrate 10 years in business, Victoria Beckham is showing SS19 in London after a decade in New York. The FW18 collection, in stores now, is terrific (bottom left). Ms. Beckham and her family are on the cover of October British Vogue (the 2 black and white images are from that story)  photographed by Mikael Jansson. And the brand’s first campaign photos are a re-creation of the 2008 Marc Jacobs ad where Ms. Beckham is inside a Jacobs shopping bag with only her legs showing—Jurgen Teller shot both.

Needless to say, I’m excited to see the SS19 collection, which will be shown on Sunday.

M Le Magazine du Monde

Sculpture Sur Soi

A gorgeous story in M Le magazine du Monde by photographer Bibi Cornejo Borthwick and stylist Suzanne Koller — the best beige portfolio, yet.


It Item

Over The Shoulders

These leather coats are super chic and look great worn over the shoulders.

Khaite SS19 collection look left, Valentino Resort 2010 right.

It Item

My New Skirt(s)

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that midi is the length du jour. Last fall I was half heartedly looking for a satin, ’90s inspired, midi-length skirt, but it fell to the wayside. So, this summer I started looking, again, with real intent. After trying maybe a dozen, I happened upon this one by the Danish, California-based designer Anine Bing (more on her personal style later.) This skirt ticked all the boxes: fit, price, and colors. Paired with a sweater (black turtleneck or oversized) and boots or sneakers, or with a blouse and heels; it’s a real multitasking wardrobe item.

Skirt tan and black, earrings, boots, sandals.

Acne Studios SS19 Collection

All Beige, All The Time

Beige is back in a big way (for me it was never out of style) and it currently looks better than ever. The image above from the Acne Studios SS19 collection, which was shown on July 1, is on my inspiration board. Below my FW16 inspiration post —beige is both timeless and seasonless.

WSJ. Magazine

The Paintings of Irving Penn

Irving Penn was one of Vogue‘s most celebrated photographers and I’m fortunate to have worked with him during the 10 years that I was at the magazine. When I left he sent me a note where he wrote “Preston, you had the worst job at Vogue, but you did it so well.”

Thank you WSJ. Magazine for the heads up on an exhibition of Mr. Penn’s paintings—I didn’t even know that he painted…

The paintings of Irving Penn will be shown at the Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York City, from September 13, 2018 through October 13, 2018.