In Memoriam

Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia died this morning in Paris—if you haven’t seen Joe McKenna’s film, please watch his homage to the beloved designer. 

I stumbled upon fashion stylist Joe McKenna’s documentary on Tunisian-born French designer Azzedine Alaia on Instagram–it’s a must-see. The New York Times spoke with Joe about what inspired him to make the film.

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

JOSEPH

Reversible leather and fur coat

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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On My Mind

Vintage Binge

Vintage and resale are “in” big time and I’m definitely on this bandwagon. From Amanda Ross’ fabulous YSL coat, my friend J.J. Martin’s online shop La Double J, Céline bags I’ve scored on Vestiaire Collective and TheRealReal, D. Porthault linens I find on eBay, the newly opened REBAG store in Soho, which stocks a rainbow of Birkins and Chanel bags, to these cowboy boots (and a denim jumpsuit) that I just picked up at Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg—buying vintage and “past season” items is hotter than ever.

 

boots

On The Hunt For

A Really Good Coat

For some reason, this Vanessa Seward wool tweed trench was not on my radar until I spied this pic on her Instagram feed and now it’s only available here.  Love the styling on Charlotte Gainsbourg in this story from Marfamily Issue 1—sometimes all you really need is a good coat and pumps.

Photography by Pascal Gambarte    Styling by Omaha Salem

Styling tip

Double Coat Love

Yesterday I posted on tucking a vest under a coat and I often wear a trim puffer under a duffel. Again, it’s about layering to stay warm, although this may be more of a fashion trend.

Top image © Vogue, bottom A.P.C. campaign

On the hunt for

A Fur Vest & Warm Boots

I’m on the hunt for a fur vest and warm run-around boots that are not alpine or hiking-style. These pictures, taken by yours truly, are from old posts and are still on my inspiration board. Amanda Ross’ A.P.C. shearling-lined boots are exactly what I need (wish they still made them, a newer version here) and I may ask Pologeorgis to make me a trim vest to wear under my pea and duffel coats. Or, something will pop up on sale—the sales are about to start…

It Item

Layer-Up

It snowed yesterday while I was on a college tour, which reminded me that many readers swear by Uniqlo’s Heattech undergarments—it really is about layering to stay warm.

Audrey Hepburn in Charade

To See

Weekend Arts

I’m on my last-ever college tours today (wishful thinking) and have a ton of catching up to do. Top of my list are the Yayoi Kusama exhibitions at both the uptown and downtown David Zwirner galleries—especially the “Infinity” rooms in the Chelsea space. And according to The New York Times, Greta Gerwig’s film “Lady Bird” is “big-screen perfection”.

Vogue Italia

In Vest

Now that it’s cooler, I’m all about sweater and fur vests. I still regret passing on a crocheted Miu Miu one years ago and I keep an eye out for it on eBay. Above Freja is wearing Polo Ralph Lauren (on sale, no less) in November Vogue Italia , Burberry has a number of great vests, and Uniqlo has an inexpensive version.

Photography by Collier Schorr         Styling by Jacob K.

Gifts

A.P.C.’s Magasin Général

An A.P.C. fan since forever, I remember well all the cool stuff they sold in their shops alongside the clothes. The record section was super fab, too.

Beauty

Bar Soap

I’m a huge bar soap fan—it’s great for traveling and no bottle ends up in a landfill. The secret is to buy good looking dishes. I even use a bar soap facial cleanser so I was thrilled when I spied this Christophe Robin shampoo bar—I can’t wait to try it.