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Kendall Conrad’s FW17 Jewelry

Kendall Conrad has some great new pieces in her FW17 jewelry line—I adore the new hoops, such a cool shape.

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VANESSA SEWARD

Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket

GIANVITO ROSSI

Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots

JOSEPH

Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress

MR & MRS ITALY

Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka

THEORY

Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants

HARRIS WHARF LONDON

Wool-felt coat

I LOVE MR MITTENS

The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan

A.P.C.

Milou roll-neck wool-blend sweater

VANESSA SEWARD

Erith leather midi skirt

VALENTINO

Suede over-the-knee boots

SAINT LAURENT

Contrast-trim shearling jacket

CHLOÉ

Perry patent leather pumps

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Vogue

‘Shirt Tales’

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Not only do I love the menswear-inspired shirting in this October Vogue story, Camilla Nickerson’s styling is fun and inspirational.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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Westward Ho

Cowboy boots are back and were long overdue for a revival. I posted on wanting a short pair and love these by Sartore—the color and bit of a heel are divine.

On My Mind

Packing List

I went to England last week for three days and posted this picture on Instagram with the comment “3 days, 1 bag.” When she saw it, my friend Agnes asked me to share my packing tips for the trip. Full disclosure—I didn’t go for LFW so I didn’t need loads of paparazzi-ready outfits, I was there to tour a university with my daughter. That said, here is what I packed into my beloved Jerome Dreyfuss tote:

  • Navy lightweight Zara parka (thankfully, it was freezing)
  • Grey cashmere poncho
  • Navy J. Crew cashmere crew neck sweater
  • Grey wool The Row turtleneck sweater
  • Grey Saint Laurent silk blouse that miraculously doesn’t wrinkle
  • Dark FRAME jeans
  • Army green Current/Elliott cargo pants
  • Gucci GG belt
  • Navy suede Belgian loafers
  • White Converse sneakers
  • Dopp kit
  • Laptop
  • Kindle
  • Adapters and chargers
  • Ray-BanWayfarer sunglasses
  • Brush
  • Mini umbrella

I carried a mini Givenchy Pandora crossbody for my wallet, passport, phone, reading glasses, and chapstick.

The trick is to put things into dust bags- the clothes in one, chargers another, etc. so it’s like packing building blocks.

The Gentlewoman

“24/7”

The double denim trend is definitely growing on me, especially after seeing this story in the new issue of The Gentlewoman. The dark jacket paired with jeans in a lighter wash is chic.

If you want to know the credits, lmk.

Photography by Paul Wetherell  Styling by Max Clark

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Denim + Shearling

Saint Laurent denim and shearling jacket

A hot item for fall is a denim jacket with shearling trim and there are lots of options and price points available. Some of my favorites are by Saint Laurent and here, Kenzo, Levi’s, Isabel Marant ÉtoileEve Denim, and FRAME  just released one today—talk about timing.

Street Style

Skirt Goals

I absolutely love Kenya Hunt’s LFW look, the Loewe skirt is fantastic. Kenya is the fashion features director of Elle UK.

Thank you, Jenny, for the ID on the skirt!

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Vogue Paris

‘Cowboy Dreams’

The tippy top of my FW17 wish list is a shearling jacket. Either of these, from a story in October Vogue Paris, would be perfect.

Photography by David Sims   Styling by Emmanuelle Alt

Food

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

My daughter, author of the site BakeLogic, and I had lunch with Kerry Diamond a few weeks ago. Kerry is co-editor of the indie food magazine Cherry Bombe and a dear friend. At lunch she told us about putting their first-ever cookbook together “a compilation of crave-worthy recipes from 100+ of the coolest, most creative women around.” Not out until 10/10, but you can pre-order here.

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Sock Boot Dilemma

My friend Amy recommended the documentary ‘Minimalism’. As Helmut Lang’s casting director in the late 90s/early 2000s, I assumed that it was about fashion and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it. Not so. It’s about over-consumerism and finding happiness by living with less. Ironically, as I was watching, I was loading product into the kic shop. At first I felt guilty, but then I realized that I actually encourage my readers to buy 1/buy quality, which is what the founders of The Minimalists believe, too.

Weirdly, this brings me to sock booties. Last spring I had my eye on the Burberry pair and posted on them. I waffled and didn’t buy them. Recently I was in Zara and picked up a pair thinking they’d be inexpensive and fun. Will I wear them? No, they’re just not me. But, still wanting a pair like the ones in the street style photo above, I dug into my closet and found an old pair of Manolo Blahnik stretch suede boots with a kitten heel and will have them shortened—may not be minimalism, but it is recycling, and that’s good, too.

Hedvig Opshaug @hedvigso