On The Hunt For

Dior For Day

I don’t own any current Dior, but this skirt suit on Doutzen Kroes is perfection.  If I kept a list of forever outfits, this would be at the tippy top.

Image courtesy of Vogue

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ANNA QUAN

Bebe ribbed cotton top

CELINE

Manon Wedge

CELINE

Deeply pleated shirt dress

HERMÈS TIMESPIECES

Heure H 21 mm small gold-plated and textured-leather watch

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

TOTÊME

Aviles ribbed wool-blend sweater

GUCCI

Grosgrain-trimmed cady tunic

CELINE

Lerins sandals in vegetable-tanned calfskin

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

Satin midi skirt

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Stretch Pumps in mesh

BOTTEGA VENETA

The Pouch medium leather clutch

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Chanel Couture

It’s In The Details

It’s no secret that I’m a superfan of Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel. The designer has certainly come into her own with the Spring 2020 Couture collection. “The whole collection embraced the sobriety, lightness, and wearer-friendly ease that Viard is fast making her personal signature at the house.” The clothes are beautiful and, for me, it’s the details that make them really sing.

Quote courtesy Vogue

It item

Smock It To Me

My girls grew up in smocked dresses, as did I. For a grown woman a little smocking goes a long way, and in Miuccia Prada’s hands it’s perfection. The embroidery, too. I’ve had my eye on these and would wear the dress with sandals and the top over shorts.

Blue tunic, white tunic, striped top, solid tops here, here, and here.

Beauty

WSJ. Magazine Exclusive: Hermès Lipstick Launch

The recently launched Rouges Hermès lipstick line is the house’s first foray into makeup and WSJ. Magazine has the scoop.

PHOTO: DAVID ABRAHAMS FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE

Vogue

Easy, Indeed

The Valentino dress above is my favorite look in the SS20 collection. Not sure if it would suit me, but it’s up on my inspiration board. Love the ease of Camilla Nickerson’s styling in this story photographed by Bibi Borthwick for February Vogue.

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On My Mind

Thinking About Spring

I don’t have a hard and fast list for spring, but there are some looks and items I want to try. The Prada knit top with slim skirt is a knockout silhouette, a little bling goes a long way for day, I’ve had my eye on these Saint Laurent boots since they came down the SS20 runway but fear the heel is too high, and I’m going to stop in at Chanel and try this headscarf — I can’t resist a good headscarf.

Jewelry

Bling Binge

A few months ago I posted this September Vogue Paris image in a hits-of-fall collage. Little did I know that it would spark a mini obsession with diamonds set in my preferred yellow gold. Once considered a bit tacky or ‘camp’, this combo has stolen my heart. I bought a few pieces and I’m even considering resetting my platinum engagement ring.

On My Mind

Resolution: Restraint

Buying doubles has been my shopping credo since forever — having a backup of a beloved item gives me peace of mind. However, acquiring an item in multiple colors is a habit I’m determined to break.

A few years ago I shared an office with the stylist and designer Amanda Ross Bacon aka ARossGirl. It was 2014 and I was head-over-heels for a Céline hobo, which I purchased in a number of colors. One day, as I was sporting yet another new hobo, Amanda cautioned “you don’t need them all, Preston.” Fast forward to January 2020 when, while packing my closet to move, I realized that I wear two of the bags much more often than the others — Amanda’s comment was spot-on.

So, as much as I love beige, I bought the Bottega Veneta mesh pumps solely in black because they actually look better on me. The Gucci 1955 Horsebit bag in brown is currently attached to my shoulder and even though black is great too, I don’t need it.

Let’s see how long this resolution lasts…

On My Mind

Procrastination Tactics

I swore that once the holidays were over I’d start picking out paint colors and counter tops…   Instead, I’m racing through ‘Normal People’ because I need to read ‘Educated’ by mid-month 😬 and the 3rd season of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Trapped’ are nice diversions. Next week…

Editorial

Illustrated Vogue Italia

No photoshoots in January Vogue Italia, just gorgeous illustrated stories by a number of artists including Vanessa Beecroft. The money saved will be donated to environmental causes. Here are some of my favorite images:

1 & 3 David Salle, 2 Vanessa Beecroft, 4 Delphine Desane

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