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Copycat?

This Holiday Boileau skirt is an integral part of my summer run-around uniform. I asked if they would make it in black and they politely declined my request. Is it ethical for me to have it copied down to the stitching?

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HANDVAERK

Pima cotton and cashmere-blend polo shirt

GUCCI

Pop Flora printed swimsuit

JIL SANDER

Cotton-jersey maxi dress

SAINT LAURENT

High-rise buckled cotton-blend shorts

COMMON PROJECTS

Tournament canvas trainers

ETRO

Printed satin midi dress

GANNI

Sporty Hiking leather ankle boots

PRADA

Ribbed knit cashmere silk top

PRADA

Crinkled mid-rise silk midi skirt

NILI LOTAN

Hunt Utilitarian Cady jacket

ANNA QUAN

Mika ribbed cotton top

ZIMMERMANN

Grosgrain-trimmed bow-embellished silk swimsuit

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#MatchyMatchy

Years ago, my editor in chief cautioned me about hiring an assistant who she felt was too “matchy-matchy.”  I was reminded of this because #matchymatchy is currently my fav catchphrase. I posted the brown Gucci bag and Celine slide weeks ago with this hashtag, and the beige Saint Laurent boots and old Céline hobo are pretty good together, too. Not perfectly matched, but close enough.

MFW 2020

Beige Boots

I have a soft spot for beige boots and, as I mentioned earlier, I have a Saint Laurent pair on hold. Evidently, I’m not the only fan as these were on the Fendi and Jil Sander runways.

MFW Street Style

Brown Boots

I pre-ordered a pair of ivory Saint Laurent boots, but may swap them out for a rich brown — sigh. These booties on Chiara Totire look fantastic under the leather pants.

Image courtesy Vogue Paris

MFW 2020

Prada

My favorite look in the Prada FW20 collection — I can’t resist a vest. It’s a fraternal twin to the first look in the Prada FW20 Menswear collection — perfect for the #matchymatchy couple.

MFW 2020

Jil Sander

The Jil Sander design duo, Luke and Lucie Meier, hit the cover off the ball with the FW20 collection. These are the clothes we’ll want to wear next fall, and for years after.

Harper's Bazaar

‘Jeans for Now’

These March Harper’s Bazaar images spotlight the two most significant jeans styles for SS20. Boot-cut from Celine and Bermuda shorts by Saint Laurent — both are as chic as it gets.

Photography by Camilla Akrans   Styling by Patrick Mackie

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Mother of the Bride Dress

A longtime reader asked for mother of the bride dress suggestions, so I thought I’d put it out there. I offered my navy Patou but she doesn’t want to wear a gown to her daughter’s afternoon wedding in late May. I love this Valentino (too mumsy?) or an ARoss Girl x Soler dress would be really pretty.

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Resale Reluctance

I fully support the resale revolution, it’s great for a whole host of reasons. Then, why do I often hesitate to make a purchase, and when I do, hold my breath until the item arrives and is scrutinized for authenticity? I’m afraid of getting stuck with a fake. Fortunately, the few things I’ve bought are real — they were not marquee items, just ones I’d missed when in the stores and, thankfully, got a second chance. But, I’m not sure I’d buy a Birkin or Classic Chanel bag resale because what is the recourse if I suspect it’s a fake? Hermès won’t authenticate, and I doubt Chanel would either. And I don’t blame them. Hmm…

On My Radar

FT’s New ‘How To Spend It’

Years ago kic was listed as a favorite site in the Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine. I would have missed the mention if I hadn’t been a subscriber. Fortunately, FT had the good sense to appoint Jo Ellison to editor of How To Spend It as the magazine was in desperate need of updating. Jo’s welcome letter talks to the upcoming changes, and this story on Malgosia Bela is the inaugural fashion spread. Well done, Jo.

Photography by Kuba Ryniewicz Styling by Isabelle Kountoure