Wardrobe.NYC is a line I admire, but I have not purchased anything — yet. This blazer is definitely worth a try. I keep eyeing this Proenza Schouler asymmetric midi-length wool skirt, from their brilliant FW23 collection, and know it’s a forever piece. And, I’m completely smitten with these Bottega Veneta gloves in both classic and opera lengths.
Caraco organic denim jacket
Homerasli Leather Halter Pumps
Lama-blend turtleneck sweater
Wrap-effect lama-blend midi skirt
The Slim Leather Knee Boots
Le Bardot cotton-blend corduroy flared pants
Flores stretch-knit maxi skirt
Florence corduroy flared-leg trousers
Home Design Objects
Tom Chapman, Matchesfashion founder, and Nicolas Pickaerts, its former e-commerce director, are behind Abask, the London-based home design objects shopping site. Just shy of its one-year anniversary, Abask is the online destination for some of the best brands in the design world. But what really sets Abask apart is the focus on craftsmanship, exclusive collaborations, and limited-edition pieces. The curation is fabulous!
With two very quick back-to-back trips coming up, I had an ‘aha’ moment after Frame’s Jetset jeans popped up in my Instagram feed for the millionth time — they would fill a travel outfit hole. Most often I wear 5-pocket jeans when I fly, but they are not ideal. These are heavy stretch denim without hardware or pockets and they’re super comfy. I bought bootcut, and skinny to wear under boots.
Recently, a friend asked for gown advice and I blanked — it’s neither something I need, nor on my radar. Evening wear should be timeless, so when I see something I love, I buy it reasoning that I will need it at some point. Last night I picked up September Vogue France and was wowed by this Alberta Ferretti grey flannel gown. Flannel is unexpected and unbelievably chic.
This Proenza Schouler windbreaker wins the day — I love it over the skirt and sheer stockings. Good styling inspiration.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Alison Loehnis, president of Net-A-Porter and interim CEO of YNAP. I first met Alison when she joined Net-A-Porter 16 years ago and have long admired her personal style. Every time she does a Q&A and lets us into her home and thoughts, I post on it. This story, on the NYC-raised, London-based style setter and industry insider, is in the Financial Times HTSI autumn women’s fashion issue. It is particularly good and deserves a read.
On My Mind
On my summer list was a long, easy, non-satin skirt. Early August I popped into James Perse to try the above skirt in grey. It was exactly what I was looking for just a tad too big, therefore I ordered a size down. I wore my new skirt to an event in the city and realized that it was extremely narrow at the bottom, I was taking mincing steps like a geisha and had to hold up the bottom so I could walk. That was an untenable solution, so off the skirt went to be shortened keeping the hem longer in the back. It may not be long and flowy now, however, I will wear it and the cream one more often and year-round.
On My Mind
The end of summer is bittersweet. I will miss the long days and eating meals al fresco, yet, August was cooler and lovely and got me excited for fall. But not so fast, a heatwave snuck in and it will be in the 90s all week. My nod to the calendar will be to wear slingbacks instead of sandals in the city. Thankfully, the white skirt year-round trend will come in handy with the wide ranging temps.
Left image from @vieffestyle, bottom right skirt and sweater from Orr Store in South Korea.
On My Radar
Now that I’ve stopped equating September with going back to school, I fully embrace and get excited for the new season. The Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again exhibition at David Zwirner NYC September 14 tops my must-see list. North Star, Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut, has a release date of September 7. The film is about three sisters who return home for their mother’s third wedding. I love blazers, however, the oversized trend the past few seasons overwhelmed me. When I spied Chloë Sevigny in a belted blazer opening the FW23 Proenza Schouler show I did a little jig. Ann Mashburn’s Parker blazer is my nod to the cinched-waist comeback. This stunning Des_Phemmes skirt reminded me that I only wore my Commission sequined skirt once last winter. I’m inspired by a Copenhagen Fashion Week show-goer who wore it casually for daytime. Weirdly, it’s a forever piece.
Want to know what I love even more than scoring a fabulous item while thrifting? Rediscovering a sensational piece in my closet. This Valentino coat, which I bought in March 2004 and only wore a few times, will be front and center this fall. #Don’tOverpurge