October 21st, 2011

School-run Chic

Elle McPherson in London on a school run

Elle McPherson, along with Claudia Schiffer and Gwyneth Paltrow have become the poster mothers for chic school-run dressing. So chic in fact,  that their looks are avidly chronicled by the paparazzi and have become a subset of day wear.

Yesterday, the NYTs ran an article by Veronique Hyland on mothers in NYC taking their kids to school and the pressure to look fashionable. I commented in the piece that the phenomenon is real and that urban women in general now pay more attention to how they look running around. Granted, I don’t subscribe to runway perfection at 8 am, but yoga pants after lunch (unless you take afternoon classes) is not tres chic either. These women get it right.

Elle again in Isabel Marant red leather pants

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  1. Love your blog!

    Allison lees
    October 21st, 2011  8:15 AM

  2. These red leather pants are amazing! Elle is always incredibly chic and cool.

    October 21st, 2011  9:43 AM

  3. I saw the article and agree with your comment. As I remind myself everyday, “Make a little effort!” Pulling on pants and a great little sweater is as easy as a tennis skirt and t-shirt. I think it sets a good example for my daughter as well.
    Love your blog!
    Hollye Jacobs

    Hollye Jacobs, www.brooksidebuzz.com
    October 21st, 2011  11:37 AM

  4. School-runs are when you really look your best….EVERYONE sees you there.

    October 21st, 2011  12:30 PM

  5. I think it’s an interesting anthropological phenomenon to observe: mothers dressing to impress and outshine other mothers while on the school run. I’m all for being polished and confident in what you wear, but I can see some women going overboard in the “trying” department.

    October 21st, 2011  2:00 PM

  6. What a fun blog! I love being inspired by all these images of fashionable women.

    Sunday Taylor
    October 23rd, 2011  4:12 PM

  7. I’m now a stay at home mommy, but I’m a former boutique owner and still crave to practice my style even if I am just at the playground! I am always in search of Mommy Chic style inspiration…thank you and please bring more to the table!

    October 25th, 2011  9:38 AM

  8. She is SO CHIC!!!

    PS This is my first time to the blog and I LOVE it!! xoxo e&a

    The NOW
    October 25th, 2011  7:17 PM

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