September 2nd, 2015
Chanel Pre-Fall

Cardigan Crush

Perhaps my WASPy upbringing explains why I am completely smitten with this sweater from the Chanel pre-fall collection. The above Vogue Italia image of Kate Moss wearing the Chanel cardigan paired with lederhosen-like shorts mimics my childhood uniform. Below, my siblings on the Vineyard circa who-knows-when.

Vogue Italia image by Tim Walker.


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18-karat gold turquoise ring


Kalia denim jacket


Lighter-heel leather mules


Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat


Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop


Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat


Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule


Pleated checked wool midi skirt


Checked wool blazer


High-rise straight-leg jeans


Blanche leather ankle boots


Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

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  • That sweater is crush worthy, and the photo priceless.

    KathySeptember 2nd, 2015  9:38 AM

  • That family photo is wonderful! So very very sweet. The Chanel sweater is lovely too.

    BMASeptember 2nd, 2015  10:33 AM

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…and the photo is darling! I too was a lederhosen wearer as a child. My aunt brought them back from Austria and all 3 of my boys wore my pair as well.

    MaryBSeptember 2nd, 2015  10:54 AM

  • This wins my heart ~ your photo is a real treasure!
    To my eye, everything about the pre-fall Chanel was one in a million – the knits, the handbags, the dresses, the jackets . . . new and original interpretations of the past, which is what the best and most talented designers can do. Hooray for a cardigan!

    PaulaSeptember 2nd, 2015  1:05 PM

  • Adore the photo! We too had lederhosen which chaffed the legs until raw and just when broken in and soft, we grew too big for them. Mine were able to stand in the corner without support…
    When in Munich this summer we saw countless Chinese tourists in Lodenfrey ( a tony department store) being fitted with lederhosen – the mind boggles as to how they will be used when they get home!
    The Chanel shot says everything how close the Scots ( Shetland cardi) and the Bavarian/Tyrolleans are.

    MonikaSeptember 2nd, 2015  4:17 PM

  • Cute throw back photo. I love that Vogue Italia cardigan, I would wear it in a heartbeat!

    SarahSeptember 3rd, 2015  6:16 AM

  • The sweater is sooooo you! Love the photo too!

    HelenSeptember 3rd, 2015  6:25 AM

  • Love the precious family photo! The cardigan is a complete flashback to my 80’s high school and college years. Imagine; we thought we were dressed in a seductive fashion…in those woolen beasts, topping our oxfords, t-necks, ribbon belts and clogs.

    Jean Louise LillySeptember 3rd, 2015  9:19 AM


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