Tomas Maier is a huge architecture fan and chose Lee House 2 for the Bottega Veneta FW17 campaign location. Built in 1956 by famed architect John Black Lee who is often referred to as the sixth of the famous “Harvard five” architects, which included Philip Johnson, John M. Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, and Eliot Noyes. Lee House 2 was restored in the nineties by famed architect Toshiko Mori followed by a final restoration in 2010 by Kengo Kuma. Maier said to Keep it Chic “I love architecture, which is why we always shoot our campaigns in world-renowned buildings. Since Spring/Summer 2017 was shot in a Paul Rudolph house in an urban setting, we had to find a structure that would match that level, and I knew Lee House 2 would deliver. The fact that it snowed gave the models, the clothing and the architecture an additional dimension.”
“Mixed Messages”, the first video for the house in a series entitled “The Art of Collaboration”, stars Mariacarla Boscono, Eva Herzigova, and Grace Chen and is filmed at Lee House 2.
Photography by Todd Hido
Double-breasted wool-blend felt coat
Pierce gold-plated choker
Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag
Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top
open flat ballerina shoes
Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt
Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag
Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket
Pleated cotton-velvet culottes
The very cool collaboration between British designer Bella Freud and J Brand is just the right amount of retro chic—I already have my eye on two pairs of jeans. The jumpsuit unzipped over a classic Bella Freud word-print tee is nicely styled. Vogue has all the looks here.
The Blazé Milano motto, “Every cool girl is half boy” succinctly sums up the founders’ vision for their blazers. Corrada Rodriguez D’Acri, Delfina Pinardi, and Sole Torlonia—Elle Italia alums—launched their line in 2014 and have been gaining traction and fans ever since. The focus on details, especially the smiley pocket and piping, is the game changer that makes these blazers stand out.
Blazé Milano blazers here, here, here and here.
Guinevere van Seenus looks amazing in this story from The Edit—I booked her often for Vogue and Helmut Lang’s shows, she is one of my all-time favorite models. In the accompanying article, Guinevere talks about her early days in the business and career longevity.
This issue of The Edit is devoted to “The new Black”,—my cotton LBDs have certainly been getting out and about this summer, too.
Photography by Alexandra Nataf Styling by Morgan Pilcher
Combine the Tudor-style sleeves on J.W. Anderson’s SS17 jackets + the Atlantique Ascoli peasant blouse = the perfect Tibi blouse. The longer length and price point are good, too.
Tibi blouse white and here, navy, and striped. J.W. Anderson jacket black, and tan and slash sleeve. Atlantique Ascoli peasant blouse.
I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Fifth up LA and NYC-based handbag designer, Agnes Baddoo:
“I love sailor pants for the flattering feminine fit in the waist and the breezy, wide but straight, leg. Worn grazing just below the ankle, hovering above the foot, they look great with flats like these Moroccan babou by my friend Mariko, a heeled espadrille, or sandals. My pants are vintage, a similar pair are the Jesse Kamm sailor pants in Salt.” Agnes
Photo © Wendy Polish
A few months ago I put a Vanessa Seward red dress in the kic shop and eyed it from time to time. My friend bought it and loves it, but, by the time I decided to try it, my size was sold out. The Joseph dress on the left is in my cart, it looks like a forever piece.
Joseph dress and here, Alexa Chung dress.
These Steven Meisel pictures are from an extensive story in the July issue of Vogue Italia—the first issue under editor in chief Emanuele Farneti. The casting is terrific.
I’ve yet to be bitten by the jumpsuit bug, but Milan-based architect Barbara Ghidoni of the firm Storage Associati looks pretty fab in this one. Her tank watch and single bangle are chic, too.
Images © AD
This navy, wool-felt, duffel-esque Prada jacket is so adorable, I put together a look just so I could post on it—shameless, I’m aware. And did I mention that the hood is detachable? I’m smitten.
Prada Jacket, Brock Collection jeans, Mizuki pearl and diamond earrings, Balenciaga ankle boots.