A few weeks ago Claire Thomson-Jonville (top left), editor in chief of Self Service Magazine, posted on Instagram that she is collaborating with the Parisian label Pallas and used the hashtag #lesmoking. The resulting capsule collection launches in June and Ms. Thomson-Jonville spoke with Vogue’s Mark Holgate about her inspiration for the line. From the three images above, they look like classic wardrobe staples.
Image of Claire Thomson-Jonville from Instagram, Pallas images courtesy Vogue.
There’s an article on BoF that poses the question “who will dress the Philophiles?” and mentions that the resale market for Céline is hot right now. So, I’m wondering if I will ever wear the platforms again and maybe it’s a good time to weed out some of my bags. Both Vestiaire Collective and The Real Real are good options.
Drumroll please—along with the iconic bags (Trio, Frame, Cabas, Classic, Belt, Luggage, etc.), a small Big Bag, exclusively in burgundy, is one of Céline’s first items to be sold online at 24 Sèvres. There’s also jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, and ready-to-wear, all from SS18, Phoebe Philo’s final collection for the house.
Having never worked in a traditional business environment, I am not hardwired to wear a suit. When I was at Vogue, Grace Coddington wore perfectly tailored suits to evening events and always looked polished and pulled-together. And, last evening my friend Gigi wore a trim black suit to a cocktail party and was the chicest woman in the room.
So, I emailed Gigi and asked her why a suit is her go-to:
“I love a suit for both day and night! I have many because those are the items I get the most use out of.
For daytime it’s a simple black or navy suit with a slim, ribbed top underneath or a wool houndstooth with a cashmere sweater. I like a flat shoe and minimal jewelry during the day, often just my watch, wedding band and a pair of small gold hoops.
At night I dress up the those same suits with a silk blouse and sling backs or for a dressier event I choose from one of my three black silk suits and wear with a silk shoe and small structured silk clutch, both in black. I keep the jewelry simple; just a pair of antique sapphire earrings or a dinner ring, never both. If it’s going to be a more festive evening the shoes and bag will be in a fun color or with a jeweled toe or heel. Since the shoes and the bag draw a lot of attention the jewelry is simple or none at all. Makeup is natural and hair is freshly blow dried.
What could be easier? Or more chic?”
I realize that I’ve never owned a suit—blazers, yes, and matching tops and bottoms, but not a finely tailored, menswear inspired jacket and pant. If I ever wanted to try one, now is the time and Gigi is my inspiration.
I borrowed the title of this post from the Louis Vuitton show review on WWD—it’s apt. Nicolas Ghesquière reportedly designed the FW18 collection with his elegant and proper female family members in mind. Maybe it’s my age, or that I’m tired of everyone looking like they’ve just been to the gym, but this collection really appeals to me.
I’m always eager to pick up the newest issue of Self Service. Vogue‘s Mark Holgate sat down with Ezra Petronio, cofounder of Self Service, to talk about the magazine’s upcoming 25th anniversary and a new travel and lifestyle magazine that’s in the works.
The trench is certainly the coat du jour. I need a new one, but I’m not sure which way to go—oversized, leather, long, traditional—there are so many options. The Wall Street Journal has the ultimate guide to this popular spring coat. Vogue sat down with stylist Suzanne Koller to talk about fashion shoots today.
M Le Magazine du Monde cover by Alasdair McLellan and styling by Suzanne Koller
One of my favorite styling tricks is wearing a cuff over a sleeve, either at the wrist or above the elbow. Chloé creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi took this idea and ran with it in the amazing FW18 collection.
After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. KiC is my way to share my thoughts on fashion and style. I believe style should permeate every aspect of our lives — from home, to family, to where we go, and naturally, what we wear — especially when we're just running around. — Preston Davis