Cool Collaboration

CTJ x Pallas

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.


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Siouxsie gold-plated earrings


Gemma 40 suede slingback pumps


Linen blazer


Fringedetailed Horsebit slides


Iron cotton, linen and Tercel-Blend wrap dress


Two-Toned Sac 1


Silk-satin hairclip


Trezum 85 leather sandals


Round-neck linen-blend coat


Honeycomb small drop earrings


Nu Pieds sandals


Coton denim top

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On My Mind

Time To Sell?

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.

It Item

Ta Da! Céline’s First Online Items

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.


It Item

Am I a Suit Woman?

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.


Louis Vuitton FW18 Collection

‘Jolie Madame’

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.


Matches Fashion

Robin Wright

Robin Wright looks fantastic in this suiting story on Matches Fashion. The actress talks about her past and present roles and a new sleepwear line Pour Les Femmes, which has a charity bent.

Photography by Alexandra Nataf   Styling by Natalie Brewster

FW18 Collection

The A.P.C. Trench

When I was hunting for the perfect denim skirt, I found it at A.P.C., so it’s no surprise that this trench from the FW18 show styled by Suzanne Koller looks like the one.

Self Service

Issue #48

Self Service Magazine

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.

M Le Magazine du Monde

The Trench Rules

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

FW18 Collection

Cuff Love at Chloé

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.

Images © Vogue