The April issue of Vogue Paris will be out later this week but, here is an image from a story by Glen Luchford that looks simply beautiful. I will post the full story when it’s up.
It’s that time of year when I pull out my warm-weather run around pieces and scrutinize them. Are the whites still white? Tees in good shape or, do they get demoted to workout wear? Also, I’ve bought most of my big ticket items that were on my list from when I first spied them on the runways. Now, it’s all about the basics. Even though it’s not warm enough for tee shirts, I tuck them under jackets. And my favorite weather is when I can wear shorts with a big sweater, that warm/cool crosscurrent.
My friend and fellow blogger Caroline, author of the aptly named site Pardon My Obsession, is très chic. A medical student in Paris, I’m inspired by her refined-with-a-twist style. It’s all about the mix—Caroline’s classic Chanel bags look great paired with oversized sweaters and sneakers, and I love that she wears her Hermès Kelly with the shoulder strap, feels modern.
I’m crazy for the color of this bag by The Row, it’s the ultimate neutral. The bag keeps going in and out of stock, I swear it’s taunting me.
If I’m not mistaken, April Bloomfield catered a Cartier dinner four years ago and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. We are busily planning and planting our vegetable garden and, like the cover of April’s new book, we love beets and have devoted an entire bed to different varieties. Out this week, A Girl and Her Greens will be my summer hostess gift.
I have my eye on these Prada platforms—the height, color, and espadrille platform make for a style trifecta.
Inspired by this story from Elle Sweden, coupled with the spectacular weather predicted for this weekend, I’m going to pull out more than just white jeans.
When I was window shopping, I popped into Valentino to see their fabulous spring prints up close. They are stunning, and big. I’m not sure I could carry off a full-length dress, but a scarf would do nicely, especially with all of my neutrals. I love that it’s long and not an enormous square.
Glen Luchford photographed the Gucci pre-fall images for the first campaign commissioned by the new creative director, Alessandro Michele. I get it.
A comment on Early Adopter from a reader in Canada who cannot buy Céline gave me pause. It’s 2015 and we are supposedly a global marketplace, why are there still holdouts to selling online? Well, Chanel got the memo and announced that they are embracing the web, starting with a pop-up jewelry collection that’s available on Net-a-Porter right now.
These bands are irresistible…
Amanda Brooks photographed in her travel uniform for Condé Nast Traveler—love the ankle-length trousers…
Image from @amandacbrooks
Depending on how you look at it, my office is either in a fantastic neighborhood or, a potentially ruinous one. Within a one block radius are a number of the best designer shops. While walking to work yesterday I snapped these pics of some of my favorite spring pieces on display.
I think I may need to try the Ralph Lauren tunic and pants, the Valentino prints this season are beyond gorgeous and, although I’m not a gingham fan, this beige check at Bottega Veneta could convert me.
What do you wear when it’s 30° in the morning and 60° by afternoon? I pile on the layers and top off with a knit poncho or wrap. I picked up this grey cashmere poncho ages ago and it’s one of the most beloved items in my wardrobe.
After I launched the Platforms post, I held my breath as the comments started to roll in. Lo and behold, nary a negative one in the bunch. At first, I wrote it off as the naysayers giving me a pass. Then I wondered if, perhaps, the platform doesn’t look as “out there” as it may have when I first posted on it last fall.
You cannot flip through a current issue of Vogue without spying a pair of the editors’ fave spring shoe. Now that platforms are everywhere, maybe the collective eye has adjusted. Christina Binkley’s recent WSJ article entitled The power to Start a Trend addresses this phenomenon citing the Céline Birkenstock-inspired slide as an example of going from laughable to all-the-rage in just a matter of months.
Although I’m a wardrobe builder and lean toward classics, I try to be an early adopter of one item each season to keep my look updated. Last season I chose the platform, this season it’s the Céline ballerina in tan.
I’m waffling on the bell, it feels like an apple swinging from my neck… TBC
I’ve been on a bit of a movie binge, but hey, there are some good ones out (which is not always the case). From what I’ve read, Juliette Binoche plays an aging actress with aplomb and Kristen Stewart is also very good, her best role yet. Even if The Clouds of Sils Maria got terrible reviews, I’d see it for the location.
Vintage image of the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria, Switzerland