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Beige is Tops, cont.

It was 70º yesterday and I was kicking myself for having packed my shorts. The Saint Laurent pair above or Agolde‘s are my preferred length for SS20. Paired with a beige henley, sneakers, and Ray-Bans is my kind of chic.

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JIL SANDER

Belted cotton jacket

JIL SANDER

High-rise straight cotton pants

VALENTINO

Wool crème slip dress

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Pamfilo stretch-suede knee boots

JIL SANDER

Belted double-breasted felted-wool coat

SAINT LAURENT

Small leather pouch

SAINT LAURENT

Floral-jacquard tights

NILI LOTAN

Isadora merino wool sweater

SAINT LAURENT

Tag leather tote

BOTTEGA VENETA

Stretch-cotton shirt sand-beige

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Pleated wool gabardine A-line midi skirt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Stretch-cotton shirt dark brown

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Beige is Tops

Beige can be tricky, but these three are good on me. The Anna Quan ribbed top and Toteme shirt run large, the Handvaerk polo is true to size and not as pink.

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Arms Length

Marc Jacobs showed opera-length gloves, as did Valentino (above left and below) and Givenchy (above right). I wore white to a winter ball, and just pulled out a brown-almost-black pair that were tucked way in the back of my closet — this is such an elegant trend.

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Early Bird

Years ago, I would attend trunkshows at Bergdorfs and Barneys to secure the items I wanted for the next season. Thanks to Moda Operandi, pre-ordering is still alive and well  — I love knowing that I will get the runway item that caught my eye without having to track it down months later. I posted (here & here) on the Tom Ford skirt and Khaite belt just moments after they were shown, and have already secured my size in each.

On My Mind

What Goes Around…

The hobo popped up on a few runways and I’m sure glad I kept all of these. Don’t overpurge, everything comes back in fashion. And if you bought well the first time around, it will look just as good the second. #oldceline

FW20 PFW

Celine

Hedi Slimane put on quite a lengthy show for the Celine FW20 collection and, at one point, I had to remind myself that it was Celine and not Saint Laurent. No, Kate Moss was not under the floppy hat and peasant blouse redux. Reworked references aside, as always, there were a lot of beautifully tailored clothes in the 100 something looks. The top left is a ringer for my beloved Slimane for SL grey coat and no one does a duffel quite as well at Hedi. A matching tunic and pant gets me very time.

Vogue Paris

‘Vague à l’âme’

The striped turtleneck peeping out from under the buttoned-up top is a nice bit of styling. Sometimes I get stuck in my ’90s, minimalist roots and this March Vogue Paris image reminds me to add a little interest to a look.

Photography by Christian MacDonald  Styling by Géraldine Saglio

Books

A Good Book Is A Good Idea

With Coronavirus concerns, the stock market tumble, Mercury retrograde, and a stressful house renovation, hunkering down with a good book feels like a good idea. Always Home, a memoir by Alice Waters’ daughter Fanny Singer, and Live Beautiful by EyeSwoon editor Athena Calderone, are out in March.

On My Mind

Copycat?

This Holiday Boileau skirt is an integral part of my summer run-around uniform. When I asked if they would make it in black, my request was politely declined. Is it ethical to have it copied down to the stitching?

On My Mind

#MatchyMatchy

Years ago, my editor in chief cautioned me about hiring an assistant who she felt was too “matchy-matchy.”  I was reminded of this because #matchymatchy is currently my fav catchphrase. I posted the brown Gucci bag and Celine slide weeks ago with this hashtag, and the beige Saint Laurent boots and old Céline hobo are pretty good together, too. Not perfectly matched, but close enough.