Vogue Paris just released a sneak peek of their November issue cover. Daria Werbowy, Stephanie Seymour and Lauren Hutton are the faces of beauty at every age. The trio, shot by Inez and Vinoodh in classic white button-downs and faded jeans (1990′s Peter Linbergh?), look modern and truly beautiful.
Alexa Chung by Phil Oh © Vogue.com
While looking through the street style pictures from London, I was drawn to these images of Alexa Chung and Clemence Poésy, because they remind me of film stills plucked from the 60s and 70s. Chung and Poésy both have a timeless, classic look and their sense of style is charming, feminine, sporty and ladylike, a rare combination these days.
Clemence Poesy by Phil Oh © Vogue.com
Chung reminds me a lot of 60s über model Jean Shrimpton.
While Poésy bears an uncanny resemblance, and has the sporty nonchalance, of Lauren Hutton.
Daria in Chanel from August French Vogue
My father–a man who shopped the Brooks Brothers’ sale twice a year for clothes–was uber classic/preppy when it came to dressing, even his blazers were standard navy wool with gold buttons. But in the winter, he always wore the most gorgeous deep navy cashmere coat and a black fedora he had made in London at Lock & Co. Hatters near Saville Row.
Masha of Anda & Masha for Selima hats © Garance Dore
I loved him in that hat (which sits in my closet). He looked handsome in it. And it isn’t so bad on me either. Yet I can’t get up the gumption to wear it. Hats are fun and mysterious. And there are some poetic versions out for fall. But I end up feeling self-conscious. (Why is beyond me since some of my other outfits get far more stares than a hat would.)
Maybe I will have to ease into hat wearing. First on morning errands. Then maybe to a lunch……
MM6 Martin Margiela hat © Shopbop.com
Of course, there is always hat head to contend with……See, I’m talking myself out of it already!
Jamie Bochert in Anda & Masha
To be continued….