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Thakoon

This morning Thakoon Panichgul launched a direct-to-consumer line of “high-quality pieces at an accessible price point.” Bravo!

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What's New

CELINE

Small Crécy bag in shiny calfskin

CELINE

Manon Wedge thigh boots

REMAIN BIRGER CHRISTENSEN

Diana ribbed wool-blend turtleneck sweater

PROENZA SCHOULER

Suede-trimmed textured-leather ankle boots

FRAME

Oversized Fair Isle alpaca-blend turtleneck sweater

THE ROW

Efo belted leather trench coat

TOD'S

Leather penny loafers

A.P.C.

Ethan oversized wool sweater

BURBERRY

Chelsea double-breasted cotton trench coat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bouclé jacket

JIMMY CHOO

Maxima 35 leather knee-high boots

WEEKEND MAX MARA

Origano sweater

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Vogue Spain

Memory Lane

This picture of Vittoria Ceretti as a modern Carole Bouquet, from a September Vogue Spain story, took me down memory lane. This was my late 70s/early 80s uniform and I’d be more than happy to revisit it. The Cartier chain and Bulgari pendant are a nice update to the stiff gold-wire choker.

Photography by Giampaolo Sgura  Styling by Marina Gallo

Travel

36 Hours in Paris

“Do you want to go to Paris?” I asked my husband, daughter, sister, and friend — they all responded “no thanks, you only go for 36 hours.” Short (really short) trips are my thing. Years ago, once a month I would take the night flight from NY, do go-sees all the next day, then catch the last flight home — my girls didn’t even know I’d been out of the country. In a short spurt I get everything done and avoid jet lag.

Last weekend was no exception. I’d been telling anyone and everyone about the exhibition Trees at the Cartier Foundation (it was incredible) — all said “just go, already.” Plus, I had a few errands. Most of the space in my carry-on was taken up with Holiday Boileau returns — I’d bought each item in two different sizes.  And, I wanted to see the shop (adorable, worth the trek, and I bought a red dress). September issues and a pharmacy stop were also on my to-do list.

So, no curated packing list. Unless I’m camping or heading to the beach, I wear the same things when I travel as I do in NYC. 5 grey sweaters, 1 pair grey jeans, 2 skirts (a mini and a midi), 1 pair grey Adidas, a tote, a pouch, and filet bags for purchases.

Et voila!

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Chain Reaction

A chunky gold chain is one of my favorite current trends and this assemblage, in September Vogue Paris, is spot-on.

1. Louis Vuitton 2. Elise Tsikis 3. Tiffany & Co 4. David Yurman 5. Aristocracy 6. Din Van 7. Pomellato

Clockwise: Rosantica, Saint Laurent, Prada

SS20 Collections

Tom Ford and The Row in Black & White

NYFW SS20 is moving at a nice pace since the number of shows and days have been cut down (bravo!). Hopefully Tom Ford, the new chairman of the CFDA, can bring some glory back to the beleaguered NYFW.

Speaking of TF, he and The Row showed yesterday and here are the looks that caught my eye — you can’t go wrong with black & white.

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Boot Up

I’m already wearing fall sweaters, but it’s not boot weather, yet. My search for black, slouchy, knee-high boots ended with a Saint Laurent pair, but these by Frame x Tamara Mellon and Celine are fantastic, too.

Frame Instagram, September M Le magazine du Monde 

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Brown-Bag It

Dark brown looks so good, maybe my daughter will lend me back the classic, chocolate Chanel bag — doubtful. I’m in Paris and, conveniently, staying just up the block from Chanel.  This bag deserves a closer look.

September Vogue Paris photography by Mel Bles and styling by Morgane Bedel

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Ballet Flats?

My sister and I were discussing ballet flats recently (deep, I know). Sneakers and loafers may be the styles du jour, but the Chanel Ballerina, which is the ultimate classic, is back on my radar.

September Vogue Paris – photography by Alasdair McLellan and styling by  Aleksandra Woroniecka.

In Memorium

Peter Lindbergh

The brilliant photographer Peter Lindbergh died yesterday. I loved working with Peter and cast these, and many other stories and campaigns with him. A huge loss.

To-Do

Fall!

I am so ready for fall and here’s why: first up, a quick trip to Paris to see the exhibition Trees at the Cartier Foundation — I’ve been obsessing about this show. Then, the film The Goldfinch, based on Donna Tartt’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, is out mid-September. While in London mid-October visiting my sister, I’m going to get coffee with Navaz Batliwalla at Prada’s newly opened Marchesi 1824 bakery. And, I’ve already pre-ordered Elizabeth Strout’s upcoming book “Olive Again”, on sale October 15 — the absolute icing on the cake.