Matches Fashion

Blazé Milano Exclusive Capsule Collection

I’m sure many of you have already seen this video, below, of System Magazine’s founder Elizabeth von Guttman interviewing the designers of Blazé Milano on their exclusive capsule collection for Matches Fashion.

Popular with show-goers since 2014, I credit my friend Kathy for encouraging me to post on the brand last summer. Kathy was an immediate fan of the oversized blazers in gorgeous menswear fabrics—and she was spot-on. I love that they were inspired by riding jackets, something dear to my heart.

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YVES SALOMON

Reversible shearling coat

SONIA RYKIEL

Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt

HOGAN

Shearling sneakers

VALENTINO

Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress

PRADA

Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps

KHAITE

Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat

ISABEL MARANT

Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse

ISABEL MARANT

Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Tuxedo box clutch

THE ROW

Nolia crepe midi dress

YEEZY

Stretch-suede 70mm bootie

JEROME DREYFUSS

Felix large leather and suede shoulder bag

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Fave Re-Run

Bringing The Garden Indoors

@markdsikes mentioned that he wants to start collecting botanical prints, which reminded me of this post.

Botanical prints are one way to bring the garden indoors during the winter months. These beauties are from One Kings Lane.

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Insta-grab

The Black Shirt

I love this pic of knitwear designer Alexandra Golovanoff —it got me searching for a simple black shirt. A few days ago, I ran a uniform post with a pricey Saint Laurent black blouse and was asked about similar ones at a lower price point. There are many: Theory, Equipment, Frame, Brooks Brothers, and Go Silk are good options.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Play It Cool in ’80s-Inspired Styles’

Not sure I ever wanted to see a return of ’80s fashion, but WSJ. Magazine makes a good argument for some styles in this story from the February issue. On newsstands January 27.

Photography by Angelo Pennetta   Styling by Francesca Burns

It Items

Wishing for Spring

Turtleneck sweaters and winter boots are getting so tired—how I would love to run around in a Saint Laurent silk shirt, A.P.C. cropped jeans, and maybe a pair of Church’s brogues (I’m into brogues (and here) btw).

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Did You Get The Red Boot Memo?

Many of the fashion influencers I follow have been wearing red boots this winter. Red is ‘hot’ right now and the trend is here to stay—there are some great red boots in the PF18 collections.

BalenciagaNaPFarfetch, Rag & Bone, Alexandre BirmanSartore, Saint Laurent.

Images courtesy @hedvigso, Pinterest, @khaite_ny, @pernilleteisbaek, and Pinterest

PF18

Coat Tales

So far, there have been a plethora of great coats in the PF18 collections—real keepers. Maria Grazia Chiuri, inspired this season by Claude Cahun, did some of the best for Christian Dior.

Chloé designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s sophomore collection included these two forever coats.

And Louise Trotter’s Pre-Fall collection for Joseph is packed with great coats. Love the weekend bag, too.

Books

Long Weekend Reading

A few of my friends are reading The Woman in the Window and gave it a thumbs up—perfect for a chilly long weekend.

Hermès

“Capital Caps”

Thank you, Paula, for the heads up on this adorable Hermès video! Wouldn’t it be great if hats really made a comeback?

Sale Items

Speaking of Valentino…

I was going to take down the kic sale section, but there are still so many great items available. Love both of these Valentino boots and now they are nicely priced.

Grey calf hair, stretch-suede over-the-knee.