Prada SS22 Menswear Collection

Hats Off!

Dear Miuccia and Raf,

Please produce the fantastic hats in your Prada SS22 Menswear Collection for women.
xPreston

I grabbed these images from the show video this morning (ergo the blurriness).

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What's New

GUCCI

Gucci Horsebit 1955 mini bag

MALONE SOULIERS

Gavi crossover-strap leather slides

BROCK COLLECTION

Wool-blend cardigan

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Flower brooch

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

GUCCI

Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

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On My Mind

A Cool Convergence

Father’s Day + the summer solstice = the longest daylight with (or to remember) dad. My husband is a superb father. Both girls are home for the weekend and we’ll celebrate their dad today and have extra hours of daylight to do so.

On My Mind

#Don’tOverpurge

In an article in this weekend’s WSJ. Magazine titled ‘Do Not Clean Out Your Closet Right Now. Really.’, Marisa Meltzer makes an excellent argument for not rigorously editing your wardrobe, which supports my favorite mantra #Don’tOverpurge. A few months ago I posted that I’d unearthed this Gucci bag from 1978. Bought on a trip to Rome with my mother and stored for over 30 years, I dug it out and had it refurbished at Artbag. They did a phenomenal job and I’m happily wearing this once beloved hobo again. It’s not just a handbag, it’s a tangible memory of a long ago place and time.

On My Inspiration Board

Style Inspo

Valerie Leberichel has enviable personal style — she makes chic look so easy. This picture from her Instagram feed above and the Saint Laurent campaign image below are on my inspiration board.

Travel

36 Hours in Paris

I’ve already booked a number of trips this summer. Late August, I’m going to London (fingers crossed) to visit my sister and plan to do a quick side trip to Paris for 36 hours to: see Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossoms at the Fondation Cartier, check out the new pâtisserie at the Ritz Paris, let my daughter pick out her first Chanel bag (early college graduation present), stock up on Bonpoint long-sleeved T-shirts, and buy a cashmere sweater from Linda Wright‘s shop Crimson. After a year of shuttered stores and restaurants, I will be disappointed if Paris businesses close for the August holiday. Fingers crossed.

Resort 2022

Partow, Please

Heather Clawson asked me recently if I like the line Partow. Even though I’ve only posted on it twice, I do in fact like Nellie Partow’s designs a lot. And, the Resort 2022 collection has some beautiful come-out-of-hiding looks.

It Items

Hot Hot Hot

Yesterday was a scorcher and the next 5 days are to be the same. After a few stern words from my dermatologist, I’m going to cover up even more by the pool. My black rash guard gets very hot, so I’m looking for one in white. Also, I’ve started carrying a visor in my handbag — easier than toting around a straw hat. And these braided sandals have my name all over them.

Visor, rash guard and briefs, sandals.

June/July Issue

Vogue Paris: Summer Vibes

These images, from the June/July issue of Vogue Paris, make me excited for carefree summer days, and glamorous evenings. On newsstands now.

Top left: photography by Gregory Harris and styling by Géraldine Saglio — dress by Guess, Louis Vuitton clogs, on the beach: photography by Inez & Vinoodh and styling by Emmanuelle Alt — sunglasses and bomber Louis Vuitton, straw basket Ulla Johnson,  From the exhibit Chaumet, Joséphine & Napoléon, glamorous evening: photography by Lachlan Bailey and styling by Emmanuelle Alt — Graff jewelry and dress Alexandre Vauthier.

It Items

Go Green

My favorite non-neutral is green. According to WSJ. Magazine, watches with colored dials are trending. I gave my husband a Rolex with a navy face for our first Christmas and it has stood the test of time. This Gucci bag was a no-brainer addition to my wardrobe and I have it in brown, black, and white — green is enviable. A non-slip strip keeps it firmly on my shoulder. And these Malone Souliers slides are incredibly chic and easy.

Memorial Day

Long Weekend Ahead

Memorial Day – a day to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service. It’s also the unofficial opening act of summer.

As the weatherman said last evening “this will be the coldest and rainiest Memorial Day weekend of our lifetimes,” so a lot of indoor activities are on the docket. Delayed a week, the French Open starts Sunday and if Rafael Nadal wins the tournament, he will break a tie with Roger Federer for most men’s Grand Slam titles — the duo is tied at 20. My girls really hit the cover off the ball this Mother’s Day with a gift of a Luke’s Lobster make-your-own lobster roll kit. You can buy Luke’s Lobster flash-frozen at Whole Foods — perfect Memorial Day indoor picnic fare. Sadly, on Sunday the final episode of Mare of Easttown airs. Kate Winslet’s performance is a tour de force. My dear friend sent me photographer David Bailey’s autobiography Look Again and this is the perfect time to start it — thank you, SK. It’s also the perfect time to pot some herbs for my kitchen. And, while doing all of these things, I’ll be in a cozy sweater like my beloved Prada V-neck above.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, xp