Books

Fall Reads, Continued

Some eagerly anticipated titles will be released in October. Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts, Dani Shapiro’s first novel Signal Fires, The Last Chairlift, John Irving’s first novel in seven years, and I will gift The Complete Language of Food to a number of my foodie friends.

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SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

TÔTEME

Wool-crepe strapless top

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

THE ROW

Garcon suede loafers

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

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Paris Collections

Mac Attack at The Row

I love a good mackintosh, often better for running around than a trench. This one, from The Row’s summer collection shown this morning in Paris, is gorgeous. And, the socks are still quite chic.

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Mrs. Prada In October Harper’s Bazaar

Miuccia Prada’s personal style is enviable and enduring  — the grey skirts, short sleeve knit, and perfect belt — she is my style true north. These fantastic photographs by Tyler Mitchell are from October Harper’s Bazaar and accompany a story on the Miu Miu line.

Paris Collections

Tall & Slim? Saint Laurent SS23 Is For You

If you are very tall, very slim, and can walk in 4+ inch heels while wearing a floor-sweeping coat, this gorgeous collection is for you. Stunning colors and silhouettes, especially the opening look above.

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Dark Brown for Winter, Continued

When I spied this Ludovic de Saint Sernin wool button-front shirt on the runway last March it went directly onto my wish list. The classic oversized shirt is aptly named the ‘Go To’ and chocolate brown is a nice alternative to white or blue. It’s just so chic.

Financial Times

#Don’tOverPurge

Many items in my wardrobe are enjoying a renaissance and I am so happy I didn’t do a massive clean-out during the pandemic lockdown — I’d have many regrets. Pieces I was sure that I would never wear again are now front and center. And, having items updated via tailoring has been my mission (and topic of numerous posts…). An article in Financial Times talks to this and a number of fashion folks weighed in.   #Don’tOverPurge

This A.P.C. knit coat is circa 1992. I’d forgotten that I’d held on to it and it’s the perfect transition piece.

Milan Collections

Bottega Veneta SS23

Matthieu Blazy’s brilliant sophomore collection for Bottega Veneta was presented on a site-specific installation by Italian artist and architect Gaetano Pesce. Nicole Phelps’s review for Vogue describes the “fabulous scene” and incredible clothes — it’s a must-watch show.

It Items at NET-A-PORTER

Dark Brown for Winter

I’m heading up to Boston to see my girls and it’s going to be… gasp… in the 40s tonight— crimey. Granted, yesterday was the autumn equinox, but still. Last winter I started to ski, again, and bought new gear — all black, sadly. Brown looks so chic and NET-A-PORTER has the best pieces.

Clockwise from top left: Fendi reversible hooded down ski parka, Shoreditch Ski Club parka, Khaite cable-knit cashmere  sweater, Khaite suede ankle boots, Fendi Stirrup ski pants, Bottega Veneta Cable-knit wool jacket.

Milan collections

Prada SS23

I just watched the Prada SS23 show and LOVE the collection — the grey + brown = my dream combo. And the leather coat below is stunning.

Beauty

Hermès Plein Air

The Hermès beauty products are phenomenal — I give the lipsticks and nail polishes as hostess gifts. So, I’m eager to try the Plein Air Natural Enhancing Complexion Balms and picked up a few samples in different shades yesterday. Any reviews?