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#Don’tOverPurge

Many items in my wardrobe are having 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. 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 forgot I even had it and it’s the perfect transition piece.

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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

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

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Collections

Bottega Veneta SS23

Matthieu Blazy’s brilliant sophomore collection for Bottega Veneta was presented on a site-specific installation by Italian designer Gaetano Pesce. Nicole Phelps’s review for Vogue describes the “fabulous scene” and the 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.

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?

On My Radar

Marfa Stance

Marfa Stance, a line of multi-functional and seasonless pieces designed to work together, had been on my radar. I was intrigued by the different components and how they can be interchanged to build multiple looks. When I was invited to a pop-up week before last, I jumped at the chance to meet the founder and designer Georgia Dant and see her line. Quilting is Georgia’s signature design element and I love it on the back of this trench. I, also, bought the cashmere hood to attach in the winter and NET-A-PORTER carries Marfa Stance and that’s where I found the perfect matching liner (bottom right).

I added the Miu Miu belt and Chanel slingbacks

It Item

I ♥ This Belt

For years I have been on the hunt for a simple belt that’s not too narrow or the buckle too big. When I spied this one on the Miu Miu runway and posted last March, I knew it would be my dream belt — and it is. Sizes get restocked.

Editorial

Jenny Walton on 1stDibs

Jenny Walton, the delightful Milan-based American illustrator and fashion collector, is profiled on 1stDibs’ magazine, Introspective. I love that she collects vintage Prada and I have a few pieces she can add to her collection. In the article Ms. Walton is decorating her new apartment in Milan, which is as chic as the woman herself.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update Updated

I thought I would get out of my office where portraits of Mother and CZ Guest watch over my every sartorial move.

This is the season of events where I need to be ‘dressed’ and the leather jacket by The Slate and Saint Laurent slingbacks will get a lot of wear. The Khaite harness adds a bit of interest to an otherwise staid look. Swap the Bottega skirt for jeans and it becomes one of my current favorite outfits.

When I put up this post I realized that I’m standing just like my daughter in the photo on the bookshelf — apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update

Over the summer I tinkered with a number of items. For example, I would never wear the Khaite harness with the long streamers so my brilliant seamstress lopped them off and sewed them down. She, also, gave this Ralph Lauren blazer an overhaul — sleeves shortened and shoulders tightened. Maybe not a great look with white jeans (they never do me any favors), but you get the idea and the Chanel slingbacks are very comfy. The white shirt I ordered at Crimson in Paris week before last was just delivered — love the tonal monogram.