One of my favorite relatively recent purchases is a trench from Daniel Lee’s debut PF19 Bottega Veneta collection — the buttons make it special. Jil Sander’s buttery yellow FW20 pieces are lovely, and the buttons on this jacket are chic. The button on this Victoria Beckham skirt keeps it from looking like the majority of plain black skirts hanging in my closet.
High-rise straight cotton pants
Pamfilo stretch-suede knee boots
Belted double-breasted felted-wool coat
Isadora merino wool sweater
Stretch-cotton shirt sand-beige
Pleated wool gabardine A-line midi skirt
Stretch-cotton shirt dark brown
It’s been a busier than usual week so I am going to unwind by watching Aggie, Catherine Gund’s documentary on her mother, philanthropist and art collector, Agnes Gund.
I love a pouch, but I’m tired of carrying it in my hand or tucked under my arm. I’m, also, carrying less. The mini crossbody pouch is my new go-to. I have the Saint Laurent; it holds a mask, small wallet, keys, phone, lip balm, and glasses — my essentials. The chain strap makes it feel like a piece of jewelry and I had Leather Spa trim the drawstring ties.
Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Jil Sander, Mansur Gavriel.
In lieu of a show, Lucie and Luke Meier released a video of their SS21 Jil Sander collection. The yellow leather coat with matching belt bag and the hand-crocheted overlay are lovely.
A grilled cheese and tomato soup are the pinnacle of comfort foods and no one does them better than Ina Garten. Thank you, Ina, for your new cookbook — perfect timing since we are hunkered down at home.
Nothing adds a bit of pizzazz to a monochrome or minimalist outfit than a pair of patterned tights. Black floral is a bit sexy, too. Saint Laurent and Dries Van Noten.
A vest and long-sleeved polo are two of my go-tos and are sure to be beautiful when made by The Row.
On My Radar
Quite simply, I’m envious of Paris Vogue fashion director Aleksandra Woroniecka’s personal style — she makes even the most basic basics anything but ho hum. This 2010 kic post, based on a 2007 Vogue story where Ms. Woroniecka talks about building a simplified and enduring wardrobe, is even more relevant today.
Images courtesy Vogue
Hermès designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski hit the cover off the ball with the SS21 collection. Vanhee-Cybulski’s classic-meets-fashion looks, each shown with a pair of clogs, are perfection. My SS21 list begins here.
Tim Blanks of BOF spoke with Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello about his new collaboration with Helmut Lang, which launches Wednesday at Saint Laurent’s flagship store in Paris. Later, the show will move to the Rive Droite store in Los Angeles. Not a clothing collaboration, art. Helmut used the Saint Laurent pieces that don’t make it to production — “(t)he essence of the resulting artwork is the same iconoclastic alchemy that Lang applied to his own archive, reducing it to shreds, moulding it into primal totem pole shapes.”
Photo of Helmut Lang by Daniel Trese