When this Marie Claire Italia story came out in the October 1998 issue, I tore out every page and pinned them to my inspiration board—I literally thumb-tacked the pages to a cork board over my desk. Twenty years later they are still some of my favorite pictures and the clothes are the epitome of timeless.
As I write this I’m cocooned in sweaters while getting emails announcing that spring/summer merchandise is going on sale. Pre-Fall will be in stores soon. I’d more likely be wearing pieces from the latter right now than the little dresses and sandals being marked down. My point is, like the fall clothes in this story, it’s about buying evergreen items and wearing them even when it’s 50º in May. Truly seasonless dressing.
The stunning Esther Canadas photographed by Jacques Olivar.
Cotton denim midi skirt
Suede collarless jacket
Casatt double-breasted cotton trench coat
Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf
Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket
Le Bracelet braided-metal bracelet
Figari plunge knot-front top
Achilles leather sneakers
One-shoulder cotton-drill top
Croc-effect leather slippers