November 9th, 2018
On My Mind

We Had It So Good

When I saw this picture on @fastened2fashion ‘s Instagram feed, I got a lump in my throat — Phoebe Philo made is so easy, with just a few simple pieces, to look polished and pulled together. Missing Céline.

I put a number of Céline items in the kic shop.


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Chunky large hoops


High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere


Wrap skirt in wool felt


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Signet ring


Square sunglasses


Coat in double face cashmere


Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Baroque hoops


Knot ring made of vermeil


+ 3 Grenoble faux shearling-trimmed wool-blend tweed down jacket

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  • LVMH ignore cashed up, middle aged women at the peril of your bottom line

    ClaireNovember 9th, 2018  6:20 AM

  • This is perfection. Preston, would you be kind enough to do a post on your favorite fashion Instagramers? It can be hard to find chic with twist accounts that are meant for those over a certain age. A fellow Smith alum thanks you!

    KatherineNovember 9th, 2018  7:18 AM

  • Hello – thanks for posting my photo. I’ve been following your blog for years and you inspired me to start the IG account under fastened2fashion to share the things I like so thanks for the inspiration and shout out!

    TracyNovember 9th, 2018  7:22 AM

  • Tracy – thank you for letting me post your picture — it says it all.

    PrestonNovember 9th, 2018  7:28 AM

  • Yes she has been brilliant at Chloe and Celine. Let’s hope she designs under her own name in the future. That would be amazing!

    RTGNovember 9th, 2018  9:04 AM

  • Those earrings are perfection.

    Shawn BrattonNovember 9th, 2018  5:40 PM

  • Such a beautiful collection of timeless, elegant pieces. A couple of weeks ago, I bought the Celine box bag for fear that new design team would change it or discontinue it. I’ll treasure it always.

    Liz VelasquezNovember 10th, 2018  12:32 PM

  • Agree. Doesn’t it say something crazy that we are buying items in a bit of a panic from a house because we’re afraid of their future design?

    SueMNovember 12th, 2018  1:16 PM


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