May 11th, 2019
On My Mind

Follow The Leader

When Virginie Viard took her bow in a patch pocketed jacket from her debut collection for Chanel, I let out a sigh — this is precisely how I’d like to wear the new pieces. Seeing a designer in her own clothes gives me a sense of how to wear them in the real world — think Phoebe Philo with a sweater wrapped around her waist or the flawless Miuccia Prada in the final moment of each of her shows. Forget the campaigns, this is how I want to see them styled.


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Bianca leather sandals


Floral lace tights


Wool coat with Logo buttons


Nanette shearling-trimmed leather ankle boots


Wool coat with logo buttons


Mid-heel pump with horsebit


Belted jacket coat


Lennox Hiker


New Standard skinny jeans


Heavy cotton poplin trench coat


Sleeveless organza dress


Belted raincoat

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  • Bravo. Absolutely agree.

    Rebecca CollinsMay 11th, 2019  8:03 AM

  • You’re right, Preston. I remember a few years ago seeing Phoebe Philo at the end of a show in her sneakers, and thinking I could do that.

    Sue BurpeeMay 11th, 2019  8:17 AM

  • I totally agree, Preston. I’ve always loved Ms. Prada’s outfits and have copied them many times, but now with Virigine at the helm of Chanel, I am even more inspired. It was a brilliant idea for the Wertheimers to keep her on board as Creative Director because she’s a woman and will know how we want to dress, especially when she dresses in such an accessible manner. Her look is timeless and ageless, which will draw even more women to buy their RTW now- if that’s even possible.

    I want to know what jeans she has on. And the BOOTS- definitely need those.

    SeverineMay 11th, 2019  8:39 AM

  • You are so absolutely right!

    AllisonMay 11th, 2019  6:25 PM

  • Absolutely agree, too. Virginie Viard’s outfit was my favourite. I am busy working out how to replicate it at a non Chanel price point.

    ClaireMay 12th, 2019  12:55 AM

  • Agree. I’m much more interested in seeing how women/designers wear clothes in real life, rather than ad campaigns and catwalks.

    That's Not My AgeMay 13th, 2019  9:50 AM


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