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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Wool top


Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat


Bouclé jacket


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


A-line bouclé skirt


Clog sandals


Classic B-15


Poplin tie front maxi dress


Tribute leather sandals


Gold-plated necklace


1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag


Bebe ribbed cotton top

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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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