August 23rd, 2022
September Vogue

‘Always and Forever’

‘Elegantly unfussy styles in time-honored silhouettes’ styled by Kate Phelan and photographed by Sam Rock for September Vogue — the story gets five stars.

Bottega Veneta, Dior, Prada, Chanel

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What's New

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

LOEWE

Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

  • American women have been hunting for ‘elegantly unfussy styles in time-honored silhouettes’ for around thirty years. Let’s hear it for Vogue for getting behind the idea. Better late than never, I suppose, but American Vogue has been peddling tarty, trampy, often vulgar looks for we women for longer than I can remember. I have been pulling out my old T&C’s and small collection of other old magazines looking for inspiration and direction. I received a mailer from Dior this Spring featuring beautiful ‘time-honored silhouettes,’ although mainly available through couture. This blog has been a valued source of stylish sensibility for me for some years now.

    PaulaAugust 23rd, 2022  5:15 PM

     
  • Glorious models and styling. Have to admit that without the buttons as a giveaway I never would have thought the leather was Chanel. Shalom Harlow looks even more like Ava Gardner.

    SueMAugust 23rd, 2022  6:38 PM

     
  • Yes please!!! I’ll take them all. (Can’t remember feeling that way in ages). Thank you Preston!

    Lisa FAugust 23rd, 2022  7:04 PM

     
  • This editorial spoke to me when I read it. And yes, Paula, clean design, well executed, and forgive me for using the term, wearable was refreshing and desirable, but I do understand why editors feature revealing and abbreviated styles. Let’s face it, if I was in my 20s, with my 20s body, I might pick a crocheted dress that shows off a bit of skin. (only on vacation, I’m still me) The sweater and skirt are right up my alley. Unfortunately, I’m staring at a bathroom renovation and a new HVAC (100+ year old houses are a beast!) so the skirt and shirt will have to live on a mood board.

    SharonAugust 24th, 2022  9:32 PM

     
  • I haven’t had a minute to devour the September issue, but I am excited for this story. I agree that the styles lately have been a little extra. Keep it simple and you’ll never go out of style.
    Paula – Check out @simplicitycity on Instagram – it’s full of looks from older magazines that provide inspiration and direction.
    Marcheline Isabelle

    MarchelineAugust 24th, 2022  10:40 PM

     

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