Self Service Issue #47
It’s nice to see Doutzen Kroes looking more down to earth in this story from the FW17 issue of Self Service. Red, houndstooth check and Glen plaid, trenches, menswear, and western boots—the ‘hits’ of fall fashion are all here.
Photography by Jeremy Everett Styling by Elodie David Touboul
Pleated checked wool midi skirt
High-rise straight-leg jeans
Blanche leather ankle boots
Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag
Off-the-shoulder smocked satin top
Tie-waist cotton-corduroy coat
Siria suede mid-calf boots
Breaking News in The Business of Fashion
According to The Business of Fashion, the rumors are true and Phoebe Philo is set to exit Céline at the end of the year. LVMH is reportedly already searching for her replacement. Ms. Philo has been with the house since 2008, a long tenure by today’s standards. I still have pieces that I snapped up when she left Chloe. Stay tuned.
The staple of my youth, corduroy, has come storming back. Wide wale is everywhere but it’s evident from this WSJ article, “Why Women Hate the fabric of the Moment”, that it’s not for everyone. I’m on the fence, frankly. Pinwale corduroy pants are one of my wardrobe staples, but I’ve yet to find a flattering pair in wide wale. However, I’m game to try and here are a few pairs that I have my eye on and will test drive: grey Marc Jacobs, navy Acne Studios, black Isabel Marant, pink Céline. These Vince corduroy cargo pants are very cute, although not wide wale.
Image © Pinterest
P.S. Lavender was on many of the SS18 runways…
Heidi Carey Jewelry
A few weeks ago I was introduced to California-based jewelry designer Heidi Carey and her collection of beautiful necklaces. The “bold yet classic” pieces are all made from semi-precious gemstones, which keeps them nicely priced. Over coffee I asked Heidi if she would make me a custom piece, a grey baroque pearl choker to wear with sweaters and tees—and, voilà—so simple and chic.
P.S. I spied baroque pearl chokers on the Sonia Rykiel SS18 runway…
I ran this post a few years ago, but it still inspires me:
Hair loosely tied back with a black ribbon, the camel coat, Chanel bag and jeans– Jacqueline Bisset’s style in Bullitt is on my inspiration board right now.
Le Monde D'Hermès
The autumn-winter 2017 issue of LE MONDE D’HERMÈS just hit my mailbox and it’s packed with gorgeous images. I particularly like this story by photographer Benedict Redgrove (the bag is pretty spectacular, too).
On The Hunt For
I’m on the hunt for three items: A dark denim jacket, a pair of statement earrings (I had my eye on a Céline pair but they turned out to be too heavy) and spied these on a very chic woman at a Cherry Bombe Cookbook event, and I loved this Fendi bag when it came down the runway and want to see it.
ALEXACHUNG jacket, Jennifer Fisher hoops, Fendi bag and a colorful version here.
My friend is trying to convince me to buy a J. Crew bodysuit and I admit that they look great with pants and skirts—no more tucking and retucking. It’s the snaps that give me pause… Thoughts?
I ran a longer version of this post 7 years ago and it’s just as relevant today. I was addressing the fact that many women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time:
The above story from the November 2007 issue of Vogue was written by Mark Holgate who must have been prescient since it ran moments before the downturn. The ironic timing aside, I love that the stylist Aleksandra Woronieka above wears just a few pieces- but the few pieces are great and timeless. Here we are 10 years later and I would love to own everything on her rack; the perfect simple wardrobe!
Couldn’t be at the superb Céline SS18 show? No problem, some of the best images are on Instagram. Trench coats, slouchy bags, hoop earrings—sign me up!
Thanks for the pics @samiranasr and @suzannekoller, I made the top one 😉