Carolyn Murphy is on the September subscriber cover of InStyle and looks adorable in Matthew Sprout’s pictures. Stylist Laura Ferrara is a modern farmer, which makes the styling and location all the more relevant. This fall, Carolyn is launching a lifestyle website, Mamma Murphy, that will focus on back-to-basics and made in America products. With Carolyn’s down-to-earth personal style, it will surely be a site to bookmark.
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
A few weeks ago I posted on three Jérôme Dreyfuss bags and bought the one on the right to be my work tote. It’s fantastic—well-made, nice details, lightweight, and big enough for my large laptop. Then, I posted on wanting a grey suede bag and voilà! The one on the left is coming tomorrow…
Jérôme Dreyfuss tote in grey suede and black calf.
Edie Campbell looks sensational in this vintage-image inspired story from September Vogue Paris. So good, I had a difficult time editing it down.
Photography by David Sims Styling by Emmanuelle Alt
Styles from the 1990s have come back with a vengeance in the past few years, so it’s no surprise that Helmut Lang’s influence (he was the most important designer of that decade in my opinion) is now everywhere.
The absolute zenith of my previous career was the six years I cast for Helmut. When he retired from fashion in 2005, my inspiration retired with him; I stopped casting full-time soon after. In a recent W article by Alix Browne (it’s a must-read), she talks about Helmut’s rise, departure, and the state of the brand over the last decade. After attempting to make the line more accessible, the Helmut Lang label is now helmed by Isabella Burley, the editor in chief of British indie magazine, Dazed. Along with a main collection, which is designed by an in-house team, Ms. Burley has hired guest designers to do capsule collections. However, I am anxiously awaiting the Helmut Lang Re-Editions launch this fall of pieces recreated from the archives.
My list is long.
2002 Ad campaign image
The ’90s are back in a big way (in my book and wardrobe, they never left). The satin slip dress had it’s moment, but the skirt is the way to go. Wear now with a tee and sandals then transition into fall with sweaters and sneakers—perfection.
Nili Lotan sweater, Vince satin skirt and more great colors here, Converse sneakers.
Skirts are firmly on my radar for fall and I’m waiting for UPS before I respond to a few of the comments on my previous post. This one, on a Copenhagen Spring 2018 fashion week attendee, is pretty perfect, too. Gotta love an A-line, so flattering.
Contrast stitching + to-the-knee length + a flirty flair + good price point = my dream skirt. This Marc Jacobs skirt ticks all the boxes—I’d wear it now with sandals and a tee, then an oversized sweater and sneakers (Converse) in the fall.
There is a nip in the air this morning—a reminder that summer is winding down. These gorgeous FW17 campaign images make me excited for fall.
Yesterday I was musing about the abundance of red items for fall. A cherry striped sweater, brick clutch, and burgundy velvet platforms would be nice additions to my predominantly all-neutrals wardrobe. With so many shades to choose from, I don’t need something in fire engine to feel like I’m embracing the trend.
Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A red dress is kind of a neutral, but red shoes, bags, gloves, etc. are statement pieces in my book and I can’t decide if I’m on board with this trend. To be continued…
Photo by Simon Upton