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ICONS Cover: Alison Loehnis

Alison Loehnis, President of Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is this week’s #iconsgirl and with good reason. I first met Alison when she joined NET-A-PORTER 15 years ago and have long admired her personal style. W.ICONS has a great Q&A with the NYC-raised, London-based style setter, industry insider, and Chapin alum. As Laura, ICONS eic, notes in her editor’s letter “(Alison is) also one of the most effortlessly chic people I know, and has a way of dressing that is both timeless yet full of personality” — hear, hear.

Images courtesy of NET-A-PORTER

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COURRÈGES

Racer leather slingback pumps

JIMMY CHOO

Diamond Tilda 45 embellished patent-leather slingback pumps

SACAI

Cargo twill midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Small leather tote bag

TOD'S

Leather penny loafers

KHAITE

Fulman cropped down jacket

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

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NYFW Collections

Khaite SS23

Khaite is one of the only shows I tune into during NYFW. Designer Catherine Holstein told Vogue that she designs for “(t)hat independent, New York, strong, stealth woman” — a woman I appreciate and know well. The bubble silhouettes and soft draping are superb.

It Items

Bits & Bobs

Image left from September Harper’s Bazaar. Photography by Daniel Jackson and styling by Samira Nasr.

I just picked up the Chanel slingbacks above (super comfy) and they are different enough from my Saint Laurent pair, which I’ve already worn a lot. I’m always on the lookout for short sweaters and this one by Bottega Veneta ticks that box nicely. And, these Celine jackets are on my inspiration board — they are divine.

Must-Read

‘A Visible Man’

Edward Enninful, editor in chief of British Vogue and the European editorial director for Vogue, is a really great guy with an incredible life story. His memoir, A Visible Man, was released yesterday and I only wish it had been published earlier so I could’ve read it on my flights to and from Paris last week.

Travel

A Few Days in Paris

I met my husband in Paris last week for a brief and very fun two day getaway. We stayed in the uber residential 16th and watched adorable children start the school year. For the first time in seemingly forever I do not have a child returning to school, which is wonderful and, yet, very weird.

The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection was the highlight of the trip. It opened spring 2021 and the film chronicling the renovation of the historic building is fascinating. I popped into British perfume maker Lyn Harris’s recently opened Perfumer H outpost in the Marais to pick up her new scent, Bergamot. And, ordered a monogrammed white shirt from Crimson.

The perfect quick trip.

Beauty

Chanel Noir Allure Mascara

Just when I was thinking that my mascara could use an upgrade, an email for the new Chanel Noir Allure Mascara popped up in my inbox — serendipitous.

It Items

Fall Forward

A few of my fall faves — a Khaite short sleeve knit (I’m a short sleeve knit fanatic), Khaite jeans, Khaite oversized belt, and The Row scarves. This Saint Laurent tote looks so chic on the women I’ve seen carrying it, but it probably won’t come home with me. And, a touch of urban cowboy would look good with my Khaite denim skirt.

September Vogue France

Going Long

I picked up the September issue of Vogue France in Paris yesterday. As in NYC, it felt like there were fewer newsstands about. The long dresses — Dior and Saint Laurent — with Chanel slingbacks are a nice combo. Entertaining at home over the holidays comes to mind.

On My Radar

The Row: Spring Gloves

These are The Row SS23 collection images. I paused when I noted how many looks have gloves. Not sure I’d wear white, but you never know.

Books

First Fall Reads

Two books I’m eager to read this fall — Elizabeth Strout’s third novel featuring Lucy Barton, Lucy by the Sea, is out September 20, and the chicest of the chic, Deeda Blair: Food Flowers, & Fantasy available October 18.