Vogue

Easy, Indeed

The Valentino dress above is my favorite look in the SS20 collection. Not sure if it would suit me, but it’s up on my inspiration board. Love the ease of Camilla Nickerson’s styling in this story photographed by Bibi Borthwick for February Vogue.

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SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne medium hobo bag in smooth leather

JIL SANDER

Nia gathered-neck belted midi dress

GUCCI

Cotton and wool tweed midi dress

RAG and BONE

Parker leather sandals

JW ANDERSON

Merino wool sweater

NILI LOTAN

Jenna cropped cotton-blend slim-leg trousers

MARNI

Crossover leather wedge sandals

JIL SANDER

Twill midi dress

SUICOKE

Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

High-rise skinny jeans

PRADA

Wool top

MACKINTOSH

Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

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On My Mind

Thinking About Spring

I don’t have a hard and fast list for spring, but there are some looks and items I want to try. The Prada knit top with slim skirt is a knockout silhouette, a little bling goes a long way for day, I’ve had my eye on these Saint Laurent boots since they came down the SS20 runway but fear the heel is too high, and I’m going to stop in at Chanel and try this headscarf — I can’t resist a good headscarf.

Jewelry

Bling Binge

A few months ago I posted this September Vogue Paris image in a hits-of-fall collage. Little did I know that it would spark a mini obsession with diamonds set in my preferred yellow gold. Once considered a bit tacky or ‘camp’, this combo has stolen my heart. I bought a few pieces and I’m even considering resetting my platinum engagement ring.

On My Mind

Resolution: Restraint

Buying doubles has been my shopping credo since forever — having a backup of a beloved item gives me peace of mind. However, acquiring an item in multiple colors is a habit I’m determined to break.

A few years ago I shared an office with the stylist and designer Amanda Ross Bacon aka ARossGirl. It was 2014 and I was head-over-heels for a Céline hobo, which I purchased in a number of colors. One day, as I was sporting yet another new hobo, Amanda cautioned “you don’t need them all, Preston.” Fast forward to January 2020 when, while packing my closet to move, I realized that I wear two of the bags much more often than the others — Amanda’s comment was spot-on.

So, as much as I love beige, I bought the Bottega Veneta mesh pumps solely in black because they actually look better on me. The Gucci 1955 Horsebit bag in brown is currently attached to my shoulder and even though black is great too, I don’t need it.

Let’s see how long this resolution lasts…

On My Mind

Procrastination Tactics

I swore that once the holidays were over I’d start picking out paint colors and counter tops…   Instead, I’m racing through ‘Normal People’ because I need to read ‘Educated’ by mid-month 😬 and the 3rd season of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Trapped’ are nice diversions. Next week…

Editorial

Illustrated Vogue Italia

No photoshoots in January Vogue Italia, just gorgeous illustrated stories by a number of artists including Vanessa Beecroft. The money saved will be donated to environmental causes. Here are some of my favorite images:

1 & 3 David Salle, 2 Vanessa Beecroft, 4 Delphine Desane

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It Item

Chanel + Polo = ♥

I love everything about this picture of Caroline de Maigret wearing a Chanel polo in February Vogue Germany — it just makes me happy.

Photography by Alique

Beauty

It’s Time

These two products are now part of my morning routine — so far, so good. I’m fortunate to have made it this long without thinking too much about my skin, but there are a few areas that need attention. It’s time to up my skin care game.

Beauty Pie, Dr. Sebagh

NET-A-PORTER SALE

Bits & Bobs

It’s a rainy day here so I’ve been browsing the NET-A-PORTER sale — there’s still some really good stuff. When it comes to lists, I’m old school and log them in to a Smythson notebook. And, I’m determined to miniaturize my wallet (the Bottega Veneta clutch is small) and this one is genius.

Erno Laszlo, Acne Studios swimsuit, By Terry Twist-On lip, Matteau dress, Isabel Marant down scarf.

Jewelry

Just Enough

This picture, from October Vogue UA, is a reminder that sometimes one or two spectacular pieces of jewelry make more of a statement than stacks of bangles and layers of pendants. The matching Tiffany Victoria collection earrings and bracelet are sublime.

Photography by Fabien Montique  Styling by Ray Tetauira