Street Style

Seen in Paris

The midi-length, satin skirt, Céline pendant, and clutch are workhorses in my current wardrobe. I love how the Loewe belt (brown and saddle) gives the oversized sweater a defined waist.

Images of Lauren Santo Domingo and Ramya Giangola © Vogue

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PRADA

Croc-effect leather slippers

GIVENCHY

Cotton-drill shirt

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Iacopo double band sandal

MACKINTOSH

Belted trench

KHAITE

Brook leather belt

THE ROW

Egon nappa leather sandals

LOEWE

Obi leather waist belt

THE ROW

Sora cotton-blend poplin maxi dress

VINCE

Eastwood thong wrap sandals

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

THE ROW

Paola strapless crepe midi dress

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Iacopo double band sandal

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Industry News

A.P.C. X Suzanne Koller

Long-time readers know that I’m a superfan of both Jean Touitou’s A.P.C. and stylist Suzanne Koller and the news that they are collaborating makes my heart race. According to Vogue‘s Mark Holgate “A.P.C. Interaction Suzanne Koller, as it’s called, was shown as two looks during the French label’s Paris presentation. It’s Koller’s selection of her favorite pieces from A.P.C., reimagined through her eyes. (And she should know the label inside out; she has styled for A.P.C. for years.)” Get the full scoop here.

On My Radar

The Classic Bits

Silk scarves, ladylike dresses, a crewneck sweater over a button-down, a turtleneck under a blazer, and headbands abound. I’m not a fan of the padded headband or a pussy bow, but all the other classic bits get a thumbs up from yours truly. The trick is to not go overboard and risk looking vintagey. Below some looks from the SS19 collections that keep these classic elements modern.

Thank you @tomsamet for the fab pic of your parents.

Burberry scarf, top and skirt, Prada sweater.

Food

Danish Rye

I don’t eat much bread, but when I do it has to be a hearty Danish rye. Thankfully, the famed bakery Ole & Steen just opened its first U.S. outpost near us on Union Square. Yum.

FW19 Collections

Celine: The Seventies Bourgeois French Girl

Classic knee-high stacked-heel boots, culottes, shearlings, ladylike dresses, blazers, and capes — Hedi Slimane, Celine’s artistic, creative, and image director, showed a full-on late-70s bourgeois French girl-inspired collection. Sarah Mower put it perfectly “(t)his was old old Celine—exactly the kind of politely classy merchandise originally sold under the label before LVMH acquired it, long before even Philo’s predecessor, Michael Kors, was drafted in to make runway shows out of it.” I know this era — the American version 1979 Ralph Lauren with Clotilde, A.P.C., and more recently Vanessa Seward’s collections — and I am happy to make the top look my fall uniform with a hobo and strap wrapped boots — sigh. Second time’s a charm, Hedi.

#dressfromthefeetup

Long Shorts 2 Ways

Last spring I posted that I’m a huge fan of long shorts and wear them in lieu of skirts. Even though they can be worn for day or evening, it’s the shoes that ultimately make shorts work. The sandals above, similar to an Hermès pair from 2014, and the slingback below are what make these looks sing. NET-A-PORTER is spot-on: #dressfromthefeetup

Vince sandals, Prada slingback, Tibi shorts, Dries Van Noten white top, Stella McCartney black blouse, gold hoops, Buccellati diamond earrings, Bottega Pouch, Bottega woven clutch.

Some shoe styles (sandals above) 15% off with code SHOPSTYLE15

 

Beauty

Big Bang Theory

Bangs always seem like a good idea, then I get talked out of them. They are great on Chanel’s Virginie Viard below, however, I think I’d need a whole lot more hair to make them work.

Image above © Vogue Italia

Le Monde d'Hermès

‘Rêve de Jour’

Paris Fashion Week is underway and there are a number of shows I’m excited to see. Hermès is at the top of the list — a few beautiful SS19 collection looks in this Le Monde d’Hermès story.

Photography by Sam Rock  Styling by Vanessa Reid

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It Item

Clutch Convert

For years I’ve been off clutches, but now I’m all-in. Tired of never knowing where to put my handbag in a restaurant and struggling to keep a shoulder strap on my shoulder when wearing a bulky parka are the main reasons I’m a convert. The clutch is everywhere. Even shoulder bags are worn under the arm and I saw a woman carrying her Birkin this way (it looked silly). The BV mini makes three and I’m on the lookout for an evening pouch. Tbc.

Beauty

Augustinus Bader: The Cream

I want to add my two cents to the Augustinus Bader fan club chatter — the cream is amazing. Recommended to me by the Westman Atelier team because it’s good for rosacea, The Rich Cream is worth all the hype (and price tag).