It Items

On Sale Soon And Perfect For Fall

While noodling around the pre-sale selections, I’m flagging items that will go the distance. These three would, indeed.

Sophie Buhai hoops, By Malene Birger polo, By Malene Birger cardigan.

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GUCCI

Gucci Horsebit 1955 mini bag

MALONE SOULIERS

Gavi crossover-strap leather slides

BROCK COLLECTION

Wool-blend cardigan

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather sandals

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Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Flower brooch

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

GUCCI

Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

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Agnes Baddoo Cross Sandals

Designer Agnes Baddoo added sandals to her line. They are effortlessly chic, just like Agnes herself. Well done you.

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Super Post Alert

Thanks for the heads-up on the book, Navaz. Super post and I love your own personal Top Ten. See you in London end of August.

It Items

On Sale Soon And Perfect For Fall

The pre-sale emails that are starting to pop-up in my inbox aways catch me off guard. Sale season already? It is indeed. I love these three pieces, they’d be great when we transition into fall. Trench, loafer, jeans.

In Conversation with Amber, Carolyn, & Shalom

#WSJTheOne

On Monday evening, Kristina O’Neill, editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine, will chat with the iconic ’90s models Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, and Shalom Harlow. The trio reunited for the WSJ. May cover and inside story, currently on newsstands.

I posted recently that I don’t spend much time looking in the rearview mirror, but the ’90s, an important era in my career, seem to be dogging me. I remember vividly when each of these women showed up in my office at Vogue for their first go-see. Fresh-faced and, most likely, terrified, I knew that each one would succeed and I went on to book them for Vogue, then later Harper’s Bazaar, and countless fashion shows. When they arrived on the scene, the fashion winds were shifting away from the glamorous supermodels to girls who could wear both grunge and couture — these three fit the bill. And, yes, at the time they were teenaged girls. Refreshingly, they were eager to work (show up at dawn and work long hours without complaint) and, even better, diva was not in their lexicon.

All three are still modeling and have grown into remarkable women. I look forward to hearing what they are up to now. Click here to join the conversation on May 24 at 6 PM.

Photography by Lachlan Bailey for WSJ. Magazine  Styling by Clare Richardson 

Kendall Conrad's Aficionada

I’ll Have What She’s Having

Refreshing beauty advice from model/entrepreneur Rachel Roberts on designer Kendall Conrad’s blog Aficionada:

On My Mind

Filling The Gap

The weather warmed up significantly, so I moved my coats, wool skirts, and winter wear to a back closet. Sadly, most items went unworn last season. Sweaters are being cleaned and repaired before they, too, go into storage. I’ve gone a bit overboard with moth traps, but these actually work and have prevented untold damage. In exchange, out came my spring standbys. This is the moment when I realize that I don’t have fill-in-the-blank. This year it’s lighter-weight, knee-length skirts and dresses. I have a ton of mini-ish skirts, and dressy dresses to the knee, but I need something in-between. The A.P.C. shirt dress from the previous post should be here today; I’m hoping it will help fill this gap in my wardrobe. I, also, ordered this aRossGirl❤️Soler medium-wale corduroy skirt (it’s darker IRL) —  I will shorten it and wear it three seasons. On a side note, I don’t grab my midi-length pieces that often and may alter a few to get more wear out of them.

It Items

A Shirt Dress: The Perfect Summer Staple

A shirt dress is a summer staple that can easily be dressed up or down. What makes this one by A.P.C. (and here) so good? It only buttons to the waist and it’s short-sleeved. I bought two last year and they’ve already been out and about. I love the Hermès Oran slides but never wear them — not sure why. And I want to try the new Eden-Roc perfume by Dior —  the beachy scent is oh-so-Côte d’Azur.

Saint Laurent sunglasses & chain belt.

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Sweater & Sandals Weather

The temps are in the high 60s/low 70s, which is ideal for my favorite sweater and sandals mashup. A cardigan — layered over a button-down or tee  — that you can take off and throw over your shoulders when it warms up. Add classic earrings and go. I cropped these straight Saint Laurent jeans.

Film

The Human Voice

Pedro Almodóvar’s short film The Human Voice is an adaptation of the Jean Cocteau stage play of the same name. Starring Tilda Swinton, the film is the director’s English-language debut and it looks super stylish in both the sets and wardrobe.  I’m late to the game on this one and, even though it’s on HBO Max, I hope to catch it while it’s still at the Film Forum.