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Gabriela Hearst FW22: Cool Coats

The leather coat with woven leather cape overlay, and the chicest utilitarian raincoat caught my eye at the Gabriela Hearst FW22 show yesterday —  cool coats.

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SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 small leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Burgundy Lido Sandals

THE ROW

Callum oversized double-breasted wool-blend twill coat

SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Mini leather shoulder bag

FERRAGAMO

Cotton-blend poplin shirt

THE ROW

Kris Leather Sandals

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

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It Item

The Kitten Heel, Cont.

Sorry to keep banging on about kitten heels — how I’ve rediscovered them, with socks, on my wish list — but I realized that a sandal, not a closed toe, is something I don’t already have. This Celine pair is winging it’s way to me.

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Khaite FW22: Evening Wow

I’m a huge fan of Khaite’s cashmere cardigans and jeans but, for some reason, I tend to post on Catherine Holstein’s evening looks. In the FW22 collection shown yesterday, the puffer over a floor-sweeping dress is a bit of styling I love and “the crocheted column studded with crystals that was the collection’s showpiece” is a wow. Most looks were shown with kitten heels and low wedges — current and chic.

The New York Times

‘It’s a Fine Time for Fine China’

After I posted on Aerin Lauder’s talk about her book Entertaining Beautifully last September, I started using my fine china daily. It’s a Fine Time for Fine China, an article in this week’s NYTs, reminded me of that post as it’s based on the same premise. To make things easier, I selected a few pieces from my favorite patterns and moved them from the pantry to a drawer in the kitchen. The easy access made all the difference. Now I have breakfast on my mother’s, grandmother’s, and great-grandmother’s china almost every day.

On My Mind

The Many Shades of Beige

I’ve been passively looking for a traditional trench and this one by Chloé caught my eye. I love the leather trim but, which shade is the coat in real life? Same issue I had with a SL duffle coat last fall. In a comment on the True Colors post, Lisa F. suggested that items be listed with the corresponding Pantone color number, which is a brilliant idea. Oh, the perils of loving beige and online shopping…

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On My Mind

YSL At 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s debut collection, there are currently six simultaneous YSL exhibitions in major Paris museums. The exhibitions display the designer’s creations alongside the art works that inspired them. They’re up until May 15 and I’m determined to go see them. I have a YSL black chiffon peasant blouse from the ’70s that I pair with black pants and heeled sandals, and a lot of more recent Saint Laurent pieces, as well. I just picked up this chain belt, not as heavy as the one I bought last spring, and a pair of navy velvet pants for my daughter. The fab Spring 22 denim looks are available for pre-order, too. And the book above, published in 2020, is packed with great images.

It Items

In WSJ. Magazine: Kitten Heels & Socks

Benjamin Bouchet for WSJ. Magazine | Styling By Lizzy Wholley

I pulled out a pair of kitten heels recently, and they felt just right. And, I’m all in with the sock trend. So, it’s no surprise that I love this story in today’s WSJ. Magazine — really good. Top Celine, bottom Miu Miu.

Street Style & Collections

Shades of Brown at CFW22 & The Row FW22

I love all shades of brown and there was a lot of it on Copenhagen Fashion Week show-goers and in The Row FW22 Collection — 🤎🤎🤎.

Images courtesy of Vogue

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The Row FW22

Liya Kabede photographed by Krisztian Eder for The Row 2022 — doesn’t get more beautiful than this. Bottom image from The Row FW22 collection images.

FW22 Collections

Copenhagen Fashion Week

The Copenhagen FW22 shows started today and I’m looking forward to seeing Saks Potts, By Malene Birger, and Stine Goya.