Milan collections

Prada SS23

I just watched the Prada SS23 show and LOVE the collection — the grey + brown = my dream combo. And the leather coat below is stunning.

Beauty

Hermès Plein Air

The Hermès beauty products are phenomenal — I give the lipsticks and nail polishes as hostess gifts. So, I’m eager to try the Plein Air Natural Enhancing Complexion Balms and picked up a few samples in different shades yesterday. Any reviews?

On My Radar

Marfa Stance

Marfa Stance, a line of multi-functional and seasonless pieces designed to work together, had been on my radar. I was intrigued by the different components and how they can be interchanged to build multiple looks. When I was invited to a pop-up week before last, I jumped at the chance to meet the founder and designer Georgia Dant and see her line. Quilting is Georgia’s signature design element and I love it on the back of this trench. I, also, bought the cashmere hood to attach in the winter and NET-A-PORTER carries Marfa Stance and that’s where I found the perfect matching liner (bottom right).

I added the Miu Miu belt and Chanel slingbacks

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I ♥ This Belt

For years I have been on the hunt for a simple belt that’s not too narrow or the buckle too big. When I spied this one on the Miu Miu runway and posted last March, I knew it would be my dream belt — and it is. Sizes get restocked.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update Updated

I thought I would get out of my office where portraits of Mother and CZ Guest watch over my every sartorial move.

This is the season of events where I need to be ‘dressed’ and the leather jacket by The Slate and Saint Laurent slingbacks will get a lot of wear. The Khaite harness adds a bit of interest to an otherwise staid look. Swap the Bottega skirt for jeans and it becomes one of my current favorite outfits.

When I put up this post I realized that I’m standing just like my daughter in the photo on the bookshelf — apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update

Over the summer I tinkered with a number of items. For example, I would never wear the Khaite harness with the long streamers so my brilliant seamstress lopped them off and sewed them down. She, also, gave this Ralph Lauren blazer an overhaul — sleeves shortened and shoulders tightened. Maybe not a great look with white jeans (they never do me any favors), but you get the idea and the Chanel slingbacks are very comfy. The white shirt I ordered at Crimson in Paris week before last was just delivered — love the tonal monogram.

On My Inspiration Board

Débora Brosa Inspired

Fashion Brand consultant Débora Brosa’s personal style inspires me to wear shades of cream into fall. I have the black Samabas and they look good with the COS off-white denim skirt — a look I may copy.

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Transition Into Fall In Khaite’s Shades Of Cream

Cream/ivory/off-white is perfect for early fall and Khaite’s got you covered. The short sleeve sweater and denim midi skirt are a pairing I love right now.

Tote, boots, jeans.

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NET-A-PORTER: How To Wear Straight-Leg Jeans

I’m a diehard skinny, bootcut jeans fan. So, when I started looking for a straight-leg pair this NET-A-PORTER style guide, with Elin Kling and Catherine Holstein weighing in, was tremendously helpful. I bought three pairs — a dark wash by Frame, these by Totême above, and a wider-leg pair by Khaite — I love them all.

Style Setter

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