Fall Tweak

A Black Kerchief

I’m a kerchief nut and wear them all the time. I have black cashmere, but one in silk or cotton would be good.

Left Joseph Resort 2019, right Lila Moss for Marc Jacobs Beauty


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Chunky large hoops


Trio bag


High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere


Wrap skirt in wool felt


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Signet ring


Square sunglasses


Coat in double face cashmere


Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere


Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot


Baroque hoops


Knot ring made of vermeil

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Liz Markus Studio Sale

Before she moves to LA, artist Liz Markus is selling these and many other works from her studio. For more information please contact M Rand Art.


It Items

Easy, Polished Dressing

Jeans and sweaters are my fall uniform on weekends and when running around, however, for board meetings and places with a no-jeans policy I need a more polished outfit. I bought the Toteme top below in black and wear it with my favorite black trousers — it was a game changer.  The Irié look above is more of a traditional suit, but the soft tailoring speaks to me.

Top image Vogue UA, bottom Toteme

British Vogue

‘A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi’

“What makes the French so chic?” queries British Vogue in this story on actor Isabelle Huppert. Elegant understatement gets my vote and Ms. Huppert certainly embodies this theory — especially with Venetia Scott’s styling and photography. The life-long Parisienne’s sage advice on getting dressed: trust your instinct, dress for yourself, and always leave something to the imagination — well said.

The bold red lip is on my radar…


Vogue UA

Jo Ellison Inspired

I first noticed Jo Ellison, FT‘s fashion editor, in street style pictures from the shows (very bottom) — her LV jeans and Prada clogs caught my eye. The one-time British Vogue features director has a smart, witty writing style and her reviews are always spot-on. Vogue UA (Ukraine) profiled Ms. Ellison for the October issue and it’s fun to see her at home in London.



Fall Tweak

Fall clothes hit the stores in August and the sales are over a month away — perfect time for a tweak. NET-A-PORTER makes it easy with a 10% off code, FWFASHION, valid 10/2-10/11. Perhaps a great trench, slouchy or white boot, midi skirt, or bold piece of jewelry would be a welcome wardrobe addition right about now.

Khaite trench, Chloé choker, Gianvito Rossi slouchy boots, T by Alexander Wang satin midi skirt, Sophie Buhai hoop earrings, Givenchy white ankle boots.

It Item

Sweater Search

After posting this picture of Vogue Ukraine’s fashion director Julie Pelipas to Instagram, I tracked down her Joseph sweater. The Viviane is online and in UK stores now, and in US stores soon after that.

Image courtesy of Vogue

The Wall Street Journal

Investment Shopping

There’s an article in today’s WSJ about investment fashion pieces and calculating the CPW: Cost Per Wear. This way of thinking dovetails with my overly-careful-consideration approach to purchasing a big ticket item — I ask myself “will it go the distance.” The above Saint Laurent SS15 pea coat is a perfect example — I deliberated over buying it and left the tags on until I was sure. Now I can’t wait to pull it out as soon as the weather cools — this coat is a forever piece in my wardrobe and I never regret having spent a pretty penny on it. After three years of wear, the CPW is very low.


White Ankle Boots x The Midi

When I posted on white ankle boots a lot of folks weighed-in with their thoughts on the trend, and most love it. I’ve always liked the look but wasn’t sure I’d wear them enough to justify the cost. Then I bought a black satin midi-length skirt that’s become a workhorse in my wardrobe and it would look great with a white ankle boot as seen below. NET-A-PORTER is spot-on: #dressfromthefeetup

Alexander Birman, Balenciaga, The Row.


Trend Alert

To a T-Strap

Does three make a trend? I think so, especially when it’s these three T-Strap pumps  by Manolo Blahnik left, Chanel top right, and Céline bottom right.

Images courtesy @barbaramartelo, @carolinedemaigret @carineroitfeld