Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2020

Ponchos & Over-The-Knee Boots

Two of my favorite things — ponchos and over-the-knee-boots — are in the Saint Laurent Pre-Fall collection. I’ve never seen a denim jacket transformed into a poncho, quite cool.

Knit poncho here.

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What's New

MAX MARA

Burano belted wool-blend cardigan

GABRIELA HEARST

Jane checked cotton shirt dress

ISABEL MARANT, ÉTOILE

Napoli cotton and wool cardigan

JIL SANDER

Leather top handle bag

SIDNEY GARBER

Rosebud rose gold ring

PARULINA

18K gold and diamond earrings

MIU MIU

Printed wool cardigan

CARTIER

Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch

JW ANDERSON

Tie-front merino wool sweater

FRANKIE SHOP

Erica cotton midi dress

PROENZA SCHOULER

Trench cotton midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Cabochon buttons peacoat

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Resort 2021

Jil Sander

After the FW20 collection, I became a Jil Sander superfan. The Resort 2021 collection, filled with clean shapes and a neutral palette, is the epitome of understated elegance. Vogue put it perfectly “(t)he Meiers have built their fashion credentials around an almost obsessive care for quality, creating pieces that stand the test of time while being of the moment, with an emphasis on great execution.” When we resume in person meetings, this is how I want to dress.

Images courtesy WWD

Beauty

High-Brow

I’ll never have Cara Delevingne-like eyebrows, but a little more would be nice. As a blonde who has never truly embraced makeup, my brows are my current focus and they need help. I’m going to test drive these pencils by Chanel and Tom Ford. Now that masks are de rigeur, I’m motivated to up my brow game. #wearadamnmask

Self Service Magazine SS20

Cool Classics

The Self Service fashion editors love classics and their styling keeps the pieces from looking ho-hum. In their hands, a white tee, gold hoops, crewneck sweater, cotton shirt, double denim, oversized sunglasses, sweater vest, cargo pants, henley, leather jacket, and striped Breton top — all wardrobe staples — look cool.

Odds & Ends

To Do Today

Even though I posted on J. Courtney Sullivan’s new book Friends and Strangers in March, it’s out today and I cannot wait to start it. I’m serving watermelon margaritas this weekend and will do a dry run tonight. And, this picture of Geraldine Saglio in the Holiday Boileau campaign inspired me to mix things up a bit. I pulled out my HB daisy skirt and a striped top and they look great together — I don’t always have to be so matchy-matchy…

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Monday Must Have: Suicoke Sandals

 

Flip-flops are my preferred summer slip-on, but I won’t drive in them. After a bit of trial and error I discovered the sandals above by the Japanese label Suicoke (here, too). With Italian Vibram soles, this fashion-sport hybrid is perfect for urban hiking and won’t break the bank.

Food

Going Galette

We are in peak strawberry season and strawberries paired with rhubarb is a beautiful thing. The last few years I’ve made crumbles from my favorite fruit duo, however, this weekend I’m going to attempt this bon appétit galette. Years ago, I’d throw a galette together with whatever fruit was in the fridge, but got out of practice. And last summer I only made them with tomatoes“Galettes were invented to make amateur bakers feel like pros. The less perfect they are, the cooler they look.”

On My Mind

The Upside of Mercury Retrograde

For many fashion industry folks, Mercury Retrograde is a real thing. I know that every show I cast during a retrograde phase was a bit wonky — models missed flights, clothes got lost, reviews were mediocre, etc. During this period I try to avoid signing contracts and leave plenty of time when traveling, two of Mercury’s perceived drawbacks. However, there is an upside, too — long-lost items turn up, old friends reconnect, and things come circling back around.

For example- it’s almost impossible to find Petit Bateau short-sleeved T-shirts in black. The woman at the boutique in Paris had never even seen one. My meagre few must be 20 years old and I cherish them. On Monday, I stumbled across a seller who had 8 of them — in my size and brand new — whoop whoop! This brings me to the Hermès Trim bag. In a comment on the previous post, a reader mentioned that Hermès reissued their iconic hobo. A number of years ago I gave my Trim to a friend — it was too small for my everyday stuff. But, now that it’s circled back around, maybe a large one would be just right.

Chic Bits

On My Inspiration Board

This ’90s image of Esther Canadas is my fall style compass — the coat and headscarf are effortless and evergreen. Since I always push up my sleeves, I fell hard for the Prada sweater on @carlottaoddi. It’s listed as grey but is actually blue IRL. For three years I’ve been “off” white jeans, however, I’m seriously considering a new pair by Ann Mashburn. And, I spied this Saint Laurent FW20 hobo on @suzannekoller‘s feed — so good and so me.

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G. Label

GOOP’s G. Label gets better and better. I love this story on the Rentmeester twins and both dresses are in my cart.