On My Radar

Random Bits

I hit my fashion stride in the ’90s and, even though I don’t spend much time looking back to the past, it’s an era I reference often and look forward to reading this new book. The Saint Laurent in red did me no favors, however, this jacket from the same brilliant SS21 collection could be good. Dining al fresco is here(!) and I’m adding to my beloved Wedgwood Napoleon Ivy pattern from Replacements. My friend Elizabeth Mayhew bakes the most exquisite cakes under the name The Dutchy — perfect for a spring luncheon.

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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

SAINT LAURENT

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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‘Mother’ is a way of being; we are all mothers. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

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Chic Bits

On My Inspiration Board

I’ve already emailed Chanel a request for an evening cape from the Cruise 2021/22 collection (she thinks I’m nuts, but hey). The chain belt is so good dressed up or down. This Cartier image is from my new favorite Instagram feed @marchelineisabelle, and I’m following her recently launched eponymous blog, Marcheline Isabelle, too. And my friend Gigi sent me the image lower left, it’s her summer evening inspiration — chic.

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Sunglass Wardrobe

After years of wearing just traditional aviators and wayfarers, I’ve been collecting more fashion-forward styles — I’m building a sunglass wardrobe, if you will. It’s amazing how switching up sunglasses can completely change a look. It’s the little things.

Saint Laurent and here, Ray-Ban, Loewe

Cruise 2021/22 Collection

Chanel: A Cape & A Caftan

After watching the Chanel 2021/22 Cruise collection video that was filmed in Provence, I have a yen for an evening cape — it would be an unusual and timeless piece. And the white caftan is downright chic — easy glamour. Well done, Virginie.

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Summer Staples

Sunglasses and slides, I can never have enough. Love these by Saint Laurent — perfect summer vibe.

Cruise 2021/22 Collection

Off To Provence With Chanel

I wish I were actually going to Provence to see the Chanel Cruise 2021/2022 show on May 4, but I’m sure the video will be sublime, too. This may possibly be the last virtual fashion show. No longer a show-goer, I haven’t really minded the digital presentations and found a number of them to be far more creative than staged shows. But, the fashion pundits are champing (yes, champing is correct) at the bit to be back together and an audience certainly brings an energy that is sorely missing from the filmed collections. Regardless, I am excited to be virtually transported to the south of France on Tuesday at the invitation of the über talented Virginie Viard. Join me at 6pm Paris time.

Gifts

For Mum

Last week I received two presents that would make phenomenal Mother’s Day gifts — a stunning bouquet from FLOWERBX and Ladurée macrons in a box designed by my brilliant friend JJ Martin, founder of La DoubleJ — both are perfection.

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Beauty Heroes

My two new hero products are this brow gel — the packaging is hideous, but it works really well — and Cicapair’s Color Correcting Treatment. They solve my two most annoying beauty bugaboos.

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Chain Belt 🖤

The Saint Laurent FW21 collection film debuted this morning and it’s filled with chain belts. I’m glad I got a jump on this trend and will wear the SS21 SL belt often. I bought the smaller size because I want it to be trim with a dress, yet, it’s still slouchy over pants and skirts — a win-win.