18-karat gold turquoise ring
Kalia denim jacket
Lighter-heel leather mules
Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat
Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop
Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat
Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule
Pleated checked wool midi skirt
Checked wool blazer
High-rise straight-leg jeans
Blanche leather ankle boots
Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag
I went to England last week for three days and posted this picture on Instagram with the comment “3 days, 1 bag.” When she saw it, my friend Agnes asked me to share my packing tips for the trip. Full disclosure—I didn’t go for LFW so I didn’t need loads of paparazzi-ready outfits, I was there to tour a university with my daughter. That said, here is what I packed into my beloved Jerome Dreyfuss tote:
- Navy lightweight Zara parka (thankfully, it was freezing)
- Grey cashmere poncho
- Navy J. Crew cashmere crew neck sweater
- Grey wool The Row turtleneck sweater
- Grey Saint Laurent silk blouse that miraculously doesn’t wrinkle
- Dark FRAME jeans
- Army green Current/Elliott cargo pants
- Gucci GG belt
- Navy suede Belgian loafers
- White Converse sneakers
- Dopp kit
- Adapters and chargers
- Ray-BanWayfarer sunglasses
- Mini umbrella
I carried a mini Givenchy Pandora crossbody for my wallet, passport, phone, reading glasses, and chapstick.
The trick is to put things into dust bags- the clothes in one, chargers another, etc. so it’s like packing building blocks.
The double denim trend is definitely growing on me, especially after seeing this story in the new issue of The Gentlewoman. The dark jacket paired with jeans in a lighter wash is chic.
If you want to know the credits, lmk.
Photography by Paul Wetherell Styling by Max Clark
A hot item for fall is a denim jacket with shearling trim and there are lots of options and price points available. Some of my favorites are by Saint Laurent and here, Kenzo, Levi’s, Isabel Marant Étoile, Eve Denim, and FRAME just released one today—talk about timing.
I absolutely love Kenya Hunt’s LFW look, the Loewe skirt is fantastic. Kenya is the fashion features director of Elle UK.
Thank you, Jenny, for the ID on the skirt!
Image © Vogue
The tippy top of my FW17 wish list is a shearling jacket. Either of these, from a story in October Vogue Paris, would be perfect.
Photography by David Sims Styling by Emmanuelle Alt
My daughter, author of the site BakeLogic, and I had lunch with Kerry Diamond a few weeks ago. Kerry is co-editor of the indie food magazine Cherry Bombe and a dear friend. At lunch she told us about putting their first-ever cookbook together “a compilation of crave-worthy recipes from 100+ of the coolest, most creative women around.” Not out until 10/10, but you can pre-order here.
My friend Amy recommended the documentary ‘Minimalism’. As Helmut Lang’s casting director in the late 90s/early 2000s, I assumed that it was about fashion and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it. Not so. It’s about over-consumerism and finding happiness by living with less. Ironically, as I was watching, I was loading product into the kic shop. At first I felt guilty, but then I realized that I actually encourage my readers to buy 1/buy quality, which is what the founders of The Minimalists believe, too.
Weirdly, this brings me to sock booties. Last spring I had my eye on the Burberry pair and posted on them. I waffled and didn’t buy them. Recently I was in Zara and picked up a pair thinking they’d be inexpensive and fun. Will I wear them? No, they’re just not me. But, still wanting a pair like the ones in the street style photo above, I dug into my closet and found an old pair of Manolo Blahnik stretch suede boots with a kitten heel and will have them shortened—may not be minimalism, but it is recycling, and that’s good, too.
Hedvig Opshaug @hedvigso
Suzanne Koller posted these two images on Instagram yesterday and I reposted the top one (the perfect Birkin). I’m in England and the weather is wackier than ever, going from bright sunshine to pouring rain in a matter of seconds. A bag cover is a brilliant idea—Suzanne’s is custom Hermès.
Designer Gabriela Hearst has been on my radar but I’ve yet to see an item that I would love to wear—that is until these two looks came down her SS18 runway.