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‘Cornflake Girl’ Redux

Florence and the Machine recorded a fantastic rendition of Tori Amos’ 1994 hit “Cornflake Girl” for Spotify’s latest “Singles” sessions. The track is so good I think I prefer this version, and that’s saying a lot.

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Chunky large hoops

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Trio bag

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High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere

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Wrap skirt in wool felt

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Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot

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Signet ring

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Square sunglasses

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Coat in double face cashmere

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Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere

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Elliptic Heel nappa lambskin ankle boot

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Baroque hoops

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Knot ring made of vermeil

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These Boots Were Made for Cold Weather

I had an ‘aha’ moment when I spied these Mansur Gavriel shearling-lined ankle boots. I have Penelope Chilvers Incredible boots with lug soles and No.6 clog boots, both shearling-lined, but these MG boots take it up a notch and fill a hole in my winter shoe wardrobe. Problem solved.

All colors here and here.

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Fall Arts

Fall is the best season for all-things art and here is my to-do list:

Out this Tuesday, ‘Ninth Street Women’ by Mary Gabriel, a story that focuses on five female Abstract Expressionist artists “who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting–not as muses but as artists.” Helen Frankenthaler was in my mother’s class at Bennington and Mum tells hilarious stories about sharing a studio with the brilliant painter.

My dear friend Molly Pfohl Rand is an art consultant and I keep begging her to let me tag along on studio visits. The three images upper right, by the artists Serban Ionescu, Amanda Valdez, and Lauren Luloff, are on Molly’s Instagram feed.

Bottom pictures are from The New York Times’ story on Glenstone, a large private art museum in Potomac, MD. I have family in Maryland and will do a field trip the next time I’m down there.

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Trend Challenge

Stripes and white ankle boots are everywhere so I challenged myself to assemble a weekend outfit that incorporates both trends. I spied a number of women at the NET-A-PORTER headquarters yesterday wearing white booties and we’ve all seen them on show-goers – they are ubiquitous right now. I championed the white boot in 2016, but didn’t go there. If I were to get a pair now, I might revisit the Chloé Susanna — they’re great for running around. Regarding stripes (also everywhere), I couldn’t justify another top until I saw this one by Acne Studios — it’s so me I practically swooned.

On second thought, the boots + grey sweater and grey jeans would be super chic and less busy. Céline makes 2 versions of the Elliptic Heel ankle boot and these — they are really good, too. You can see the first pair in an earlier post.

Acne Studios sweater, Rag & Bone jeans, Chloé Susanna booties.

The Classic Pump x The Midi

These pictures, from August 2011 Vogue Paris, are on my inspiration board. Goals.

Photography by Inez & Vinhoodh

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The Classic Pump

Last week I posted on a midi-length, black satin skirt that I paired with boots and strappy sandals. Neither shoe would work for a meeting tomorrow, however, both have a low (kittenish) heel and that got me thinking. I can’t believe that I’m writing this but, after 6 years, I need an alternative to block-heeled pumps — Lord knows I have a number of them.

My obsession with the block heel started with the Valentino Tango in 2012 — I bought 3 pairs. Then came the Gucci Marmont (2 pairs), the Chanel slingback and Chloé Perry followed. I still love and wear them all, especially with jeans while running around, but it’s time to shake up my shoe choices.

Not only does the kitten heel feel fresh, the classic pump, in any heel height, is back on my radar. Thankfully, there are many to choose from.

Jimmy Choo above and more Jimmy Choo here, Manolo Blahnik BB here and here,  Prada and here.

SS19 Collection

The New Burberry

Riccardo Tisci’s highly anticipated debut Burberry collection is filled with classic and wearable clothes—safe, timeless pieces. Navaz Batliwalla, editor of Disneyrollergirl, did a spot-on review of the show.

Images courtesy @hamishbowles, @selfservice and WWD.

SS19 Collection

Layering Lesson at Victoria Beckham

A tunic over trim pants is one of my go-to outfits, so I was happy to see this silhouette in the Victoria Beckham SS19 collection. Cool boots, in a number of colors, too.

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On My Mind

Victoria Beckham’s 10th Anniversary

To celebrate 10 years in business, Victoria Beckham is showing SS19 in London after a decade in New York. The FW18 collection, in stores now, is terrific (bottom left). Ms. Beckham and her family are on the cover of October British Vogue (the 2 black and white images are from that story)  photographed by Mikael Jansson. And the brand’s first campaign photos are a re-creation of the 2008 Marc Jacobs ad where Ms. Beckham is inside a Jacobs shopping bag with only her legs showing—Jurgen Teller shot both.

Needless to say, I’m excited to see the SS19 collection, which will be shown on Sunday.

M Le Magazine du Monde

Sculpture Sur Soi

A gorgeous story in M Le magazine du Monde by photographer Bibi Cornejo Borthwick and stylist Suzanne Koller — the best beige portfolio, yet. Céline white booties, here.

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