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Over The Shoulders

These leather coats are super chic and look great worn over the shoulders.

Khaite SS19 collection look left, Valentino Resort 2010 right.


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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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My New Skirt(s)

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that midi is the length du jour. Last fall I was half heartedly looking for a satin, ’90s inspired, midi-length skirt, but it fell to the wayside. So, this summer I started looking, again, with real intent. After trying maybe a dozen, I happened upon this one by the Danish, California-based designer Anine Bing (more on her personal style later.) This skirt ticked all the boxes: fit, price, and colors. Paired with a sweater (black turtleneck or oversized) and boots or sneakers, or with a blouse and heels; it’s a real multitasking wardrobe item.

Skirt tan and black, earrings, boots, sandals.

Acne Studios SS19 Collection

All Beige, All The Time

Beige is back in a big way (for me it was never out of style) and it currently looks better than ever. The image above from the Acne Studios SS19 collection, which was shown on July 1, is on my inspiration board. Below my FW16 inspiration post —beige is both timeless and seasonless.

WSJ. Magazine

The Paintings of Irving Penn

Irving Penn was one of Vogue‘s most celebrated photographers and I’m fortunate to have worked with him during the 10 years that I was at the magazine. When I left he sent me a note where he wrote “Preston, you had the worst job at Vogue, but you did it so well.”

Thank you WSJ. Magazine for the heads up on an exhibition of Mr. Penn’s paintings—I didn’t even know that he painted…

The paintings of Irving Penn will be shown at the Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York City, from September 13, 2018 through October 13, 2018.

SS19 Collections

Two Designers On My Radar: Bassike and Partow

Young labels are having their day in the sun and these two lines, Bassike, which is designed by the Australian duo Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan above and Partow by Nellie Partow (pre order herebelow, are winners in my book. Both collections are packed with evergreen looks—these are pieces with staying power.

On My Mind

Goodbye, Summer

The second heat wave broke after the mother of all storms tore through here last evening. Just as I was sitting down to watch tennis, lightening struck and blew (as in destroyed) every cable box, a TV and Apple TV, lamps, the router, and the modem. At least it was raining so hard that the house didn’t catch on fire (always an upside:)

So, without my beloved CNBC “Squawk Box” this morning, I decided to do some organizing and put away summer items. GOOP just ran a great article titled “How to Make Your Investment Pieces Last Forever”, which I’m using as a guide to properly storing my summer clothes and accessories. When Madame Paulette (my fav dry cleaner) recommends hand washing cashmere, you know it’s spot-on advice.

SS19 Collection

Tom Ford

Tom Ford kicked off NYFW with a chic and polished show. The silhouettes may be derivative of his early collections for Gucci, regardless, I love the headscarves (they look modern, not retro), impeccable trench, nude tote, and gorgeous shoes—all in a neutral palette. These are clothes for grown women—nary a granny getup, pithy tee, hideous print, an oversized body-swallowing look, or hint of athleisure wear in this collection—bravo!

Cool Collaboration

Lyn Harris x Laura Vinroot Poole: A Flower Perfume

Celebrated perfumer Lyn Harris of Perfumer H (formerly of Miller Harris) has chosen for the first time to collaborate on a bespoke retail fragrance with Laura Vinroot Poole, founder of Capitol in Charlotte, NC, to celebrate the store’s 20th anniversary.

I’m a huge fan of Ms. Harris, so when Ashley Wick (a former kic profile) sent me a sample of the limited-edition fragrance A Flower, I was eager to try it. This perfume is incredible—it’s as lovely today as it was when I first applied it yesterday. I’m thrilled to have found a new scent, a pursuit that’s often a challenge for me.

Vogue Paris

Yasmin in Iconic Jewelry and Faux Fur…

Yasmin + iconic pieces of jewelry = dream story. Vogue Paris hit the cover off the ball with the September issue.

Photography by Chris Colls  Styling by Malina Joseph Gilchrist


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Shearling Looks Sharp

Last fall I fell hard for a Saint Laurent shearling jacket (bottom image) but didn’t pull the trigger (it’s still available and on sale here and here). A shearling is still on my list, however I’m rethinking which length I’d wear most often. The duffel version by Mackintosh (also on deep sale) has caught my eye—Lord knows, I love a good duffel coat.

Mackintosh duffel, Saint Laurent hooded coat, Burberry trench, Dsquared2 jacket. Use code x20sept for Farfetch items (Saint Laurent jacket and Mackintosh duffel) for additional discount.

Top image V Magazine bottom Vogue Paris