A friend asked how I would wear the Cecilie Bahnsen vest — over an ARoss Girl x Soler dress, of course. I’ve upped my arm exercises because the vest looks so good on its own. Please excuse the 5 a.m. selfie, up and at ’em before the army of workers shows up — thank goodness I’m an early bird.
Available here and here.
Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater
Viviane wool turtleneck sweater
Floral stretch-lace tights
Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots
Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan
Aiden sleeveless cashmere top
Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps
Oversized cashmere knit top
Wool-blend turtleneck vest
On My Mind
There is a small stack of beloved shirts and cotton dresses in the back of my closet. Even though they are faded and discolored, I will not toss them — instead, I’m going to attempt to dye them.
Helmut Lang had a brilliant assistant who would dye garments in the studio as we prepped for a show. Watching her transform the pieces was mesmerizing. Yesterday, a reader commented that she dyes her old shirts, which gives them a “new lease of life.” I reached out to her for advice before I give hand-dyeing a whirl. I’ll report back.
I’m on a shirt binge and have been wearing them poolside. Totême, Thakoon, Holiday Boileau, and Linda Wright’s Crimson make some of the chicest oversized options.
A few things in my wardrobe have real staying power. I wear a vest, duffel coat or peacoat, and hobo so often, they’ve become my signature pieces.
Miuccia Prada’s Pre-Spring looks, mixed in with the SS21 menswear collection, are ’90s, with a bit of ’60s, perfection. Entitled The Show That Never Happened is on Prada’s IGTV. This is her last solo show before Raf Simons joins the Prada creative team.
On My Mind
Mid-July and it’s hot, hot, hot. I’m pulling out my favorite summer recipes and having most meals on a big farm table off the kitchen. While packing to move, I relentlessly culled my white shirts, which freed me up to replace a few. As careful as I am in the sun, I often overlooked my hands and they show it — going to test-drive the Chanel Le Lift line. And, I hear A Good Neighborhood is a good read.
I reach for this Dodo Bar Or one-piece more often than any of my other swimsuits. The low-cut leg and open-back keep it from looking like every other black bathing suit out there.
Saint Laurent Pre-Fall 2020
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.
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
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