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First Fall Find

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.

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CECILIE BAHNSEN

Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater

JOSEPH

Viviane wool turtleneck sweater

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Floral stretch-lace tights

JIL SANDER

Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-twill coat

HM

Textured-knit tights

SAINT LAURENT

Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

Cavalier wool blazer

SABLYN

Aiden sleeveless cashmere top

GABRIELA HEARST

Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps

JIL SANDER

Oversized cashmere knit top

GANNI

Wool-blend turtleneck vest

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On My Mind

Do or Dye

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.

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Shirt as Coverup

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.

@natashapoly  @pernilleteisbaek

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Fave Fall Trio

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.

Prada

Trim Minimalism

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

Summer Updates

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.

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Fave One-Piece

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

Ponchos & Over-The-Knee Boots

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.

Resort 2021

Jil Sander

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

Beauty

High-Brow

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