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It’s a Wrap

The temperature hit 50° this afternoon and my Moncler got the day off. I’ve been keeping a folder of some great wraps and scarves from the New York and London catwalks — would be perfect today.

Margaret Howell © self service, Alexa Chung, Marc Jacobs © Guido Palau, and Gabriela Hearst, which you can preorder at Moda Operandi — The Row, too.

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ALEXANDERWANG.T

Crinkled-satin midi skirt

NIKE

Tech Pack 2.0 reversible linen and cotton-blend jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather clutch

GUCCI

Cotton denim midi skirt

GUCCI

Suede collarless jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Casatt double-breasted cotton trench coat

BURBERRY

Chignon monogram silk-satin scarf

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

PRADA

Metallic

JACQUEMUS

Le Bracelet braided-metal bracelet

JACQUEMUS

Figari plunge knot-front top

COMMON PROJECTS

Achilles leather sneakers

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The Sunday Times Style

Soft Tailoring

I subscribe to The Times because I like stylist Verity Parker’s stories. This story on French actress Alma Jodorowsky — the palette, hoops, bangs — is really good. The Margaret Howell top and Dior trousers are going on my inspiration board.

Photography by Quentin de Briey

On My Radar

New Blog: Julia Von Boehm

When I read that German super-stylist Julia Von Boehm launched a blog I was reminded of Hemingway’s quote “In order to write about life first you must live it.” Julia is a true fashion biz insider — celebrity stylist and fashion director at InStyle (ex-Vogue Paris editor) — which gives her eponymous blog credibility. Check it out.

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The Pouch

Yesterday, I popped into the Bottega Veneta store on Madison to check out The Pouch — it was hard to gauge its size in pictures. In the end, the mini is perfect for me. Khaki is gorgeous, too…

Matches has the large Pouches (for a lot less): tan, khaki green, white.

FW19 Collections

Deveaux

Street style photographer and Deveaux creative director Tommy Ton paired loafers with his fantastic FW19 collection — so good.

On My Radar

Speaking of The Row

Two of my favorite SS19 editorial images feature dresses by The Row. T Magazine above and Porter below — both stories are spectacular.

Top: photography by Mert and Marcus Piggott and styled by Marie Chaix
Bottom: photography by Mario Sorrenti and styled George Cortina

FW19 Collections

Coat Tales: The Row

Another sublime showing from The Row. Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen’s FW19 collection is a continuation of their exquisite take on minimalism. The cowl necks and coats were, for me, the highlights.

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Bottega’s New Bag

Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s creative director, has designed two new bags for the house and The Pouch is super chic. Oversized and slouchy, I may break my “no clutch” rule and give it a test drive.  Tan, khaki green, white.

Image February W, photography by Stephen Shore and styling by Jasmine Hassett

Gifts

Smythson Saves The Day

After the holidays, there were a few loose ends I needed to tie-up. A present for my daughter’s friend who escorted her to a ball was top of the list. Last time around I gave the boys cuff link boxes, but the ones I bought a few years ago are no longer being made. At this same time, I received the above Smythson Trinket case from a dear friend. Despite being a Smythson nut (all of my stationery is in their beautiful blues) it didn’t occur to me to look there for a gift. Et, voilà!  Not only did I find the perfect cufflink boxes, which I bought in navy and monogrammed in red, but a new travel jewelry pouch for yours truly. Hey, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I can treat myself…

On My Radar

Laura Lombardi Jewelry

Laura Lombardi’s jewelry has been on my radar for a while, and this is her best collection, yet. The Brooklyn-based designer’s signature chain-link pieces and twisted hoops are easy to wear and nicely priced — a true win-win.

Available here, here, and here.