On My Mind
On my summer list was a long, easy, non-satin skirt. Early August I popped into James Perse to try the above skirt in grey. It was exactly what I was looking for just a tad too big, therefore I ordered a size down. I wore my new skirt to an event in the city and realized that it was extremely narrow at the bottom, I was taking mincing steps like a geisha and had to hold up the bottom so I could walk. That was an untenable solution, so off the skirt went to be shortened keeping the hem longer in the back. It may not be long and flowy now, however, I will wear it and the cream one more often and year-round.
On My Mind
The end of summer is bittersweet. I will miss the long days and eating meals al fresco, yet, August was cooler and lovely and got me excited for fall. But not so fast, a heatwave snuck in and it will be in the 90s all week. My nod to the calendar will be to wear slingbacks instead of sandals in the city. Thankfully, the white skirt year-round trend will come in handy with the wide ranging temps.
Left image from @vieffestyle, bottom right skirt and sweater from Orr Store in South Korea.
On My Radar
Now that I’ve stopped equating September with going back to school, I fully embrace and get excited for the new season. The Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again exhibition at David Zwirner NYC September 14 tops my must-see list. North Star, Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut, has a release date of September 7. The film is about three sisters who return home for their mother’s third wedding. I love blazers, however, the oversized trend the past few seasons overwhelmed me. When I spied Chloë Sevigny in a belted blazer opening the FW23 Proenza Schouler show I did a little jig. Ann Mashburn’s Parker blazer is my nod to the cinched-waist comeback. This stunning Des_Phemmes skirt reminded me that I only wore my Commission sequined skirt once last winter. I’m inspired by a Copenhagen Fashion Week show-goer who wore it casually for daytime. Weirdly, it’s a forever piece.
Want to know what I love even more than scoring a fabulous item while thrifting? Rediscovering a sensational piece in my closet. This Valentino coat, which I bought in March 2004 and only wore a few times, will be front and center this fall. #Don’tOverpurge
On My Mind
Phoebe Philo’s soon-to-be-launched collection is on my mind. While poring over images from her early Céline shows, I would pause on looks that “got away.” There were many incredible pieces that I’d happily wear today. On Saturday, my daughter and I went thrifting at Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The thing I love about thrifting is you never know what you’ll find, it’s the discovery that makes it fun. I look for skirts because they are easy to alter. Lo and behold, this circa 2014, barely worn Céline wool skirt in my size was on the rack. Here’s hoping Ms. Philo continues to design clothes that elicit such joy.
I’ve started to swap beach coverups for coats on one of my rails, and realized while doing so that all of my wool coats are double-breasted. The only exception is belted. Weirdly, my trenches are single-breasted, but that’s for another post. I don’t need a cloth coat, but if I did, one of these Toteme car coats would be winging its way to me.
It’s that time of year again, time to break in new fall boots. The Ganni cowboy boots came with me to Wyoming in June, so they are ready to go. And, the Celine calfskin buckle boots were a snap — I’ve worn them around the house for a few days and they are almost comfortable enough for a full day of city walking. The cowboy boots come with either white or yellow stitching.
I haven’t taken a ballet class since I was probably 10, but I do love the sweaters ballerinas wear. Ann Mashburn’s cache-cœur sweater above wraps around your waist. The Jardin des Orangers sweaters below tie at the side — black & brown. The style is a nice change of pace and perfect as we head into fall.
So far, my vote for best September cover and story goes to Catherine Deneuve on Harper’s Bazaar France. Stunning.
Photography by Pamela Dimitrov & Deo Suveera Styling by Élodie David-Touboul
On My Radar
Brilliant stylist Suzanne Koller has a new collaboration with Matches’ in-house brand, Raey. These appear to be some of the upcoming pieces. Fingers crossed that the navy duffel coat is part of the collaboration, it’s quite something.