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Sandals Are Always a Good Idea

I wear the Valentino VLOGO slingbacks below all the time — they add a bit of zing to a minimalist outfit. These sandals would do the same for a simple summer shift.

Black, brown

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COURRÈGES

Racer leather slingback pumps

JIMMY CHOO

Diamond Tilda 45 embellished patent-leather slingback pumps

SACAI

Cargo twill midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Le 5 à 7 Small leather tote bag

TOD'S

Leather penny loafers

KHAITE

Fulman cropped down jacket

THE ROW

Everett leather tote bag

SAINT LAURENT

Caged satin minaudière

ISABEL MARANT

Vokayo high-rise straight-leg jeans

MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

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November Harper's Bazaar

‘Couture Diplomacy’

Photographs by Yelena Yemchuk
      Styling by Camille Bidault-Waddington

I love Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs for Dior and her couture pieces, like the dress above in November Harper’s Bazaar, are extraordinary. Details, details, details. The accompanying story on Ms. Grazia Chiuri’s six year tenure and transformation of the French house is a very good read.

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Ann Mashburn on The Cowboy Boot

After posting on my hunt for cowboy boots, designer Ann Mashburn (she has the best blog) sent me this adorable video where she talks about the boots she’s owned, the ones she designed, and how she wears them. Thanks, Ann!

At Auction

An American Icon: Property from the Collection of Joan Didion

Joan Didion’s personal effects will be auctioned at STAIR Galleries in Hudson, NY on November 16. The catalogue is online and previews begin Monday, October 31. The sale includes books, photographs, and even a pair of the Céline sunglasses Joan wore in the famous 2015 campaign for the house.

NET-A-PORTER

Shop to Unlock

Wish I hadn’t bought these items before NET-A-PORTER’s Shop to Unlock promotion, which is on until October 30. Lots of great pieces included.

Marfa Stance jacket, Officine Générale sweater, Tod’s loafers 

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La Minaudière

Ooh la la — I’ve never fancied a minaudière and now I’m smitten with two. Handbag as jewelry is a brilliant concept.

Saint Laurent here and here, Khaite here 

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The Khaite Dress of FW22

I paused on this look while watching the Khaite FW22 show live last winter and immediately posted on it. The dress is classic yet modern and, even though I detest a squished cleavage, I would wear it. The hosiery and pumps, too. Available at Khaite and NET-A-PORTER.

Updating Eseentials

Fall Tweak

Many seasons I find only a handful of items to add to my wardrobe, FW22 was not one of those seasons. I bought a new coat, leather jackets, slingbacks, silk scarves, and belts — all things that I’d been looking for. So, as we near November and the inevitable sales, I’m hunting for a few essentials like warm socks. My trusty Wallabees are looking a bit well worn, so when I spied these A.P.C. ankle boots I thought it might be a good time for an updated pair. I’ll let you know.

W Volume 5 2022

‘The Long Game’

Photography by Tim Elkaïm  Styling by Brian Molloy

A stunning editorial packed with beautiful clothes — I haven’t written those words in a while. This story, from W Volume 5 2022, is all about long hemlines and flawless tailoring — it’s a knockout.

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On My Mind

Current Uniform

My fall uniform — a fisherman knit sweater and grey skirt (I have quite the collection) — is serving me well. I swap sneakers for slingbacks when need be.

The must-see Diane Arbus exhibition at David Zwirner is only up until the 22nd.