Two Thoughts

On My Inspiration Board

I’m inspired by The Row’s SS24 look on the left and Prada’s FW23 on the right. Beige boots and a white skirt with sweater, to be precise. Since I’ve held on to the Saint Laurent beige boots with too-high-for-me heels, I don’t buy new ones believing ‘I already have a pair.’ But in reality, I don’t. So, off they’re going to someone who will hopefully love them. I wear white jeans year-round, why not a white skirt? Thank you Mrs. Prada for the inspiration.

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Three For Fall

Fortunately, our LA-based family and friends are unscathed after the hurricane and earthquake. We had an insane amount of rain this summer, too — my trench and macs got a lot of wear, which is weird in July and August. I’m keeping them at the ready because they’ll be essential in the early fall months. I love this trench by Studio Nicholson, it would look great with the Polo Ralph Lauren sweater and loafers with Falke ankle socks.

Fashion News

Uniqlo: C

Clare Waight Keller, former design director at Chloé and Givenchy, is designing a new line for Uniqlo. Uniqlo: C will be available September 15 and Vogue has the scoop. I was a huge fan of Waight Keller’s designs for Chloé and look forward to this collaboration.

On My Inspiration Board

Short Jacket + Long Skirt = An Exceptional Look

This is my favorite street style image from Copenhagen Fashion Week, which was held earlier this month. The short woven leather bomber over a floor-length skirt is a super silhouette. I’m inspired.

Image courtesy Vogue Scandinavia

On My Radar

Bits & Bobs

Daria Werbowy came out of retirement for Sabato de Sarno, Gucci’s new head designer, who will be unveiling his debut collection for the house on September 22 in Milan. David Sims shot the campaign images. Rumor has it Daria will be the face of Phoebe Philo’s soon-to-be launched eponymous collection, as well. The newly dropped, and second iteration of Prada Beauty looks very interesting — love the green hued Lip Oil Balm. Disneyrollergirl has an excellent post on the new line. A few months ago I bought an antique French farm table from Elsie Green — a fantastic homewares shop in California. Their newsletter reminded me to catch the Terry O’Neill exhibition at Fotografiska before it closes on September 15. And, this Ganni coat, which is reminiscent of my Marfa Stance trench liner, caught my eye.

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Three Fall Finds

When I spied the Celine Lyra boots on the runway last December they went straight to the top of my FW23 wishlist. At first I was wowed by the magnificent jackets in the collection, but after another look at the show images I noted the boots. For years I’ve been searching for a chic walkable boot without a lug sole — et voila! They are very comfortable and true to size. Recently, I’ve been going down a half or even a full size in Dior, Chanel, and Miu Miu. The Miu Miu beige slingbacks did not suit me, btw.

The Mashburns redecorated their NYC shop on Madison at 74th and it looks fantastic — very Ann and Sid. I popped in yesterday to try the Parker jacket. The cut is impeccable with trim shoulders and the wool pique has a bit of give, which accommodates my chest; I won’t have to go up a size then have it altered. I’m deciding if I will wear a sweater underneath — that will determine which size I buy.

And, I picked up this large linen-blend scarf at Zara — it will be great come fall.

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A Grey Crewneck Sweater Is A Prada Staple

Above is a roundup of my favorite coats, skirts, and perfectly cut trousers from the Prada FW23 show — there are a lot of evergreen pieces in this collection. The foundation for many of the looks (in Miu Miu FW23, too) is a grey crewneck sweater. Below Prada and COS.

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FW23 Miu Miu

Covetable coats and five-star layering — Miu Miu FW23 has a lot to love. However, what I love the most is that I already have great coats, cashmere twinsets, knee-length skirts, and kitten heel slingbacks, which means I can easily recreate the looks. I just don’t have beige slingbacks and will try these. Black here.

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The Prada FW23 Caban

This Prada FW23 suede caban jacket is a true ‘it item’ and available for pre-order. A vintage version could be fantastic, too.

On My Mind

August, O August

The scorching temps have been soul-crushing and took a bit of the joy out of July, and September already promises to be insanely busy with two weekends in Europe on the calendar. Therefore, a quiet August — with family, friends, and most meals al fresco — is exactly what’s needed.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! xp