Hedi Slimane put on quite a lengthy show for the Celine FW20 collection and, at one point, I had to remind myself that it was Celine and not Saint Laurent. No, Kate Moss was not under the floppy hat and peasant blouse redux. Reworked references aside, as always, there were a lot of beautifully tailored clothes in the 100 something looks. The top left is a ringer for my beloved Slimane for SL grey coat and no one does a duffel quite as well at Hedi. A matching tunic and pant gets me very time.


What's New


Suzanne medium hobo bag in smooth leather


Nia gathered-neck belted midi dress


Cotton and wool tweed midi dress


Parker leather sandals


Merino wool sweater


Jenna cropped cotton-blend slim-leg trousers


Crossover leather wedge sandals


Twill midi dress


Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals


High-rise skinny jeans


Wool top


Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

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Vogue Paris

‘Vague à l’âme’

The striped turtleneck peeping out from under the buttoned-up top is a nice bit of styling. Sometimes I get stuck in my ’90s, minimalist roots and this March Vogue Paris image reminds me to add a little interest to a look.

Photography by Christian MacDonald  Styling by Géraldine Saglio


A Good Book Is A Good Idea

With Coronavirus concerns, the stock market tumble, Mercury retrograde, and a stressful house renovation, hunkering down with a good book feels like a good idea. Always Home, a memoir by Alice Waters’ daughter Fanny Singer, and Live Beautiful by EyeSwoon editor Athena Calderone, are out in March.

On My Mind


This Holiday Boileau skirt is an integral part of my summer run-around uniform. When I asked if they would make it in black, my request was politely declined. Is it ethical to have it copied down to the stitching?

On My Mind


Years ago, my editor in chief cautioned me about hiring an assistant who she felt was too “matchy-matchy.”  I was reminded of this because #matchymatchy is currently my fav catchphrase. I posted the brown Gucci bag and Celine slide weeks ago with this hashtag, and the beige Saint Laurent boots and old Céline hobo are pretty good together, too. Not perfectly matched, but close enough.

MFW 2020

Beige Boots

I have a soft spot for beige boots and, as I mentioned earlier, I have a Saint Laurent pair on hold. Evidently, I’m not the only fan as these were on the Fendi and Jil Sander runways.

MFW Street Style

Brown Boots

I pre-ordered a pair of ivory Saint Laurent boots, but may swap them out for a rich brown — sigh. These booties on Chiara Totire look fantastic under the leather pants.

Image courtesy Vogue Paris

MFW 2020


My favorite look in the Prada FW20 collection — I can’t resist a vest. It’s a fraternal twin to the first look in the Prada FW20 Menswear collection — perfect for the #matchymatchy couple.

MFW 2020

Jil Sander

The Jil Sander design duo, Luke and Lucie Meier, hit the cover off the ball with the FW20 collection. These are the clothes we’ll want to wear next fall, and for years after. Preorder at Moda Operandi.

Harper's Bazaar

‘Jeans for Now’

These March Harper’s Bazaar images spotlight the two most significant jeans styles for SS20. Boot-cut from Celine and Bermuda shorts by Saint Laurent — both are as chic as it gets.

Photography by Camilla Akrans   Styling by Patrick Mackie