Issue 19 of Porter

Meow!, cont.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the Vetements + Manolo Blahnik collaboration has a fab kitten-heel slingback, too. This story on the glorious Natalia Vodianova is in the current issue of Porter.

Photography by Cass Bird   Styling by Alex White

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AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Set of two gold-plated rings

JOSEPH

Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt

AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Gold-plated chunky cuff

VANESSA BRUNO

One-shoulder crepe top

DELPOZO

A-line linen mini skirt

LOEWE

Hammock small leather and raffia tote

FRAME

Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts

MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

Poplin midi dress

BOTTEGA VENETA

The City Knot shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Belted voile midi dress

VALENTINO

Rockstud Spike quilted-suede bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Woven silk trench coat

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Meow!

It’s no secret that I’m a block-heel fanatic and I still wear my Gucci Marmonts and Valentino Tan-Gos all the time, but for spring, I want a kitten-heel slingback. The 90s cult classic has been a street style-staple for a few seasons and was on the Dior and Vetements (in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik) SS17 runways. A navy pair with cropped jeans would be very chic, indeed.

Gianvito Rossi slingbacks- navy, denim, white, black satin, black patent, tan, red, pale pink, purple, and green

J.W. Anderson FW17

Trench Happy

Even though I’m all over belted coats right now, this J.W. Anderson FW17 trench is pretty fab. I would like to see it unbuttoned, though…

Food

Norwegian Fish Soup

We’ve been craving fish stew so my husband pulled this recipe from Saveur. Perhaps we can cut the cream in half by using coconut milk– the perfect winter meal.

SS17 Issue n° 15

Sofia Coppola on The Gentlewoman

I’m counting the days until I can get my hands on this SS17 issue- on sale February 22. Inez and Vinoodh photographed Sofia Coppola, so you know the pictures will be amazing–the cover is gorgeous.

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Vogue

‘Divine Understatement’

Rose Uniacke's townhouse

Vogue photographed interior designer Rose Uniacke in her stunning London town house. Decorated with antiques and furniture from Uniacke’s own line, the house is a study in “restrained elegance.”

Sittings Editor Hamish Bowles     Photography by Francois Halard

Rose Uniacke's townhouse

Rose Uniacke's townhouse

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SS17 Collection

Chanel Haute Couture

I’m inspired by Haute Couture but don’t often cover it because it doesn’t have much relevance to my lifestyle. Yet, when the Chanel team invited me to pop by to view the recent SS17 collection, I jumped at the chance to see the looks up close.

Originally shown in Paris on January 24 at the Chanel headquarters, the 1930s Art Deco-inspired collection is beyond beautiful. The evening wear, especially, with it’s mirrored embroidery, is something to behold. My favorite bit of the presentation highlights the house’s use of 3D printing (top right) to map out the placement of the jewels. One of these incredible dresses will surely be on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

Street Style

Never Gets Old

Vogue Paris editor Jennifer Neyt looks great in grey and camel– this combo never gets old.

Sandra Semburg for Vogue Paris

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Black Shorts

After I put up the previous post on shorts, some thoughtful comments came in.

I only have the Frame shorts in black, so I cannot address the complaint about the white ones turning pink. But, I do understand the length issue and have searched for a few longer pairs, and will keep searching as we head into spring.

Regarding the “of the moment” comment– many women prefer frayed cutoffs, I like these.  However, last year I ran a post on a frayed denim skirt and got some comments that went off track, so I took it down. But really, to each her own.

Ah, the age question, my favorite! I believe that if you love something and it’s not too revealing/tight/short etc., then wear it. I know lots of women over 70 who wear Stan Smith sneakers, skinny jeans, and shorts!

Isabel Marant, Chloé, Toteme below, and Vince.

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My Favorite Shorts

These are my favorite shorts– denim cutoffs but not frayed, and super comfortable because they have some stretch (I recommend going down a size). When I spotted them last year I snapped them up; black shorts are not always easy to find.

Frame shorts black and white.