SS19 Collection

The New Burberry

Riccardo Tisci’s highly anticipated debut Burberry collection is filled with classic and wearable clothes—safe, timeless pieces. Navaz Batliwalla, editor of Disneyrollergirl, did a spot-on review of the show.

Images courtesy @hamishbowles, @selfservice and WWD.

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PRADA

Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

THE ROW

Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank

THE ROW

Flat-front skinny pants

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Atrita metallic leather sandals

THE ROW

Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress

VALENTINO GARAVANI

The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress

ROCHAS

Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps

CHLOÉ

Ribbon-tie silk blouse

CHLOÉ

Slim-leg wool-blend trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Woven trench coat

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SS19 Collection

Layering Lesson at Victoria Beckham

A tunic over trim pants is one of my go-to outfits, so I was happy to see this silhouette in the Victoria Beckham SS19 collection. Cool boots, in a number of colors, too.

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On My Mind

Victoria Beckham’s 10th Anniversary

To celebrate 10 years in business, Victoria Beckham is showing SS19 in London after a decade in New York. The FW18 collection, in stores now, is terrific (bottom left). Ms. Beckham and her family are on the cover of October British Vogue (the 2 black and white images are from that story)  photographed by Mikael Jansson. And the brand’s first campaign photos are a re-creation of the 2008 Marc Jacobs ad where Ms. Beckham is inside a Jacobs shopping bag with only her legs showing—Jurgen Teller shot both.

Needless to say, I’m excited to see the SS19 collection, which will be shown on Sunday.

M Le Magazine du Monde

Sculpture Sur Soi

A gorgeous story in M Le magazine du Monde by photographer Bibi Cornejo Borthwick and stylist Suzanne Koller — the best beige portfolio, yet. Céline white booties, here.

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Over The Shoulders

These leather coats are super chic and look great worn over the shoulders.

Khaite SS19 collection look left, Valentino Resort 2010 right.

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My New Skirt(s)

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that midi is the length du jour. Last fall I was half heartedly looking for a satin, ’90s inspired, midi-length skirt, but it fell to the wayside. So, this summer I started looking, again, with real intent. After trying maybe a dozen, I happened upon this one by the Danish, California-based designer Anine Bing (more on her personal style later.) This skirt ticked all the boxes: fit, price, and colors. Paired with a sweater (black turtleneck or oversized) and boots or sneakers, or with a blouse and heels; it’s a real multitasking wardrobe item.

Skirt tan and black, earrings, boots, sandals.

Acne Studios SS19 Collection

All Beige, All The Time

Beige is back in a big way (for me it was never out of style) and it currently looks better than ever. The image above from the Acne Studios SS19 collection, which was shown on July 1, is on my inspiration board. Below my FW16 inspiration post —beige is both timeless and seasonless.

WSJ. Magazine

The Paintings of Irving Penn

Irving Penn was one of Vogue‘s most celebrated photographers and I’m fortunate to have worked with him during the 10 years that I was at the magazine. When I left he sent me a note where he wrote “Preston, you had the worst job at Vogue, but you did it so well.”

Thank you WSJ. Magazine for the heads up on an exhibition of Mr. Penn’s paintings—I didn’t even know that he painted…

The paintings of Irving Penn will be shown at the Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York City, from September 13, 2018 through October 13, 2018.

SS19 Collections

Two Designers On My Radar: Bassike and Partow

Young labels are having their day in the sun and these two lines, Bassike, which is designed by the Australian duo Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan above and Partow by Nellie Partow (pre order herebelow, are winners in my book. Both collections are packed with evergreen looks—these are pieces with staying power.

On My Mind

Goodbye, Summer

The second heat wave broke after the mother of all storms tore through here last evening. Just as I was sitting down to watch tennis, lightening struck and blew (as in destroyed) every cable box, a TV and Apple TV, lamps, the router, and the modem. At least it was raining so hard that the house didn’t catch on fire (always an upside:)

So, without my beloved CNBC “Squawk Box” this morning, I decided to do some organizing and put away summer items. GOOP just ran a great article titled “How to Make Your Investment Pieces Last Forever”, which I’m using as a guide to properly storing my summer clothes and accessories. When Madame Paulette (my fav dry cleaner) recommends hand washing cashmere, you know it’s spot-on advice.