Milan collections

Prada SS23

I just watched the Prada SS23 show and LOVE the collection — the grey + brown = my dream combo. And the leather coat below is stunning.

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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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Beauty

Hermès Plein Air

The Hermès beauty products are phenomenal — I give the lipsticks and nail polishes as hostess gifts. So, I’m eager to try the Plein Air Natural Enhancing Complexion Balms and picked up a few samples in different shades yesterday. Any reviews?

On My Radar

Marfa Stance

Marfa Stance, a line of multi-functional and seasonless pieces designed to work together, had been on my radar. I was intrigued by the different components and how they can be interchanged to build multiple looks. When I was invited to a pop-up week before last, I jumped at the chance to meet the founder and designer Georgia Dant and see her line. Quilting is Georgia’s signature design element and I love it on the back of this trench. I, also, bought the cashmere hood to attach in the winter and NET-A-PORTER carries Marfa Stance and that’s where I found the perfect matching liner (bottom right).

I added the Miu Miu belt and Chanel slingbacks

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I ♥ This Belt

For years I have been on the hunt for a simple belt that’s not too narrow or the buckle too big. When I spied this one on the Miu Miu runway and posted last March, I knew it would be my dream belt — and it is. Sizes get restocked.

Editorial

Jenny Walton on 1stDibs

Jenny Walton, the delightful Milan-based American illustrator and fashion collector, is profiled on 1stDibs’ magazine, Introspective. I love that she collects vintage Prada and I have a few pieces she can add to her collection. In the article Ms. Walton is decorating her new apartment in Milan, which is as chic as the woman herself.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update Updated

I thought I would get out of my office where portraits of Mother and CZ Guest watch over my every sartorial move.

This is the season of events where I need to be ‘dressed’ and the leather jacket by The Slate and Saint Laurent slingbacks will get a lot of wear. The Khaite harness adds a bit of interest to an otherwise staid look. Swap the Bottega skirt for jeans and it becomes one of my current favorite outfits.

When I put up this post I realized that I’m standing just like my daughter in the photo on the bookshelf — apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

On My Mind

Tinker, Tailor Update

Over the summer I tinkered with a number of items. For example, I would never wear the Khaite harness with the long streamers so my brilliant seamstress lopped them off and sewed them down. She, also, gave this Ralph Lauren blazer an overhaul — sleeves shortened and shoulders tightened. Maybe not a great look with white jeans (they never do me any favors), but you get the idea and the Chanel slingbacks are very comfy. The white shirt I ordered at Crimson in Paris week before last was just delivered — love the tonal monogram.

On My Inspiration Board

Débora Brosa Inspired

Fashion Brand consultant Débora Brosa’s personal style inspires me to wear shades of cream into fall. I have the black Samabas and they look good with the COS off-white denim skirt — a look I may copy.

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Transition Into Fall In Khaite’s Shades Of Cream

Cream/ivory/off-white is perfect for early fall and Khaite’s got you covered. The short sleeve sweater and denim midi skirt are a pairing I love right now.

Tote, boots, jeans.

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NET-A-PORTER: How To Wear Straight-Leg Jeans

I’m a diehard skinny, bootcut jeans fan. So, when I started looking for a straight-leg pair this NET-A-PORTER style guide, with Elin Kling and Catherine Holstein weighing in, was tremendously helpful. I bought three pairs — a dark wash by Frame, these by Totême above, and a wider-leg pair by Khaite — I love them all.