On My Mind

The Many Shades of Beige

I’ve been passively looking for a traditional trench and this one by Chloé caught my eye. I love the leather trim but, which shade is the coat in real life? Same issue I had with a SL duffle coat last fall. In a comment on the True Colors post, Lisa F. suggested that items be listed with the corresponding Pantone color number, which is a brilliant idea. Oh, the perils of loving beige and online shopping…

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THE ROW

Park small grained-leather shoulder bag

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

LACK OF COLOR

Inca straw bucket hat

VALENTINO

Cropped crocheted cotton-blend wide-leg pants

ISABEL MARANT

Amuko leather-trimmed suede tote

CHLOÉ

Crochet-knit cashmere, wool and silk-blend mini dress

LOEWE

Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

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On My Mind

YSL At 60

To mark the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s debut collection, there are currently six simultaneous YSL exhibitions in major Paris museums. The exhibitions display the designer’s creations alongside the art works that inspired them. They’re up until May 15 and I’m determined to go see them. I have a YSL black chiffon peasant blouse from the ’70s that I pair with black pants and heeled sandals, and a lot of more recent Saint Laurent pieces, as well. I just picked up this chain belt, not as heavy as the one I bought last spring, and a pair of navy velvet pants for my daughter. The fab Spring 22 denim looks are available for pre-order, too. And the book above, published in 2020, is packed with great images.

It Items

In WSJ. Magazine: Kitten Heels & Socks

I pulled out a pair of kitten heels recently, and they felt just right. And, I’m all in with the sock trend. So, it’s no surprise that I love this story in today’s WSJ. Magazine — really good. Top Celine, bottom Miu Miu.

Benjamin Bouchet for WSJ. Magazine | Styling By Lizzy Wholley

Street Style & Collections

Shades of Brown at CFW22 & The Row FW22

I love all shades of brown and there was a lot of it on Copenhagen Fashion Week show-goers and in The Row FW22 Collection — 🤎🤎🤎.

Images courtesy of Vogue

Collections

The Row FW22

Liya Kabede photographed by Krisztian Eder for The Row 2022 — doesn’t get more beautiful than this. Bottom image from The Row FW22 collection images.

FW22 Collections

Copenhagen Fashion Week

The Copenhagen FW22 shows started today and I’m looking forward to seeing Saks Potts, By Malene Birger, and Stine Goya.

Beauty

Augustinus Bader For Hair

A number of reviewers raved about the Augustinus Bader hair products so I’m going to give the shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment a test drive. I’ll share the results.

Couture Street Style

Snippets of Style

I spied lots of chic bits on the couture show-goers. Carine’s balaclava, a black headscarf on Julia Fox, Eugénie Trochu’s gold bangles, socks with sandals, patterned and fishnet tights, and the two-tone Chanel bag are all on my radar.

February Harper's Bazaar

‘California Dreaming’

It’s -7° this morning and my dachshund gave me the side-eye as I opened the door. When my daughter was at UCLA I had an excuse to go to Los Angeles often; I miss that. This beautiful February Harper’s Bazaar story on Anna Ewers is a vivid example of what I am missing.

Photography by Bryan Liston  Styling by Alexander Picon

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Collections

I 🖤Chanel Haute Couture

From Charlotte Casiraghi riding her horse (and cantering no less) on the catwalk opening the Chanel Haute Couture SS22 presentation, to the lovely wedding dress finale, this is a show to watch. Gorgeous clothes, set design, and music — perfection.