My latest sandal purchase was a bit odd, not so much in what I bought, but in where I bought it. My destination of footwear choice? — Whole Foods. I told you, random. Why? I don’t know. The grey, cheap flip-flops
called to me that particular shopping day so in they went with the milk, the salad and the bread.
But alas they are not all that comfortable nor chic for city walks. These, on the other hand, would be. But there’s always a catch when something is as well made and lovely as this — they’re expensive. More than $300 expensive.
So I’ll keep looking for a similar version, just not in the soap aisle like last time.
(via Lamb’s Ear Shoes)
You read this The New York Times Magazine piece and walk away thoroughly impressed by the dedication, passion and organization of Stella McCartney’s fashion empire, as well as her home life. That whole “I don’t know how she does it all” certainly comes to mind…but when you peer past the curtain of it all, you realize that prioritizing what matters is the key to making it work.
Stella at work
(Photo via The New York Times Magazine)
I would not be able to pull this look off but I’m sure some of you daring souls out there can, will and have.
(H/t Le Fashion)
I’ve never owned a pair of boat shoes. They strike me as a bit out of place in the big city and better suited for the memory they conjure up — Southern men in khaki shorts, popped polo shirts and croakies. But these look pretty cute and totally comfy for city walks.
Boat shoes by Madewell
Can’t you almost feel how soft her coat is? Of course it’s real, and you are totally within your right to think it’s awful to wear real fur. I have no comment on the matter. I am self-admittedly more focused on the superficial here and that is one gorgeous frock.
Anna, may I borrow your coat?
(Photo via JAK & JIL)
There are certainly many days when I wish I could wear a pair of jeans to work like I used to when I worked at a start-up years ago. But overall, I like dressing up for work. I wore a uniform in high school and I actually liked it. There’s something about the “put together” look that helps me feel more ready for the day ahead then I do when I’m in relaxed attire at the office.
If you’ve seen The September Issue then you know that American Vogue’s editor, Anna Wintour, always, without exception, looks like she walked off the runway when she’s at work. She has impeccable taste. Her clothes and accessories are unique, but dare I say without sounding judgmental, age appropriate, and always flattering of her very slim figure.
Elie Saab’s pre-fall 2012 collection looks ready-made for Ms. Wintour. But if she disagrees, I’d happily take it off of her hands.
This cream-colored suit with the black trimming is flawless, and surprisingly, a good match against this model’s light skin and hair (so maybe I could pull it off??).
Elie Saab suit
A black, fur-trimmed coat like this is to die for. You have it for life. It’s an outfit unto itself. This I covet.
Elie Saab winter coat
And last but not least, a gown that shows little skin, but in my opinion is sexier because of it. Sometimes less really is more.
Elie Saab gown
(Photos via Style.com)
This weekend started off right thanks to a few things — a morning swim, a longggggggggg walk around the city with my hubby and dog and a glorious sun to set the mood right.
A stop for almond biscotti and a chai latte was a treat.
Before too long I realized that I was pretending the sun meant that we were heading into spring (far from it) so I had to pile on with a comfy sweater, though, not this one. (Take one look at the price tag and you’ll know why…but I did wonder when I saw it if my Mom’s knitting skills are up to the task! hint, hint)
(via La Garconne)
Love this outfit. Comfy low-heeled boots, chunky sweater, messy up-do, classic black blazer….easy to throw together. This is a perfect ensemble for walking around the city on a crisp Saturday or striding around a creative agency saying things like “we need more edge” and “the logo has to say it all.”
Perfect wintertime city outfit
Ignore that last bit. I have no idea what I’m talking about…
(Photo of and by Sarah Rosenberg of rosenbklyn)
One of the cooler, more random “I-never-thought-would-happen-to-me” moments of 2011 was meeting and talking with Bill Cunningham at a dinner in New York City.
Bill Cunningham at work
There he was in his blue jacket, old timey camera in hand, broad smile on his face, moving ever so quickly to snap photos of someone in something unique, interesting and unexpected. Standing there among a dazzling group of men and women, I turned to ask him about some of the recent fashion shows he’d been to. He lamented about the lack of creativity among the front row — that so many of the celebrities gladly take free clothing from the designers they come to see — a tempting offer, of course, but certainly not original.
I decided against asking him about the documentary I had just seen of him, imagining that he probably didn’t like it very much, and especially all of the attention its brought his way. (He much prefers staying behind the camera and out of the story.) I also neglected to tell him how much I enjoy opening up the Sunday New York Times to see what trends he’s spotted for that week. Telling people how much joy their work brings you is generally something I feel one should do, but in this case, standing next to this particular man, someone who so disdains the spotlight, it felt like the last thing to do. Having a normal conversation about a topic I knew he loves — as do I — seemed more fitting.
Before I could ask him much more, he excused himself to snap a photo of a group of women in fur-trimmed coats. Sure enough, next week’s column was full of women in what else?, but fur-trimmed coats.
(Photo by Harper’s Bazaar)
Every single Vogue editor sat for a photo to raise awareness of Fashion Night Out in Tokyo, which will help support Japan and Japanese fashion and retailing after the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year.