For a long period of time — 1988-2007 — I didn’t really wear jeans.* But I’ve always worn a lot of denim. * It took the convergence of two major events — the advent of low-rise pants AND the resurrection of stretch denim — to win me over. Low-rise + stretch = comfortable jeans. … Read moreThe Virtues of Denim
I’m back! Directrice Global Industries Ltd. may unilaterally extend summer a few weeks. I’ve had so many summer posts planned and no time to put them together. Black dress: Theory; Grey dress: Isabel Marant Etoile; Black sandals: Donald J. Pliner Fifi; Red sandals: Aquatalia; Floral bag: Kate Spade; Black bag: Marc … Read moreThe Virtues of Simple Jersey Dresses
For those of you who wonder where and how to discover new labels, here is a tip: Browse on YOOX and The Outnet, and then pay attention to the tailored ads that start appearing in your news reading. It’s how I found Mikael Aghal! Dress: Mikael Aghal from The Outnet; Shoes: Fly … Read moreSo Little House
They say that you can transform a simple dress with accessories. Finally, my sandals. After receiving your recommendations in previous summers for Fly London sandals, I ordered a pair this year during the Nordstrom sale. I am not sure if they are walking the right side of the line between chic and granny, but … Read moreOld Dress, New Necklace
I recently re-watched The September Issue . . . in part to catch a glimpse of the beautiful necklaces that Anna Wintour wears, which I remembered quite vividly from my first viewing of the film. You can better see how the dress is constructed from the back. These necklaces are thoughtfully … Read moreMy Paste Jewels!
Today, we unite two old things that continue to deserve a spot in my closet. Cost per wear for these two is approaching zero . . . which provides balance for some of the impractical delights of my wardrobe. Things like this and this. Dress and cardigan: Eileen Fisher; Belt: Fausto Puglisi; Shoes: … Read moreA Very Old Cardigan, Part II
Last winter I mentioned to The Photographer that I had never seen the movie Jaws. He was astonished and immediately ordered it via Amazon Streaming. Let’s take a closer look at the Marni signatures. There are more than one: Have a fantastic weekend! Top: Marni; Pants: Ann Taylor; Sandals: Donald J. Pliner; … Read moreShark Bitten
We’re half-way through the summer and so far I’ve been a model of restraint and subtlety. Plainly, that will not do. Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Ivory Skirt: Ganni; Denim skirt: Eileen Fisher; Shoes: Wonders * I have a little more commentary! Consider the siesta in modern Madrid or Barcelona. Most workers seem … Read moreThe Return of the Maximalist