Anita Berber. She was so skinny because she was on drugs and died at 29. But she is certainly iconic now.
Models of my childhood, muted colors, fall is coming but the leaves don't change in California.
And of course the simplicity of this magazine cover makes me eternally happy.
One headline, one model, beautiful and simple and elegant and calm.
I don't know yet what I think of next season's fashions. I kind of don't care, it's all kind of dull to me, except the Vena Cava, the Proenza, and I'm waiting for the Prada, the Dries, the Isabel Marant, and more street pictures from Paris. That's what is exciting to me. These are people who always do wonderful things that predict the future. Of what we are going to wear, which is a secure feeling. But I think what I love most of all of these designers is the colors they choose. The neons of PS, the orange and chartreuse of Vena Cava, the reds and browns of Prada, and the purples, greens, pinks, and again orange of Dries Van Noten. And Isabel, well I just like to watch the feeding frenzy. She's a master at creating that. As is my former employer Jane Mayle who's opening up a pop up any day now, and the blogs are already wagging. I can sense that the Mayleophiles (Maylentologists?) are starting to feel that familiar lurch but that it's now accompanied by a subtle choke. They worked hard on releasing their obsessions and funneling those dollars on new, other designers, but now JM is popping back up with expensive frocks and shoes by Sigerson Morrison. I personally am feeling excitement and also a sense that I kind of want to stay out of the whole thing. But, if she does do another wool trench coat like the one I missed in those final days, I will bite.
And, for the finale, this watch from OK. I've always had a crush on it.
And the lyrics to this song...can you help but sing it? So beautiful and calming.
Ines de la Fressange was the Chanel model of the 80s.
She was in almost every campaign throughout that decade.
They should bring her back. I enjoy sophisticated models who are womanly and command respect, or whatever it is, rather than the stick figures rock star babies that are everywhere these days. Dree Hemingway? Give me a break. That girl needs to learn how to read.
Shalom, Christy Turlington, Kristen McMenamy were the Chanel models of the 90s.
These are the earliest Chanel ads I can remember. The red hair, the inception of my obsession with Shalom and little black dresses.
and the head wraps are soon going to be everywhere,
just wait and see.
The new textures and materials they are working with
make me happy - linen, net, and whatever silk that dress above is made of.
The ease and simplicity of this collection
harkens to the early days of VC,
when they were pulling these
seemingly randomly out of the air
and creating completely new things
that influence fashion so much
but their inception, their VC beginnings,
are rarely acknowledged.
These are girls who have more power than anyone may realize.
This top is a redo, I think, of something they made in one of their earliest collections,
with a zipper all the way up the back,
and a gorgeous abbreviated scoop neck.
I love this version.
My mother lusts over this shirt so much
that I gave it to her.
And, I'm hoping these are the pants I've been begging them to make again!
I think they might be!!!
Another item my mother and I both wear and cherish,
and that is what makes Vena Cava so awesome,
is that mothers and daughters and sisters and friends
all kinds of women
can wear their clothes-
though it's true they do cut for a certain body type,
which makes sense-
however, their collections usually strive for an ageless quality
that steers clear of trends and moments,
and inspires people to read more and take better care of the clothes they have
for these are clothes and ideas that will last a lifetime.
I have VC pieces that are from their very first collection
that I still wear
that still get me stopped on the street.
I wish I had this one dress from their first collaboration post-Parsons,
the one Sophie lent me for her graduation party.
I have a polaroid of it.
A knit sheath, long sleeves, high neck, black with brown strips of fabric sewn on
like armour or stained glass.
I would still wear that dress.
I think she sewed it herself.
New show collab with 10over6.
I love the thirties/forties, Kate Hepburn post tennis vibe.
And these yellow killers. Love a yellow sandal!
La la la love it!
Perfect hem to shoe angles.
Simple tribalish prints that remind me of Sophie's mom's couch.
Love this material, like I said.
What is it? Whatever it is it shall have a home in my closet.
I'm buying a new hanger today.
Huge fan of the coral lip. My favorite is Lipstick Queen Coral Sinner.
According to vogue.com the makeup is this:
ON LIPS: M.A.C. Morange and Neon Orange lipstick. “We tried red and brown first, but that coral orange just felt right,” says McCulloch, who blended the shades together before pressing them onto the lip with his fingertip.
Awesome jewelry by Heather Kosch for Vena Cava
Perfect white linen jacket. Shall be my first suit?
I love this material. Reminds me of Fortuny.
I've been wanting this skirt for so long.
Tucker did a similarish version of a flowing silk skirt to the mid calf,