July 27, 2016

These Boots Are Made For Walking

Yves Saint Laurent Boots 1963
Yves Saint Laurent Boots 1963

I’ve always loved the iconic crocodile boots from Yves Saint Laurent circa 1963. The shape, decadent material and just right heel look timelessly cool. Continue reading “These Boots Are Made For Walking”

July 22, 2016

Cool In Jamaica

Tony Frissell Sports Illustrated February 1957
Tony Frissell Sports Illustrated February 1957

As we gear up for another string of ninety plus days I’m dreaming of the scene depicted in this photo. Taken in 1957 by Toni Frissell for Sports Illustrated at Round Hill, the Jamaican getaway of William and Babe Paley. Continue reading “Cool In Jamaica”

July 21, 2016

Still Feeling for the Skinny Scarf

Photo August Harper’s Bazaar, Balenciaga

I’m well aware that the skinny scarf was a big trend for Fall ’15, but as we approach Fall ’16 I find myself still feeling for the skinny scarf albeit an evolved version of last year’s straight forward strip of silk. Continue reading “Still Feeling for the Skinny Scarf”

July 19, 2016

Now Let’s Talk About Hair

Gorgeous picture of Nicole Kidman but that hair!
A gorgeous picture of Nicole Kidman but that hair is beyond!

My hair has been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember. As a child I started fighting my naturally curly (a nice word for frizzy) hair from the time self-awareness kicked in. I like to think I could have been president if not for the hours I’ve dedicated over the years to hair management. Continue reading “Now Let’s Talk About Hair”

July 18, 2016

Red and Pale Blue

Victoria Beckham vogue.com
Victoria Beckham vogue.com

I’ve always loved the somewhat off beat color combo of tomato red and baby blue. Apparently so does Victoria Beckham. Though this outfit couldn’t be simpler it’s striking because of the color mix and the perfect proportion of the slightly cropped sweater to the slim cut but not tight pants. Sleeves casually pushed up, dark glasses and clean nude sandals with undone hair emphasize the nonchalant attitude. This is a clear case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Fashion recently has adopted a more is more attitude but sometimes the power of simple, understated chic is a welcome relief.