New year, effortless style: take a crisp, white cotton shirt. Switch it up with a lightweight silk, like this one. Maybe toss on a wrap sweater because it’s fricking cold out there. Jeans should always be the most reliable pair in the closet, hair should always be minimally styled. Top it off with minimal but meaningful jewelry, glowing skin, and a Julia Roberts smile.
Photo via nearlyvintage.
NYT Style: "Grace Coddington Is Always in Fashion"
“Though retirement from Vogue may be within her sights, Ms. Coddington deferred any characterization of herself as a genius to the designers whose creations she has devoted the better part of her life promoting. She named the stalwarts Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada as favorites and mourned the many others currently out of commission, for whatever reason. ‘John Galliano, whom I adored — gone; Helmut Lang, major talent — gone,’ she said. ‘Hopefully Nicolas won’t just give up and walk away. He’s too good, too strong, too brilliant, too passionate.’
And what of the up-and-comers? ‘I think they need time, and I think too many of the young designers really think that they can step right out of school and be a best seller, and that’s a mistake,’ Ms. Coddington said. ‘I mean, you know, Nicolas took forever to get where he was. Marc got fired 10 times before he made it.’
Anyway, it wouldn’t hurt young designers, or anyone for that matter, to have ‘a few things going wrong in their life,’ she said. ‘I mean, I hate to say it, but it teaches you a hell of a lot, you know.’”
—Alexandra Jacobs for NYT
“Keep the look loose, easy—the sensuality not of bared skin but of long, unconfining sleeves on skin, maybe shades or a hat.”
—Vogue Oct. 2012, “Lost Highway: Kati Nescher and Garrett Hedlund Go On the Road”
While we’re on the topic of fall, my 7 essential items for the season: 1. A printed Comptoir des Cotonniers dress 2. Topshop cardigan 3. J. Crew cashmere in cabernet 4. Tory Burch Robinson wallet 5. My favorite skincare items: Aveeno Positively Radiant for day, Shiseido Night Moisture Recharge for night 6. CDC blouse 7. CDC colored denim
The 25 Most Stylish Bostonians: Alan Bilzerian
I think people in Boston have a way of strategically not following things that are happening, which is great. They’re not sucked into a vacuum of ideas that make them fashion cattle. You always hear people knock style in Boston, but go anywhere, and you’ll find people who don’t care about fashion.
IRONIC ROMANTICISM. The fashion industry’s obsession with Russia transforms the city I’ve always characterized by their severe-sounding language to an ironically romantic one. Sure Russia will always evoke the USSR, Stalin reign, and figurative (and literal) coldness, but it now also reminds of me of the supple feeling of buttery leather, and thick, lush wools and cashmere (that could only be essential given the weather) in saturated hunter greens, chocolate browns, and crimson reds…in one word: autumn.