there’s something about vibrant southwestern patterns and textures that has always been one of my favorite interior design aesthetics. whether in fashion or interior, it feels accessible and timeless. lots of good inspirations for an august palette!
From what I can quantify, Mary Kate and Ashley are interacting with soccer for the 3rd time in their lives. The first 2:
1) The classic “Wrong Way Tanner” episode of Full House, when Michelle scores a goal in the other teams net. This exact scenario also happened to me as a child, but John Stamos was NOT there to comfort me.
2) The 1999 made-for-TV movie “Switching Goals”
And now, the third - their contemporary line Elizabeth and James’ World Cup t shirt collection.
this is such a cliche, but last night i tucked my winter coat deep within closet. i cannot possibly wear it again.
i’ve never appreciated spring, and it’s never been a favorite dressing season for me. florals and stripes can err on the side of boring. but for the first time, i cannot cannot CANNOT wait to celebrate the end of cold weather, even if we aren’t quite there yet.
Just in case you haven’t heard, everyone’s current favorite Jennifer (Lawrence) is covering Vogue’s September issue. While clicking through the shots (here), I paused at the above and thought this might be the most perfect Fall image we will see (forget what I said about the Saint Laurent-clad Amanda Seyfried). While that wool Louis Vuitton coat is in a league of it’s own, and the juxtaposition of the silk shorts with the otherwise Jackie-O polished look is spot on…it’s really the dog that completes the image. Upon reading, I learned the photographed pup’s name is WINSTON (!!!).
Perhaps it’s largely due to Vogue.com’s “Cat Week” spin on Shark Week last Monday, or perhaps it’s because I know I can’t keep a dog in my shoebox Manhattan apartment, but for the first time ever, I’ve found myself wanting a cat.
If I’m being totally honest, maybe it’s because I think it will be a really great accessory and really compliment the aesthetic of my apartment. Maybe I think it will photograph really, really well. Regardless, animals kind of complete us, right? HAVE YOU SEEN 101 DALMATIANS? Whatever. Until then, I have my Winston.
Here’s some favorite cat and dog images from Vogue and other places to further my point.
Lindsey Wixson, August 2013, Vogue Brazil.
Coco Rocha, Vogue, 2006.
Cara Delevinge, Vogue Japan, September 2013.
Jane Fonda, Vogue, 1959.
Vogue Paris, date unknown.
Audrey Hepburn, date unknown.
My uber-talented friend Brooke at a corner store in Brooklyn this weekend.
Finally… me and Winston this weekend on the rooftop bar of The Standard in Manhattan. We’re not *QUITE* like Jennifer Lawrence and her Winston. Maybe next time I’ll wear a giant wool coat and silk shorts.
The promise of Fall came early in the form of Elle’s August issue, which found it’s way to my mailbox last night. I know we’re supposed to be excited for September issues, but dare i say: i need not look further than Amanda Seyfried clad in Saint Laurent-y looks in the August issue of Elle.
I guess the most rational step of looking further, would be looking backward - straight to the source of Hedi Slimane’s second womenswear collection for Saint Laurent.
I don’t have the capacity to articulate the genius of Slimane - the extension of menswear and the claim that there is literally nothing new in fashion. Everything.
But I digress and want to call to attention the resemblance of the most relevant musical character of my childhood - Miss Hannigan (not to be confused with Miss Havisham, see previous post). Miss Hannigan was the drunken, slutty bitch from the musical Annie (maybe I still listen to the soundtrack, whatever) and she was a literal hot mess, always wearing some terrible (?) combination of lingerie and fur.
My next claim might destroy any style authority I’ve gained (I’ve never had any, so this is a trick) …but I can’t help but trace Miss Hannigan to Slimane’s Fall collection.
Either way: this is what I want to wear every day, starting August 1st.