Allison Bornstein

The wrong shoe

Gucci SS24 show

What’s the deal with fugly shoes? I thought they were a post-ironic anomaly, but no, the aesthetically displeasing Uggs, Crocs and Bottega-style Puddle boots are clearly sticking around.

Back in the day, a Margiela Tabi boot was seriously avant-garde and the perfect foil to your minimalist Lang/Demeulemeester/Sander little black suit. Now it’s a whole sub-franchise netting hefty sales for loyal retailers.

The #NewGucci SS24 show led by Sabato De Sarno garnered mixed reactions (more…)

Wear It Well by Allison Bornstein

Cover of book Wear It Well by Allison Bornstein

I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t heard of Allison Bornstein but I’m following her now. She’s a stylist, wardrobe consultant and TikTok wardrobe whisperer who makes helpful shop-your-closet videos. But the big news is she’s publishing a how-to styling book and it sounds great.

Wear It Well: Reclaim Your Closet and Rediscover the Joy of Getting Dressed* is based on methods and systems of making your wardrobe work harder while retaining the pleasure of expressing your style. (more…)