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Ready for the drop



Phoebe Philo drop waist leather jacket

Is it me manifesting the 1924-style optimism of the deco-era or is there really a rising tide of flapper-esque dresses and hip-riding silhouettes on the horizon? Putting aside my theory that the 2020s hasn’t properly started yet and that 2024 could be The Year (admittedly based on nothing more than blind hope), the evidence is pointing to the latter. (more…)



Rethinking a casual staple



J Crew 1989 Heritage cagoule

I don’t know if life is one big algorithm now, but these hooded cagoules seem to be following me around online and IRL.

The seed was first planted last summer via a pinky-orange Loro Piana number in a Harper’s Bazaar editorial. So un-utilitarian, so unexpected, so cool! Then the eau de nil cocktail cagoule from Carven SS24 (below) captured our hearts with its audacious banana sleeves and heavy satin drape. The anti-nylon pac-a-mac, this one is definitely not intended for inclement weather. (more…)



Perfect pairing: office cowboy



Office Cowboy style Giedre Dukauskaite

On my radar: executive realness with a side of rodeo swagger. Niche I know, but I’m feeling the office cowboy vibes courtesy of Giedre Dukauskaite.

Maybe it’s the tension between corporate conformity and wild west rebellion. Whatever, I think the combination of power tailoring (I just copped this blazer), plus subtle saloon bar details – the belt*, the boot*, the shirt styling* – is one worth getting involved in. (more…)



The fresh white slice: part 2



Miuccia Prada wearing a white tee

Thank you Preston at Keep It Chic for the shout out regarding last week’s post on white round neck tees.

As Preston has a much bigger audience than me, I went straight to her comments for the feedback. As expected, I picked up some further tips including substituting a white tee for a short strand of pearls (or a silver or gold chain for similar light reflecting properties), the Petit Bateau white tee and the white tee under a V-neck. I used to wear white tees under plain V-necks a lot in the 90s, I must revisit! (more…)