Inspirational Icons

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Expanded from this original post referencing Garance Doré, copied below:

The idea is to focus your wardobe into a core of items that may be basic but so carefully chosen, so beautifully timeless and functional, that dressing becomes a complete and effortless joy. My additions and notes to the list are in blue.

• Black cashmere turtlenecks. I still haven’t found the perfect one.
 Grey v-neck cashmere sweaters – Bompard makes the deepest Vs – I just love them

  • cardigans – I love my super light cashmere cardigans and in cotton for Spring and Summer

• Silk shirts from Equipment, of course

  • cotton shirts – either close fitting or loose men’s

• Church’s flats. Three pairs

  • ankle and knee boots – in a cold climate, these get the most wear for me

• One pair of sublime very high heels, black, like the Pigalles by Louboutin – Yeah, only one! If they’re that sublime, they’ll be enough!
• Grey skinny jeans. White skinny jeans. Helmut Lang, the denim is the thinnest I’ve ever felt.
• One pair of boyfriend jeans.
 Two blazers, one black, the other marine blue. Stella [McCartney].
• A straight-cut skirt, Céline

  • Safari skirt – practical and chic during Spring and Summer

• A Sarti scarf, light as a cloud. I’ll take a quick picture for you as I’m wearing one right now.
• A dress, Alaïa or Roland Mouret. Never goes out of style

  • Shirt or Safari dress – very versatile all year round depending on the material

• A big coat, camel or grey.
• And a military parka – light and long

  • Classic trench – more versatile than a coat for most of the year

This is where I am hung up about designer labels, well certain ones that still deliver style and quality for the price. Maybe it’s because I aspire to the timelessness, longevity, luxury and beauty of la haute couture so I do believe in investment dressing and all of these above items qualify.


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