Archive for the ‘hunting’ Category

Shucks

25 August 2011

Laura Ashley reminds me of acting like a little lady when I was a young girl. Clarks reminds me of the black Wallabies I used to wear as a waitress. But, sweet surprise, the two disparate brands are enjoined in the thing I so immensely want to don these days.

Desert Boot in Rose Hip.  Alas, they’re not available in the States.

Hello, my British friends? Help!

Surprise a-DAKS

11 August 2011

DAKS has got credentials: Established 1894. Bespoke. Old Bond Street. HRH‘s across the board. Conquered Asian market.

I’m drooling over A/W 2011.

 

Note: quilt skirt requires wasp waist…

Is this how you would have imagined ode-to-Amy beehives juxtaposed with ode-to-the-Queen footwear juxtaposed with tweedy British separates? Brilliant.

Timeless grace

9 August 2011

I love this photo of Princess Grace, walking with a young Princess Stephanie, in the streets of Monaco, 1969. To me, she is at once earthy and regal, and I think she could wear this today and still look very modern.

Hooked

1 August 2011

Katherine Hooker London has just announced her 2011 American Trunk Show Tour.  Ms Hooker’s collection is the epitome of well-fit and well-suited.  And the publicity photo below, which I just received via email, is how I’m styling my Saturday mornings this autumn.

Ode to the White Shirt No. 4

28 July 2011

Sporty and chic, classic and comfortable, dressy and casual, masculine and feminine, packable and washable.  The white shirt is superlative.

There is nothing a white shirt cannot do; there is nothing you cannot do in a white shirt.

Ode to the White Shirt No. 4: Bardot and Sachs, two for the price of one.

 

(image via google images and seaofshoes.com)

Fall preview

22 July 2011

What’s a better way to beat the heat than shop online and think of crisp, brisk autumn?

Boston orange is the perfect summer-fall transition hue—and one of my favorite colors. This structured skater dress from Topshop is too smart.

And I think nothing would warm-fuzzy a day like this double-faced cashmere popover from J.Crew.


(images via Topshop.com and Jcrew.com)

Ode to the White Shirt No. 3

23 June 2011

Sporty and chic, classic and comfortable, dressy and casual, masculine and feminine, packable and washable.  The white shirt is superlative.

There is nothing a white shirt cannot do; there is nothing you cannot do in a white shirt.

No. 3: Ernest Hemingway

The man knows a thing or two about wearing a white shirt…

 

…and a leather vest, I should add.

 

(image source: google images and the JFK Library.)

If I were a father…

21 June 2011

…or a grandfather or anyone else, I would’ve asked for this weekender.

Tusting Canvas Explorer, Medium. Made in England. £225

Half-birthday anyone?

(image via tusting.co.uk)

Fun in the Sunjuns

5 June 2011

I’m spending June in SW Florida, and, thanks to off-season sales at the outlet mall, I have buttressed my supply of classic Bass. One pair of cinnamon Sunjuns, and two pairs of Weejuns, in burgundy and black.  All prepped for the new school year and it’s only June!  Ample time to break them in, so they are really looking cool.

Who else loves Weejuns?

Ms Kelly

Mr Davis

…and you too??

(images source: google images)

The Courtly Sporting Life

4 June 2011

Vogue has got a tidy slideshow of this season’s haute-sportswear, here.  I particularly like the Pret-a-Surf polka dot rash guard and throwback tubes of Zinka, as well as the knee-length striped putting skirt by Toby Tucker. The Chanel inflatable raft? That it exists, I’m not as shocked as I should be.  But I’m sure we could do without it, couldn’t we!?

(image source: google images)