via Another Magazine
black and white
Lovely details from the Ann Demeulemeester menswear show.
I've decided to sell my Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag after only a short period of time with it because I can see that it's not going to be as great for heavy items as I thought. It's practically new, make me an offer. Or don't and save your money! Buy the Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag here.
Let me start by saying any person who takes some time out of their day to visit this blog, read my posts, and then takes the time to comment is someone very important to me. I listened to all of your comments on my last post about the Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag. (Quick summary: I accidentally purchased the Lady Bag in Sand after my credit card was saved in my browser but eventually returned it because I wanted to buy it only when I could do so in cash).
I wanted this bag for a while now, and not because it's the new hard-to-get thing, but because I have a lot of client-facing meetings or travel where carrying a backpack seemed a little too casual for business. So after returning the Lady Bag in Sand, I set aside some time to sell about 10-15 items from my closet in order to have the discretionary cash set aside to buy the Black Lady Bag as soon as I found some stock — which, as we all know, when it comes to Mansur Gavriel, buying one of their bags is a pretty tall freaking order.
Cut to me browsing The Line (a shop I know for sure sells the Mansur Gavriel Large Lady Bag in Black/Ballerina, the combination I was looking for), and bam. It was there. Did I have the cash to buy it now? Magically, yes. Thanks to your advice. And so I did. And you know what? It felt so much better than the last time I happened to get my hands on a Lady Bag — just like you all said.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you have already done the cost-benefit analysis of a new purchase, and your whole cost-per-wear breakdown makes financial sense, and then you have the cash reserves to buy it responsibly, go for it.
Mansur Gavriel Lady Bag (Large) | Kaarem Dress | Zara shoes
I can't wait to share the rest of the images from my shoot for 01 Magazine in collaboration with True & Co. The whole thing was shot by Jennifer Latour at my house in the East Bay this past weekend, which was major inspiration and motivation to get my house a) clean, b) furnished, and c) camera ready. Enjoy this one shot of me figuring out what to do with my hands while Redia adjusted my hair. Yay!
Céline sunglasses | Kathleen Whitaker earrings | Balenciaga dress
Hats have always had a mostly functional place in my wardrobe, serving a sun protection purpose more than a fashion one. But over time I've gotten exposure to cooler brands that make beautiful hats that can also stand on their own in an otherwise minimalist outfit. This one by Clyde is one part safari hat, one part classic lady hat, and one part breathable structured beach hat. The structured part is what I love and hate the most, since it's what gives it it's unique shape and also provides a packing challenge since it must be held on your person the entire flight, less you crush it and ruin it. Packing problems aside, this particular hate shape has been on my wardrobe wish list for quite some time, and in the search for it in the meantime, It seems that I have accumulated other shapes of straw hats in the process (as evidenced by this impressive/hoarderish stack on Instagram).
Oh, you know. Just waltzing around in my precious little baby doll Atlantique Ascoli dress. It's absolutely precious on a human body, but let me tell you, looks questionable on a hanger. So if you find yourself at Barneys any time this week, they are in the process reducing the price on lots of designer goodies like this one from Atlantique Ascoli. It's like 75%, what are you even waiting for.
FYI , this is a black and white edit, there are color photos to come. Why? Because finding time to take photos of me wearing this dress was difficult this weekend and I love them, and this is my blog, and I reserve the right to post things I love.