Like Marlene on a Monday

28/01/2013 § 4 Comments

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Dear Vogue Spain, please exit my brain.

In an editorial featured earlier this month, drew inspiration from 40’s film noir — namely the Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd classic The Blue Dahlia — to put together a series of looks in the spirit of Ms. Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Gene Tierney.  You can probably guess whose look immediately caught my eye.  Also doesn’t hurt that Ms. Dietrich happens to be my birthday twin.  Imagine that.  In any event, these gorgeous photos have inspired an earnest need — like you wouldn’t believe — for a stole.  Perhaps this winter shall be known henceforth as the winter of the stole…  Thoughts?

Red velvet suit by Gerard Darel.  Photos by Azahara Fernández, via

Le Smoking: Jessica Miller for Elle US July 2011 {Homage: YSL, Bianca Jagger, Balenciaga}

20/06/2011 § 1 Comment

I am definitely in need of a new tuxedo jacket…

Don’t like sequins — or Dolce & Gabbana, for that matter — but this is amazing.

Editorial via FGR.

This editorial immediately had me thinking of the progenitor and my favorite champion of “Le Smoking.”  I would be remiss if I didn’t include a few iconic images of Bianca Jagger and the most famous one by Helmut Newton of YSL’s design.

For her wedding, Bianca wore a white suit, custom made by Nutters of Savile Row.

Iconic image by Helmut Newton of YSL’s Le Smoking.

Looking for a tuxedo jacket just like me?  Asos has some a few options here, here and here.  Shopbop has a few here, here, here and here.  Now, those are all great, but can we pause momentarily and meditate on the greatness of this Balenciaga amazingness?

Bianca would want me to have this.  I can feel it.

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