03/10/2012 § 6 Comments

A few fall treats that I’ve been eying…

Top row:
Rag & Bone Maharaja Coat
GANT by Michael Bastian Grey University Blazer
Rag & Bone Isabelle Pincher Cardigan
Madewell Goldrush Jean Jacket

Second row:
Barbour Down-Filled Waxed Gilet
Veronica Beard The Button-Down in olive
GANT by Michael Bastian Tartan Tuxedo Bib Sam Shirt
Tory Burch Daphne Dress

Third row:
J.Crew Cafe Capri Wool Pant (on sale!)
Topshop Blackwatch Check Cigarette Trousers (only $80!)
J.Crew Colorblock Check Mini
Topshop Tweed Invert Pleated Skirt

Fourth row:
McQ Alexander McQueen Brogue Booties
Grenson Rose Wing-Tip Brogues
Paul Stuart Wool/Silk Paisley Scarf
Tory Burch Marianne Pump
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned
OPI Nail Lacquer in Lincoln Park After Dark
Frye Lindsay Plate Boots in cognac stone wash

Bottom row:
Billykirk Schoolboy Statchel in golden brown
Bass Wayfarer Loafers in burgundy
Timex x J.Crew 1600 Stainless Steel Watch
Reiss Ava Trilby Hat
Mulberry Silky Snake Alexa Bag

It always feels right giving your wardrobe an overhaul in the fall, doesn’t it?  It’s like back to school, without the school — unless of course you are in school, and in that case, welcome back!

Field Notes: Rag & Bone F/W 2012

11/02/2012 § 2 Comments

Was very excited to attend the rag & bone F/W 2012 show last night!  In the hustle and bustle of the arrivals my eagle eye was pleased to spy Garance Dore, Susie Bubble, Hanneli, Grace Coddington, Amanda Brooks and (!!!) personal spirit animal Caroline Issa at Pier 57 before the show kicked off.  And kick off it did…

Jewel-toned, layered, richly textured and patterned with a gentlewoman cavalry aesthetic from London by way of India, I found this latest rag & bone collection much more to my own personal preference than the preceding F/W.  The footwear, outerwear and gloves inspired my material desires like you wouldn’t believe. Like this coat above.  So amazing.  Of special note were the leather accessories (a nod to body armor) and the gorgeous textiles.  Have you ever heard of — let alone seen! — a gradient herringbone?  Genius.  On the runway, set to music by Thom Yorke and House of Pain (the show finale was set to this), the models completely embodied the battle-ready feel of the collection, with their grimly set faces, determined marching, mussed hair and severe eyeliner.  Whatever kind of winter we might have in 2012, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have prepared the rag & bone woman to take it all in stride.

Sidenote: This post is about to be quite long, so I will place most of it after the jump — you’re going to have to humor me because there is way too much goodness to share.  I suppose if you don’t like frock coats, leather, fur or booties, you may want to skip along to the next post.

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