on the eighth day of christmas my true love gave to me, eight maids-a-milking. picking up where i left off with the twelve days of christmas, may i present maids-a-milking. now it’s my experience (more than you probably think) that farmhands don’t sweat the details. it’s not really about form, more function and utility. that being said, i’d be remiss if i threw up 3 ladies in overalls and sweatshirts. i browsed the collections for some pastoral influences starting with alexander mcqueen fall 08 (one of my favorites of all time) and then bouncing around to chloe, rachel comey and some others. what comes out of it is a haphazardly stylish milk maid. boom. once again, happy holidays.
1: what you don’t wear this to milk your cows?: dress by marni, cloak by chloe, tights and shoes by rachel comey
2: going to the barn dance, i hope nobody else is wearing this $15,000 mcqueen number: dress by alexander mcqueen, shoes by givenchy
3: heading to the hootenany: coat by burberry prorsum, dress by chloe, shoes by dries van noten
on the ninth day of christmas my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing. so continuing with the 12 days of christmas (of which i started at 10, big whoop) i give you 3 looks for dancing holiday ladies. one of the greatest things about this season is the parties. the best ones are usually filled with really old friends who know pretty much everything about you. thus, you can dance like a crazy person and drink too much wine and eat too many cookies without feeling weird. so i took a gander through the collections and here you have three super fun party looks for all the dancing ladies out there. trouble is there are ten lords-a-leaping…somebody is going home alone. wop wop. happy holidays!
1: i hope they play single ladies: coat by isaac mizrahi, dress by matthew williamson, tights and shoes by marni
2: i’m going to drink so much egg nog it’s not even funny: coat by temperley london, dress by luella, bow necklace by kate spade, tights and shoes by milly
3: look how fancy i am: coat by christian dior, dress by christian lacroix, booties by isabel marant
this afternoon, i joined my family in the upper east side for brunch. it was delicious. afterwards my brother and i decided that we’d take a gander through our favorite upper east side spots. we popped over to the polo mansion, the hermes flagship and then ran through barneys. tired of the crowds and the rather bizarre christian music being belted out on madison ave. we departed for downtown. however, i decided to walk over to bergdorf on my own for a quick run through. on my way i spotted bill cunningham from the new york times clad in his blue jacket. as usual he was snapping from the sidelines and laying low. he seemed to be shooting winterwear, being that this was one of the first winter days here. i love his work and always have, so this is my ode to his trademark blue jacket. i’m not sure who the next bill cunningham will be, but if they’re not wearing blue, they’re not going to make the cut.
1: rag and bone
3: louis vuitton
everybody knows madeline. she’s the world’s favorite and possibly only favorite, french girl. attending school in paris, madeline was the smallest in her class yet didn’t let that stop her (few french do…napoleon i’m looking in your direction) from being a leader. she had great adventures while roaming the streets and you can imagine she grew up to be quite the character. as such, in the tradition of eloise and anastasia, i outfitted madeline for her elder years. also, you can bet she would be friends with the likes of eloise and anastasia and would’ve probably been presented at the crillon ball and all that jazz. oh madeline, you’re so crazy.
1: i’m a french girl, so this is what i wear, natch: dress by chanel, shoes and socks by dior
2: i will always have a yellow hat and blue outerwear: cape by chloe, beret by sonia rykiel, shoes by yves saint laurent, dress by marni
3: i have a date with pepito: dress by elie saab, shoes by lanvin, jacket by isabel marant