Isabel, Steven, Demy and Julia: I get by with a little help from my friends :)
January 25, 2014
Alexis has asked me to document what I wore while in New York for 3 days this week. I usually love this in publications, for me it's like a "What's in your bag" feature and I cannot help myself from reading the whole thing - must be the slightly voyeuristic aspect. However, I feel a bit bad about doing it this week, as it was so cold and snowy, and my clothes were really not that interesting. But without further ado, here was my wardrobe for NY Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
First of all, I was very happy that I had the forethought to order a new Winter coat from the sale at La Garconne and had it shipped to our store in NY (this Isabel Marant parka was waiting for me Sunday night when I arrived) because boy, did I need it.
Arriving at the hotel at night, I slipped right into these soft and beautiful pajamas from Chance. A wonderful line started by my friend Julia, and if I could I'd own one of everything Chance makes in every color. I never knew I could be such a PJs junkie, but after getting used to these (I have two pairs) and a pair of Sleepy Jones, I'm hooked on nice jammies. Great.
Monday was cold, but no snow. Under my parka I wore a big luscious Isabel Marant cashmere scarf, Demy Lee boatneck navy cashmere sweater, Seven jeans (a gift from my friend Peggi at the denim maker - they've become my favorites), and No. 6 lace-up clog boots.
Of course I also carried my new favorite work bag - CV black herringbone duff.
The second day, I wore the WRONG shoes - my Acne ankle boots should have never seen the light outside my suitcase this trip. It said it was going to snow - but I didn't think it would snow ALL day long. I thought I'd try to look nice that day but as soon as I left my hotel in my Vanessa Bruno pinstriped blazer, perfectly threadbare vintage chambray henley, cropped navy wool J. Crew trousers, I knew I'd made the wrong shoe choice. Heavy snow falling, slip sliding my way down the streets failing miserably to get a taxi, I was too late for my first appt to go back and change. I thought, too bad, I would tough it out with Acnes, I am from MN after all, I knew how to get around in snow!
That decision lasted until the end of my first meeting when I went immediately to Steven Alan in Tribeca and bought these. It snowed about 10 inches that day and these IM snow shoes saved my feet (and life) for the rest of the trip.
On Wednesday, I was back to my casual attire - same Seven jeans, a big chunky Isabel sweater with a pale pink, Steven Alan cashmere gauze scarf.
Back in LA now, it was 75 and sunny today. I wore a Steven Alan shirtdress and some Acne loafers - sockless. I hate to complain, but I'm just gonna say it: I do, I miss the layers. (Also seen here my never-travel-without CV Weekender.)