Had a blast photographing the spring/summer ’16 lookbook for Tracy Jonsson Design with this troupe of inspiring women. You can read more about the designer and the collection on Puddingstone Post, where my interview with her was published this week.
I thought these portraits of Justin, snapped in the graveyard of Trinity Church in Newport last spring, would be fitting on Halloween. He was giving his brand new suit a test run that day and certainly looked dapper! Here’s what Justin (a.k.a. Sartorialist Extraordinaire sent to earth from a time long past with a fountain of knowledge of all things vestments) had to say about it:
My badass teenage cousin Ivy has been rocking crop tops and jorts a lot. It’s like a happy burst of 1983 every time she comes up on my news feed. Since I am nowhere near that cool, but want to be, I paired a stripey, boatneck tee from ASOS with a vintage linen skirt and espadrilles. Because the skirt is of the pre stretch-fabric era and therefore a bit roomy (and looked so dowdy with everything else I tried to wear it with that I couldn’t figure out why I paid 10 bucks for it), it tames the top, and only bares about an inch of midriff. Balance achieved! Now the question is, how many crop tops can one have in one’s closet before a line must be drawn? I bought a bunch to try from ASOS with every intention of returning them…
Most days, I am proud to be a broad-shouldered lass. They make me feel elegant and strong, no artificial padding required. But add a blazer or fitted jacket to the mix and simple tasks such as hugging a friend without busting a seam, or maintaining adequate blood flow to the arms while driving, are thwarted. Well, NO LONGER. I found a work-appropriate jacket that fits me like a glove and is made of super-soft, gloriously stretchy sweatshirt material. SWEATSHIRT MATERIAL! In salt-and-pepper tweed!
It will get ample use while the mornings and evenings on the water remain so brisk, and passes my napability test (that is, if I can’t nap in it I probably won’t want to wear it) with flying colors. It was a one-off find at a Barney’s outlet, but here are some similar styles:
J.crew bouclé jacket in indigo colorblock or black and ivory colorblock, LOFT cotton terry asymmetrical zip jacket, Drew lurex bouclé jacket, Helmut Lang motor terry jacket, Pencey Standard warrior blazer
In this story: Jacket, Barney’s New York. Skirt, Madewell. Ring, Jet Black Paros.
Finding that the phrase “hello, you’ve reached the winter of our discontent” strikes a chord with you when Monday rolls around? I’m working through it by attempting Winona Rider’s femininely-grungy approach to life à la Reality Bites. The look: round shades, red lips, chopped locks and a muscle tee. Unbelievably chunky leather sandals may be added for a particularly 1994 finish. (Korres Mango Butter Lipstick shown in Natural Rose 25)