How Not to Dress Like An Old Lady
(Even if you are one.)
I'm not going to take credit for that– that is from a wonderful reader who has left some very helpful comments here. Merci. ;)
Since I have sudden amnesia specific to the concept of "free time", you'll probably be seeing more inspirational posts here for a while, rather than wordy, thoroughly-produced articles. For that, you should read Already Pretty, where Sally writes about all the topics (literally- it's like she bugged my brain) I would like to discuss with you, and does a much better job at it.
Here we have stylist and fashion editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, photographed by Steven Meisel.
A woman not to be fuqed with.
Jacket + simple top + bootcut slacks. A single-color outfit in fitted basics = instantly polished. Add some whimsy, personality, or fill-in-the-effect-here with accessories, shoes, or interesting details on the jacket.
I actually believe every woman should be able to put together a black outfit like this. (Adjust the shoes to your comfort level, of course.)
For extra style points, do it in your favorite color.
But also a woman with a sense of fun and lack of pretension.
This is really a looser, more casual, "artsy" if you want, version of the combo above: Print coat + button down shirt + comfy jeans.
I highly recommend you grab a man's shirt for this – so irreverent and sexy. Go nuts with accessories and fun shoes.
There was an interesting, 90s-supermodel-tastic piece in the issue of Interview Magazine I borrowed from the library (brilliant!) for our Memorial Day weekend trip. She was interviewed by her friend, designer Azzedine Alaia. Maybe the March 2011 issue? Recent, anyway. Read it here.
I have but 2 objections, if I may be so bold:
1. Cigarettes. So not stylish.
2. Uggs. No need to explain, I'm sure.