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The Christmas wishlist for her
1. ACNE Scarf. Afraid of the price tag? An alternative just as snuggly but nearly a fifth of the price here.
2. Stationary – my personal favourites include Vianel and Moleskine.
3. Books – special editions or Penguin classics are known for their beautiful covers and luscious paper. The Great Gatsby here.
4. The Roberta heel by Maryam Nassir Zadeh. The IT-heel of the season and hopefully many more seasons to come. The black velvet pair is a dream.
5. A.P.C. Leather Wallet. Who said functional gifts were boring?
6. Diptyque Candle. Figuier makes you long for cosy nights in. Small version here and bigger version here.
7. The Monocle guide to Cosy Homes. Also, The Guide to Better Living is good stuff. Makes for a splendid coffee table book and always comes in handy for last minute inspiration.
Jeanne Damas x Nathalie Dumeix
Autumn doesn’t have to be dull, Nathalie Dumeix must have thought to herself while creating this capsule collection with the help of Jeanne Damas. After looking at these snaps I made a couple of notes style-wise. On my wishlist are now a vintage pair of Levi’s and a grey woollen jumper. Last summer I bought the most beautiful suede skirt at a vintage store in Amsterdam and it would look just perfect with a big grey jumper tucked in. Will I then finally wear a skirt with tights? We shall see. Oh and note to self: implement more beige and camel into wardrobe. Start simple with a beige silk blouse or fuzzy woollen jumper. I would love to own this tan silk blouse from Everlane – the colour in tan is so subtle that it can be combined with just about anything in my wardrobe.
Black and white
Nothing beats the all-time classic combination of a crisp white shirt and black tapered trousers. The only downside to it is that you might be mistaken for a waiter. Personally I don’t mind too much and am a big fan of monochrome colour coding. Also – does it get any more rock and roll? Forgot the idea of current trends and the sporty style fad and combine a white oversized shirt and black trousers with black loafers (such as these Tod’s), messy hair and silver jewellery (a la this necklace) to reveal your inner Patti Smith (or..Lou Reed.. you get my point).
Also – a trend to combine this ultra basic look with and one that I’ve come across only recently is the skinny scarf. It immediately reminded me of this seventies Patti Smith vibe I’ve been trying to grasp (although frankly I would never consider myself as cool and bohemian as Ms. Smith – I’m writing this as we speak wrapped in a blanket drinking my tea. More grandma than rock, so to say). One of these days I’ll probably snap up this number in black by Free People.
Joan Didion’s Packing list
Lists are cool and so is being organised. Short lists are even cooler. Pack a minimum and forget the hassle of what to wear and who to impress – you don’t need to impress anybody when you’re Joan Didion. Rotate between key pieces and don’t forget a throw for when it gets chilly. A good list never goes out of style. Stay cool with the packing list of queen of literary cool Joan Didion.
And while on your way for your set journey, read her essay on self-respect for Vogue here.