Shopping today! I'm one of those people who gets so excited about their recent purchase, that they just swap what they are already wearing to what they just bought. Sometimes it just looks like a few different outfits attacked you, but today it actually worked.
Purchases of the day: Calvin Klein black fedora, and black jacket with ribbing details.
I was wearing a pair of black Urban Vibe super skinny jeans, black Betsey Johnson tights, grey Franco Sarto t-straps, my favorite floral Free People baby doll top, my usual outerclothes (grey abercombie down jacket, black and white knit Dolce and Gabbana scarf, plus my Coach purse), and my jewelry (silver and diamond ring from Kessler's Diamons, silver charm bracelet, silver Love 21 layered chain necklace). Just threw on the hat, and swapped out my bulky winter coat with the warm (but less bulky) jacket, and I was ready to go. It actually didn't look too horrible. Except, after three hours of walking around the outlet mall, I was hobbling in that my-shoes-are-killing me antifashion.
I also got my February 2011 issue of Vogue, and was happy to see some previews of Fall 2011 collections in the 'Gangs of New York' article. I have to see, I'm eager see what Ralph Lauren, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler will be sending down the run way after seeing the 14 page spread featuring seven different designers, including Marc Jacobs and DKNY. Ralph Lauren's was definitely my favorite, with the lovely Victorian ruffles, lace, and crocheted dresses. Very romantic. I wanted to pick my good ol' copy of Pride and Prejudice.
Donna Karan New York
Brava to Mario Testino, the photographer of these pictures, and stylist Grace Coddington! And, course, the designers. Can't wait to see what other great pieces are in their collections.