Lanvin

Beginning

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Wearing: Vineyard Vines tunic c/o, The Reformation skirt, Lanvin loafers, Asha ring c/o

Another day, another transitional outfit. I hate to sound like every single person in the Northern Hemisphere, but I'm completely and utterly done with Summer.

Thus, I hope this outfit provides somewhat of inspiration on how to dress for fall sans heat stroke.

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Round Two

Wearing: Ralph Lauren poncho,The Reformation jeans(wornhere, andhere), Lanvin loafers (last worn here), Chanel bag

Round two of shades of gray. 

Taking a different route from yesterday's darker look. White boyfriend jeans- which are a saving grace- and python skin loafers. A cashmere poncho is a top notch alternative to vest or lightweight topper. Like my logic from earlier,  it's also killing the "wearable blanket" game. 

Photos by

Emily Malan

Schoolboy Off Duty

Wearing :Madewell button down, Levis vintage shorts (similar,similar),Lanvin loafers (similar)

Reverting back to updated basics of denim and (snakeskin) loafers. 

What were you excepting here? Last week's girly duds? My apologies for disappointing you. Instead, I'm here in one of my easiest sartorial formula of white and denim when I'm in the mood for a classic combo. And no less, dressing like an old school schoolboy, erm off duty? Hence the comfiest cutoffs and softest button down is the ideal frame for these sick snakeskin shoes from my favorite Frenchie of all, LanvinAs someone said, it's all in the details- like the eyelet collar and the tassels on the shoes. Oh my, I'm such a sucker for the details.

Alas, back to my tomboyish duds. Quite ironic considering it's summertime and I'm dressing like a school kid. Perhaps, I need to back to school already.

Good one, there.

Sorry not sorry, oceanside is my classroom of choice. Or in this case, #stoopside. I've been spending too much time in the city (case in point-my instagram feed). 

Plenty of rambling for today. Happy Monday!

Photos by Alexandra Gibbs

Musings of Alber

 Yesterday, I had a crazy (pinch me) type moment- this one is filed at the top of the list.

I was given the chance to attend an exclusive Lanvin Resort 2015 show with American Express. Enter the coolest part- the icon himself, Alber Elbaz was there. The artistic director behind the only single standing French house talked about the concept and creativity behind his latest collection. As fashion has become over-saturated with frivolous- essentially, things- his goal was to strip away the extravagance and keep the focus on the designs. When Alber was working under Yves Saint Laurent, the late designer taught him that fashion should never be perfect, for the sake of it simply isn't possible. Alber talked about how this has influenced his designs throughout his career by creating art within his clothes. Once again, he did not disappoint and showcased another brilliant collection. It was full of experimental fabrics shown in new ways, menswear inspired suits, but with alluring details such as sheer paneling and deep cuts. Jewels encrusted mod shifts and tops, whilst silk florals belt and neckties gave whimsy.

Other than the clothes themselves, it was wonderful to hear Alber talk as if he was at a dinner party. His humbleness and humor brought a smile to every one's face (and tears to some).

The one thing that he said that truly connected with me was to be small and big.

 He spoke about the one lesson his mother taught him was to live small- in the sense of living a fulfilling and simplistic life- and to be big- giving back to everyone and the world around you.Because when you take away the clothes and the frills, it all boils down to the living the best life you can.

But, it wouldn't hurt to wear Lanvin whilst doing so...