Red, Black, a Whisper of White


Michelle Buswell

MARC JACOBS

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HUBLOT “Big Bang Out of Africa” watch

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PRADA FALL 2010

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As predicted, by yours truly, the heat wave broke pretty much the moment I arrived in NY.  If you are starting to perceive me as one who takes the weather personally… well, we really are getting to know each other, aren’t we?!  I was bound and determined to stay away from Fall focused posts for a couple of more weeks, but under dark skies and rain, my hand has been forced.  It’s a challenge to get great NY photos in the rain- umbrella reflections in the shop windows are wreaking havoc with my genius.  So I leave you with this classic combination of Red, Black & and a hint of White, which appears to be a strong contender for one of the most winning marriages, or should I say Menages A Trois’ for Fall!.

Enjoy

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Bianca Balti, Harper’s Bazaar, Spain

Doesn’t this model remind you of Carol Alt?  ( I mean when you look at your MOM’S fashion magazines from the 70’s 🙂 )

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Photo from Food & Co.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake- yes, please

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Seriously fierce BALENCIAGA  BOOT Fall 2010

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Photo Cote Sud

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Phil Poynter for German Vogue

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In one of my three most regrettable fashion faux pas  ever– I sold the black Hermes belt with gold hardware  in the photo above on Ebay  because it only fit on the loosest notch at my hips.  I bought it in the early 90’s and for some reason (Scarlet Fever, perhaps?) I never foresaw wearing a belt at the waist again. It felt matronly to me- akin to wearing Mom Jeans.  I know, right?  Ohhh- it’s making me feverish just thinking about it.  I stay far, far away from EBAY now, but somewhere in Australia there is a very, very happy young woman (Do you want to hear the worst/best part? she wrote me afterwards to say she was so thrilled, then added it was her present to herself for having JUST HAD A BABY )  Hey, Australian Girl- if you are reading this,  I changed my mind!  Call me!

Needless to say, I am no longer allowed near the vicinity of the E-Word.

And no, I will not share the other two faux pas… yet.  You’d lose all respect for me..

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RUPERT SANDERSON Fall 2010

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.LULU GUINNESS  PURSE

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Slim Paley photo

Snapped this photo of a wild Licorice Rope Vase at MOSS, in Soho, today.

Wouldn’t you be tempted to fill it with black Twizzlers?

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The timeless, and apparently ageless appeal of Kate Moss- She breaks the all time record for British Vogue covers this September30!!

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Shiny, Happy bag from PRADA Fall 2010

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GIORGIO ARMANI Fall 2010

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PRADA


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Photo from VOGUE Magazine

JILL SANDERS JACKET, DIOR NECKLACE

Chicness!

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Oh, oh…Let’s say Valentino??  Anybody??


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Photo Japanese Vogue

STELLA MCCARTNEY DRESS, CAVALLI SHRUG, KENNETH JAY LANE JEWELRY

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN  Men’s “lounging slippers”

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Slim Paley photo

Window  shopping our first couple of days in New York

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Photo Mert & Marcus

In my opinion, the winner for the most gorgeous ad campaign for Red, Black and a touch of White this season; GIORGIO ARMANI Fall 2010

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And Lastly,

My Hermes Lust Item of The Moment

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24 Comments

  1. i must have those louboutins and sanderson booties! *sigh* you tease me with such beautiful fashion and then you had to throw in the molten chocolate cake!!!!!! now I am really dying over here….

    xoxo Bardot in Blue

  2. Your Hermes belt story had me roaring! I visit e-bay each and every day. Can’t give it up, especially because we are practically related now…..And the Hermes cape/blanket….SWOON!

  3. i’m not ready for the f word yet. it was 109 here yesterday.

    looks like janet will have a chance of being hip this fall/winter b/c i think i only own white and black clothes. and i do have an amazing pair of red cowboy boots that were my very first purchase on ebay. i wonder if that lady will be crying/hating me.

    all images amazing as expected.

    is that real licorice or part of the sculpture?

    ~janet

    • Not real, part of the sculpture…rubber probably. It was in a glass cabinet. Probably to stop people from taking a bite!

  4. Summer finally started here and all Im doing is sorting out thai/bali sarongs and bikini’s and heading to the beach every day,swimming,bodysurfing with man and friends…..but love your post and was glad to see it! Missed you!

  5. :sigh: Still too hot for your choices, Slim.

    But I won’t be rude and turn down the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake (something in the line of petit gateau, n’est ce pas?!)
    Never too hot for that :P.

    Now seriously, wonderful pictures that make us endure such heat with a smile while coveting your choices…

    Teresa & a Red, Black with a Whisper of White’ Fan 😉

  6. God, Slim… loved that belt story. But if I owned that red licorice vase I might be signing on to eBay tout de suite… that kinda creeps me out… kind of like a Rocky Horror Licorice Vase…. FEED ME 🙂

  7. Love the Georgio Armani jacket and the houndstooth boots and … so much more. Would love to use the slippers by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN as weapon on… Great post as always. Glad someone is experiencing a taste of cool weather!
    Teresa

  8. The minute you left for NYC it gets really hot here … what is up with that?!? I must say that I dont love or even really like the Prada fall stuff .. and what is the deal with Kate Moss??!! Most women who drink and drug dont get to look 18 for the rest of their lives … she on the other hand never ever ever seems to age a minute. Hummmmmm … must be the rain in England that keeps her supple.

  9. Slim, I get the feeling this is turning into a fashion blog??????
    More overall general design please!!!!!!!

  10. Love every shoe, houndstooth boot, scarf and trinkette in this post – especially the ivory double-breasted coat and the little Lulu Guinness phone booth purse.

    We will talk about the other two fashion faux pas soon?

    About Kate Moss – she’s never looked better. 🙁
    That’s a little irritating.

  11. I knew my Red, lined with Red, Black & White, Chanel-esque Jacket, made in college tailoring would come back into style. I think it was on that Carol Alt cover from the 70’s! LOL

  12. Hermes belt: The One That Got Away….we must all have a story or two about that one item. I am still looking for a Balenciaga blouse that I think I sold on ebay..and regretting. I saw a pic of me in it the other day and it made me nostalgic for it. But if we kept everything then we would have to go on Hoarders.

  13. Saks has the studded Louboutins for women. Saw them on line the other day. I would tear my freakin legs up wearin em! albeit a bit cute dahling. I want that Marc Jacobs’ model’s body!

  14. Great window shopping in New york, I have not been there for 6 months, enjoy the visit outside and inside. Love the small chocolate cake, My grandmother RoseAnna Vachon, my dad and my uncles founded a bakery called Vachon Cakes, and it reminded me of the Vachon Jos.Louis cake, thanks for the memories.

  15. I know this is an older segment; I have just become acquainted with your site. My answer to the Hermes belt debacle, since I had the same dilemma a few years ago~ I just ordered the longer belt and I can interchange the buckle! So simple it hurts!

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