Since I moved to Palm Springs last year, I haven’t bought much in the wardrobe department. With so much needed renovation-wise with our house, I’ve put all my focus and energy there. But…recently, the Knickerbocker x NY Times collection caught my eye. It’s so classic, beautifully made and doesn’t feel like it will ever date. These things are something I give a lot more consideration now, not wanting to be weighed down with a closet full of items that just don’t work or bring me joy.
The whole collection is great but my favorite piece by far is the New York Herald Tribune shirt. The thick knit makes it feel more like a short-sleeve sweater and the history behind this is really cool. Jean Seberg wore this design in the 1960 film Breathless and they’ve recreated it down to every tiny detail!
If The New York Herald Tribune doesn’t sound familiar, it’s because it hasn’t been around since 1966 but The New York Times owns the trademark. I love, love, love this piece so much that I just got the lighter-weight version for summer.
No matter how much styles change, you can’t go wrong with a solid t-shirt! -Shauna
Product photos courtesy of The New York Times.
Stripes have always been my go-to pattern but lately, I’ve been having a checkered moment. While stripes are the ultimate classic, checkers have a little more pizzazz and I can’t get enough.
I found this checkered dress on a Zara sale rack in New York last summer (now sadly out of stock) and have since packed it with me from London to Australia. Belted and paired with heels, it becomes dressy. Loose and combined with a cardigan and boots, it becomes every day wearable.
In an ideal world, I’d also have my kitchen floor redone in a checkerboard pattern. This week while I’m in LA, visiting the brand new Ace Hotel downtown is at the top of my list — newly opened, it just happens to have checkered floors.
These are a few of my favorite checkered things: 1. Emily Shur. 2. Kate Spade. 3. Winter Bird Co. and 4. Wallpaper.
Have an awesome Monday! My stay in Palm Springs is coming to an end but this video will always remind me of what a truly great getaway it’s been.
Photos: Corey Sleap Photography.
If you’re interested in fashion illustration, Modesquisse (French for sketch fashion) is for you! The site is dedicated to curating fashion illustrations on magazine and book covers and what’s especially wonderful is that it doesn’t just cater to current issues — instead, the collection goes back over a century! I love seeing what magazine covers looked like a hundred years ago and it’s interesting to note the lack of headlines cluttering the covers. Back then, the covers were works of art in themselves.
* All images via Modesquisse.
Walking through the streets of New York late last month, this advertisement grabbed my attention. Lipstick red heels, tight type and balloons?! Aldo is celebrating their 40th anniversary in style. Though I don’t own anything by Aldo, the bold simplicity of this campaign definitely struck a cord with me.
Readers: Are there any particular campaigns that have stood out to you as of late?
I’m really excited to be sharing this outfit post today because I’m wearing the item that’s been in my wardrobe the longest. This white dress is a vintage gym uniform (I’m guessing it’s from the 60s based on the tag) and I picked it up at a Goodwill for a few dollars when I was 16…which was 14 years ago! My friends from high school probably remember it well — I wore it all the time, mostly with a bunch of Red Cross buttons affixed to the pocket and paired with striped tights.
One of my constant style inspirations has always been uniforms. Perhaps part of the appeal of creating a uniform-based look is the fantasy of not having to think about what to wear every morning and instead refocusing that time and energy on other creative endeavors. I’ve noticed that a lot of fashion designers and artists seem to have a daily uniform, probably because it gives them a clean slate to focus solely on their new designs.
Vintage Uniform, Thrifted
Tights and Headband, H&M
Patent Belt, Vintage
White Wedges, Olga by Deandri
Sources: 1. Kate Moss by Craig McDean, 2. Helvetica by Anthony Neil Dart, 3. A look from Kanye, 4. The Cure by Alex Cayley, 5. Magdalena by Ben Hassett for Vogue Germany, 6. Sheer (designer unknown).
Readers: Do you have a daily uniform?
And, what item have you had in your closet the longest?