|Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 RTW, vogue.com|
A Nice Looking Coat
Do you ever read Cathy Horyn? She writes so well, and if you don't subscribe to the NYT you can certainly read her blog posts over at On the Runway.
In her Sunday morning article she explains her thoughts on Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 show, a collection he insisted was a "no-brainer".
This is what Cathy Horyn had to say about it:
"...we like what we like. We like our pajamas. We like a nice looking coat and, sometimes, a glamorous silk gown that feels as comfortable as a slip. Basically, we want to be with our friends and not have to think about what we are wearing. It's the last thing we want to think about."
This sums up everything I've been thinking about clothes. I know I've been blathering on for weeks about wardrobe edits, replacing uncomfortable shoes and re-working frocks with new, breathable linings. I've been paring down and gifting items to friends, donating shoes and coats, and really just giving everything the old steel eye, evaluating it all with: will I really want to wear that? Wear it and not take it off in 5 minutes because it doesn't "feel right"?
I think that in building our wardrobes and paying attention to a retail cycle (which includes new items every 2 weeks or so) it is so easy to get caught up in something pretty and idealized, the newest "must-have" colour or shape. We often want to improve on what we have, but sometimes the improving comes by having less of it, and of having things that we will really want to wear. As our Coco said, elegance is refusal.
|A Skirt and Sweater|
" What makes him a great designer, among other things, is his sense of timing. Fashion is bored to death with itself. People who love this world, who love design, know they are not going to get a high from seeing any more faked stuff- faked talent, faked genuineness. It has to come from a deeper sense of pleasure."
We like what we like!
Have a great weekend,