Since the launch of The Coveteur earlier this year I have followed the site closely. Never before did I realize how oddly fascinated I am seeing inside someone’s closet. Besides, a person’s wardrobe says a lot about them, particularly their staples. Every new post makes me think of what I would include if asked what some of my most important pieces are. Below are a few pictures of my favorites, modeled by the newest addition to my bedroom, my Chanel doll, who, we appropriately refer to as Minnie Muse.
Minnie Muse is a beauty. Ever since I first saw her sitting on Grace Coddington’s desk in The September Issue I have been in love. Her official name is Brick Bear and she is part of a limited edition collection done by Chanel a few years ago. They made these dolls to send out as gifts and were never for purchase. She is number 618 in the series and was a graduation gift from my mom a few weeks ago. A big thank you to our friends at Chanel!
Leather jackets are my weakness. This top one was a limited edition piece by 3.1 Phillip Lim made for Fashion’s Night Out 2009 and the bottom one is a classic Rick Owens. The orange gloves are by Chanel and are one of my favorite accessories. My mom wants me to have Karl sign them but I still want to wear them more!
These are some of my favorite shoes for summer. The two heels are Azzedine Alaia –hard go wrong with Alaia- the sneakers are Ann Demeulemeester -great for walking around the city- platforms are by Celine -perfect for any summer look- and the cheetah sandals are by Givenchy -essential for daytime.
No matter what time of year it is I wear scarves. During the summer I especially love them over a bathing suit or on a chilly night. These Stephen Sprouse leopard print pieces by Louis Vuitton are my favorite. They drape so well and come in the best colors.
If you can’t make it to the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition before August 7th this book is the next best thing. As seen in my previous posts with Andrew Bolton, it is a catalogue of the exhibition with looks from his first show at Saint Martins to his final collection from Fall 2010.
The PS1 by Proenza Schouler continues to be my favorite bag each season. Black was the first one I purchased from their premier bag collection. It is made out of the original leather which is much more relaxed, while the current bags are made from a stiffer leather and have much more structure. I can’t wait to use the white clutch this summer and the tobacco colored keep all come Fall.
Jewelry can complete any look. I love statement necklaces -like this one by Tom Binns- and the various bracelets -by Peppercotton, Eddie Borgo and Tiffany. I don’t have my ears pierced so I make up for no earrings with rings. My fingers feel too bare without them.