“Classic black makes a great canvas for chic accessories.”
“Forgo a logo – a stealth bag whispers total luxury.”
“It’s all in the details, like the horsebit trims on these boots.”
Olivia Palermo wears dress and bag by Valentinocredits
Photograph: Raf Stahelin
At the recent fashion shows, my wish list reached War and Peace proportions. Not from the runway, though there is a very exciting season ahead, but because I kept breaking the ‘Thou shalt not covet’ commandment and lusting after the accessories of my bench mates. A Chloé Drew bag; a high-heeled Gucci patent pump; a Richard Nicoll cape… If my eyes weren’t green before, they certainly are now.
Admiring other women and being inspired by their fashion choices is a daily constant, whether you are at the shows or in a cocktail bar. Social media has widened the spheres of influence and enables us to commend women who we know little about other than that they have a keen eye for proportions and a knack for accessorizing. This week’s cover star,
Olivia Palermo, is an eminent example of such celebrated style. An ideal choice for our biannual Shoes & Bags Special, she is one of the world’s best at pulling together a look with a clever finishing touch. Read her brilliantly useful styling tips from page 13.
jennifer dickinson, editor