People often ask me if I miss being the editor of a fashion magazine. And I always answer that I do not, even for a minute. Which is the truth. However, there are moments, like for example every single time I click over to La Garconne, when I sure do wish I still had that clothing allowance. So how about I pretend-buy a whole bunch of stuff real fast, just like it was the old days?
La Garconne could not be more completely up my alley: they’ve got all the slouchy, asymmetrical tops a girl could ever dream of; artfully draped tees and sophisticated prints till the cows come home; dresses that are less about what’s trendy and more about what’s beautiful. I used to buy a lot of Maria Cornejo when my job required me to wear dresses, and if it still did, I’d snap this one one up instantly. The shape is so elegant and unexpected—Cornejo being one of the few designers who can pull both of those things off at once—and that blue is perfection.
You almost never see long-sleeved dresses that come off cool instead of matronly, but this one by Christian Wijnants totally works.
Perfect! Another slouchy black top to add to my menagerie.
Similarly, exactly none of you will be surprised that I love this floral print top by Rachel Comey.
There are a couple of long, asymmetrical Helmut Lang tees I bought last fall that I’ve had in profoundly high rotation ever since: they’re incredibly versatile, drape nicely and have powerful butt-camouflaging capabilities. I am seriously considering adding this one to the collective, because the red is so pretty and the drape is so nice.
La Garconne stocks my new favorite denim line, R13. Every pair they make is super-flattering, and the washes are fantastic. Naturally, they’re all crazy-pricey too. Would that I could justify the purchase of these moto jeans.
And I love this relaxed skinny cut too, which has a nice boyfriend jean feel, but without being as galumphy as a boyfriend jean.