Thursday, September 24, 2009
how to be a gentlewoman
I loooove fall. It is the season of layering, of new trends ("September is the January of Fashion", hello?!), of change (oh fall leaves!). I always joke and say I have seasonal affective syndrome, because I'm the kinda person whose mood changes according to the weather. I love fall for its pumpkin pies and apple cider, but more importantly because it's the perfect time to play dress up, to pile on accessories, to put on a little more make up (especially lipstick), and to take on different looks. One of the greatest styles of all time that I often associate with fall is Diane Keaton's Annie Hall look. What screams fall weather better than blazers, tweeds, and wool fedoras? Not only did Keaton play the coolest movie heroine ever, she defined the polished tomboy look and made mannish blazers and high-waisted work pants look gamine. French Vogue's September issue paid homage to Woody Allen's stylish leading lady with a painfully hip spread full of menswear inspired clothes. A call for "the gentlewoman" (as coined by the magazine Fantastic Man) in all of us.
*Wearing a fedora bought in HK, tank top by Target, vintage owl necklace, vintage Banana Republic belt from Petrune, Zara pants, vintage Oxfords from Amarcord Vintage, and a Club Monaco boyfriend cardigan
Magazine images: French Vogue Sept '09 issue via Refinery 29