Although I'm a born & raised California girl, you'd never know it (aside from the remnants of my Valley accent) due to my absolute LOVE of Harris tweed coats, hot apple cider, huge scarves, and Hunter wellies. With my pale Irish skin, and love of being snowed-in (am I the only one that finds it to be heaven?), I'm only truly happy when the air begins to chill, so let's talk turkey (season, that is). Here's the kind of Fall fashion I'm feeling;
I recently went shopping at Barney's and couldn't a thing to wear, until I strolled through the men's dept. and realized they had everything I'd ever wanted in a Fall wardrobe . . . (Above, Left): Jerry Hall in a tailored men's suit c.early 1980s (Right): Vintage tweed Annie Hall-inspired ensemb' as featured in the fabulous 1983 tome, Vogue: More Dash Than Cash by Kate Hogg (Below, L): An asymetrically tailored look photographed by Brian Duffy for French Elle c.1979 (Below, R): Margaret Howell trousers, tailored shirt and embroidered braces (I could wear her clothes exclusively, forever & ever, and still be elated).
I'm in the market for a cozy new coat, and have been romancing the idea of finding the perfect vintage fur chubby (and I repeat, "vintage", as I choose not to support the modern fur industry). Jane Birkin (above) epitomizes the warm bohemian vibe I'm swooning over, down to her sweet old basket tote. (Below, L to R): Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki in a glam bustier with '40s-style chubby c.1970s, Mod model (and sister of Pattie) Jenny Boyd in a golden pelt, c.1960s, and flawless Katherine Hepburn in sailor jeans and full-length mink c.1930s ("what becomes a legend most?", and how!)
But I'm also on the hunt for either a classic camel raincoat, or a colorful plaid trench (whichever finds me first). (Below, L to R): Ossie Clark trench photographed by Celia Birtwell c.1970s, Penelope Tree c.1960s, classy Molly Ringwald in NYC c.1980s (Beneath): wooly glam photographed by Duffy for French Elle c.1979
But as is eternally the case, I'm also completely devoted to the boho-Mucha-goddess-dollybird look, as seen below (L to R): Model Raquel Zimmerman in an absolutely perfect assemblage of accouterments c.2000s, a vintage Geoffrey Beene Bazaar paisley dress c.1960s, and a dreamy ragamuffin muse c.2000s.
As for dudes, if you want to be seen as a hip gentlman, attracting only the chicest of sexy brainy ladies, take my advice and go with any of the following Fall fashion vibes (L to R): Clint Eastwood in his legendary poncho from the Spaghetti-Western A Few Dollars More c.1965, and Robert Redford in super-cool literary-hipster/spy garb from Three Days of the Condor c.1975.