Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mini (As In Not Major) Fashion Update








































































































































By obsessively studying every minor detail of every single ready-to-wear collection, one can always find a repetitive undercurrent -- a mini trend, if you will -- that the unpracticed eye might miss. Mais, pas moi.

Let's face it, that's my raison d'etre. I'm here to unearth and spotlight what others might not see so we can be better than trendy -- we've long moved beyond that shallow aspiration. We can be chic, elegant, unique.

It is for that reason, I suggest: You need a vest. Yes you do. Beg, borrow, steal and if you have no other choice, invest in a vest. If you don't believe me, look at all of these photographs. You do not have to wear yours like a man with a cravat, personally I never would, but on some women it gives off that masculine/feminine vibe that can be very appealing. (Think Annie Hall.)

Pictured above: Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van-Noten, Proenza Schouler, Armani, Dior and Hermes.
























Let's not forget, there's nothing like a vest with nothing. If you don't like your arms, wear it with nothing under it, with a jacket over it. (You know what I mean by "nothing" I suppose. Most of us need a little support wherever we can get it -- consider that a profound statement.)

That's today's news. 

And the weather report, "more snow!"

13 comments:

Semi Expat said...

Oh good! I invested in a vest when I was back in UK - at a vintage store - a very well made black woollen one - hooray! Thanks for the fashion update on this Tish. x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WE GOT SNOW TOO! WOw, you are getting more that Paris usually gets, n'est-ce pas? Anita

Julienne said...

My goodness I am back in fashion!
Pretty for summer. red, grey and cmel pure wool and a magic black velvet one. Next winter I will be just so chic!!!

Julienne said...

that was meant to be camel!!!!!

Spiral Style said...

Thanks for not showing those huge furry vest they are trying to get us to buy in the US.

ida said...

Dear Tish,Dries Van-Noten how chic & elegant..so moi,do not care for short waist coats,but love that longer nipped in waist...must ask Santa to find me one!
I always wear scarves mostly now for neck issues! but with the UK's freezing weather & snow for warmth as well.Ida

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LPC said...

Oh no! I had a vest last time they were cool!

lila said...

could not agree more with you...is so good to find someone with a simple and chic style sense to help girls lost in the fashion world...i have no clue how to wear anything...yet I need to look good because of the lifestyle we have here.I had to hire an stylist to help the other day! how bad is that?
thanks for the inspirational posts.
i will get a vest now !
hugs

Duchesse said...

My eye goes to Van Noten every time! I loathe wearing vests, but like them on small-busted women. Busty women look like casino dealers no matter what.

concretenprimroses said...

I wear my down vests all the time over a light top. I need dressier ones!
Kathy

Rubiatonta said...

I am SO relieved that you didn't tell me that I needed a transparent maxi skirt with furry boots underneath, dear Tish.

As for a vest for me, I'm with Duchesse -- they are not the garment that most flatters my ample bosom. Give me a long, lean knit top every time.

tintin said...

I have no comment other than I like the mini and appreciate your kind words at my place. I did mean to answer your comment but I didn't know what to say.

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