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Classic Attire

I once read a story about a woman who coveted the style of one of her co-workers who seemed to always wear the classic in a white skirt. She went on this epic search of finding this ‘perfect’ white skirt, and could never seem to get it right. When she finally broke down and asked the woman how she managed to always look so chic, she said, ‘I have lots of white skirts, every season, I get a new one’.

This morning that story was floating in my head, as I was searching for today’s attire, and I have lots of skirts. None of them seemed to have the right cut, and my overflowing closet might as well be empty. Jill Sander has always been in my mind what I define as classic attire. Season after season, I’m so impressed by the coolness of the clean lines and now that I have one of her skirts, I’m impressed by the fact there is only one seam, a few darts, and it falls perfectly.

Another designer, is commun, since 2005 they have designed really simple and elegant pieces that are not only high quality, but are made of all natural and organic fabrics. These lines actually make me consider how I develop my style, as I’ve discussed before, I tend to make a lot of purchases or cheap clothing as opposed to spending more, buying less.

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5 comments for “Classic Attire”

  1. How do you find all these cool designers & artists?

    I like that story about the white skirt. I know what you mean about finding that “The Perfect ______”


    Posted by Candid Cool | September 25, 2007, 11:05 pm
  2. o Jil Jil … the queen of cool… I love what Raf Simons is doing with the label

    Posted by Bobble Bee | September 25, 2007, 11:37 pm
  3. “none of them seemed to have the right cut”

    that’s so funny because i feel the same way about my skirts-they are never the right length or cut-and i was just thinking the other day that if anyone would know how to buy a good skirt it would be jennine! i guess the skirt search is more universal than i thought.

    shucks, too, because i just bought a bunch of new tights!

    Posted by Cass | September 26, 2007, 7:02 am
  4. TAILORING! get something that works and then a good tailor will make it perfect. most things aren’t perfect off the rack. and then when you’re sick of it that way, they can change the shape or length and make it perfect anew.

    Posted by danada | September 27, 2007, 4:54 pm
  5. OK, I’ll let you in on my secret: Nancy’s tailor @ 709 Hyde, 474-6644. Nancy is the sweetest lady. She’s also got a great eye for how things can/should look and is a total perfectionist. There are fewere and fewer pieces of my wardrobe that haven’t visited her at some point. She’s make an A-line stright, take the sleeves off a dress, put darts in a coat…whatever you need. Tell he Dana sent you and maybe she’ll show you her secret backyard garden.

    Posted by danada | September 28, 2007, 2:21 pm

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