Sunday, August 15, 2010
I think it's important to know your own body if you're going to find a minimal wardrobe that fits your personal style. Those essentials lists that periodically show up--usually with a white button down and black dress at the top of the list--are as misleading and dogmatic as trend predictions are.
When I saw these pics from the Venetia Scott for Margaret Howell F/W 10 collection, I immediately admired the model's sleek equestrian beauty. I suddenly wanted some demure plaid skirts and drapey button downs for my own closet. But then I remembered that below-the-knee skirts never work on me. Or at least, they do not have the same cool, graceful effect as they do on this tall, whippet-thin, doe-eyed girl.
My third thought was that when I see someone who seems to know exactly what works on her body, temperament, and lifestyle--as this look projects--the total effect is mesmerizing.