My main reason for going to Morocco last December was to get lost in the small markets and shoot the style of everyday people, much like what I did in Bali last July. This gentleman was one of my favorite finds. Three-quarter sleeve jacket (vintage?), blue/yellow pattern sweater with matching bag, all working over track pants. Sorry, but this is more Dries van Noten than the real Dries van Noten.
I would’ve loved to stay in that market another day to see if this gentleman chooses his outfit this carefully everyday or if this was just a happy accident.
P.S. I still can’t get over how cool that jacket is. Do you think he shortened the sleeves himself, or it’s a holdover from the short-sleeve leisure suits of the 1970′s?
While I was in Marrakech I stayed at the cutest riad right in the center of the medina. It actually felt more like my own personal apartment than a hotel.
While I was in Milan earlier this month, I was reminded of some bad news that I think I subconsciously tried to forget…G. Lorenzi is closing.
On my very first trip to Milan, I remember standing at the window looking in at all the assorted treasures and thinking how perfect my life would be once I had that ten pound curved, ram-horn cigarette lighter to carry in my jeans pocket. (I don’t even smoke but the lighter was just that impressive.)
Of course on my final visit, I went a little overboard on picking up whatever I thought I might someday need. (“Need” is the wrong word. WANT!! With little regard for need or function is more accurate. Horn trays, combs and brushes, silver trays and bottles, nail care, a silver thimble and the cooooolest, colorful travel sewing kit! (I can’t wait to pop a button.)
I loathe when people say, “Blah, Blah used to be such a chic city.” Well, without G. Lorenzi, Milan will be a little less chic. Even if it relocates, it will be very difficult to recapture the charm. Italians don’t do “updated” so well.
A final thought: “I hate that there is one less store full of things that I don’t need and that I will now never have.” – Oscar Wilde, (if he were alive today).
Helena is more than stylish, she’s graceful. I love her clothes but her posture is what strikes me.
Don’t you love the idea that she’s a private detective on a stakeout, but hates going undercover when she has such beautiful clothes?