Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2011 Couture

How bout some French couture to inspire your work wardrobe? I love how the pieces have such strong male characteristics (the blazers/suits and officewear, the boxy fit, grey and navy palette,  nice fabrics) yet maintain a feminine image.

Please someone send me all the amazing structured jackets in this collection…especially this oneSee the rest of the collection here.




Yesterday, after much humming and hawing, I purchased a bike. It’s a lovely cream-colored Linus Dutchi 3-speed, perfect for traipsing about the city. I was deciding between the Linus and the Public J Bike (which I believe has been replaced by the C bike), but ended up with the Linus because they began offering a new “Small” size that was ultimately a better fit for my height.  Now I’m looking forward to leaving my car parked and enjoying the summer and fall days on my bike!

(via the Sartorialist)

(via Garance Dore – and yes, although I didn’t realize it before, that is in fact my bike!!)