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104: Bless at SSENSE, Sophie Buhai on The RealReal, and Khaite from The Outnet
A Deiji Studios linen dress sets today's mood.
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An item to set today’s mood: Deiji Studios The Slip Dress.
Every new spring and every new summer and even some falls, I end up adopting a Deiji Studios something or another that becomes integral to my wardrobe for the months without having to rearrange any part of myself. (There was the black linen set, the white linen set, the blousy linen dress, and then the brown cotton t-shirt dress.) This season, the Slip Dress from the brand’s April release is It, already osmoting into highly timely Nowruz dinners and balmy days that have suggested a trench but not demanded it. This dress has a sensuous yet undemanding hang and makes me love my arms and neck. Yes, it gives a bit of an aura of carrying a wicker basket of little delicacies into a French garden for a picnic, but it's that in it, I can be a me who doesn't need completing or transporting that makes it a significant shopping event. There is something essential to this dress that echoes with something essential to me.
A stoic leather Yohji Yamamoto sling bag that’s not ladylike, but elegant with an evolved kind of timelessness that embraces improved modes of efficiency and function; this hot-weather season, let’s supplement our second-thought bras-as-tops with first-thought Elena Velez crop tops; the classic Adidas track pant does so much for us, but a more elevated alternative would be these viscose-acetate Bianca Saunders lounge pants with vented front pleats; a close cousin are these Solitude Studios cords from the Copenhagen brand’s SSENSE-exclusive capsule—you’ll know the brand from its brilliant seaweed-ish bags, and the run of apparel is similarly fantastical yet wisely wearable; and to cap off what’s been an awfully sporty SSENSE survey, this surprisingly delicate Bless soccer-ball bag is the face, to me at least, of a flash trend of such repurposed athletic devices, also seen at the recent Dauphinette runway.
I told you I’d find one of these Toteme Montelle trenches for you somewhere, and lo—as a refresher I lived in it all of last week in London, where it resolved every weather ill while effectively being the outfit; it’s painful to watch the trend cycle move so fast, with items like this Jil Sander bamboo-handle bag listed for resale scarcely months after launch, but of course the many-hundred-dollar discounts the dubious attachment styles of others bring about are a pretty decent salve; always far from “out” but more “in” than before, the classic Agnes B. snap cardigan has a very now sense of sexy (unexpected! comfy! $75!) that lends well to a transitional wardrobe; these Sophie Buhai earrings are the black version of the ones Nay Pierce wore in ep. 1 of the latest Succession, and until the season ends and hopefully frees me/us of my/our unhealthy obsession of the many expressions of billionaire wealth, I’m going to grasp at the sparse touches that are actually worth the money; and to both whoever bought and immediately sold this absolutely brand-new, hyper-visible Loewe runway dress and to The RealReal who listed it, not even bothering to straighten the hem, for $10,400…just $100 less than its on-site price: please be so fully serious right now.
and everywhere else.
The Outnet is in a really good place across the board right now, except there’s only one of these Khaite tops left at an extra 30% off; Apres Ski might look a bit like Bode, but it’s referencing a different set of source materials and aiming at another utopian vision—the impressive handmade-in-Barcelona batiks are also significantly cheaper, this jacket costing €200; (pretending like it’s) summer is for wearing flashy, jewel-encrusted gold jewelry that looks like Dolce & Gabbana but isn’t like these Lizzie Fortunato hoops; Elizabeth Tamkin shared the yellow version of this Carel mini Adele bag, and I had to pass it along…great shape and love the cheeky oversized scale of the ball closure; and lastly an FYI that the original Kassl trench is on sale-on-sale for an extra 20% off in both tan and black at Bergdorf’s.
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