Ms. S&C would say she is having a sweater vest moment, but truth is she has been having a sweater vest moment her whole life.
I still have a vest from the Gap that I bought a hundred years ago when in high school. Even though it no longer fits and has one or two moth holes, it still sparks joy! I have another Fair Isle vest from my college years. Whatever one’s opinion is of the Gap now, it made some timeless classics 20+ years ago!
The prospect of Spring has me thinking about layers, and there is no better option for layering than a smart little sweater vest. Here are a few options that caught Ms. S&C’s eye recently.
Milla Jovovich was the bright spot in last week’sProject Runway. She was insightful and smart, thoughtful and funny. She had a great rapport with Michael Kors. She even shed a tear over Nicolas. I want more Milla.
“Nothing says Greece like gray menswear fabric.”
-Milla Jovovich and Michael Kors sarcastically
commenting on Nicolas’ design
Otherwise, it was a rather dull episode. The designers were challenged to create a look inspired by a famous locale. Only seven designers remain. Christopher took on Santa Fe. Irina used Aspen for inspiration. Nicolas chose Greece. Gordana designed for Park Avenue New York. Carol Hannah picked Palm Beach. Logan turned Hollywood into young Hollywood, and Althea was enthusiastic over her St. Tropez pick.
“If this was project-I-didn’t-mind-it, he would win.” – Milla Jovovich on Logan’s very average design
Irina’s Aspen inspired luxe snow bunny look
Irina’s Aspen design won. Yes, there was a little too much camel color, but it was definitely the most complete look. The ski-inspired pants, the open-back cowl neck sweater, the faux fur vest — all very sophisticated. Too bad her personality isn’t as warm as these clothes. But, no doubt she’ll be a finalist at Bryant Park.
For the shoe pairing, I love the Frye ‘Deborah’ Studded Ankle Boot. The distressed leather, embellished with sparkly beads and studs — the boots are Western yet urban. Considering Irina’s snow bunny would likely be drinking champagne at the lodge instead of on the slopes, it is reasonable to chose style over function in this circumstance.
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