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October 2015

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Weekend Update

Thank you all very much for your kind and encouraging comments and feedback about PASSAGE 88. I’m glad that you liked the necklaces and it’s been wonderful seeing the orders arrive! I’m excited to show you more of what I’ve been working on (though it’ll be a little while)…and, as always, I welcome any additional questions or comments, on the necklaces and/or any future products.

1. I get asked quite often about my favorite utility/field jackets, and I almost always recommended Barbour. They make jackets that will last you for years and years and won’t look trendy. I bought my first one five or six years ago and have a few (and picked out a few for Mr. Feather, too) so can share my experiences.

Barbour has lots of different styles (you can see the range here), but if I had to pick a favorite, it’d be the Waxed Utility jacket above. It’s made out of the classic Barbour waxed cotton material which is so handy in rainy weather. Not only does it keep the water off, I also feel like it repels the wind somewhat. And, I like the plaid lining both for its aesthetics, and also because it’s nice and cozy. Finally, this particular jacket doesn’t have a belt, which I always find to be a fussy detail. I have one Barbour jacket with a belt and it’s always coming undone!

That being said – some things to keep in mind. Not everybody likes the waxed cotton – there is a “stiffness” to it, so if you don’t like that, you might try the Beadnell. It won’t keep you as warm as the Waxed Utility, but because it doesn’t have all the details and lining, it’s also half the price. And still has that cozy corduroy collar. Continue Reading

Life Style

PASSAGE 88

Today I’d like to introduce to you a special project which I’ve been working on for the past few months – a limited collection of semi precious beaded necklaces, which I’ve made available for sale at a separate destination, called PASSAGE…

Style

Weekend Update

1. On the topic of cashmere (from my last post)…have any of you heard of or had experience with this brand, Fabiana Filippi? I was told by an Italian friend to check them out, and I was pleasantly surprised…

Closet 101 Style

Closet Care – Cashmere

I’ve written a few times before about my love of cashmere – each season, I can’t resist adding at least a few new items to my closet. Over time, I’ve learned quite a bit through trial and error about…

Life

Weekend Update

1. Thank you to reader Sarah for alerting me that one of my favorite coats ever – the Max Mara Rialto – is now available in more colors other than the classic camel and black, including a beautiful soft…

Closet 101 Style

The Sentimental Items

In my prior post about saying goodbye to some bags from my closet, I mentioned that I was currently Birkin-less (yes, in my world that’s an official state). Anyway, that meant that a bag associated with one of my favorite vacation…

Life

Weekend Update

1. I really, truly should not be eyeing anymore outerwear right now, but if I were to add another coat this season, I’d be highly, highly tempted by this Vince draped wool version. It comes in a bunch of classic colors…