PARIS - My best investment this past season was a pair of Fiorentini + Baker boots that I wore almost daily during the winter months (and continue to wear as spring approaches). The boots (click here for the exact pair) are far from a statement piece, but are stylish and, most importantly, entirely practical for cold Canadian winters. Well made and timeless, I have no doubt that I will be wearing them for years to come and will squeeze every dollar out of them!
My boots are generally representative of my closet: well made and timeless, with a small sprinkling of statement pieces that, in some cases, I have worn less than a handful of times (or, never). To that end, I have always wondered about the basic-to-statement piece ratios of the closets of some oft-photographed fashion icons.
Anna Dello Russo once told The Telegraph that, "Daywear is not my kinda thing. Now that I am collecting all these big, strong pieces, I thought why I need the daywear? (sic)." She showed up at Paris Fashion Week in a very statement Fendi yellow fur coat, just one of many statement pieces she debuted each day of that week (and each day on the Big 4 circuit, for that matter).
Amusingly, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times tweeted on March 3: "Saw Anna della Russo at Junya in Fendi's bright yellow fur coat. Wow, that was quick, I said. 'I have it for 10 hours,' she said." Sure, the Fendi fur was loaned to ADR, but regardless, her basics-to-statement piece ratio must be staggering, as The Telegraph article suggests.
I, for one, like imagining ADR in basics. She's rarely photographed that way and it would be refreshing to see. Quick, someone do an ADR-minimalist photo shoot. If you could get her to agree, that is.
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