I first met Frances from the blog Pink Horror Show about five years ago at a magazine photo shoot. Even though we spoke briefly, it was long enough for me to want to meet her again. Little did I know that it would be some time later and for a closet feature.
Her style is consistently minimal but chic which I’m always drawn to in others. When I was greeted at the apartment door by Frances and her dog Ezi on the 44th floor (the views are jaw dropping), I knew it would be a brilliant reunion/wardrobe peek to share with you all those years later.
“I got this at Woodbury Commons. It was a sale on a sale on a sale. I cut the bottom to make it short. It was originally a cute length but on me it was swimming. I got it about eight years ago.”
“I got the blue Chanel when I was in Paris. I love it. Right now though I’m loving perfect kelly greens and cobalt blues. I mean it’s not a colour for every day but I don’t like having all black bags. I need some sort of variety for special moments. I remember at the store I was choosing between that and a different black and I chose that. I remember that there was an American woman there who was deciding between two black bags in the same style. The assistant said honestly I would not get a black bag I would get a colour.”
“I never really buy directly from the stores. I’m like a department store girl. The shoes are pretty uncomfortable actually and don’t really stay on my feet. It is a little trendy but I really couldn’t pass up the colour.”
“I was a photo major so I kinda like taking my own photos. I like it simple.”
Skirt: Stella McCartney
“I remember seeing it on a mannequin and I was like (sharp intake of breath): what is this!!!? Of course super expensive and then months later on the Bergdorf website it was such a good price that I couldn’t pass it up. It was like $1,295 and I got it for about $350. I never forgot about it. I just kept checking up on it. “
“These kinda remind me of the earrings that Celine has right now.”
“My cat’s name is Cake. I named him when he was a tiny little kitten and he turned out to be Garfield.”
“I really don’t carry a lot. I’m very light weight. This Chanel was a gift from my Mum when I graduated from Parsons. It literally holds nothing: a tampon and my credit card. It was from the days of Blackberrys and doesn’t fit iPhones.”
“I also found this on sale on the Bergdorf site. I’m an online shopper especially during sales times I get really overwhelmed by all the masses of racks but on the websites you can see all the garments. I know exactly what I like and for my body type, certain things don’t look good. I’ll ignore it if it’s on a hanger but if it’s on a website I’m like ‘oh I’ll try it.’
The last time I wore this I was in Paris with my ex boyfriend.”
“These shorts are also one of my favorite items. They are real leather and I got them for ten dollars on eBay. I wear them aaaall the time. They were on a random thrift account.”
Frances’s dog, Ezzie.
“My Celine Nano is the perfect every day bag for me. It fits everything. I had the strap shortened because I’m short. I like holding it in my hand actually.”
Boots: Louis Vuitton
“I love these but they don’t really go with anything. Because I am short I have to be careful of anything with a high shaft. I just wear them with jeans or just with a skirt. My friend works for LV so she kinda hooked me up” (whispered). “They are like a really dark aqua marine.”
Jacket: Saint Laurent
“Leather jackets to me are really important. I’ve had a crush on this jacket for so many years.”
“The cut is so perfect, I just kept trying it on! It was a gift from my Mum.”
“I was looking at the post that you did on Aziza. OMG that girl is soooo cute.”
Skirt find in Paris
“When I was in Marais in Paris I got this skirt. I remember liking it before Paris and I really wanted it because I love super simple leather minis. It was a ridiculous price here and when got there it was basically half.”
“I think these are my favorite shoe and I don’t even like oxfords. I got them on sale at Barneys. I don’t like tying the laces. I prefer them tucked in. It’s such a minimalist shoe that just three lines on a plate is perfect. I wear them with shorts and a girly top. I don’t wear them with pants.”
“The idea of celebrity always freaked me out and I never wanted to be like one of the big bloggers.”
Slip on loafers: Gucci
“Gucci made such a turn around from being really sexy. I’ve just been living in these. They are just so comfortable and easy to wear. Do you like the ones with the fur? I’m surprised how popular they are.”
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Bags or shoes?
Denim or leather?
Leather – hands down
Vintage or ready to wear?
Ready to wear I’m not a vintage girl although I can appreciate it
Summer or winter?
Boots or shoes?
Boots! I love boots
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