Monday, April 19, 2010


Once in a blue moon I wander over to the Ralph Lauren site to see what they are up to and to admire the faultless merchandising. The La Plage collection is so unbelieveably classic it could be at home in any decade, in any era.
I like to pull the look apart and define what makes it relevant to this season. Would it be the Louis-inspired chair mixed with nautical stripes? Louis at the beach is new. The retro Balinese floral print makes it modern.
This look also reminds me of my old friend Nell, an extraordinary fashion stylist who is now in charge of image at our biggest television network. Nell is a beach girl at heart and has always been a fan of the navy and white stripe T with classic white shorts. That could almost be her in the picture...


  1. This is how I like to imagine my life. Very far from the reality of my life. Maybe one day...

  2. Ralph Lauren and stripes are timeless. But the blue wave was too intense. In a few areas discreetly - that's ok ;)



  3. I love blue and white so it's probably good that I don't have access to Ralph Lauren where I live!
    The chair is gorgeous!

  4. i think i can smell ralph lauren a mile away he never does anything wrong...timeless you are correct my dear...suzanne