Wednesday, June 8, 2011


This Foolish Aesthete's got Attitude.

This week of winter-in-June weather put me back in turtlenecks.  Subsequently, high heels got set aside in favor of riding boots.  But, unlike an elegant equestrienne's, my steed feels more like a Harley, or at least a rancher's horse.  I mean, I swagger cockily in double-zippered boots.  Equestrienne style meets Zorro.  Perhaps I should elevate this property and name it La Hacienda de Los Gatos.  (For the Spaniards reading this, sorry, I know that was too lofty a translation.)

Have you ever felt that transformation borne of putting on a single item of clothing?

OK, I really don't look as drab as the tough patina suggests (Just me playing with the camera :D ).  The leather coat is buttery and has aged with me since I lived in NYC.  And I can't ever seem to do those trendy slouchy poses.   Too many years of being yelled at in ballet to pull up straight and have shoulders square ... sigh.  I will leave the sexy poses to you younger fashionistas.

Riding Boots: Rosegold "Olwen"
Leather coat: Barneys New York
Fedora: borrowed from my husband
Dangling scarf: Luca Luca
Leather Belt: from India


  1. You look fantastic and feraless in "lA HACIENDA DE LOS GATOS".

  2. love the coat withe dangling scarf..great are really good with the camera:)

  3. love this. thanks for another amazing post love. please swing by to see pics of my latest celebrity trend report. xoxo

  4. I so know the feeling of a piece of clothing changing your entire mood! The boots you're wearing would totally do that to me - they're so cool! Definitely Zorro, for sure.

    Thanks for visiting us, looking forward to future posts!

    -j, your newest follower :)
    sorelle in style

  5. this outfit is totally fantastic! it reminds me of a fierce annie hall! =)

  6. Love the look. Amazing!

    Heel in Mint

  7. Thank you, Everyone!
    @Songbird - I kept thinking of a lasso/lariat with the ranchero connection, and ended up with a scarf instead ;-)
    @Hope - I love the Annie Hall thought! She (or Diane Keaton) had such iconic style.
    @Sorelle - welcome and we'll see you around too

  8. Wow you look fabulous. Love this look. Xxxx

  9. that coat is so beautiful!!wow love it:) xx

  10. Ooh, I do see a bit of equestrian Zorro and it's a good look! Love the boots and the coat. I know what you mean about the slouch. I used to take ballet classes too and have had a straight back ever since!

  11. Ooo I can imagine your felling, they are really pretty! Enjoy them!


  12. Awesome outfit! Love love love the boots!

  13. lovely style!

  14. magnifique silhouette! and this leather coat has a lot of style.

  15. You look great ... love the riding boots!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  16. Love the hat! really adds a lot of personality to a look. x


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