Below, Roberta Benteler, founder of MR favorite Avenue 32, makes a startlingly strong case for a debate I didn’t even know I was having: Can an opulent lace Céline turtleneck (at Céline, 212-535-3703) be a basic? The case is in the affirmative, of course. How could it not be? In five days, she proves that that not only is it a basic, but it actually has the transformative ability to make winter-wear out of summer-wear. She puts it under a a blazer, a low-cut suit, a waistcoat and a shirt with cutouts. It’s kind of magic.
Scroll down to read what she was thinking throughout the process and click through above to see how the hell she did it.
January in London is a pretty miserable affair. My mantra this month is to dress up, wear heels and have fun with fashion, which always cheers me up!
It is Monday, my least favorite day of the week, so I picked something with a bit of drama, a little like what I would imagine Marie Antoinette wearing on a trouser day in 2017! I teamed my cream Céline turtleneck with crimson velvet pants that I found at Vintage Martini on a trip to Dallas last year. They are quite opulent so the Balenciaga blazer, with its exaggerated, almost corset-like proportions, feels like the right match. Chanel mules and Céline earrings give it a more classic and toned-down look.
Today I am channeling the ’70s and hoping it will bring me good vibrations! Usually I wear this corduroy ensemble in the summer without a layering piece under the waistcoat, but it’s freezing outside and the lace turtleneck and big fedora hat make it slightly more cold weather-appropriate. This evening I am heading out to a concert in Camden Town and hopefully will blend in nicely in my Charlie’s Angels-meets-Woodstock creation.
I absolutely love the ’80s at the moment and am calling this my “Don Jonson look.” If I could, I would wear a Céline suit every day and wherever I go! White-heeled brogues and my colorful T-Rex earrings give it that Miami Vice edge.
It’s Thursday and I have a whole day of meetings followed by an evening at the theater planned, so I need something smart that’ll take me from day to night. I’m going for the French-girl-meets-Wonder-Woman look with red lipstick, a stripey top, a royal blue velvet skirt and gold YSL boots.
Thank god it’s Friday! After a busy January week at work it seems only fitting to go and celebrate my friend’s black-tie birthday dinner in style. I love boyish suits and blazers and don’t usually like showing too much skin, so layering my nude lace turtleneck under this tuxedo style gown feels very me. The Chanel mules are elegant but comfy and ensure I will be able to dance the night away!
SOURCE: Man Repeller – Read entire story here.