Red and White: Tina Leung at Tory Burch FW2017

A pretty look in red and white on Tina Leung – and a good lesson in layering spring dresses when the weather isn’t cooperating!

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Going Green: Details at Gucci FW2017

A look in green silk with florals at the Gucci show – beautifully put together, especially the scarf tied at the wrist.

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Puttin’ on the Ritz: Irina Lakicevic at Chanel FW2017

A surprising micro trend that’s emerging right now: white socks, worn even with heels, though they’ve also been spotted with boat shoes or loafers. Irina Lakicevic styled hers to make black shoes look like spats at the Chanel show.

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Collar Pop: Chloe Naylor-Leyland at 3.1 Phillip Lim FW2017

A cape with a trompe-l’oiel lapel makes a graphic statement on Chloe Naylor-Leyland at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show.

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High Contrast: Caroline Daur in Off White PFW FW2017

Another visually arresting color combo, this time on Caroline Daur in Off White at Paris fashion week. This look is also a great example of how to wear boots with a skirt or dress.

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Red and Blue: Aimee Song at Chanel FW2017

Aimee Song wore the color combo of red and blue to the Chanel show in Paris. The chambray jacket and skirt are a great way to welcome the warmer weather – and these Chanel mules are particularly popular with the fashion crowd.

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Covered Up: Photos in the NYT

More photos in the Thursday Styles section of the New York Times: four of my street style images illustrating Vanessa Friedman’s insightful article “Women, Fashion Has You Covered.” Glad she could articulate what I was only seeing in bits and pieces throughout Fashion Month – and glad we could build an international coalition somewhere! – with Natalia Vodianova, Fatima, Olivia Palermo and Anya Ziourova.

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Never Too Early for White Jeans: Eglantina Zingg at Carolina Herrera FW2017

You may be wondering right about now when it will be time to break out the white jeans. The answer is: it’s never too early to wear white jeans, as seen on Eglantina Zingg of Project Runway Latin America – in February! This is one wardrobe item that needs a refresher every year or so. A cropped pair with raw cuffs is an updated spin on a classic.

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Recipe: Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

You know you’re old when you’ve been making a recipe for literally 20 years, but that’s when this recipe dates from – the ’90s heyday of the Silver Palate cookbooks. It’s so simple, so fast and so good, and I always return to it in spring. As with all Italian recipes, the quality of the ingredients is key. It’s important to get the best quality prosciutto you can find, prosciutto di Parma or prosciutto San Daniele. Same with the cream, butter and pasta. The original recipe calls for capellini (or “angel hair pasta” in ’90s speak), but I found that pasta to be too fine for the rich sauce, so I use spaghetti. Other variations from the original Silver Palate recipe: I leave out the flour, which can make the sauce gummy, and sneak in a smashed garlic clove for extra depth.
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Etro Coat on Nausheen Shah at Carolina Herrera

Farewell, coats: One of my favorite coats of Fashion Month, an embroidered one by Etro, on Nausheen Shah at the Carolina Herrera show.

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Throwback Thursday: After the J. Crew Presentation, September 2016

An Instagram for the New York Times: Jenna Lyons, Leandra Medine and Courtney Crangi hammed it up after the J. Crew presentation last September. It’s hard to imagine the brand without Jenna Lyons. Her personal style has made quite an impact on the fashion industry and on street style. We’ll see where she lands!

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Lighten Up: Danielle Bernstein at Tory Burch FW2017

Sporty white pants with a red stripe go from winter to spring on Danielle Bernstein at the Tory Burch show.

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In the Spring of Things: Pam Allier at Gucci FW2017

Pam Allier doubled down on bright colors, including cherry red pants, on a springlike day at the Gucci show.

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Shiona Turini at Public School FW2017

Hey New Yorkers, don’t get too used to this nice weather, because tomorrow, well you know – with Shiona Turini in a hoodie in the rain outside the Public School show.

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Throwback Thursday: Caroline Seiber at Chloe FW2012

A good indicator of great style: An outfit from five years ago still looks au courant today, as with Caroline Seiber at the Chloe show in the Tuileries in March 2012.

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