wednesday, maye musk

Maye Musk

I had already drafted this post about stripes when, this morning, I found this additional picture of Maye Musk at NYFW. Very little makeup, grey hair, bold stripes, what’s not to love? Look at the little detail at the hem of the pants! 

While I would never wear this look, Maye’s height, posture, and elegant composure allow her to pull it off, and that’s what styling is about.




There’s this rather cynical saying in fashion: three is a trend. That’s what we have here. I’ll admit to a silly notion, I used to think that stripes were mainly for summer. Well apparently not, I’ve been seeing lots of stripes this Fall, especially at NYFW. 


I like this mother and daughter and their stripes. It’s interesting of course how they’re posing, images of each other and different ages.

I mostly hate it when family members dress alike, but especially for those photos on the beach. You know the ones, those airy scenes of everybody dressed in white linen… I understand the principle, I even once participated in a photo shoot like that, but something about it just irks me.


And here’s the third thing that makes stripes this Fall a trend. This is from an email I received yesterday from Reformation, an ethical fashion brand I wrote about here


Have you noticed how many fast fashion brands are starting to recycle used textiles?

I was in &Other Stories today, and they reminded me that they have a recycling program. Not surprising, because &Other Stories is an offshoot of H&M, and they’ve had a recycling program for years.

Maybe we should all get into a little bit of fashion activism, by asking our go to brand stores if they have a recycling program? 

Would you consider doing that? 


This is from the &Other Stories website:

“We want to reduce the environmental footprint in the fashion world, and recycling is a big part of that. We try to find solutions for it in every part of our process and have, since our launch in 2013, established an in-store recycling program for our beauty packaging. Starting in 2015, our stores in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States offer in-store textile recycling too. To make the most of this exciting task, we cooperate with experts within this field, and rely on you to recycle with us.”



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