Just as Coco thrust open the doors to her first boutique in fashionable Deauville by the sea, we invite you to wash in from the shores - where you may have summered - to discover what we hold within the cove of our racks and cupboards.
We’re pushing the proverbial French envelope this season. Cream colored. . . decorated in black ink. . . effusing foreign stamps. We hope you are inspired to think about “the thrift and drift of the ages” with the same verve and imagination of “a Coco". So many of her “elegant Eurekas” changed the way women dressed and define what we covet still: amber perfumes, “carrelage” bags, little black dresses. . .
Likewise, our pieces are meant to be revived, both in celebration of the eras from which they come, and in re-invention of how they serve one’s wardrobe.
See how our muse - within the wood of nearby Leonard Park - models a pseudo-Chanel suit with smart buttons, slim belt, and sinuous shaping made possible by a copycat chain sewn into the base of her clever jacket.
Youth Consultant, Jessica Laemle, photographed all with the same pretty aplomb projected by her muse’s bookish beauty (she reads, appropriately, Coco’s biography) and it should be noted that the two gals are cousins.
Behind the lens or in front of it.
Dressed or not.
Designer or donated.
Stamped by our superlative cause (Northern Westchester Hospital’s mission of health and healing) and struck by the possibilities of a new season (Fall = perenially chic), we embrace “the beauty of what is binary” as if it were our brand. . . We are as breathless as if a new collection were about to be released. . . See you at the boutique!
Photo by Youth Consultant, Jessica Laemle
How our "Thrift for Philanthropy" Channels Coco Chanel
We are binary in our celebration of beauty this season.
Black or white.
Simplicity or frill.
Asceticism or excess.
All these the great couturière, Coco Chanel, explored with her
characteristic shrewdness and French “joie de vivre.” Slashing corsets,
she unbridled the feminine form. Draping them with jersey, she proposed
Celebrating the softness of a single camellia - pinned to the throat or shoulder - she steered emphasis from the stiffness of an entire bouquet (which bloomed artifically from those early 20th century bustles) to what is natural, reshaping our definition of beauty.
Sometimes less really is more.
Significantly, Coco declared “fashion fades, only style remains the same,”which is a truth that we, Twigs, trumpet daily.