Thursday, July 5, 2012

I spy

Pay attention to the photo of Mr. and Mrs. Lauren taken at Wimbledon sometime in the past several days. A relaxed, well dressed couple at a summer outing. Perfect.

One can only imagine the self imposed pressure they must feel to be perfectly turned out wherever, whenever they go. I couldn't handle it. I usually look like an unmade bed 10 minutes after leaving home.

Later, I came across the photo below of Mr. and Mrs. Lauren taken at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance seven years earlier. Look familiar?

The first rule of style is to know what works for you and stick with it. Clearly, they've found their summer event uniform, and it works beautifully. Personal style does not require a large wardrobe.



Anonymous said...

Good catch, and fascinating given the resources of the Laurens.

They look good. Ralph always has some linebacker sized shoulder pads built into his jackets. It is more pronounced in some of his suits.

One other interesting thing is that Ralph has changed the side of his part in the last seven years. I thought it was the picture orientation, but checking for the side of the jacket with the pocket square, it is indeed his part.

Toad said...

What surprised me most about the 2 photos was Ricki. I perfectly understand Ralph in the same outfit over time, but women tend to be more fashion, less style conscious. The white outfit suits her perfectly, but I wouldn't expect to see her in the same outfit seven years down the road.

I think Ralph's part is unmoved. MPB may be catching up with him finally.

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't expect to see her in the same outfit seven years down the road."

Ricki is wearing high-heel t-straps at Wimbledon, but is wearing ankle-wrap espadrilles at the Concours. Again, the hem of her pants flare at Wimbledon, but at the Concours the hem rides a little bit higher and fits tight just above the ankle. Moreover, she wears a polo-style pullover at Concours, but a bateau-neckline tee at Concours.

I bet Ralph has a fit with his hair at outdoor venues, humidity and wind make a mess of how meticulously he surely must style his hair before stepping out of the limo.


Anonymous said...

Part of the dash of RL's rig, if mine eyes don't deceive me, owes to the four-button jacket; he didn't need six. sb, lr.

Toad said...

there are 6 in the top photo however

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