There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend about Stephanie von Watzdorf and her new-to-me label Figue. After reading about the gallery wall in her apartment which includes: “a dancer clad in the exotic costumes of the Ballets Russes, a sketch of a young man by Pablo Picasso, a series of ’70s vacation snapshots by Slim Aarons” I knew there was a pretty good chance I was going to adore her line.
The clothes are just as chic as you would expect from a designer who has done stints with Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch; but what I love most about the collection is its gypset spirit. Maybe it’s my vivid imagination, but I can easily picture myself wearing one of her Sophie tunics while wandering around a souk in Morocco.
Do I have any such exotic travel plans on my calendar? Nope. But if I did, I’d want to have a piece or two from Figue with me. Until then I’ll get lost in Figue’s Travel Log which has already provided me with hours of inspiration!