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1 Top, 3 Ways: How to Style the Didion for Work and Weekend

August 20, 2015

1 Top, 3 Ways: How to Style the Didion for Work and Weekend

…Show up at the MM Work/Shop on any given day, and you’ll notice that at least three of us are wearing the Didion. Among those in the know, it’s…

“No Change November,” Or, How I Got Away With Wearing Only 5 Pieces for One Month

January 04, 2018

“No Change November,” Or, How I Got Away With Wearing Only 5 Pieces for One Month

…burn them? The Five Pieces My five pieces: the Didion top in black, the Lagarde shirt in cream, the Lydia dress in cinder, the Noho skirt in deep indigo, and…

Joan Didion: “When the Twilights Turn Long and Blue”

September 27, 2013

Joan Didion: “When the Twilights Turn Long and Blue”

…Recently, I came across this passage from Joan Didion’s most recent memoir, Blue Nights. It’s not exactly light reading—in it, Didion mourns the death of her daughter—but as…

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Travel Capsule Wardrobe

April 27, 2018

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Travel Capsule Wardrobe

…top: I think of the Didion as an elevated T-shirt: You can just throw it on the same way you would a basic tee, but it’s tailored and professional. Whereas…

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

June 08, 2018

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

…jacket and sneakers. And it’s made from a pajama-soft Italian ponte, to boot. The Didion top: Essentially a work-appropriate T-shirt that looks fancy but is machine washable. ‘Nuff said. The…

Ask a Stylist: What to Pack for a 5-day Business Trip to San Francisco

April 22, 2017

Ask a Stylist: What to Pack for a 5-day Business Trip to San Francisco

…List Garments: The Casey dress in galaxy blue The Greenpoint skirt in russet The Foster pant in elderberry The Didion 3.0 top in black The Lagarde 2.0 shirt in cream…

How to Transition Five Classic Pieces From Summer to Fall

August 11, 2017

How to Transition Five Classic Pieces From Summer to Fall

…summer to autumn. The Didion 3.0 top in black Summer The Foster pant in russet The Oberon earrings The Marlton sunglasses Fall The Harlem skirt in chestnut (coming soon!) The…

Nathalie Rayes, VP of Public Affairs for Grupo Salinas: “I Don’t Like Leaving Things to Chance”

March 29, 2018

Nathalie Rayes, VP of Public Affairs for Grupo Salinas: “I Don’t Like Leaving Things to Chance”

…me to meet new people and see other ways of doing things, so that I can mix and match different relationships and strategies. Nathalie wears the Didion top in ink…

Dressed to Perfection: Improving Our Designs, One Iteration at a Time

January 20, 2017

Dressed to Perfection: Improving Our Designs, One Iteration at a Time

…3.0 top with the Dupont 2.0 pant in black. The Didion 3.0 top : To create a smoother silhouette, the 3.0 version is now fully lined. Kartinah, Customer Logistics Associate,…

Autumn Book Picks: 4 Inspiring Reads by Real-life Heroines

September 21, 2015

Autumn Book Picks: 4 Inspiring Reads by Real-life Heroines

…favorites—all written by real-life heroines—that we can’t wait to read this season. 1. Blue Nights by Joan Didion Written in 2011, Joan Didion’s latest memoir is not new. But her…

Why Not Culotte?

October 13, 2016

Why Not Culotte?

…shape balances out my figure. Lena in the Ficchi culottes, the Didion top in eclipse, and the Cloud scarf in shell. MY CULOTTES ARRIVED on a Friday, and I immediately…

Stylist Challenge:  A Skeptic Makes Peace With Yellow and Green

April 22, 2017

Stylist Challenge: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Yellow and Green

…goldenrod shade are quite warm—they brought out the roses in my cheeks, rather than the purples in my under-eye circles. Experiment 4: The Didion 3.0 top in goldenrod The Didion

Testing A Bento Box: My First Experience with MM.LaFleur

January 02, 2017

Testing A Bento Box: My First Experience with MM.LaFleur

…another pair. Fun fact: The Foster pant has an adjustable hemline. I LOVE THAT THE DIDION TOP has a loose fit and cap sleeves. I tried adding the statement scarf,…

Ellen and Julia Lupton on “Precrastinating” and Designing Productive Lives

March 09, 2018

Ellen and Julia Lupton on “Precrastinating” and Designing Productive Lives

…Ellen (right) wears the Didion top in ink wash and the Foster pant in black. ON UPBRINGING ELLEN: Our parents were both English professors when we were young, and later…

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

June 08, 2018

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

…next gear. 1. The Elevated T-Shirt The Didion top. You love your perfectly worn-in T-shirt, but wearing it to the office is a stretch, even in the most casual environments….

MM in Action: Meet Anila

March 20, 2015

MM in Action: Meet Anila

…  Anila in the Didion top, the Chelsea skirt (sold out), and the High Line trench. At MM.LaFleur, we’re all for celebrating the women who inspire us. But the…

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

July 24, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

…in an office. Amelia Earhart’s sage advice to her sister. The most recognizable voice in New York. On finding the perfect fit. How to pack like Joan Didion. And speaking…

WaterAid America CEO Sarina Prabasi on the Fundraising Power of Poop Jokes

March 02, 2018

WaterAid America CEO Sarina Prabasi on the Fundraising Power of Poop Jokes

…Sarina wears the Didion top in ink wash, the Foster pant in black, and the Oberon earrings. I GREW UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. I was born in the Netherlands,…

Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

December 14, 2017

Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

…with her on a case for a new client, Edith Windsor, and that changed my life. Julie wears the Didion top in black, the Foster pant in black, the Five…

A Formerly Anti-Trouser Woman on Learning to Love Pants

March 30, 2018

A Formerly Anti-Trouser Woman on Learning to Love Pants

…in black, the Oliver jacket in navy, the Didion top in black, the Vanessa pump in red, and the Juno earrings. The weather is still unpredictable in NYC, but the…

Dress Like Somebody’s Watching: A Freelancer Spends 5 Days in Proper Workwear

July 13, 2015

Dress Like Somebody’s Watching: A Freelancer Spends 5 Days in Proper Workwear

…I had to run some errands on Wednesday morning, so I put on the Didion and a pair of ripped jeans from Topshop. I absolutely love the way slouchy shirts…

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