A Word on 3.1 Philip...

Photo courtesy of 3.1 Philip Lim On a recent trip to New York, I found myself in SoHo, strolling down Mercer street’s cobblestoned way. Largely unmoved by the sunglasses on display at Solstice, I walked on, north of Spring street to the 3.1 Philip Lim boutique, looking not to shop (I...

Look of the week

Image courtesy of Plaza Magazine The look of summer: equal parts sporty and quirky (visor much?) with an Instagram worthy backdrop to...

#Shameless

We here at Vestis like to think of August as our anything-goes month, for summer is only so long, and dressing like a hot mess is okay when it’s so very hot outside. This time of year, the name of the game is have fun and perspire in good faith, because judging is banned till Labor...

Chloe + Isabel Brunc...

Available at Chloe + Isabel   Brunch times are good times here in Cambridge, especially when there’s a platter full of costume jewelry to go around. This past Sunday, the baubles in question were from Chloe + Isabel, an online jewelry shop founded in 2011 by Chantel Waterbury. A...

On Pointe

The modern ballet flat is a facile thing. Floppy, soft-boned, giving little in the way of support or height, a sock with a sole essentially. On the other hand, the Pointe shoes worn by modern ballerinas when dancing ‘on point’ (on their tippy-toes) are quite different in make, with...

Look of the Week

Image via The Sartorialist I love this look–especially the rumpled white blazer worn like a cape–and I love the composition of this photo, how it seems to tell a story. I like how the shadows are long and slanty on the balcony, and how the wine glasses are all different levels of...

The Joy of Muji

    There are some stores that make me happier by their very presence, however fleeting, in my life. When I was younger it was my local Borders bookstore during Christmas time—the whole store would smell of peppermint coffee and ginger bread—and after that closed it was the...

Vestis Issue #1: Out...

One of the sad truths of producing a magazine is that you have to let things go–pictures, captions, whole articles, things you really loved but have no space (or money) to run–and though there is likely a special new stand in heaven for such last minute sacrifices, there are also...