Alexa Chung Rachel Bilson Fashion Week Chanel

“There are random moments —tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children’s rooms— when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead. Think of the way you sometimes see a tiny shaft of sunlight burst through a gap between rocks, the way it then expands to illuminate a much larger space —it’s like that. And it’s like quilting, a thread surfacing and then disappearing into the fabric of ordinary days. It’s not always visible, but it’s what holds everything together.”
– “The Art of Mending” by Elizabeth Berg

Valentino for Gap
Holy collaborations! In celebration of their arrival in Italy, Gap have announced they have teamed up with the House of Valentino for a capsule collection.

Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have created the collection based on “iconic Gap basics“. It’s due to launch in November, to coincide with the opening of Gap’s flagship on Milan’s Corso Vittorio Emanuele. In addition to the Milan store, the collection will also be available from Gap’s London flagship on Oxford Street, Dover Street Market, Colette in Paris, and Gap’s new Rome store which opens next year. There are no plans for the line to be available in the U.S. just yet, and no word on pricing (though Gap collection prices are expected.)

Sean OPry for Elle ChinaMr. Uniqlo, DKNY, Gap, Zara, etcetera also known as Sean O’Pry got his very own cover of Elle China. He is man of the moment for sure. They are ‘Crazy For Him‘.