Debbie Harry was a cooler version of Marilyn. When she performed, she perched on five-inch leather waders and wore an asymmetrical top with cropped shorts or a stylish button-down shirt open at the top to reveal just enough cleavage to be sexy but not tacky. As clubs reopen and parties are started once more, Harry has inspired Mrs Rake to rock it in public.
A must: Adriana high-heel boots
Maison Skorpios was founded by the sublime Adriana Abascal, a 51-year-old Mexican-born model who participated in Miss Universe 30 years ago. Understanding what it feels like to walk on heels all day long, she wanted to create a brand whose shoes were designed the perfect way. The squared heels are thin, high and comfortable. The leather is soft, like a blend of cashmere and silk. The styles are timeless, elegant, and yet always worn with attitude.
A necessity: The Bespoke Dudes champagne sunglasses
The Bespoke Dudes is a sustainable Italian eyewear company founded in Milan. Their frames are made of bio-acetate from Mazzucchelli Varese, a leading acetate production company, and their cases of recycled cotton. The spectacles are unisex and handmade in Italy.
A basic: the Chloe shirt by DMN
Paule Yefet and her husband, Pascal, are the team behind the luxury collective DMN, which is taken from demain, the French word for ‘tomorrow’. Together they have reinterpreted the classic button-down cotton shirt. The Chloe, with oversized sleeves, and the baby Chloe, its cropped version, both have the DMN lettering embroidered with silk thread.
An accessory: the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date
A good wine that ages well tastes far better over time... and the same can be said of the Oris Big Crown Pointer Date watch. It is made of bronze, from the 40mm diameter case to the integrated bracelet, folding clasp and oversize crown. The bronze will age extremely well, reaching a vintage-looking patina within a couple of months if you manage to swim in saltwater fairly often. (We have a good recommendation for that: the Patina hotel in the Maldives.) The Bordeaux lacquer dial would be Mrs Rake’s first choice... if she’s ever asked.
A statement: Tiffany & Co. link bracelet
The Tiffany City HardWear collection was unveiled in 2017, and took its link motif inspiration from a 1971 bracelet from the Tiffany archives. Chunky, bold and sometimes sparkled with diamond pavage, each piece is so arresting it is best worn alone.
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