While in New York last month, I breakfasted with East-greets-West fashion designerÂ Vivienne Tam (whose translucent skin glows, even on a winter-ish workday morning. Â If she develops skincare, I’ll buy it all). She was wearing the sweetest coat, a simple hooded black nylon coat with hidden buttons, set off by quilting in an abstract fan pattern. Â She offered to treat me at her Soho boutique, and I picked out the same Vivienne Tam coat, in a deep emerald green.
For once, strangers stopping me in Los Angeles don’t demand my German Shepherd’s name or age (or social security number), but only offer a “Nice coat…”