Winter has barely hit her stride—actually it officially begins today—but the 2012 pre-Fall shows are already in full swing. We all know that fashion is always a few steps ahead but it still never ceases to take me by surprise, at least for a moment. As I was perusing the designers’ offerings, I was struck by one show in particular: Theyskens’ Theory. Once again the Belgian Boy wonder has created a covetable collection of clothes for cool girls. And this one look in particular had me lusting in my boots. (Well, technically my flip flops as I am in Mexico at the moment.) This street chic look of a perfect black blazer, T-shirt, and leather pants is an absolute must-have for me. (And if only I could buy that model’s laid-back cool.) Of course, I already own two pair of leather pants, numerous black T-shirts and, even a Theyskens’ Theory black jacket from Spring 2011. But next to this, they just don’t cut it— except maybe for the jacket. Which means either fashion—and specifically Olivier Theyskens—is doing its job by creating an on-going desire for the new, even when it’s similar to the old we already own, or I’m just easily seduced. Most likely, it’s a little of both.