Beauty

Eyeing Eyeliner

After I posted on the false eyelashes trend, I pulled out a Marc Jacobs mascara and applied a liberal coating. Instantly, I looked more awake and realized that a small beauty tweak could make a huge difference. Now I’ve noticed that lining the lower lid is gaining momentum and I’m going to give it a try.

Photos by Dario Catellani for Vogue Italia

SALE

Now on sale

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Kuiper two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Contrast-panel crepe wrap skirt

CHLOÉ

Wool-blend coat

VERONICA BEARD

Huntley shearling and suede double-breasted blazer

FRAME

Striped ribbed-knit turtleneck sweater

FRAME

Le Crop mini boot raw edge

GABRIELA HEARST

Joaquin double-breasted pleated cashmere coat

PRADA

Belted wool-twill coat

REJINA PYO

Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat

CHLOÉ

Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater

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It Items

The NET-A-PORTER Sale: Key, Classic Wardrobe Staples

FW18 was great for key, classic wardrobe staples. NET-A-PORTER’s sale starts today and they asked me to post my favs. I would be happy with any or all of the pieces above.

Bottega Veneta trench, All earrings Sophie Buhai, Altuzarra double-breasted blazer (on sale soon), Khaite jeans (on sale soon), Re/Done  + Weejuns loafers, Wandler bag (on sale soon), Gabriela Hearst cashmere coat, Chloé cotton trench, Toteme grey felt coat, Jacquemus twist-front canvas coat, Jacquemus wool blazer, Toteme slim jeans.

On My Mind

Shopping Local

As much I love the ease of shopping online and promote e-commerce since my readers are from around the world, I was moved by a newsletter sent by my dear friend, Lisa Scully, who owns a small-town bookstore. Here are her thoughts on the importance of shopping local:

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Vogue

The New Bottega Veneta

Vogue sat down with Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s new creative director, and the ensuing Q&A is a must-read. The 32-year-old Brit and Céline alum was an under the radar pick and everyone is excited to see his vision for the Italian luxury house. Lee told Vogue‘s Nicole Phelps that he wants “to just make some really great clothes, for people to live in and love and really enjoy.” Can’t beat that.

Beauty

Harry Josh’s Pro Dryer 2000

A new blow dryer is not something I’ve needed since forever. Honestly, I’ve had the same travel model for eons, but now it takes a little coaxing to turn on. GOOP swears by the Pro Dryer 2000 created by hair stylist Harry Josh. Harry cuts Gwyneth’s hair and used to cut mine — he is phenomenal.

Before he became a hair stylist, Harry was a casting director and we worked for the same production company on fashion shows. I inherited the Louis Vuitton show from Harry. Then, when I left to work exclusively with Helmut Lang, Harry cast LV again. One of the kindest and truly talented people on the planet, I would buy his dryer, even at $249, because he developed it (and it cuts drying time in half). The color is cool, too.

On the hunt for

Ski Parka Inspo

Last year I replaced my ski pants and now my parka could use an upgrade. I love the style of this one on Jane Fonda circa who-knows-when. And the bonnet is right up my alley.

I am completely besotted with this Moncler jacket and it’s sitting in my cart, but I struggle with red — does it go with black?

The skiwear edit from Matches Fashion, below, just popped up in my inbox .

p.s. I bought the Moncler and love it, but it is definitely Après skiwear. I took of the red faux fur collar and it’s perfect for the “slopes” of NYC 😉

It Item

The Season of the Coat

The sales are imminent so I’m going through the kic shop and old posts to see if there are items I still want. It was a strong season for coats and I’m glad I bought the Miu Miu because my size is now sold out. There are other coats I’d consider buying when marked down – another maxi-length tops the list.

Image © October Vogue Spain

On My Mind

We Had It So Good

When I saw this picture on @fastened2fashion ‘s Instagram feed, I got a lump in my throat — Phoebe Philo made is so easy, with just a few simple pieces, to look polished and pulled together. Missing Céline.

I put a number of Céline items in the kic shop.

Beauty

When Did Everyone Start Wearing False Eyelashes?

Women have been wearing false eyelashes (extensions?) for special occasions for years, but now I see them everywhere. I work from home and when I’m not posting, I’m trading. CNBC is on all day long and at this point I have the equivalent of an MBA. Last week I noticed that the younger female newscasters are wearing fake lashes, even at 6am — I feel like I missed the memo.

Image © Steven Meisel

On My Mind

Patou’s Revival

Years ago, I collected a number of vintage patterns. My favorite is this Patou gown and I’m considering having it made for an upcoming event. I love a square neckline and need short sleeves since white, elbow-length gloves are required. My own accessories would keep the dress from looking vintage, which isn’t a bad thing, actually. Navy is chic, too.

In industry news: The Jean Patou fashion house is being resurrected by LVMH. Guillaume Henry, the newly appointed creative director, will hopefully revive the label. Founded in 1912, Patou was renowned for sportswear. Sadly, today it is only known for its perfumes.