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At The Beach

After years of struggling to find a swimsuit, I finally found four. Four! This Hermès Ottilia has been my summer 2019 go-to — it’s incredibly flattering.

Image August Vogue Germany by Misha Taylor

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BURBERRY

Chelsea double-breasted cotton trench coat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bouclé jacket

JIMMY CHOO

Maxima 35 leather knee-high boots

WEEKEND MAX MARA

Origano sweater

ACNE STUDIOS

Onita brushed alpaca and wool-blend coat

JOSEPH

Wool and cashmere-blend turtleneck poncho

PRADA

Leather knee boots

GABRIELA HEARST

Philippe cashmere and silk-blend bouclé sweater

GABRIELA HEARST

Pablo cashmere and silk-blend bouclé midi skirt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather slingback sandals

CHLOÉ

Twill jacket

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

High-neck gathered nanette top

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Beauty

This Oil Works For Me

When Shirin von Wulffen, co founder with her husband Frederick Fekkai of Aix-en-Provence-based Bastide, asked me to try their new skin care products, I agreed with my usual caveat that I would only post if I like them. And, I like them a lot! Especially the Nourishing Oil, I had no reaction and my skin feels great — been a lifesaver while I’m on holiday.

Bastide body line here.

Food

Storing Spices

In an effort to changeup our spice repertoire, we grew dill this summer and herbs de Provence has been our rub of choice — both are throwbacks to my childhood. But, what is the best way to store them? When we cleaned out Mother’s kitchen and found racks and drawers filled with jars and tins from who-knows-when, I kept thinking that just because they’re dried can’t mean spices last forever. So, this article in The Wall Street Journal popped up at just the right time. Here are chef Meherwan Irani’s recommendations:

Trend Watch

Double Denim & Horsebits

Denim-on-denim looks good for fall and my two favorite denim brands, APC top and Frame bottom, both do it well. Gucci may be the go-to for a horsebit detail, but Bottega Veneta top and Celine bottom have adopted the equestrian motif, too.

Vogue

Suits & Sneakers

These pictures by Zoe Ghertner, from the story “Quality Time” in September Vogue, make me want to pull the trigger on a new suit. With sneakers is chic.

Tux Saint Laurent, khaki Ralph Lauren Collection.

Books

Beach Reads

In my beach bag: I’m racing through Daniel Silva’s “The New Girl” so I can crack open “Chances Are…” by one of my all-time favorite authors, Richard Russo. A group of fashion world alums has started a book club and we are reading “Daisy Jones & The Six” for our kickoff meeting in September.

Porter Edit

The Beginning Of The End Of Summer

This story, on Malgosia Bela from Porter Edit, perfectly captures the mid-August temperature shifts. Midday is hot, but the mornings and evenings are now cooler. A sweater with shorts is a bittersweet reminder that summer is winding down.

Photography by Hugo Comte  Styling by Morgan Pilcher

Food

Crab Cakes

A dyed-in-the-wool lobster girl, I am currently in Maryland enjoying crab cakes — my new obsession. I know there are some Maryland-based kic readers who could share their tried-and-true recipes…

Vogue Germany

‘What’s Next’

September Vogue Germany has a best-of-fall story that’s packed with great looks. These, by Celine, Burberry, and Boss, are on my inspiration board.

Photography by Chris Colls   Styling by Nicola Knels and Maximillian Aufschnaiter

Beauty

These Work For Me

It’s a challenge to find products that don’t irritate my sensitive skin. After trying many, these really work for me.

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