May 5th, 2016
In British Vogue

‘The Hinge Of The Decade’

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I’ve been mulling over the state of fashion—it feels like there is a seismic shift taking place, and I’m not talking about the merry-go-round of designers and houses. I sense that fashion is finding new footing.

Sarah Harris addresses this shift in an article in the June issue of British Vogue. Ms. Harris argues that we tend to define a decade by a single style, a style that doesn’t usually come about until midway through the decade. For example, she points out that “it was as late as the mid-Sixties when hemlines rose to mini levels (during the first half of the decade, women were still swathed in the romance of Fifties-style full skirts). Meanwhile, Seventies silk-jersey dressing wasn’t introduced to these pages until 1976.”  The Angela Carter quote Ms. Harris pulled aptly defines this moment in fashion as “the hinge of the decade, when we start to realize what we look like.”

So, are we at the “hinge” of this decade? I think we are. Ms. Harris chose these looks, from the FW16 collections, to illustrate the oversized, sports-inspired (hoodies, slogan T-shirts, tracksuit trousers, chunky tread soles), urban streetwear influenced, comfort-driven, practical, somewhat disruptive, and individuality-focused style that may come to typify the 2010s.

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May 5th, 2016
On My Mind

Sequins?

Sequins seem to be everywhere, and not just at the Met Gala. I loved the SS15 Dior turtleneck, it looked fresh last year. But I’m not convinced that the new crop of sequins on offer is a good thing. Perhaps, as with metallics, a little goes a long way.

Tom Ford tank.

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May 4th, 2016
Cruise 2017 Collection

#chanelincuba

Karl Lagerfeld showed the Chanel cruise collection in Havana and the looks are lovely. I’m already eyeing the accessories.

Images © Instagram

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May 2nd, 2016
In W

Shine On, Cont.

Metallics have never been my thing, until this season. Now, I think they look fresh and add a little something to an everyday look.

Jimmy Choo shoes here.

Image © June W 

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May 2nd, 2016
On The Hunt For

Rose Gold

I’ve been hunting for a few pairs of earrings to add to my daily rotation and these Anita Ko rose gold (I love rose gold) and diamond flowers caught my eye. Mother’s Day is next Sunday, hint hint.

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April 30th, 2016
On British Vogue

HRH The Duchess Of Cambridge

Congratulations to British Vogue for getting HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on the cover of their centenary issue. The first magazine shoot she has ever consented to, the Duchess looks relaxed and beautiful in Josh Olins’ wonderful pictures.

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April 30th, 2016
My Music

Tearing Me Up

The song ‘Tearing Me Up’ by the New York-based duo Bob Moses is really, really good– it’s the best track on their debut album Days Gone By.  

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April 29th, 2016
It items

Tinker, Tailor…

A number of years ago I bought a The Row Marina shift dress and only wore it once—it was too short.  After relegating the shift to the back of my closet for a few seasons, I pulled it out and shortened it into a tunic (it’s almost identical to the Proenza Schouler top above). Now, I wear it all the time over these J. Brand white jeans. I wore this look yesterday to a lunch at The Mercer Kitchen to pitch a TV show.

J.Brand jeansProenza Schouler topGucci slides.

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April 29th, 2016
Beauty

Repair Oil

I started using oil on my cuticles this winter and it helped, a lot. I bet this Superfood Repair Oil  smells good, too.

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April 28th, 2016
Chloé Pre-Fall

White Boots, Cont.

As evidenced by the Chloé Pre-Fall collection pictures, the white ankle boot is here to stay.

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April 27th, 2016
On One Kings Lane

Kendall Conrad At Home

One Kings Lane photographed L.A.-based accessories designer Kendall Conrad in her Santa Barbara home. Kendall has laid-back, classics-inspired personal style that extends to her home decor— and now we can shop her picks.

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April 27th, 2016
It Items

All Tied Up

This belted, frayed-edge dress has my name written all over it. Nothing beats the ease and simplicity of a good dress–just add accessories and go. The Chloé lace-up flats are cute for running around.

Current/Elliott dress and on final sale here, Chloé lace-up ballet flats.

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April 26th, 2016
Beauty

The Travel Kit

Net-A-Porter sent me this travel kit and now I’m addicted to the Chantecaille Bio Lifting cream and the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (smells so good, I even spray it in my hair). These kits are a great way to sample new products without having to make a big investment.

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April 25th, 2016
In Holiday

‘Unos Aires De Paris’

Holiday magazine went to Argentina for the SS16 issue and the stories are beautiful.

Photography by Jack Davison    Styling by Elodie David-Touboul

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April 25th, 2016
It Items

Monday Must-Haves

I’ve been hunting for a light-beige trench (here and here), the color suits me. The side buttons on this one by Lemaire are a nice detail. A trench is the perfect transition piece.

Lemaire trench, Marni sunglasses, Céline bag, Gucci slides.

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