On My Mind

Welcome to the Holiday Season!

With today being the first day of Hanukkah and the first Sunday of Advent, many folks begin their holiday festivities. Here’s to celebrating with gusto! xp

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What's New

GUCCI

Oversized round sunglasses

LOEWE

Hooded leather-trimmed shearling jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Leather-trimmed cashmere tote

RAINS

Hooded quilted coated-shell jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Metallic leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer

BOTTEGA VENETA

Hooded shearling jacket

CECILIE BAHNSEN

Giselle jumper

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Libra ribbed cashmere bodysuit

THE ROW

Lilibet wool and silk-blend crepe midi dress

GIA x PERNILLE TEISBAEK

Tubular Leather Knee Boots

SAINT LAURENT

Denim jacket

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A Chanel Christmas

I’ve given up on trying to master a whole Thanksgiving turkey (yesterday’s was particularly awful) and moved on to planning Christmas. If I had my druthers, I’d ask Santa for something spectacular from Chanel. The coat topped my fall wish list, but I never heard back from Chanel so my size must’ve sold out quickly. That’s okay, these suede & grosgrain flats are divine and the Bouton de Camélia earrings definitely tick the spectacular box.

Image courtesy @styleheroine

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Manolo Blahnik Ballerimu

After I posted on Alissa Zachary’s line High Sport, a few folks asked about the Manolo Blahnik Ballerimu mules. Thanks, Alissa.

Food

Pumpkin Milk Bar Pie

We love Milk Bar Pie aka Crack Pie, so I ordered the pumpkin version for Thanksgiving. Apple Cider Donut Cake sounds pretty good, too. You can still place an order today.

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Silver Mine

Earlier this week, at an author reading, I spied a woman wearing a spectacular pair of silver sandals. It’s chilly in NYC so she wore them with tights — I was mesmerized. I hadn’t twigged the metallic trend and I rarely go for silver, but at that moment, it looked so right. A pair of silver Belgian Shoes are on their way to me. They could be perfect with trim, cropped black trousers and a black sweater when entertaining at home.

Saint Laurent clutch, Gucci slides, Paco Rabanne chainmail clutch, Ferragamo sandals, Paco Rabanne chain-link belt.

On My Radar

High Sport

Last time I saw my friend Karene, long-time fit model for The Row, she was wearing a stunning knit skirt by the designer Alissa Zachary. An alum of The Row and Khaite, Zachary developed a stretchy, shine-free knit that she then used for her own line, High Sport. Vogue just profiled Zachary and got the scoop on her collection of incredibly chic and wearable pieces.

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A Black Shirt

I have an old (older than my children) black Gucci button-down that’s perfection tucked into a trim black skirt. The shirt has seen better days and I’ve had a devil of a time trying to replace it.  When I spotted this one in the new Uniqlo +J collection, I could not click ‘buy’ fast enough. The grey, too, will get a lot of wear.

Harper's Bazaar

‘Into The Light’

This November Harper’s Bazaar story is an editorial trifecta. Model Anna Ewers, photographer Annemarieke Van Drimmelen, and stylist Ludivine Poiblanc are my dream team. Lovely.

British Vogue

Pattern Play

I love the combination of the plaid Dior jacket and Maison Margiela hooded wool scarf in this image from December British Vogue — pattern mixing goals. We’ve had our first hard frost and the Miu Miu cap has kept me warm and toasty.

Photography by Oliver Hadlee Pearch  Styling by Jane How

Gifts

To Give And Receive

I’ve been invited for a private viewing of the extraordinary retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Whitney Museum of American Art this coming Friday.  As a lapsed art history major, this is the type of event that brings me back to center. In preparation, I’m attending Making Sense of Jasper Johns by the Whitney online, and booked a private tour for the other half of Jasper Johns: Mind Mirror at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday. I was convinced to see both after reading this article in The New York Times. A private museum tour would be a phenomenal and memorable holiday gift.  Also, ‘Slim Aarons: Style’ is fantastic — a trove of Slim’s photographs of stylish people in their stylish habitats and written by my dear friend Kate Betts. G. Lalo notepads, a Smythson trinket box, and Byredo hand cream are always appreciated.