July 31st, 2014
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Tory’s Tabletop

Tory Burch

I’ve been on a mission to update my tableware and love the new tabletop collection by Tory Burch. Blue and white, a perennial favorite, is the color combo on Tory’s spongeware line.

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July 31st, 2014
It Item

Álvaro González Sandals

I spied these classic sandals in Vogue Paris and had to know more. This is what I discovered– “Álvaro González is a new line of leather accessories created by Álvaro González. Former Accessories Designer at Valentino and Design Director of Accessories at Jimmy Choo and current Design Director of Valextra, the Spanish-born, Florence- based designer, has a career spanning 17 years designing accessories behind the scenes for major European luxury houses including Tod’s, Loewe, Malo, Emilio Pucci and Loro Piana.”

A few styles sold here.

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July 31st, 2014
My Music

Future Islands

Future Islands

The surprise summer hit, “Seasons” by Future Islands, has an irresistible new wave beat.

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July 30th, 2014
W Magazine Beauty Director

Jane Larkworthy

Jane Larkworthy

Jane Larkworthy is one of those six-degrees-of-separation classic New York stories. Despite being in the same business for ages– and, most likely, brushing past each other backstage at countless fashion shows, we had never officially met. That said, when she greeted me at her office, she laughed, “Oh, I totally know who you are!” and I felt the same. And within five minutes of this shoot, we realized we had a lot in common (friends, kids in college, past bosses, hair colorists)–so it was nice to finally meet the incredibly smart and funny W magazine beauty director–albeit 20 years too late.

Jane's Favorite things

Style  icons: Jackie Onassis, Babe Paley, Sofia Coppola

Beauty icons:  Cate Blanchett, Mariel Hemingway in her early 20’s

Go to outfit: Zero Maria Cornejo jumpsuit and Zara sandals.

Weekend uniform: Gap shorts, Prada sandals or Nike Bionics, St. James, LL Bean or Chance boatneck striped shirt

Never have too many: Burt’s Bees lip balms or Chance t-shirts

Summer destination: the Berkshires

What’s in the bag: lip balm, eye drops, Smythson mini notebook (usually without a pen), two pair of sunglasses (one with prescription lenses and one without), my iphone and earpods.

Jane Larkworthy's makeup picks

Makeup essentials: Marc Jacobs stick foundation, Aerin brown Eye Pencil, Tom Ford Volume Mascara, Nars Orgasm Blush.

Skin care essentials: House of Soveral Angel Balm cleanser, Retin-A cream

Hair Essentials: Color Wow Hair Powder and a good, convenient bi-weekly blow-out.

Current book: “I Am Having So Much Fun Without You” by Courtney Maum.

What’s on the iPod: Elvis Costello, Elbow, Stevie Wonder and lots of showtunes. Currently, it’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Favorite sites: Zillow, Refinery 29, The Cut, The New Potato, Eater, Buzzfeed

Favorite film: ”Broadcast News”

Favorite Spa: Rancho la Puerta. It’s just over the border in Tecate, Mexico.  It’s like Summer camp for adults without the competitive “color war” aspect. My  husband and I try to go every few years. It’s the BEST place to chill and restore.

Favorite cause: Anything cancer or breast cancer related. I tend to spread that net widely.

Can’t go one day without: A bottle of Harney Organic Green Tea with Coconut. I order six cases at a time.

One week without: The Caprese Panini from Number Six Depot in West Stockbridge, Mass.

One month without:  Taking a long bike ride with my husband.

Always searching for:  The next perfect fragrance.

Jane Larkworthy photographed by Marko MacPherson and makeup by Ashley Rebecca.

Map of the Berkshires @ Kristine Lombardi hand lettering

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July 29th, 2014
It Item

Beyond The Pale

Givenchy

Nothing looks as fresh for fall as a pale beige fur. The Givenchy patchwork coat above, and the Gucci alpaca coat and mink jacket, below and bottom, are incredibly chic.

Gucci

Gucci

Images: top © Vogue Paris, bottom © Vogue.

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July 28th, 2014
On The Hunt For

Fair Isle

Fair Isle

I’ve wanted a Fair Isle sweater for a few years, and now I’m determined to find the perfect one. The Saint Laurent is pretty good.

Twiggy, Linda McCartney, Mia Farrow, Paul & Linda McCartney.

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July 28th, 2014
In Vogue

Tina Barney

Tina Barney

I picked up the August issue of Vogue at the Dartmouth Bookstore in Hanover, N.H. yesterday and was thrilled to see a story on one of my favorite photographers, Tina Barney. Vogue talks with Barney about her signature photographs of Waspy American families and European gentry, and where she’s headed creatively.

Below, a few of my favorite Tina Barney photographs

Tina Barney

Tina Barney Continue…

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July 27th, 2014
On My Mind

Into The Woods

Helmut Newton

I’m driving up to Vermont to have lunch with my older daughter today. I haven’t seen her in over a month and miss her terribly. She loves camp life and being in the woods, and her summers there have taught her a lot. She won’t need to chop wood at college in Los Angeles, but I bet she could if need be.

Image © Helmut Newton 1978

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July 25th, 2014
Sonia Rykiel Campaign

Gisele Goes Natural

Gisele

Gisele looks beautiful bare-faced in the f/w Sonia Rykiel ads. Leave it to stylist Katie Grand and photographer Juergen Teller to pull this off.

Gisele

Gisele

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July 25th, 2014
On My Mind

Mid-Summer

Today marks the midpoint of my daughter’s summer vacation. It’s bittersweet because we know that the second half always goes by faster than the first.

Many of my friends have not gone on vacation yet, August is their month. When I was a child, we spent the entire summer on Martha’s Vineyard. We’d arrive in June when it was still too cold to swim, and leave Labor Day when the evenings were starting to cool. There were July people, August people, and a few full-season families like ourselves. I remember getting back to Boston after almost three months away, and my bedroom would seem both familiar and unfamiliar.

I don’t spend the entire summer on the Vineyard anymore. We have work and activities that keep us closer to home. And I’m not sure I’d want to. All of my childhood friends still go there, however, I’m fine with a week or two.

These days, I’m more interested in exploring new places, rather than settling into one spot for a few months. I’m inspired by a list of amazing beaches on The Tory Burch Blog, and may use it as a travel guide.

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July 24th, 2014
News Flash

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski To Hermès

Hermes

© Inez & Vinoodh

Previously at Maison Martin Marigiela, Céline, and The Row, the French designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has been named artistic director for women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. With her background, I think she’s an exciting pick.

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July 23rd, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

Cover Crush

Daria WerbowyDaria in Gucci on the cover of the WSJ. fall fashion issue– I want it now!

On newsstands August 16.

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July 23rd, 2014
My Music

Alt-J

alt-JI’ve had alt-J’s “Hunger of the Pine” on repeat recently. The band told NPR that the song’s title refers to “missing someone — pining — [which] can be a physical pain much like hunger.”

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July 23rd, 2014
Stella McCartney Campaign

Kate, Yet Again

Stella McCartney

Kate Moss not only stars in the Stella McCartney f/w campaign (for the 7th time), she reportedly styled the images as well. Love the mélange knit even more.

Photography by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

July 23rd, 2014
On My Radar

The Forecast Is Green

Fendi Valentino

A few weeks ago, I received a booklet that previewed the fall trends. Green was listed (along with grey and metallic), and at the time, I gave it little thought. But then I saw these non-bright-green items and understood the appeal. The earthy hue of the sweater is lovely and would fit nicely into my predominantly neutrals wardrobe.

On a side note, I had tucked away my Valentino Rockstuds. After a bit of overindulgence, I needed a break. But, last weekend I wore my sandals with a LWD to a cocktail party, and they felt right again.

Fendi sweater, Valentino shoes.

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