September 4th, 2015
To See

Tennis Time

One of the many reasons that I love the US Open is that it makes me look forward to the end of summer. We usually go a number of times in the early rounds, but it was just too hot this past week. Although Serena Williams threatens to match one of my all-time tennis heroes Steffi Graf for the record number of Grand Slam singles wins, I’m rooting for her. Ms. Williams is an incredible athlete and has changed women’s tennis forever.

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September 3rd, 2015
On My Mind

Why I Shop Online

SLIDESHOW_PREFALL_17 Earlier today my daughter had orientation at school so we went into the city for a few hours. I decided to roam Bergdorf’s to pass the time. There are a few Saint Laurent items that I’ve wanted to try so I headed straight to that department. It’s the Thursday before Labor Day weekend and there were few shoppers, yet when I needed a salesperson, none were to be found. I finally tracked one down and she reluctantly agreed to help me. The $3000. jacket I wanted was not available in my size, so the saleswoman encouraged me to buy it three sizes too large and have it cut down. Instead, I asked if she could find one elsewhere, and silly me, when she walked away I thought she was looking into it. Ten minutes later she came back out and said, “Oh, you’re still here.”

Is this the “service” that keeps folks from buying online? A loyal BG customer since college (my store credit card is purple), I bought three Céline bags there this year alone and Mrika and her sales team in that department are amazing. But my experience today was appalling, and sadly, not the first time it’s happened. I don’t want to feel punished for needing help, especially with expensive items.

These days, nothing beats shopping from home and the phenomenal customer service at e-stores like Net-a-Porter. Perhaps, this is why I am so excited for Chanel and the other holdouts to be available online.

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September 3rd, 2015
Street style

Tommy Ton

Famed and beloved street style photographer Tommy Ton left Condé Nast to launch his own eponymous site just in time to chronicle the SS16 collections, which begin next week.

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September 2nd, 2015
Chanel Pre-Fall

Cardigan Crush

Perhaps my WASPy upbringing explains why I am completely smitten with this sweater from the Chanel pre-fall collection. The above Vogue Italia image of Kate Moss wearing the Chanel cardigan paired with lederhosen-like shorts mimics my childhood uniform. Below, my siblings on the Vineyard circa who-knows-when.

Vogue Italia image by Tim Walker.

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September 1st, 2015
Back Issues

Self Service

I’ve been going through back issues of Self Service and came across this great pic of Cara Delevingne by Alasdair McLellan. I’m going to copy the loose pony and simple white look.

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September 1st, 2015
It item

Furry Footwear

I could have put this Gucci goat-hair mule in the collage yesterday, instead…

Image © Vogue Paris

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August 31st, 2015
It Items

Monday Morning Must-Haves

Three items that I cannot wait to wear this fall are a skinny scarf, long cardigan, and my classic gold hoops (while I look for a hammered pair à la Céline). I have not found the fashion-forward item—my friend Mary is considering the Gucci loafer/mules—hmm, I’m thinking about them, too.

Chloé scarf, Derek Lam 10 Crosby cardigan, Roberto Coin classic gold hoops, Gucci fur-lined mule.

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August 29th, 2015
On My Mind

#lastdaysofsummer

We didn’t make it to Positano or London as planned, but we certainly were away a lot this summer. The highlight was sailing on the Vineyard with my family. We are off again this weekend, the last trip of summer 2015.

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August 27th, 2015
Fall Campaign

Summer Knits

Cool, late-summer evenings get me excited for fall. I’ve been pulling out my light-weight, ribbed knits and am wearing them with jeans at night. Malgosia Bela looks great in the Superfine campaign image, above.

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August 27th, 2015
Streetstyle

Long & Lean, Cont.

Totême designer and fashion editor Elin Kling is striking in a slim, red scarf at Stockholm fashion week.

Image © Soren Jepsen for Vogue.

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August 26th, 2015
It Item

Long & Lean

A carryover trend from spring, this Chloé scarf is the perfect accessory to update any look and it won’t break the bank. Saint Laurent makes a silk-chiffon version, too.

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August 25th, 2015
On My Mind

Mother & Daughters

This picture of Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller with her daughters is on my desktop. My daughters have both been home this past week and I’m heading to L.A. with the eldest today. Although my girls are a bit older, we are very close and they, too, are my inspiration. The Waight Kellers certainly illustrate how to wear a white blouse for fall.

Image © Elle

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August 24th, 2015
My Music

Wolf Alice

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Named after an Angela Carter short story, English alternative band Wolf Alice is my new music obsession. I have their song “Bros” on repeat.

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August 24th, 2015
It Item

Monday Morning Must-Have

Following a moment of synchronicity — spying the beautiful hem-stitching on Gisele’s shirt collar on the POP cover plus an article in this past weekend’s WSJ on the resurgence of embroidery — I’m more than ready to shelve my minimalistic pieces and have a bit of fun with fashion. I’ve concluded that a white blouse with some sort of feminine detail (nary a classic men’s button-down here) should be on my fall list.

SEA embroidered top, J.W. Anderson pussy-bow, Chloé lace panel top, Miu Miu pleated blouse, Paul & Joe ruffled blouse, Oscar de la Renta lace-trimmed top, Chloé lace top, Valentino lace-paneled silk-chiffon blouse.

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August 22nd, 2015
POP Magazine Cover

It’s In The Details

The hem-stitching on this blouse is beautiful.

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