August 20th, 2014
Inspired By

Look de Pernille

I’m heading up to the Vineyard, the last trip before the girls go back to school. A cool summer to begin with, evenings are going to be downright chilly. I’m taking a page out of Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek’s book and packing a chunky knit. Pernille has great personal style and her site is one of the small handful of non-news sites that I follow.

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August 18th, 2014
On My Radar.

Butterflies Are Free To Fly

Givenchy

Butterflies abound at both Givenchy and Valentino (below from the September issue of W). I think it’s a lovely motif.

Valentino

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August 18th, 2014
Campaigns

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

One of my favorite fall campaigns is Vera Wang’s. I love Patrick Demarchelier’s black and white images and the laid-back vibe of Julia Von Boehm’s styling. It’s chilly this morning and the chunky-knit cardigan above would be just the ticket.

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August 16th, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

‘The Franca Files’

Franca Sozzani The inspirational editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, is profiled in this weekend’s WSJ.  At the magazine’s helm since 1988, Sozzani is best known for the photographers she’s helped launch–Meisel, Lindbergh, Ritts, Roversi–all of whom went on to become enormously successful. Sozzani is gearing up for Italian Vogue’s 50th anniversary this fall– I’m sure the commemorative issue will be a keeper. WSJ

All images © The WSJ. magazine

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August 15th, 2014
In Vogue

Model Moment

Vogue September I stopped casting when celebrities replaced models on magazine covers, in ads, and major editorials. However, I’ve been considering casting again, and with this trio on Vogue’s September cover (and gatefold below), a clear sign of the return of model-power, it may be the right time to do some projects. TBC.

Vogue September

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August 15th, 2014
My Music

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso I’ve been driving my girls nuts by singing along with Sylvan Esso’s “Coffee”. The line “My baby does the hanky-panky” probably annoys them the most.
“Gooey” by Glass Animals has also been on repeat, especially when we are making the mad dash to the Woods Hole ferry.

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August 14th, 2014
Throwback Thursday

Never Gets Old

Fashions come and go, but jeans and a white shirt never get old. While cleaning out the KiC archives, I came across this great story from the June 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar –Alastair McKimm’s styling is still utterly spot-on.

I still regret that I returned the sandals on the left, oh well.

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August 14th, 2014
In The Edit

The Gamine Cool Issue

The Edit This week The Edit explores modern tomboy and gamine style and the cool girls who embody it. From Francoise Hardy and Betty Catroux to Caroline de Maigret and Charlotte Gainsbourg pictured above this issue captures and deconstructs the rule-breakers’ style.

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August 13th, 2014
It Item

White Looks Right

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I love white year round, and this fall a white bag looks right.  I’ve been eyeing a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag for some time and would pair it with all the grey and mélange knits. Très chic.

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August 12th, 2014
Insta-grab

Gym Envy

Louis Vuitton If there were a gym with a view like this nearby, I’d go, everyday. Stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé snapped this pic while cruising Portofino. Very jealous.

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August 11th, 2014
On My Radar

Bandana-Rama

Chanel, Hermes

When both Hermès and Chanel use bandana-print, you know it’s a trend. I’m picking up an Hermès scarf for my friend Helen, wonder if she’d go for bandana. I think it’s super chic and covet Caroline Brasch Nielsen’s Chanel bag. Her Chloé and Hermès slides are good too…

Image on right © T magazine

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August 10th, 2014
In Vogue Paris

Cover Crush

Vogue Paris

Natalia Vodianova looks sensational in Louis Vuitton on the September cover of Vogue Paris. I’m counting the days until this issue hits my mailbox.

Natalia’s first season I cast her in a Helmut Lang show. She was breathtaking and all the other girls were curious about her. Nice to see her back on a few covers, she is a timeless beauty.

Photography by Mert & Marcus.

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August 9th, 2014
It Item

Summer Tweak

J. Crew So, I went back to J. Crew to return the larger of the two ribbed knit sweaters and while there, I spied these wedge espadrilles on sale. Since I decided this summer to re-embrace the wedge, I picked up a pair in off-white. They are very cute with shorts and a tee.

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August 9th, 2014
Food

August Fare

WSJ

August is my favorite month for food. Not only is our garden producing madly, I have the time to fully focus on what we eat.

Lobsters– I am a lobster roll fanatic– trying and rating them as I travel around the Northeast is actually a hobby of mine. This summer we’ve had even more lobster than usual, so I’ve strayed beyond my New England roots and embraced (wholeheartedly) the lobster taco thanks to an article in the WSJ.

Grass-fed– I felt quite smug when I read about the benefits of grass-fed beef and dairy, also in the WSJ. When my girls were younger, I went to a nutritionist and she encouraged me to buy grass-fed, but it was hard to find 6 years ago.  Fortunately, it’s now more readily available.

Gazpacho– Our garden overfloweth with cucumbers, but the tomatoes are very late. So I was thrilled to find both green and red gazpacho recipes in the NYT.

Jones Beach– I’m on the sound which is beautiful, but the beaches are rocky and we don’t often swim. Every summer, my friend and I talk about taking the kids to Jones Beach but it never comes together. Now that SmorgasBar: Brooklyn by the Beach, the L.I. cousin of the famed outdoor markets Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, has opened a Jones Beach outpost selling locally sourced and artisnal foods, I’m even more inspired to go.

NYT

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August 8th, 2014
It Item

Mary Janes

Tabitha Simmons

Mary Janes were the flats on the fall runways and I’m sure this post will be the first of many on this stylish, yet practical, shoe style.  One of my favorites is by Tabitha Simnmons, in Porter magazine’s fall issue and below.

Tabitha Simmons

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