September 1st, 2014
In W

Principessa Perfetta

W magazine

I’ve been cleaning out my desk (and shelves, mountain of magazines, and piles of KiC stuff) in preparation for moving into an office this week. It’s a big project so I do a little each day, even on Labor Day weekend.

While digging out, I came across this story on Malgosia Bela in the August issue of W that was photographed and styled by Venitia Scott. I love the principessa theme–a nice take on this season’s offerings.

W magazine

W magazine

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September 1st, 2014
Insta-grab

Kick Up Your Heels

Ines de la Fressange It’s sad that today is the last unofficial day of summer, but tomorrow is the first unofficial day of fall and that’s okay with me.

Love this pic from @inesdelafressangeofficial–the Roger Vivier boots (Ines is the brand’s ambassador) are fab and I wouldn’t mind kicking up my heels in a pair. I’m just about ready to trade in my K. Jacques for my fall finds.

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August 29th, 2014
Isabel Marant Resort

Laid-Back Luxe

Isabel Marant

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Isabel Marant’s cool-girl aesthetic, but so far, I have not bought even one piece from fall. That will certainly change when the resort collection hits the stores the end of November–the clothes look great.

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August 29th, 2014
In Vogue Paris

‘Paris En Douce’

Vogue Paris The September issue of Vogue Paris is like the gift that keeps on giving–so many great stories. Much of the issue is devoted to Parisienne style–I couldn’t resist this story featuring jeans and loafers.

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Photography Lachlan Bailey  Styling Géraldine Saglio

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August 29th, 2014
Films

The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins I saw the preview for The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, and laughed out loud. The Saturday Night Live alums make a great pair, and the reviews rave. In theaters September 12.

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August 28th, 2014
In Interview

Daria in Sweden

Daria

Mikael Jansson photographed Daria Werbowy in the Swedish archipelago for one of  the September issues of Interview. The story is stark and breathtakingly beautiful.

I edited this story by half, the issue is on newsstands.

Daria

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August 27th, 2014
My Uniform

Feeling Blue

Marni So, I bought a blue bag. Yep, blue. They call it navy, but it’s actually lighter and brighter, more of a cobalt or smalt (I looked it up). The bag comes in lots of colors that are more “me”, but I quite like this one. Although the tags are still attached, it’s sitting on my desk so I can ponder it, which means it’s probably here to stay. I’ve wanted a more structured, ladylike bag, and this one by Marni fit the bill. The best bit is the adjustable strap which can extend to be worn messenger style, a real win-win.

This will be my run-around outfit for early fall. Navy still feels fresh and I cannot get enough ribbed sweaters, especially from J. Crew. I’m not always their biggest fan (sequins on Tees, really?), but this season they have the best basics, the pieces they became famous for, and I’m buying them up.

And I’m starting my search for the perfect loafers with these by Manolo Blahnik, will let you know.

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August 27th, 2014
On The Hunt For

Loafers

Daria

I put this AG Jeans fall campaign image on my desktop for inspiration and fell in love with the loafers. I’m now officially on the hunt for a pair for fall. TBC.

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August 27th, 2014
It Item

The Kindest Cut

Dolce & Gabbana

My favorite skirt is an A-line. And I’m lucky because it’s the shape of the season so there are many to choose from. Paired with one of the numerous ribbed-knit sweaters I’ve amassed, I’ll be set to go.

All three skirts in the KiC shop.

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August 25th, 2014
It Item

All Wrapped Up

Emerson Fry

If we have another terrible winter, this Emerson Fry chunky-knit scarf is going to be permanently wrapped around my neck. The EF fall collection is filled with the wardrobe staples we crave. Continue…

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August 25th, 2014
On My Mind

Summer’s End

Martha's Vineyard This has been one of the best summers, mostly because of the sensational weather.  But there was a nip in the air on the Vineyard and it felt like fall is just around the corner.

This week may be packed with back-to-school errands, but it’s also the start of the U.S. Open and the Hampton Classic, and nothing beats tennis and riding in my book. Both take the sting out of the impending start of school.

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August 24th, 2014
In Vogue Paris

Sixties Redux

Vogue Paris

“Edie in Paris”, a story from the September issue of Vogue Paris, is a lesson in how to nail the current take on the sixties look. Basically, all you need is a trim coat, cute dress, and a pair of knee-high boots. Three easy pieces. Continue…

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August 23rd, 2014
In T Magazine

“Brunch At Tiffany’s”

T Magazine

The chain that the Tiffany’s design director Francesca Amfitheatrof is wearing caught my eye. T Magazine profiled Amfitheatrof and photographed her at work and in her Brooklyn home. I love the modern sensibility she is bringing to Tiffany’s, and that T chain, being the perfect length and weight, is on my list.

T Magazine

T Magazine

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August 22nd, 2014
On The Hunt For

A Ladylike Coat

Gucci

Last fall I was focused on finding the perfect fur and/or shearling (I never did find the shearling, such is life). However, for this fall I want a ladylike coat. I have a number of beloved heavy wool duffels, but now I want something that’s a bit more feminine. This Gucci coat in the fall issue of Porter is beautiful, especially the lovely pale green color. I think there are many to choose from this season. TBC.

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August 22nd, 2014
It Item

Going Green

J. Crew

The gray version is perfection, and I know many of you bought it in navy (now sold out), but the J. Crew ribbed-knit in safari green is good too. I was told that green is one of the colors for fall and this would be an inexpensive way to add it to my wardrobe.

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