April 18th, 2015
Food

A Girl And Her Greens

April Bloomfield

If I’m not mistaken, April Bloomfield catered a Cartier dinner four years ago and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. We are busily planning and planting our vegetable garden and, like the cover of April’s new book, we love beets and have devoted an entire bed to different varieties. Out this week, A Girl and Her Greens will be my summer hostess gift.

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April 18th, 2015
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Style Trifecta

Prada

I have my eye on these Prada platforms—the height, color, and braiding make for a style trifecta.

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April 16th, 2015
In Elle sweden

White Now

Inspired by this story from Elle Sweden, coupled with the spectacular weather predicted for this weekend, I’m going to pull out more than just white jeans.

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April 16th, 2015
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The Big Print

Valentino

When I was window shopping, I popped into Valentino to see their fabulous spring prints up close. They are stunning, and big. I’m not sure I could carry off a full-length dress, but a scarf would do nicely, especially with all of my neutrals. I love that it’s long and not an enormous square.

Brown, red, pink, and green.

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April 15th, 2015
Campaigns

The New Gucci

Gucci

Glen Luchford photographed the Gucci pre-fall images for the first campaign commissioned by the new creative director, Alessandro Michele. I get it.

Gucci

Gucci

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April 15th, 2015
It Items

Welcome To The Web

Chanel

A comment on Early Adopter from a reader in Canada who cannot buy Céline gave me pause. It’s 2015 and we are supposedly a global marketplace, why are there still holdouts to selling online? Well, Chanel got the memo and announced that they are embracing the web, starting with a pop-up jewelry collection that’s available on Net-a-Porter right now.

These bands are irresistible…

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April 14th, 2015
Insta-Grab

Travel Uniform

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks photographed in her travel uniform for Condé Nast Traveler—love the ankle-length trousers…

Image from @amandacbrooks

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April 14th, 2015
It items

Window Shopping

Ralph Lauren

Depending on how you look at it, my office is either in a fantastic neighborhood or, a potentially ruinous one. Within a one block radius are a number of the best designer shops. While walking to work yesterday I snapped these pics of some of my favorite spring pieces on display.

I think I may need to try the Ralph Lauren tunic and pants, the Valentino prints this season are beyond gorgeous and, although I’m not a gingham fan, this beige check at Bottega Veneta could convert me.

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April 13th, 2015
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What-To-Wear Weather

What do you wear when it’s 30° in the morning and 60° by afternoon? I pile on the layers and top off with a knit poncho or wrap. I picked up this grey cashmere poncho ages ago and it’s one of the most beloved items in my wardrobe.

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April 13th, 2015
On My Mind

Early Adopter

Celine

After I launched the Platforms post, I held my breath as the comments started to roll in. Lo and behold, nary a negative one in the bunch. At first, I wrote it off as the naysayers giving me a pass. Then I wondered if, perhaps, the platform doesn’t look as “out there” as it may have when I first posted on it last fall.

You cannot flip through a current issue of Vogue without spying a pair of the editors’ fave spring shoe. Now that platforms are everywhere, maybe the collective eye has adjusted. Christina Binkley’s recent WSJ article entitled The power to Start a Trend addresses this phenomenon citing the Céline Birkenstock-inspired slide as an example of going from laughable to all-the-rage in just a matter of months.

Although I’m a wardrobe builder and lean toward classics, I try to be an early adopter of one item each season to keep my look updated. Last season I chose the platform, this season it’s the Céline ballerina in tan.

I’m waffling on the bell, it feels like an apple swinging from my neck… TBC

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April 12th, 2015
Films

The Clouds Of Sils Maria

I’ve been on a bit of a movie binge, but hey, there are some good ones out (which is not always the case). From what I’ve read, Juliette Binoche plays an aging actress with aplomb and Kristen Stewart is also very good, her best role yet. Even if The Clouds of Sils Maria got terrible reviews, I’d see it for the location.

Vintage image of the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria, Switzerland 

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April 11th, 2015
On My Mind

Hair Cut

At breakfast with Mark Sikes last Monday he gave me this scarf from his soon-to-be-launched M.D.S. Stripes collection. After I posted this pic to Instagram, my next thought was, time for a haircut.

Quite simply, my long hair represents my reluctance to age. Laziness too, because it grows like a weed on steroids. However, every spring I have a number of events where I don’t want to be frowned upon for sporting long locks so, I cut it to my shoulders. Fortunately, by the time I’m on summer vacation, it’s grown out again.

Thoughts on hair length and age?

P.S. I cut off 2 inches leaving the length below my shoulders. My hair looks groomed and polished, but still long (just not Marcia Brady long). Thank you all for the thoughtful comments!

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April 9th, 2015
Books

Spring Reads

My Kindle is locked and loaded with two new books. Both The Folded Clock and The Children’s Crusade received wonderful reviews and, as shallow as it sounds, I love the beautiful covers.

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April 8th, 2015
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Pump Me Up

Agnes Baddoo sent me the link to shoe designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s site and said these Roberta pumps are very, very me. She’s right.

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April 8th, 2015
On My Mind

Beach Days Ahead

British Vogue

It’s early April and I’m already yearning for summer. Although we spent just one day in Malibu, I’ve got beach on the brain and am counting the days until we go up to the Vineyard.

Image by Josh Olins for British Vogue.

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