Holiday Magazine

‘Scenes From Afar’

Holiday magazine’s Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 issue was produced in Saint Petersburg and I love the styling in this story.

Photography by Krisztian Eder   Styling by Tony Irvine

SHOP

What's New

SOREL

Lennox Hiker

PRADA

Belted jacket coat

TOTEME

New Standard skinny jeans

PRADA

Heavy cotton poplin trench coat

PRADA

Sleeveless organza dress

PRADA

Belted raincoat

PRADA

A-line open-neck dress

PRADA

Wool and cashmere puffer jacket

PRADA

A-line midi skirt

FENDI

Cashmere and mohair sweater

THE ROW

Satin ballet flats

LIVE THE PROCESS

Ribbed-knit crop top

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On My Mind

The Day After

Ironically, I cooked the best Thanksgiving dinner of my life. Every dish, even the turkey, was delicious — go figure. Maybe, since it was just three of us, the pressure was off. My husband put on a jacket (no tie) and my daughter and I pulled out dresses that have not seen the light of day in 10 months. It was very nice.

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that today is Black Friday. It feels like it started weeks ago, which I think it did. I’m not a big sale shopper, but now that everything is available online I’m going to put on some comfy shoes — these Saint Laurent loafers would be nice (sigh) — and see what’s what. I already upgraded a few kitchen staples from Williams Sonoma that arrived in time to be used for Thanksgiving dinner. To be continued.

December Vogue

‘Power Lines’

Head to toe monochrome is my thing and I’ve had my eye on this Peter Do look that Kaia Gerber is wearing in December Vogue. Perfect at-home holiday dressing.

Photography by Ethan James Green  Styling by Tonne Goodman

It Items

North Country

I could not be happier in our new ‘hood and look forward to exploring and visiting friends who also live in the Hudson Valley. Being able to hike during COVID has been a mental lifesaver and I love the Upstate vibe. In a nod to north country style, I’ve been pulling out all of my Fair Isle and plaid pieces to wear over the holidays.

Book, mittens, head kerchief, skirt, boots, lip balm.

Fave Rerun

Is Cauliflower The New Kale?

This post first ran in December 2016, but I dug it out to make the recipe for Thanksgiving.

Cauliflower is my new favorite veggie, its up there with zucchini noodles. The mild nutty flavor works with just about everything. I like this roasted-parmesan recipe from Epicurious–talk about easy.

On My Mind

Broaching The Brooch

After bingeing season 4 of The Crown, I’ve had brooches on the brain. HRH wore a spectacular sapphire and diamond beauty yesterday for her 73rd wedding anniversary. My mother gave me a few, but I still haven’t worn them — pinned to my chest is not ideal. However, the three images above have inspired me to play around with them a bit. Miuccia Prada below loves a good brooch and wears them often and well.

Top left Joan Smalls wears Marc Jacobs in W and top right from Vogue Spain.

It Items

NET-A-PORTER Sale: Sneakers

I posted on these Re/Done sneakers in September and now they’re on sale — woo hoo! Love the ’70s retro track vibe.

It Items

A Few Of My Favorite Things

The Uniqlo +J collaboration dropped and, even though I’d posted on it, everything sold out online before I got my act together. So, I went to the store on Fifth Avenue and picked up this gray parka. Lightweight and a great color, it is exactly what I need. I got two sizes (runs large), one to fit over a chunky sweater. Uniqlo seems to be restocking online.

I’m obsessed with the Danish jewelry line, Ole Lynggaard. The nature-inspired pieces have stolen my heart and I have an extensive wishlist. My husband gave me this ring for our 25th in August (I gave him a tractor) and now I’m hinting at another one for Christmas…

We are hunkered down again with the surge in COVID cases. This time, I refuse to pad around the house in slippers all day. These Chanel Mary Janes are at the tippy top of my wishlist and I’m trying to track down a pair.

#Don'tOverPurge

Oh, I Still Have One Of Those

My friend and ex-Harper’s Bazaar colleague Kate Davidson Hudson has the uber chic site/digital magazine Editorialist.  I opened the weekly Editorialst newsletter yesterday and had an aha moment (I seem to be having a few these days) when I saw an article on the resurgence of the Fendi Baguette. I had two of them in the ’90s and kept this one because it was my favorite. Thanks for the reminder, Kate 😘  #Don’tOverPurge

an aha moment

The Gift of Fit

I have almost everything tailored, a perfect fit is paramount in my book. Especially fast fashion items — when they fit well, they can look expensive. Recently, I pulled out every piece of clothing that was no longer being worn because it didn’t fit properly and took the lot to the tailor. I just picked up the first batch — a Balenciaga dress that should’ve been shortened 5 years ago, a Miu Miu coat that was so long it was only a matter of time until I tripped on the hem, and a pile of skirts — a well cut skirt is a beautiful thing. This got me thinking, wouldn’t a gift certificate for an amazing tailor be a great present? Alteration Specialists are doing my work. They were highly recommended by my friend Gigi who wears impeccably cut suits. If you like suits, especially for evening, you should reread my profile on her, she shared some great styling tips.

Image by Patrick Demarchelier for the February 2002 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (which I cast)