Memorial Day

Long Weekend Ahead

For some reason, Memorial Day weekend feels early this year. It’s the unofficial opening act of summer, yet it’s rarely summer-like weather in late May. And this weekend looks like a mixed bag of sun and rain. So, I’m going to try to do a picnic later this afternoon, then a movie on Sunday.

This cheeseboard, from the blog Half Baked Harvest, is still my inspiration—I love the grilled fruit and pickled balsamic strawberries—always a hit. After reading a review in the The New York Times of  ‘That Summer’, the prequel to the Maysles 1975 documentary ‘Grey Gardens’, I put it on my rainy day list. Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, this documentary “sheds further light on the Beales with footage shot before the making of ‘Grey Gardens’.” Sounds like a must-see to me.

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ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic

GUCCI

Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers

GIOIA BINI

Emma shirtdress

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Eva silk crepe de chine blouse

VINCE

Linen-blend culottes

MIU MIU

Crossover velvet flatform sandals

AQUAZZURA

Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots

GIVENCHY

GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Almeria leather wedge espadrilles

CHLOÉ

Patch-pocket cotton coat

MUUN

Bilbao mini tote

GUCCI

Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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It Item

Jeans Inspo

When the Louis Vuitton jeans right came down the runway in the SS15 show, I was intent on getting them. But they didn’t fit me properly and I took a pass. However, I still think about how great and timeless they are (my friend Mary still wears her pair often). This pair by Ellery, which are similar, may be the answer.

Industry News

In This Golden Age of Indie Magazines, Interview Folds?

Almost half a century after it was founded by Andy Warhol, Interview magazine, the arts and fashion publication, has shuttered. We are in a golden age of indie magazines, so it’s even sadder and weirder to me that one of the earliest groundbreaking publications was struggling. Farewell, Interview.

Resort 2019

Givenchy’s New Bag

Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller’s royal wedding dress completely overshadowed the Resort 2019 images released last week. The designer’s fifth collection for Givenchy is probably my favorite so far and I’m getting a better sense of her vision for the house.

A few years ago I did a major handbag clean-out and gave away all of my Chanel and Hermès bags, save two. These quilted ones in both beige and green have zoomed to the top of my wish list—the hardware and shape make them modern and completely covetable.

Net-A-Porter

Sale On!

The Net-A-Porter sale launched this morning and there are a number of really good items left.  I’ve yet to buy a dress in a print and this one is kind of perfect except it needs either a slip dress underneath or a jacket on top. I have these pumps in grey and love them and this bag is a classic.

Acne Studios denim jacket, Ganni print patterned dress, Chloé pumps, Khaite slip dress, Saint Laurent bag.

Fave Re-Run

Daria in Sweden

Daria

Interview has shuttered so I thought I’d re-run one of my all-time favorite stories from the famed magazine.

Mikael Jansson photographed Daria Werbowy in the Swedish archipelago for the September 2014 issue of Interview. The story is stark and breathtakingly beautiful.

Daria

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It Item

Long Over Shorts

Thank you, KL, for the heads-up on this great dress by Frame—would be super over black shorts, too. Maybe a pair of Saint Laurent slides in saddle…

To-Do

Rainy Saturday Ahead

I’m okay that it’s going to rain tomorrow, there are only indoor activities on my to-do list. Good thing I’m an early riser even on the weekend, I’d like to see a bit of the royal wedding. Then Claiborne Swanson Frank is doing a book signing here in town at The Locust Valley Bookstore from 11-1. Several of the women and their children featured in Mother and Child are out here. And “Deadpool 2”, can’t wait.

P.S. The book signing was cancelled and my daughter gave “Deadpool 2” a tepid review. At least Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller’s wedding dress is beautiful.

Image by Greg Kadel © Vogue Italia 

Cool Collaboration

Launching Tonight: Tomas Maier x UNIQLO

Tomas Maier, creative director for Bottega Veneta and designer of his own eponymous line, is the newest collaborator with UNIQLO and the collection launches tonight at 9pm. “The essential beach-inspired collection” is packed with off-duty staples. This easy-breezy dress is cute in white, too.

In Memorium

Tom Wolfe

Author Tom Wolfe will always be remembered for The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby and his white suits. One summer while in college I read all of the books that he’d written up to that point and loved them all. Thank you for the wonderful stories and style inspiration, Mr. Wolfe.

Alexander McQueen white suit, By Malene Birger, Racil, Bella Freud, The Row.