Of all the Gucci branded hardware, the horsebit gets my vote – especially since I am from an equestrian family. I removed the GGs off my Marmont pumps and the GG belt is long gone. Unlike the Double G buckle, the horsebit can be mixed with Chanel’s CC, the Hermes H, Dior’s CD, and Saint Laurent’s classic YSL, the best logo in the history of logos. I don’t care if the bit is small or large, it just works for me. These new-season loafers are on my maybe list.
Belted leather biker jacket
Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings
Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket
Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag
Blade velvet slingback pumps
Logo-embellished leather loafers
Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt
This Nili Lotan shearling jacket takes me right back to beautiful fall days at boarding school in New England. The leather trim and covered buttons make it swoon-worthy. I recently bought the two black leather jackets below, but this shearling is pretty terrific and serves a different purpose. To be continued.
In WWD today there is a story on actor Zoey Deutch and her new film, ‘Not Okay’, and the accompanying photographs are stunning. The Saint Laurent cuffs, in all three images here, are incredibly chic worn over the sleeves and gloves. This is my favorite bit of styling in the SL FW22 collection.
WWD Story by Leigh Nordstrom Photography by Jenna Greene Styled by Alex Badia
In The Wall Street Journal
When I read this article in The Wall Street Journal on the resurgence of scallop embellishments, my heart skipped a beat. I’m a details person and scalloped edges, piping, rickrack, smocking, topstitching, etc. make me happy. My friends question my taste when I mention my penchant for these design elements. Twee or not, I think the curved edges are a nice counterpoint to my Mies Van Der Rohe and Breuer furniture, and reclaimed wood table, shelves, and floor in my kitchen as seen above. When I moved into my home office top left, everyone asked if I’d remove the trim on the bookcases — not a chance.
Ballroom chair slipcover by Bunny Williams that can be monogrammed, linen placemats that can also be monogrammed, blue with white trim lacquer placemat by Mrs. Alice (my attempt at coronation chicken), and wicker tray by Mrs. Alice.
On my mind
Like @marimikh and @monik above and @alexandragolovanoff below, I 🖤 a black headscarf, dress, and button up shirt — my summer trifecta.
British Vogue senior beauty & wellness editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith‘s Trinity-like ring on her middle finger looks really good. I wear mine on my pinkie, but it’s time to switch it up. When it comes to everyday jewelry, I prefer super classic pieces — surprising placement keeps them from looking conventional.
Image August British Vogue
Poppy Sexton-Wainwright, co-founder of the line ASCENO, is the #ICONSGIRL in the current issue of W.ICONS. Poppy has enviable personal style and it’s fun to see her at home.
While on a day trip to Florence in May, I got a W.ICONS email with a list of the editor’s favorite Florentine spots (unbelievable timing) — we went to them all!
On My Mind
The scorching temps have been soul-crushing and took a bit of the joy out of July. I look forward to a quiet August with family, friends, and lots of fresh veggies. Zucchini noodles, roasted corn salad, lobster rolls, fruit crumbles, and grilled everything is on the menu. And my favorite summer drink: sparkling lemonade, Perrier, and a splash of limoncello. Cheers!
I have a few denim skirts, but not a midi length. The wash and style of this Khaite skirt are super appealing and a kinder price point than others I’ve considered.
I’ve never been a nail polish fan, I prefer clean, healthy nails. But when I do wear polish, I want it to be barely-there and non-damaging. This one by Butter London does what it claims, brightens and treats. I’m a convert.