Vogue

‘New Jacket Required’

Spring seems to be taking its sweet time and I’m very ready to store my wool coats and transition into jacket weather. This quirky story in May Vogue starring actress Leelee Sobieski has the right idea. I still love the Balmain blazer in the bottom photo.

Photography by Nigel Shafran      Styling by Camilla Nickerson

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PRADA

Wool top

MACKINTOSH

Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bouclé jacket

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

A-line bouclé skirt

MARNI

Clog sandals

RAY-BAN

Classic B-15

THAKOON

Poplin tie front maxi dress

SAINT LAURENT

Tribute leather sandals

BEN-AMUN

Gold-plated necklace

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

ANNA QUAN

Bebe ribbed cotton top

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Classic LV

Looking Good, Again

During the years I cast the Louis Vuitton show under Marc Jacobs I acquired a number of pieces of monogrammed luggage that I still use all the time. However, I haven’t carried a traditional canvas LV handbag in years—I think that’s about to change. Once again, Vestiaire, The Real Real, Farfetch (has a ton), and Shopbop have many and they look great a bit pre-loved.

PF18

The Row

Georgina Grenville, one of my very favorite ’90s models who I cast in just about everything, is in The Row’s PF18 collection images—she looks amazing, as do the clothes and accessories.

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A Classic Scarf

I posted on the classic scarf last fall, but, I’ve yet to wear one and I have a number of beautiful scarves that should see the light of day. I’m just not sure how to style it without looking matronly. Both The Real Real and Vestiaire have vintage Hermès scarves.

Image © Vogue Italia

WSJ. Magazine

Breezy Staples

The WSJ. Magazine ,that’s on newsstands this weekend, is like the gift that keeps on giving—so many good stories. The belt is my new favorite accessory.

Photography by Benjamin Vnuk   Styling by Laura Stoloff

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Three Easy Pieces

From April until early June, I have a number of lunches, a graduation, and other sundry events that require a ladylike look. I’ve been eyeing the multi-hoop trend and love this pair because they are light-weight. This dress could be worn a number of times if I switch up the accessories, the price point is kind, and could easily go from day to evening.  A styling note: with the low-cut armholes, I will wear a black tank underneath. These Saint Laurent mules have been on my list for a few seasons—it’s time to give them a test drive.

Natasha Shweitzer multi-hoop earrings, Alice + Olivia belted dress, Saint Laurent mules.

Vogue Paris

“L’Ère du Large”

A request for my French readers—please translate the title of this fabulous Vogue Paris story. I’ve run it through Google translator and it came up with “The Era of Large”, whatever that means… It’s great to see an editorial that celebrates classic dressing—I’m so tired of the plethora of unwearable clothes on offer these days.

Photography by Alique   Styling by Julie Pelipas

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Black Belt

A few days after I gave my Gucci “GG” belt to my daughter, my friend Karima, editor of A Note on Style, posted on the new Givenchy GV3. After four years I’m looking to update my black belt with something a bit more understated.

Belts above: Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Givenchy.

 

WSJ. Magazine

‘Free Spirit’

Gisele covers the upcoming WSJ. Magazine and describes herself as a “jeans and T-shirt girl”—it’s a good read. On newsstands April 7.

Photography by Mikael Jansson     Styling by George Cortina

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Rattan’s Moment

 

Market Cannage woven-leather basket bagsIn all the years that I’ve edited kic, I don’t think I’ve ever posted a summer must-haves collage without including a straw market basket—I even give the small ones as hostess gifts. Well, move over straw, these Dragon Diffusion woven-leather rattan totes look fresh right now.

Large,  small, bucket, all.