Photography by Josh Olins Styling by Geraldine Saglio
Well, the cold weather is finally here. I have a light schedule today so I’m going to try to get to the Morgan Library & Museum to see the Cy Twombly exhibition, the perfect indoor activity.
I’m not looking for a ladylike twin-set topper, I want a chunky, wrap-myself-up, coatlike cardigan. And I’ve been looking for a while now. TBC.
Top image of Karlie Kloss in Chanel © Vogue Paris
This story in today’s Wall Street Journal could also be titled ‘How To Build Upon The Perfect Uniform’. Like many of those interviewed for the article, each season I too add a few new pieces to my existing wardrobe of primarily staples; I liken it to hitting the refresh button without drastically altering my personal style — but the new pieces are key to keeping my uniform from looking stale and dated.
I’m not a fan of most American magazine covers, they are often too commercial for my liking. But the December issue of Vogue is an exception, the colors are stunning.
The Bergdorf Goodman resort catalogue-cum-magazine just hit my mailbox. My favorite page is always ‘Fargo’s Faves’ edited by BG SVP Linda Fargo. Her picks for this issue have a decidedly found-on-my-travels feel and as Linda says “(t)here’s an enticing exoticism to the new season”. On the heels of posting the Gypset books, I think adventure-style is firmly in the air.
I’m dying to meet Julia Chaplin, author of the Gypset books, and could if I were in Montecito tonight. Designer Kendall Conrad is hosting an event this evening from 5-7pm to celebrate Julia’s latest book, Gypset Living.
The trio of Gypset books chronicles the lifestyles of ‘Gypsetters’, the bohemian nomads of today. These books are going on my gift list.
Anya Rubik has great personal style, especially when on the go.
I started to warm up to prints in September, and now my eye has fully adjusted and I really love them. Miuccia Prada’s “groovy, psychedelic-tinged” resort collection for Miu Miu has some of the best. I wouldn’t wear them all mixed together, but one standout piece would be fun.
Maybe I can wrap my head around warm-weather wear. Tomas Maier’s eponymous line makes me want to plan a trip.
All items in the KiC shop.
Resort clothes are coming in, and even though I haven’t wrapped my head around warm-weather wear, I’ve been eyeing tan sandals. I’m thinking of revisiting this ’70s staple, the classic Dr. Scholl’s Original.
The perfect color combo in my book. Love the sweater tied as a scarf.
Belgian blogger Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I’ve been thinking about setting a less conventional table this year and the marbled dinnerware by Simple Life Istanbul would do the trick. Even just one of these bowls filled with nuts would change my tablescape. Also, we will be at a ball on Thanksgiving Eve, so I need to make the dinner less of a production; not having to hand wash my grandmother’s china would be a time-saver.
I’m thinking hostess gifts, too…
Oh, how I wish I were tall enough for this Céline resort dress. Actually, I’ve done a bit of damage at Céline recently, so maybe it’s for the best… This image, from the November issue of Vogue, makes me smile.
Photography Karim Sadli Styling by Grace Coddington
A few images that have inspired me lately–
The Loewe FW14 campaign has rerun a number of Steven Meisel photographs from a 1997 Vogue Italia story starring Kirsten Owen and Amber Valetta. The images are based on some of my favorite Alex Katz paintings.
Gstaad is on my mind these days and I’ve been looking at vintage posters of the perfect Swiss village.
There is a review of the new album titled ‘Ruins’ by singer-songwriter Liz Harris (picture middle right) aka Grouper inThe New York Times today. The tracks are hauntingly beautiful.
The bottom left image is from a story photographed by Ben Weller in the current WSJ. Magazine. The “elegantly bohemian” Saint Laurent dress with it’s mix of patterns is super chic.
And last but not least, the eyeliner on Caroline Winberg in the Wolford ads shot by Mario Testino is so well done.