Jessica Hart Inspired

Coat Length Dilemma

I always struggle with styling a shorter coat over a longer dress or skirt—Jessica Hart nails it in this pic from her Instagram feed.


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Siouxsie gold-plated earrings


Gemma 40 suede slingback pumps


Linen blazer


Fringedetailed Horsebit slides


Iron cotton, linen and Tercel-Blend wrap dress


Two-Toned Sac 1


Silk-satin hairclip


Trezum 85 leather sandals


Round-neck linen-blend coat


Honeycomb small drop earrings


Nu Pieds sandals


Coton denim top

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W Magazine

Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread”

I cannot wait to see Daniel Day-Lewis as British couturier Reynolds Woodcock in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Phantom Thread.  Day-Lewis tells W that he is giving up acting and this will be his final role—sad news, indeed.

W cover by Tim Walker, below a scene from “Phantom Thread.”


Three to Give & Receive

Just a few weeks ago my friend Kathy mentioned the Instant Pot and I’d not heard of it. Not the case now, it’s all the rage and I’m giving one to my daughter for her new apartment and I’ve put one on my Christmas list—I’m just not sure which size would be optimal. Speaking of my daughter’s apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, we just split a Bee Sting pizza at Roberta’s (so good!) and I’m stocking up on spicy honeys—there are a few to choose from (here and here). We’ve been trying to eat a more plant-based diet and Laura Wright’s The First Mess Cookbook (and blog) is packed with great recipes—the photographs are beautiful, too.

Thank you, Laura T., for this fantastic article in The New York Times on the Instant Pot’s uses and recipes.

December InStyle

‘Bela Epoque’

Malgosia Bela looks sensational in this story from December InStyle—I love that she styled herself.

Photography by Chris Colls


Fave Rerun

Small Business Saturday: Chrison & Bellina

Since it’s Small Business Saturday, I thought I’d rerun this post on Chrison & Bellina, my favorite go-to for hostess gifts and children’s presents located in the heart of historic Oyster Bay, NY. The shelves are stocked with jams and teas from Hediard in Paris, Turkish tea glasses that I use as vases for garden roses, Egyptian cotton towels, and boho blouses for running around. They also have a men’s shop, James Guy, right around the corner.

Also in Oyster Bay is The Printery, a local brewery, and a slew of great restaurants, including the newly opened 2 Spring. Neighboring Locust Valley has great shops, too—friends Meg Braff and Betsy Pash have antiques and furniture and the Locust Valley Bookstore is packed with must-reads.

But, small doesn’t necessarily mean local. Many of my favorite shops now sell online so I can support them that way, too. A few that I’ve found on my travels: Privet House in New Preston, Connecticut, The Brentwood Country Mart Shops, Aerin in Southampton, NY, and Sugar Tools in Camden, Maine are great. Please share your favorites so we can all check them out.


Still Waiting

Sales for me are like the fashion lottery—I feel like I’ve won if I find an item in my size that I’d wanted, but wasn’t willing to pay full price for. I snagged a pair of Chloé pumps at 50% off that firmly fit this criteria. However, there are a few things at Net-A-Porter that I’ve had on my FW17 wishlist, like these by Saint Laurent, that are not yet marked down—I’ll be disappointed if the cardigan sells out, but I don’t want to pay full price. Ugh.


Second Time’s a Charm (Hopefully)

Ina Garten’s roasted turkey roulade

Once again it is the day before Thanksgiving and I am the designated cook. I am a terrible cook (no one will contradict me on this) and yet I always end up shopping for and making Thanksgiving dinner.

A few years ago I was inspired to make Ina Garten’s stuffed turkey breast and made the mistake of buying the largest breast possible (leftovers anyone?). It looked hideous before it was cooked and was borderline inedible when done. Not wanting to cook a full turkey where 50% will go to waste, I have bravely decided to try the above recipe again.

You would think Americans were all serving our last meal ever by the crowd at Whole Foods yesterday. But I made my way and bought a small organic, free-range, boneless (ridiculously expensive) turkey breast. And who knows, I may get it right this time.

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Unconditional Love

As we head into the holiday season madness, I thought I’d post these beautiful pictures of Andreea Diddy from issue #6 of UnconditionalThink of it as a visual respite from the craziness to come.

Photography by Alexandra Nataf   Styling by Ilona Hamer

Net-A-Porter Sale

Bought & Want

The Net-A-Porter FW17 sale has launched and there are tons of great items. Above are some of my favorite pieces that I bought in the early fall and below are three that I’ve had my eye on. Happy Hunting!

Top: Ganni sunglasses, Marc Jacobs skirt, Jerome Dreyfuss tote, Bottega Veneta sneaker. Bottom: Balmain shearling, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC sweater, JW Anderson fringe bootie.

Chloé, too, has been marked down.

In Memoriam

Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia died this morning in Paris—if you haven’t seen Joe McKenna’s film, please watch his homage to the beloved designer. 

I stumbled upon fashion stylist Joe McKenna’s documentary on Tunisian-born French designer Azzedine Alaia on Instagram–it’s a must-see. The New York Times spoke with Joe about what inspired him to make the film.