May 5th, 2014
Inspired By

Véronique Didry

The May issue of Vogue Paris finally hit my mailbox this weekend. One of my favorite sections is Une Fille Un Style, and this month’s subject, Vogue Paris fashion editor Véronique Didry, does not disappoint. I love her elegant-Parisian-meets-rock-’n'-roll style. The Breton striped Tee tucked under a leather biker jacket says it all.

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May 4th, 2014
Home

Clean Slate

My husband has been complaining about our overstuffed cottage, and my housekeeper spends 80% of her time dusting. Short of moving to a stripped-down space like this one, I think it’s time for a massive cleanout.

Images © NYC&G

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May 3rd, 2014
On My Mind

French Lesson

This picture, from the business section of The New York Times, stopped me in my tracks. Look at what Clara Gaymard, CEO of G.E. France, is wearing to a meeting with President Hollande to discuss G.E.’s $13 billion bid to buy a French energy unit. The 54 year old mother of 9 is très chic.

I wonder how a leather biker jacket would go over in corporate America…

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May 3rd, 2014
Art

What I Want To See Now

Remember “Big Bambu” and “Cloud City”, two of the most amazing exhibitions constructed atop the Metropolitan Museum? Well, “Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout”, an installation by artist Dan Graham, has just opened in the Met’s roof garden and may trump both previous exhibitions. The Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt created the setting for Graham’s steel and mirrored-glass structures. And can we talk about the view…

Images © The New York Times

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May 2nd, 2014
Pre-Fall

3 Easy Pieces

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These looks are from Céline pre fall. I’ll take the grey trousers, divine white shirt, and grey skirt. So simple and utterly perfect; Phoebe always hits the mark.

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May 2nd, 2014
Art

Art On The Line

My friends at The Line keep expanding their offerings and now you can buy art on the site. Seems like an natural addition since the artist Max Snow is married to The Line co-founder, Vanessa Traina.

You can also visit The Apartment, home of The Line, to see the works in person.

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May 2nd, 2014
It Item

Stacked Heel + Mule = Chic

I’m a sucker for a stacked heel. On a mule, the shoe of the season, it’s super chic. These, by Tibi, could be my spring wardrobe tweak, they would instantly update any look. The price is good too.

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May 1st, 2014
Insta-grab

Carine

Snake-print Givenchy jacket, flared, raw-edge, white Seafarer jeans, Barcelona chair, and a Nicolas Pol painting–  Carine always gets it right.

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April 30th, 2014
Food

Cracked Candy

Crack Candy

Finally, all natural sugar-free sweets that are good for you. Flora, a former Science teacher and Brooklyn based mum, cooked up Cracked Candy to sate her own sweet tooth. I cannot wait to try them!

“Why ‘Cracked’? The name comes from the way Flora ‘cracks’ each sheet of candy to produce shards of different sizes that you can pick out of the funky tin Cracked Candy comes in. Her art director husband designed all the visual aspects of the brand and their toddler son has been chief taster.”

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April 30th, 2014
It Item

A Gray Day

Sweatshirts

It’s cold and rainy today. I am tucked inside working and have no meetings on my calendar, yay! Days like this, it’s tempting to stay in my PJs. Instead, I adopt an errand-appropriate outfit that’s really a half-step above sleepwear. Jeans, sneakers, and a cozy grey sweatshirt. A grey sweatshirt is the perfect, bad weather, run-around (or stay-at-home) topper.

J.Crew, Saint Laurent, R13

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April 30th, 2014
Cool Collab

Jane Mayle & Jennifer Mankins in T

One of my favorite indie designers, Jane Mayle, has designed a capsule line for Jennifer Mankins’s Bird boutiques in Brooklyn. I still have pieces Jane designed for her NoLIta shop, Phare. Phare closed in 2009 and I have missed Jane, and her designs, ever since.  T magazine covered the pair’s collaboration.

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April 30th, 2014
It Item

Hint, Hint

Dear Husband,

This ring tops my jewelry wish list. Since it’s a love knot, I would prefer to receive it, than buy it for myself…

Your,

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April 29th, 2014
On The hunt For

The Top

Yesterday, one of the women we were shooting for a KiC profile raved about her Emerson Fry purchases. I’ve been looking for tops, ones to wear in these transition months when it’s freezing in the morning, then warm in the afternoon. Layering pieces if you will. I have two absolutely perfect cotton-knit, long sleeve Tees by Isabel Marant, but I cannot wear them everyday. This ivory top looks cozy.

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April 28th, 2014
On My Inspiration Board

All Hail Hermès

I’m shooting today, so I thought I would put up some fab images from Le Monde d’Hermès featuring one of my all-time favorite models, Guinevere van Seenus (the blonde), and styled by Camille Bidault Waddington.

The top pic is from Hermès Vestaire d’Été 2014.

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April 27th, 2014
On My Mind

Westward Ho

Brentwood Country Mart

My daughter has accepted a college in California. After a seemingly never-ending winter in Andover, Massachusetts, she wants a break from New England. I think she also wants a break from what she has always known-  East Coast private schools. When I tell friends where she has decided to go, I get one of two reactions– “I’m jealous, always wanted to live in California” or “that’s so far away”. I’m in the second camp, it is far away, and that makes me sad.

However, I have a ton of friends in Los Angeles. While out there last weekend, we hit The Brentwood Country Mart with Agnes Baddoo. Such a great spot– we popped into Kendall Conrad’s shop, found a prom dress at Calypso, and ate a delicious lunch at Farmshop. Then, the agent and t.v. producer, Michael Flutie, took us to dinner at Salt Air on Abbot Kinney in Venice and pitched an interesting project.

A project that I assume will take me to L.A. often.

Proof that it’s a small world– Michael Flutie was Kendall Conrad’s agent when she was a model, I booked Kendall for a Helmut Newton shoot for Vogue through Michael…

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