June 18th, 2014
It Item

In Vest

It’s been years since I’ve considered a vest. But these longer ones are appealing (imagine a thick, cabled, turtleneck sweater tucked underneath). Belted is best. I wonder if the vest is a trend.

Isabel Marant & Victoria Beckam Denim

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June 17th, 2014
Valentino Resort

Pattern Play

Valentino

There are over 80 looks in the Valentino resort collection. For some inexplicable reason, this one is my favorite.

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June 17th, 2014
Insta-grab

Amanda Brooks in Croatia

I love these pictures of Amanda Brooks taken in Croatia for a Zara campaign. The strapless denim dress is a must-have.

Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandacbrooks

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June 17th, 2014
It Item

Black And White Delight

Tabitha SimmonsI’ve had my eye on these Tabitha Simmons flats for some time now. The previous post on The Row’s resort collection got me in the mood for black and white, a combo that never gets old.

Also available here.

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June 17th, 2014
Resort

The Row

WWD aptly compared The Row’s designs, especially this resort collection, to the proverb “still waters run deep”. Simple and clean silhouettes that are luxuriously chic. I’ll take every piece.

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June 15th, 2014
In Paris Vogue

Clare Richardson

British stylist Clare Richardson is profiled in the June/July issue of Vogue Paris. I’m a big fan of her laid-back cool-girl style. The white suit with converse sneakers is especially chic.

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June 15th, 2014
On My Mind

Set Up Camp

© Aloha Hive

Today, I am taking my older daughter to Vermont for her summer job as a camp counselor. The very same camp my mother went to; she may even be in the photo above. My daughter graduated last Sunday, came home from senior parties for her sister’s graduation on Wednesday, found her deb dress at Vera Wang yesterday, went to the Goo Goo Dolls with us last night, and now she is leaving again for her fourth summer of doing what she loves most.

My younger daughter refuses to go to camp. And, as much as I didn’t love my summers at sleep-away camp, I still really want her to go. In an article in the NYTs last week, Pamela Paul talks about this very same conflict. She too disliked camp, but likes “camp” people– those enviably outgoing and outdoorsy folks. For a brief moment, I thought about taking my younger daughter (and husband who also did not enjoy summer camp) to a week of family camp.  Note “brief moment”– memories of bug juice, bug bites, gimp key chains, and Kumbaya, coupled with no cell service, came flooding back. I may need to be convinced.

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June 13th, 2014
In Porter

The Winsome West

This story, from the third issue of Porter, is simply stunning. Inez and Vinoodh shot Lara Stone with the amazing Melanie Ward styling.

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June 13th, 2014
Photography

Slim Aarons

I want to catch the exhibition Slim Aarons: A Man For All Seasons at the Staley-Wise Gallery before it closes on June 28. Chronicler of the jet-set from the 50s-70s, Slim photographed Queen Elizabeth, Babe Paley, Mick Jagger, C.Z. Guest, Peggy Guggenheim, and my mother.

While at Vogue, I drove up to Bedford, NY to have lunch with Slim. He made sandwiches and we sat in the kitchen looking at his photographs. He was a sweet man.

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June 12th, 2014
In The Edit

Off-duty

Shop K. Jaques at Net-a-Porter

Today’s issue of The Edit is devoted to off-duty looks. The pieces above– sundress, K. Jacques, and loads of gold jewelry are my summer staples. Aviators and a straw market basket finish my warm-weather run-around uniform.

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June 11th, 2014
In CR Fashion Book

Go Solo

Celine

Statement earrings are big this season (in size and popularity), and this time around, they go solo. The one above by Céline, and below by Louis Vuitton, are the current editorial darlings. This gorgeous story from CR Fashion Book makes me consider the trend.

Photography by Alexandra Utzmann  Styling by Constance Féral

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June 10th, 2014
Resort

Chloé

Chloe

Designer Clare Waight Keller told WWD that her resort presentation for Chloé “was about these architectural girls who love clean lines and silhouettes”. Shown at Le Corbusier’s modernist Villa Savoye, this may possibly be the designer’s best collection yet.

Chlor

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June 9th, 2014
It Item

Hermès Intense

Hermes

Although I’m a Collier de Chien devotee, when I spied this Intense bracelet on the Hermès site, my heart skipped a beat. The barenia calfskin with gold hardware is my favorite combo and the low profile is quite chic.

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June 9th, 2014
Beauty

Sunscreen

I rarely wear makeup, and my moisturizer does not contain SPF, so I have to be prudent about using sunscreen. But I often forget and then burn to a crisp. Like yesterday at my daughter’s graduation, I ended up sitting under a tree. As we head into summer, I would appreciate any product recommendations. Has anyone tried Anthelios?

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June 7th, 2014
In The WSJ

Gaia Repossi

Jewelry designer Gaia Repossi is profiled in the WSJ today. In the Q&A she shares her inspirations and list of favorite things. I am a big fan of her jewelry and her stripped-down personal style. Ms. Repossi is a truly modern style icon in my book.

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