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,

p

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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.

Continue…

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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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April 26th, 2014
It Item

Crisscross

I have a pair of these Ancient Greek Sandals slides in black calf hair, but the smooth leather is good too. The tan is the perfect neutral, and would age well.

White (here and here), black & natural.

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April 26th, 2014
Editorial

May Is Delayed

I’ve been looking for the May issue of Vogue Paris with Sophie Marceau on the cover. My trusty newsagent tells me there are shipping issues, and it will be late– pooh!

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April 25th, 2014
Beauty

‘Do Overs

My hair is the same length as Anna Ewers’ in the bottom image. This story, by the brilliant hair stylist Guido Palau, is from the May issue of W.
A few days ago, as I was running to a school assembly with my hair tucked into the neck of a turtleneck sweater, I got a number of compliments on my “haircut”. I’m eyeing the top pic and thinking I should give that length a try. TBC

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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April 24th, 2014
Home

Make A Note

Like Sofia Coppola, I’m a stationery nut and have a “wardrobe” of different cards. My go-to stationery is by Smythson, engraved Nile blue cards and envelopes, but I also have ones that I cherish from Cartier and The Printery. The above page, from the special issue of W edited by Coppola, shows a few of her favorites.

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April 23rd, 2014
Pre-Fall

Get Cozy

Isabel Marant’s pre-fall collection has a slouchy vibe that I think many women will appreciate. These are my favorite looks, but you can see the entire lookbook on Vogue Paris.

Photography by Josh Olins

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April 23rd, 2014
It Item

White Would Be Fun

My taupe suede Birks get a lot of wear and I definitely need a new pair. White could be chic. I’ve seen them on a couple of women, and a reader raved, so I’m going to pull the trigger. Certainly less pricey than many designer versions. I may need black too…

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April 22nd, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts looks stunning in this story from the WSJ. magazine (on newsstands May 3rd). The styling is spot-on, and the 46 year old actress, with her winning smile, is as gorgeous as ever.

Photograpghy by Josh Olins  Styling by Elin Svahn

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April 22nd, 2014
Beauty

Fekkai Hair Fragrance

I have used Fekkai shampoo and conditioner forever, partly because of how good they smell. So, it’s no surprise that I cannot wait to try their hair fragrances, citron et menthe sounds delicious. The mists also de-frizz, a definite win-win.

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