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California Stripes

I have a bunch of Oriental rugs that I inherited from my mother and the one in the kitchen has seen better days. So, when my friend Mark D. Sikes offered me a rug from his new collection with Merida, I didn’t hesitate. A modern take on vintage dhurries, the California Stripes line is completely fab. I chose the one in red and natural and it instantly updated my kitchen–thanks, Mark!

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Flor embroidered espadrille

AURELIE BIEDERMANN

Tangerine gold-plated necklace

ALTUZARRA

Campbell ribbed-knit cardigan

THE GREAT

The Army Nerd cropped stretch-twill skinny pants

ALTUZARRA

D'Orsay canvas espadrilles

ERDEM

Cordelia floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress

BALENCIAGA

Button earrings

DIOR

J'Adior leather slingback flat

AURELIE BIEDERMANN

Marble ring

SOLUDOS

Frayed slip on espadrilles

GUCCI

Marmont embellished sandals

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The Telegraph

‘The Amber Light’

Amber Valletta looks fantastic in this story from The TelegraphI want to copy how Teddy Charles did her hair–so simple and chic.

Photography by Stas Komarovski   Styling by Maya Zepinic

Beauty

Suzanne Koller on ITG

Into The Gloss just posted an interview with Suzanne Koller, fashion director of M Le Monde. I love getting a peek into the super-stylist’s Paris apartment and to read about her beauty must-haves.

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Totes

Oversized bags were all over the runways and this Balenciaga tote (the small version and here is adorable, too) would up the cool factor considerably.

Instagram pic @suzannekoller

To See

Joe’s Film on Azzedine Alaia

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.

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Nili Lotan’s Perfect Weekend-Wear

Nili Lotan has some of the best jeans and chinos– perfect weekend-wear.

Vogue's 125th Anniversary

‘American Women’

To mark their 125th anniversary, Vogue commissioned a series of photographs of American women. The 15 portfolios that encompass American Women are diverse and captivating- a real tour de force. During NYFW I met one of the photographers included in the project, 18-year-old high school senior Bella Newman. Coincidentally, Bella is Jaime King’s niece- Jaime lived with me the summer she started modeling.

When Bella mentioned that she had done a story for Vogue on a Mennonite community near her home in Pennsylvania, I had no idea the spread would be this amazing– she’s certainly a talent to watch.

The adorable and talented Bella Newman with Michael Flutie and yours truly during NYFW.

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What-To-Wear Weather

What do you wear when it’s 30° in the morning and 60° by afternoon? I pile on the layers and top off with a knit poncho or wrap. I have a number of cashmere ponchos that I’ve collected on my travels. They are perfect for traveling, too.

Poncho, jeans, Tod’s loafer

My Music

Double Roses

I’m looking forward to Karen Elson’s new album Double Roses. She released her fantastic first album The Ghost Who Walks, which was produced by her then-husband Jack White, in 2010. I read in W that Double Roses is “inspired by sounds of 1970s Laurel Canyon.” Can’t wait.

Architectural Digest, now AD, photographed Karen in her English-inspired Nashville home, below.

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A Versatile Skirt

I have a number of events this spring that range from a daytime graduation to cocktails, launches, book signings, etc. When I saw this flirty Giambattista Valli skirt I had an ‘aha’ moment–it could be styled so many ways (with items I already have) and it wouldn’t look like I’m wearing the same thing over and over again.

Black Isabel Marant top and herewhite Isabel Marant top, brown A.P.C. sandals, Givenchy earrings, The Row mules.  I love this longer skirt by Ulla Johnson, too.