July 18th, 2014
It Items

Felt Fever

Felt

I’m a huge felt fan, and there are a number of great pieces in my favorite fabric this fall. The Marni sandals, like the slides I posted on a few weeks ago, may need to be mine.

Valentino dress, Mason Martin Margiela clutch, Marni sandal grey, Marni skirt, Marni sandal camel.

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July 18th, 2014
Campaigns

David Bailey Shoots Valentino

Valentino

Famed British photographer David Bailey has lensed the Valentino f/w campaign. The black and white images are beautiful.

Valentino

Valentino

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July 17th, 2014
Hostess Gifts

Honey

Summer cocktail party season is in full swing, so I’m stocking up on hostess gifts. I love to give local honey, but could use some suggestions on other great gift ideas. The only present I won’t take is flowers– the hostess has to stop what she’s doing to put them in water.

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July 16th, 2014
It Item

Inez & Vinoodh Collaborate With FRAME

Frame Denim

Photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinnodh Matadin have teamed up with FRAME denim to design a line of jeans. Freja Beha Erichsen models the capsule collection which looks great.

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July 16th, 2014
It Item

The Ultimate Slide

Hermes

The Hermès Oran is the original leather slide in my book. I have two pairs and neither has seen the light of day in years (really, years and years). I’m inspired by Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek’s red ones and will pull mine out. If they feel right again, I may consider a new pair in gold box leather below.

Hermes

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July 15th, 2014
It Item

Mélange’s Moment

Mélange

Mélange knits, on many of the f/w runways, have caught my eye; especially the ones at Céline and Stella McCartney. The mixed colors look fresh.

Melange

The Row, Isabel Marant, A.P.C., Étoile Isabel Marant.

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July 14th, 2014
Mango Campaign

In Neutral

Daria Werbowy

Daria Werbowy stars in Mango’s f/w campaign wearing relaxed, neutral pieces– some perfect fall staples at a good price point.

Daria Werbowy

Daria Werbowy

Photography by Josh Olins

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July 13th, 2014
New Label

Vetements

W Magazine

I’m curious about the new label Vetements, profiled in the August issue of W. Designed by an anonymous Paris-based team of seven who met at Maison Martin Margiela, I like the “unrefined” yet, wearable look of the clothes.

Images © W magazine

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July 13th, 2014
On My Mind

Isn’t It Ironic

Farrah Fawcett

With all the posts on the resurgence of old-school sneakers, I realized that I need new tennis and running shoes. Isn’t it ironic that we wear Stan Smith Adidas with skirts, but not on the court? The new tennis sneakers may be lighter, but they certainly aren’t as cool as the classics.

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July 12th, 2014
In The WSJ

‘Five Ways to Avoid Shopping Mistakes’

WSJ

The sales are winding down, items are now 75% off their original price– the perfect time to make a regrettable purchase.  Meenal Mistry, Fashion Director of Off Duty in The WSJ, shares her strategies on how to avoid shopping mistakes, and she asked me to weigh in.

Thanks Meenal!

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July 11th, 2014
It Item

Backpacking

backpack chic

The backpack is now a full-fledged trend, and one I’m considering. Practical and comfortable, these are for grown-ups.  I’ll let you know if I go there.

The Row alligator, Stella McCartney grey, Marni, Jerome Dreyfuss, The Row mahogany, Alexander Wang.

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July 11th, 2014
On My Mind

Here And Now

Valentino

In the end, I did not buy a fringed piece. The Valentino sandals were tempting, but I didn’t pull the trigger. If I had, I’d be wearing them a lot right now because I’m not sure how fresh the trend will look come fall, let alone, next summer.

Image © Phil Oh for vogue.com

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July 11th, 2014
In The Edit

Lovely Lara

Lara StoneDutch model Lara Stone looks gorgeous in this story from The Edit. She reminds me of the curvier supes from the early 90s.

Lara Stone

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July 10th, 2014
In Memoriam

Eileen Ford

Eileen Ford

The pioneering model agent Eileen Ford died yesterday. My friend Neal Hamil and I were scheduled to have lunch with her this past December and sadly I had to cancel, I was snowed in.

When I started at Vogue as the Bookings editor (models and photographers), I was in my early 20s and Eileen looked out for me. I traveled far and wide with her and Jerry as a judge for their Ford Supermodel of the Year contest, and she thanked me in Hermès scarves. Frank and opinionated, I always knew where I stood with Eileen, which was refreshing. Christmas lunch at “21″, parties in their brownstone, and weekends in NJ. The end of an era.

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July 10th, 2014
It Item

Overalls? Maybe…

VogueWhen they first made a comeback, I took a pass on overalls– too young, not always flattering. But, this pic of model Caroline Brasch Nielson could sway me. In cream with a neutral sweater is super chic, and ageless.

Image @ Phil Oh for vogue.com

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