Food

Going Galette

We are in peak strawberry season and strawberries paired with rhubarb is a beautiful thing. The last few years I’ve made crumbles from my favorite fruit duo, however, this weekend I’m going to attempt this bon appétit galette. Years ago, I’d throw a galette together with whatever fruit was in the fridge, but got out of practice. And last summer I only made them with tomatoes“Galettes were invented to make amateur bakers feel like pros. The less perfect they are, the cooler they look.”

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Bianca leather sandals

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Floral lace tights

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Wool coat with Logo buttons

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Nanette shearling-trimmed leather ankle boots

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Wool coat with logo buttons

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Mid-heel pump with horsebit

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Belted jacket coat

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Lennox Hiker

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New Standard skinny jeans

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Heavy cotton poplin trench coat

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Sleeveless organza dress

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Belted raincoat

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On My Mind

The Upside of Mercury Retrograde

For many fashion industry folks, Mercury Retrograde is a real thing. I know that every show I cast during a retrograde phase was a bit wonky — models missed flights, clothes got lost, reviews were mediocre, etc. During this period I try to avoid signing contracts and leave plenty of time when traveling, two of Mercury’s perceived drawbacks. However, there is an upside, too — long-lost items turn up, old friends reconnect, and things come circling back around.

For example- it’s almost impossible to find Petit Bateau short-sleeved T-shirts in black. The woman at the boutique in Paris had never even seen one. My meagre few must be 20 years old and I cherish them. On Monday, I stumbled across a seller who had 8 of them — in my size and brand new — whoop whoop! This brings me to the Hermès Trim bag. In a comment on the previous post, a reader mentioned that Hermès reissued their iconic hobo. A number of years ago I gave my Trim to a friend — it was too small for my everyday stuff. But, now that it’s circled back around, maybe a large one would be just right.

Chic Bits

On My Inspiration Board

This ’90s image of Esther Canadas is my fall style compass — the coat and headscarf are effortless and evergreen. Since I always push up my sleeves, I fell hard for the Prada sweater on @carlottaoddi. It’s listed as grey but is actually blue IRL. For three years I’ve been “off” white jeans, however, I’m seriously considering a new pair by Ann Mashburn. And, I spied this Saint Laurent FW20 hobo on @suzannekoller‘s feed — so good and so me.

It items

G. Label

GOOP’s G. Label gets better and better. I love this story on the Rentmeester twins and both dresses are in my cart.

Gifts

Touch Wood

Our kitchen is about to be renovated and, when done, will have two walls of open shelves. I collect vintage bread boards and salad bowls and will now be able to see them. They make great hostess gifts — Etsy has quite a few.

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NET-A-PORTER: Sale On!

When NET-A-PORTER reached out to me about the SS20 sale, which launched this morning, I thought this is the time to fill in a few holes — last minute summer items, a bright dress, and even a few things to wear in the fall. Many designers are up to 50% off and there are a lot of sizes available — sale on!

The Row espadrille sandals, Ganni bikini top and bottom, SU Paris seersucker maxi shirtdress, Karla Colletto dark brown swimsuit, Bottega Veneta sandals, Matteau linen top and maxi skirt.

Faithfull The Brand yellow floral-print and blue floral-print dresses, Aross Girl x Soler purple dress.

Bite Studios belted cardigan, By Malene Birger turtleneck sweater, Khaite black calf and brown suede clutches (these Khaite clutches are on sale).

Most, but not all, items in this post are on sale. Sale items are subject to change.

Books

‘Summer to Summer’

Jennifer Ash Rudick‘s new book Summer To Summer: Houses By The Sea is a love letter to twenty five summer homes from Maine to the Hamptons. While growing up, I was fortunate to summer on Martha’s Vineyard. We’d move up moments after school let out and stay until Labor Day. When my daughters were little, we’d go up weekends and most of August. These days, a week is a gift. Tria Giovan’s photographs truly capture the essence of summering.

I’m picking up a copy at the Locust Valley Booskstore on Tuesday.

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#Love Mother Ocean_Mother Ocean Loves You

Another eco-friendly swimsuit line committed to sustainability and ocean health is the Spanish brand NOW_THEN. I love their bikini and their hashtag.

Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar

Samira Nasr

Samira photographed for kic in 2012 by Marko MacPherson.

Samira Nasr was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar today so I am rerunning this 2012 post.

I have known Samira for years having worked together at Vogue ages ago. Samira has been tippy top of my list of chic women to profile as she has that spot-on personal style where everything she owns I want to have too.

Born in Canada, Samira came to NY to get her masters in journalism at NYU. She assisted Grace Coddington at Vogue and then became a sought-after stylist in her own right. Samira mixes fashion-forward pieces with classics and wears everything with an enviable nonchalance. Her personality is as warm and easy going as her style. When she showed up to be photographed for kic she was the epitome of modern chic and yes, I wanted everything she brought!

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CRUISE 2020/21

Chanel Swim

For some unexplained reason, I’ve bought a number of swimsuits while in quarantine. These, from the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection, caught my eye because a low-cut leg is my preferred style. The matching maxi-length cardigan is a thing of beauty.