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Resolution: Restraint

Buying doubles has been my shopping credo since forever — having a backup of a beloved item gives me peace of mind. However, acquiring an item in multiple colors is a habit I’m determined to break.

A few years ago I shared an office with the stylist and designer Amanda Ross Bacon aka ARossGirl. It was 2014 and I was head-over-heels for a Céline hobo, which I purchased in a number of colors. One day, as I was sporting yet another new hobo, Amanda cautioned “you don’t need them all, Preston.” Fast forward to January 2020 when, while packing my closet to move, I realized that I wear two of the bags much more often than the others — Amanda’s comment was spot-on.

So, as much as I love beige, I bought the Bottega Veneta mesh pumps solely in black because they actually look better on me. The Gucci 1955 Horsebit bag in brown is currently attached to my shoulder and even though black is great too, I don’t need it.

Let’s see how long this resolution lasts…

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SIDNEY GARBER

Rosebud rose gold ring

MIU MIU

Printed wool cardigan

CARTIER

Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch

JW ANDERSON

Tie-front merino wool sweater

FRANKIE SHOP

Erica cotton midi dress

PROENZA SCHOULER

Trench cotton midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Cabochon buttons peacoat

DION LEE

Ribbed merino wool polo shirt

SAINT LAURENT

Fringed wool poncho

BOTTEGA VENETA

Coated-cotton dress

ALEX MILL

Bobby cotton-poplin shirt

JIL SANDER

Ninette gathered tie-neck blouse

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On My Mind

Procrastination Tactics

I swore that once the holidays were over I’d start picking out paint colors and counter tops…   Instead, I’m racing through ‘Normal People’ because I need to read ‘Educated’ by mid-month 😬 and the 3rd season of ‘The Crown’ and ‘Trapped’ are nice diversions. Next week…

Editorial

Illustrated Vogue Italia

No photoshoots in January Vogue Italia, just gorgeous illustrated stories by a number of artists including Vanessa Beecroft. The money saved will be donated to environmental causes. Here are some of my favorite images:

1 & 3 David Salle, 2 Vanessa Beecroft, 4 Delphine Desane

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It Item

Chanel + Polo = ♥

I love everything about this picture of Caroline de Maigret wearing a Chanel polo in February Vogue Germany — it just makes me happy.

Photography by Alique

Beauty

It’s Time

These two products are now part of my morning routine — so far, so good. I’m fortunate to have made it this long without thinking too much about my skin, but there are a few areas that need attention. It’s time to up my skin care game.

Beauty Pie, Dr. Sebagh

NET-A-PORTER SALE

Bits & Bobs

It’s a rainy day here so I’ve been browsing the NET-A-PORTER sale — there’s still some really good stuff. When it comes to lists, I’m old school and log them in to a Smythson notebook. And, I’m determined to miniaturize my wallet (the Bottega Veneta clutch is small) and this one is genius.

Erno Laszlo, Acne Studios swimsuit, By Terry Twist-On lip, Matteau dress, Isabel Marant down scarf.

Jewelry

Just Enough

This picture, from October Vogue UA, is a reminder that sometimes one or two spectacular pieces of jewelry make more of a statement than stacks of bangles and layers of pendants. The matching Tiffany Victoria collection earrings and bracelet are sublime.

Photography by Fabien Montique  Styling by Ray Tetauira

On My Mind

Welcome, 2020!

A New Year! New decade! And kic’s 10th anniversary!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe New Year’s Eve,
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On My Mind

Beige to Brown

If 2019 was all about beige, 2020, for me, will be about brown. Above are my two favorite posts from 2019 and they inspire me as I look ahead. The Gucci bag fit seamlessly into my wardrobe like a long lost friend and the Chanel Cruise collection (with the fab belts) is packed with covetable pieces in my new preferred color.

Above posts HERE and HERE.

On My Inspiration Board

Warm-Weather Inspired

By and large, I’m not a warm weather person and wasn’t sad when Mother sold the place in Florida — midwinter, I far prefer Copenhagen to sitting on a beach near the equator. However, summer is inevitable so I start picking up lightweight dresses and simple tops from the resort collections, which are in now. These images from January Vogue UA are on my inspiration board.

Photography by Máté Moro & Borbala Szanto    Styling by Ali & Aniko