My Music

Cool Collabs

This is not about Isabel Marant and H&M, or a designer line with Target, ironically, those collaborations don’t excite me. This is about music. I am a die-hard alternative music fan– my 13 year old sings along with me to The Killers, Lorde, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foo Fighters, NiN, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, etc. en route to school drop off. Alt Nation on Sirius is my station of choice.

So what are my new favorite collaborations? Atoms for Peace, with Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke and Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, this is a dream team. And I cannot wait to hear the “High Rise” EP from The Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fronting.

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ELIZABETH AND JAMES

Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic

GUCCI

Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers

GIOIA BINI

Emma shirtdress

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Eva silk crepe de chine blouse

VINCE

Linen-blend culottes

MIU MIU

Crossover velvet flatform sandals

AQUAZZURA

Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots

GIVENCHY

GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Almeria leather wedge espadrilles

CHLOÉ

Patch-pocket cotton coat

MUUN

Bilbao mini tote

GUCCI

Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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Malgosia Bela in Self Service

Issue #39 just landed in NYC and this is my favorite story so far.

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Rooms

Dreaming of Paris

I would love to spend a fall weekend in Paris. A trip to the flea markets would top my to-do list as I am in the mood to redecorate. The desire to decorate doesn’t  strike often, but when it does…

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‘In the Swing of Things’ from T Travel

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I love this story from the T magazine travel issue. Oversized totes, want-to-wear-now jewelry, and the sleeves perfectly pushed up; this is old school styling at it’s best.

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Art

Palate Cleanse

© The NYT’s

The fashion shows are over and my eye needs to focus on other things for a bit. The exhibition, “Robert Motherwell: Early Collages” at the Guggenheim, fits the bill.

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Beauty

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in W

© W magazine

© W magazine

Natural, non blow-dried, hair is on my radar, and was big on the fw13 runways. I’m inspired by this funny piece in W, and although I do my own styling, I’m going to take the dryer-less challenge.

To avoid total withdrawal, I’ll let my hair air-dry just on the weekends. It’s raining today, perfect time to start.

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I want to wear this now

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One of my go-to accessories right now, which I profiled in my fall uniform, is the Isabel Marant necklace.  So, when I saw wrap-around necklaces at Valentino, I had to put another look together. You know I’m into fringe and tunic-style dresses, now loafers (I’m inspired by Malgosia’s) are edging their way to the top of my run-around shoe list.

Saint Laurent bracelet, Isabel Marant dress here and here, Isabel Marant necklace, Tod’s loafer, Bottega Veneta clutch.

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It’s in the details

Like many of you, I have gone through the Valentino show images a number of times. It’s not just the unbelievable fabrics and embroidery that set this show apart, it’s also the leather espadrilles, pinky rings, fringed totes, etc., that are completely covetable.

Photos © style.com

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Show Status

I want every look from Valentino

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I was going to post on the Valentino show this morning, but got sidetracked by Marc’s news and took a unintended stroll down memory lane– sorry.

There was a lot to love in this superb collection from the Valentino team. I may even go long.

Fringe on the bags and capes, hello?!?!

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These looks, all black with gold chokers, are on my list. Which says a lot because I haven’t even bought 5 things for fall yet! Maybe I’ll just carryover 2 items to spring, Preston’s new Math…

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On My Mind

End Of An Era

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Photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

Before I started KiC, I was a casting director. I booked the models for Vogue for 10 years until I decided it was time to try show casting.

One of my first shows was Louis Vuitton with Marc, it was probably his 4th season with the house. Marc and I had known each other since college having spent a very fun (and blisteringly hot) summer studying together in Paris. When I arrived at the Vuitton atelier to start the SS01 casting I was told that I would be sharing a table with Marc’s friend Stephen. For a week I sorted through model cards and did countless go-sees, while next to me, Stephen Sprouse painted graffiti on an enormous stack of LV canvas bags. And the rest is history.

Good luck Marc.

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