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.
Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic
Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers
Eva silk crepe de chine blouse
Crossover velvet flatform sandals
Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots
GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag
Almeria leather wedge espadrilles
Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps
Issue #39 just landed in NYC and this is my favorite story so far.
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…
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.
© 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.
© 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.
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.
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
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?!?!
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…
On My Mind
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.