Art

Rainy day roaming

Photographer Paul McDonough at the Sasha Wolf Gallery

It’s the first rainy day we’ve had in a while; no complaints, the garden needs it. Perfect for an afternoon downtown. The Tory Burch blog posted on the Paul McDonough exhibit which looks great (but unfortunately ended 3 days ago, grrr!). Instead, I will pop into Isabel Marant and then have lunch at Dig Inn. Bliss.

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

JOSEPH

Reversible leather and fur coat

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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Snake is a neutral cont.

A few weeks ago I posted on the pieces that I am currently wearing as I run around and mentioned that I am looking for a new pair of snake flats. And ta-da! I had put the perfect pair in the KiC shop eons ago. Comfy and half the price of the Chloe’s I was eyeing– a definite win-win.

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Beauty

Navy Nails

Nail polish is rarely a topic on KiC because I don’t often wear it. Recently, my older daughter asked me to look for a dark blue to send to her at boarding school. I found this shade and admit that I am tempted to try it on my toes. Hey, navy is the perfect neutral and goes with everything, right?

Nail color Bobbing for Baubles #1001

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What decade is this?

Multi-decade fashion trends

Boho and Punk and Grunge, oh my. Mod at Vuitton and Miuccia Prada’s roaring 20’s costumes for “The Great Gatsby” will no doubt inspire many magazine editorials. It’s no wonder modern women live in skinny jeans, sweaters, and flats– there are too many retro offerings.

From this time warp smorgasbord, a little bit of Boho gets my vote. Perhaps an Isabel Marant embroidered top with my skinnies and flats this spring…

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Smile!

Paris Vogue

I am posting this picture from Paris Vogue’s May issue simply because it makes me smile. Edita is adorable and Geraldine Saglio’s styling is spot-on–  doesn’t this pic just make you happy?

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“Fresh Cuts” in the WSJ.

These images of Liya are truly breathtaking and I was thinking about them, and the stunning draping and craftsmanship of the clothes, when I posted on date night tops earlier. The Dior top above is a masterpiece of tailoring, and how beautiful is the Celine top with the double straps below. The Calvin Klein Collection dress at the very bottom is simply a work of art.

Liya Kebede photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Alastair McKimm for the WSJ.

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Date Night Top

Helmut Lang

It’s officially horse show season and this means that every bit of cash goes flying out of my account to cover the endless bills. So, I start looking for chic, yet inexpensive pieces to perk up my wardrobe. This Helmut Lang top has a sexy drape and would also look good tucked under a cardigan or wrap on cool evenings. Perfect for date night.

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Food

Cherry Bombe is ‘The Bomb’

Cherry Bombe is a cool new magazine that “celebrate(s) women and food, those who make it, grow it, serve it, sell it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between”. Co-founded by KiC style setter Kerry Diamond and fellow Harper’s Bazaar alum, Claudia Wu, Cherry Bombe is a welcome and modern take on food-focused publications.

It’s pretty fabulous that model Karlie Kloss is baking cookies on both the front and back covers of the debut issue, but my favorite spread, the ‘last call’, has Sofia Coppola reminiscing on her favorite cocktail, the French 75 which is served at the Bar Hemingway in the Ritz Paris. The LV clutch looks yummy too.

To subscribe, visit cherrybombe.com

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Books

On my bedside table

The Corner Bookstore on Madison Avenue is my favorite spot to peruse new titles; I don’t think I have ever left the shop empty handed. On Saturday I picked up The House at Belle Fontaine, Lily Tuck’s new collection of short stories. The cover alone sold me.

My neighbors’ daughter, Joanna Hershon, has a new novel, A Dual Inheritance coming out in early May. The story, which focuses on two friends who overcome their differences, has received a number of good reviews.

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Inspired By

Joan

Yesterday’s post on block-heel sandals made me think of my favorite writer. Not that I have ever seen a picture of her wearing them, but they would look great with her wrap skirt and black t-shirt.

I’ll bet she had a pair.

 

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