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“How to Throw a Laid-back Parisian Dinner Party”

NYT Dinner Party

While gathering friends together to celebrate her new collection, jewelry designer Sophie Buhai reminisces about dinner parties her parents threw when she was little girl. It’s a lovely read.

Text by Crystal Meers and photography by Molly SJ Lowe for T Magazine

NYT Dinner Party

NYT Dinner Party

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J. CREW

Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop

CHLOÉ

Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat

CHLOÉ

Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule

BURBERRY

Pleated checked wool midi skirt

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked wool blazer

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

High-rise straight-leg jeans

MONCLER

Blanche leather ankle boots

SAINT LAURENT

Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag

PRADA

Double breasted coat

PRADA

Flared corduroy trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Square belt bag

PRADA

Flared corduroy trousers

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It Item

A Bodysuit?

J. Crew bodysuit

My friend is trying to convince me to buy a J. Crew bodysuit and I admit that they look great with pants and skirts—no more tucking and retucking. It’s the snaps that give me pause… Thoughts?

Smythson Travel

‘Traveling with Jane Birkin’

When one of my favorite bloggers, Navaz Batliwalla of Disneyrollergirl, posted this Smythson travel story on Jane Birkin, I asked if I could be a copycat and share it with my readers, too.

Annemarieke van Drimmelen’s photographs of the 70-year-old English actress, musician, and style icon are beautiful and the lengthy interview is well worth a read—it’s also fun to see Ms. Birkin at home in Paris with her bulldog Dolly and peek inside her beauty kit.

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Fave Rerun

The Simple Wardrobe

I ran a longer version of this post 7 years ago and it’s just as relevant today. I was addressing the fact that many women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time:

The above story from the November 2007 issue of Vogue was written by Mark Holgate who must have been prescient since it ran moments before the downturn. The ironic timing aside, I love that the stylist Aleksandra Woronieka above wears just a few pieces- but the few pieces are great and timeless. Here we are 10 years later and I would love to own everything on her rack; the perfect simple wardrobe!

Beauty

Hair by Sam Mcknight

Sam McKnight is a brilliant hair stylist and I am fortunate to have worked with him on numerous shoots and shows. He recently launched a small line of products and I’m dying to try them, especially the dry shampoo. Tbc.

My Music

Sir Sly

The track “High” by LA-based trio Sir Sly was a hit song of summer 2017, but I have & Run on repeat right now— who doesn’t want to “kick my shoes off and run” these days.

SS18 Collection

Céline’s Neutral Territory

Couldn’t be at the superb Céline SS18 show? No problem, some of the best images are on Instagram. Trench coats, slouchy bags, hoop earrings—sign me up!

Thanks for the pics @samiranasr and @suzannekoller, I made the top one 😉

Books

October Reading List

September was so busy with the launch of Palais and college visits here and abroad, I didn’t even get around to posting a to-do list. Good thing there are a number of new books out by some of my most beloved authors—I look forward to some down time.

The Burning Girl, Fresh Complaint, Manhattan Beach, Little Fires Everywhere.

SS18 Collection

A.P.C.’s New Denim

I’ve always been a big fan of A.P.C.’s jeans thanks to my friend Mary who is a complete devotee. The house’s founder Jean Touitou got very creative with denim in the SS18 collection and the results are fantastic. After years of only using a stiff dark rinse, Touitou has added a bit of stretch to help with fit on pieces like the safari jacket. Every piece here, especially the vest and “ankle-skimming” coat, is on my to-try list.

Vogue Australia

“To The Garden”

Model Giedre Dukaukaite looks wonderful in this Vogue Australia story. Geidre’s been on my radar since the FW17 Valentino ad—I think she’s lovely.

Photography by Ben Weller   Styling by Cathy Kasterine

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