May 17th, 2015
In The Wall Street Journal

‘In Search Of That Perfect Summer Dress’

WSJ

This WSJ story by Meenal Mistry could be my story, too, and I didn’t realize to what extent until I finished cleaning out my closet yesterday afternoon.

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May 16th, 2015
Films

Date Night

The Age of Adaline

So, this was our Friday date night—-dinner at Serafina with our 15 year old daughter and her friend, and a movie. The girls saw ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ and we decided on ‘The Age of Adaline’. This was a compromise since he wanted to see ‘The Avengers’ and my pick was ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ with Blythe Danner. ‘The Age of Adaline’ was really good, loved Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.

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May 15th, 2015
It Items

Ready, Set, Summer

A hat, swimsuit, and sandals—the summer must-have trio. I buy one very good swimsuit every couple of years (when the current one shows signs of wear and tear) and it’s usually an Eres one-piece. I’m still on the fence re. gladiators but, if I go there, these by Ancient Greek Sandals won’t break the bank.

Hat, swimsuitsandals.

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May 14th, 2015
In The Edit

‘A Woman Of Spirit’

When I saw this story on Malaika Firth in The Edit I thought, summer can’t come fast enough. My girls are burned-out at school and we all just want some do-nothing time. Soon enough.

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May 13th, 2015
Art

Alex Katz

The Alex Katz exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise gallery tops my to-see list. I’ll go downtown on Friday to skip the weekend crowds.

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May 13th, 2015
It Items

Jackie In Greece

Many of the white spring dresses make me think of Jackie in Greece. There are lots to choose from but, most are prohibitively expensive. My new white Balenciaga shift is great, however, I still want something a bit more boho and carefree. This Maje dress is what I’m looking for, and is a nice weight. The price is right, too.

I find it runs small.

Dress & here, sunglasses, sandals, bag.

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May 12th, 2015
Beauty

Wonderglow

Charlotte Tilbury

A friend was talking about how much she likes the Charlotte Tilbury products. This reminded me that I’d read a rave review of Tilbury’s  Wonderglow, a primer that I’ve wanted to test drive.

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May 11th, 2015
Insta-Grab

Dior Cruise

Raf Simons showed the Dior cruise 2016 collection in Pierre Cardin’s bubble house which is tucked into the cliffs above the French Riviera. I love this pic from Virginie Mouzat’s Instagram account.

Image below © Condé Nast Traveller

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May 11th, 2015
On My Mind

Closet Clean Out

Hermes Birkin

I love the fickleness of fashion—in, out, in, out, in, out. Just last year, I was ‘over’ the Birkin but, now, it looks kind of good again.

It all started when I found a moth in my closet (any advice on this would be much appreciated) and decided to take everything out. In the process, I’ve unearthed items that I don’t currently wear but, hold on to. My Birkin falls firmly into that category. In a moment of synchronicity, I saw these pictures on Self Service the same day that I started my closet clean out. Maybe it’s a sign.

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May 10th, 2015
In British Vogue

Mercury Rising

Kate Moss styled this story in the June issue of British Vogue. I love Glen Luchford’s pictures of Freja Beha Erichsen on location in Morocco.

 

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May 10th, 2015
It Item

My Super-Duper Wish List Topper

Verdura

I may not want a gift from my husband on Mother’s Day but, we do have a big anniversary coming up and, for that, I’d like something special. A Verdura Curb-Link Bangle tops my super-duper wish list. The small size would be lovely stacked with my watch and other bracelets.

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May 10th, 2015
On My Mind

Made With Love

My clever daughter makes me the best cards for Mother’s Day, I’ve kept them all. We have a homemade-presents-only rule and I don’t expect anything from my husband, I’m not his mother. Lobster rolls and a long walk are all we’ve planned for today.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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May 10th, 2015
Happy Birthday

Linda Evangelista

One of the original supermodels, Linda Evangelista, is 50 today. Our careers were closely intertwined all those years ago and she gave me my first French bull dog, Otto. Linda wasn’t just a supermodel, she was a superstar, one of the very best.

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May 9th, 2015
Books

My Paris Dream

Kate Betts

When Kate Betts came to Vogue in the early ’90s, Anna Wintour tucked her into a tiny office next to mine and asked me to welcome the new fashion writer. Kate had just come from Paris where she had been the associate bureau chief at the fashion industry bible, WWD. Smart and pithy, the ambitious new editor and I did not, despite our close proximity, become good friends until years later when I went to work with her at Harper’s Bazaar, where she was the editor-in-chief. The brief stint with Kate at Bazaar was the happiest time of my magazine career.

Paris in the late ’80s-early ’90s was the epicenter of the fashion world. I went often to scout models and buy Azzedine Alaia pieces from Azzedine himself. After reading her new memoir, My Paris Dream, I now realize that Kate had been at the forefront of all the seismic changes that were taking place in the industry at that magical moment in fashion history. It was a time that “saw a changing of the guard—from Yves Saint Laurent and legendary Paris couturiers to the explosion of street style that gave rise to a new generation of talent: Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, John Galliano, and Christian Louboutin, and from fashion as an industry steeped in tradition and craftsmanship into big business.”

A poignant coming-of-age tale, in My Paris Dream Kate shares why she was so determined to live in Paris post graduation, her apprenticeship at WWD to the fashion arbiters of the day and, most importantly, how she became one herself.

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May 8th, 2015
In T Magazine

‘Gone Girl’

T Magazine

I like some of the tops in this story, “Gone Girl’, from T Magazine. The dress above would be good as a tunic.

Photography Karim Sadli     Styling by Jonathan Kaye

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