Every time I consider shelving my ponchos, I never do it—they are just so easy. Trying to shove bulky sweater sleeves into a jacket is a drag. A big thank you to Meenal Mistry of the WSJ for the heads-up on Club Monaco’s new capsule collection of knitwear which is hand-knit in Peruvian yarns—right up my alley.
Not only is this image from the Loewe SS15 campaign running right now in the fall magazines, I read somewhere that select pieces from Jonathan Anderson’s debut collection are already in the Loewe stores. Now that’s fast fashion.
Photography by Steven Meisel
The forecast says rain on Saturday and I have the perfect indoor activity—-going through magazines. The stack is almost as tall as my desk, which is daunting. October issues are my favorites because they show the real clothes we cannot wait to wear. Christy Turlington looks stunning on the Porter cover BTW.
The Céline tunic dress and funnel neck top are my dream uniform—-so easy and chic; I’ve wanted this look since seeing it on the runway. As I predicted, my office being across the street from the Céline shop is hazardous to my wallet. On a side note—-the new Soho store is really gorgeous and definitely worth a visit.
Photography by Josh Olins Styling by Clare Richardson
My search for a structured bag continues and this one by Marni is the front-runner. I had the smaller version in blue for a bit, but it was too small. However, the triple gusset makes it roomier than I expected. TBC
I’m inspired by the styling in this pic of Ambra Medda from the October issue of Porter. The long cardigan, belted print dress, structured bag, and polished-calf boots are all very much on my radar. Her hair too—-love that it’s done/undone. She looks pulled together, but not prim.
Lightweight merino wool, this J. Crew turtleneck sweater is the perfect layering piece for cool mornings. Runs large.
I became friends with the stylist Amanda Ross when we worked together at Harper’s Bazaar (she was the market director) and profiled her in the early days of KIC. Amanda has enviable personal style—elegant uptown girl with a twist. She’s not a slave to trends and has perfected the art of mixing classic pieces with bohemian accessories culled from her global travels. Now, Amanda has taken the next step and designed a line of jewelry, and a fantastic fur hat inspired by her finds.
I caught up with the busy fashion stylist to hear about her projects.
I called my sister yesterday and told her that she had to take a look at this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon in the NYT’s magazine (Susan Minot, my sister’s classmate at boarding school wrote the accompanying text). Nixon photographed his wife and her three sisters every year for forty years. I’m fascinated by the images, it’s like a very cool time-lapse, and wish my two sisters and I had thought to do the same thing.
Walking up Madison Avenue I spied this woman in an enviable Fair Isle sweater and snapped her pic. I may have to break my ‘no vintage’ rule to find one as good as this.
Chet Faker’s ‘Gold’ is my favorite new song. The video is good too.
I may be looking for a parka, but I’m not wearing a coat yet. It’s light jacket and sweater weather, especially in the morning. I’ve been eyeing all of the great grey cardigans, the perfect transition piece.
All cardigans in the KiC shop.
Thanks to WSJ. and now Vogue Paris, I’m officially on the hunt for a fur-trimmed, army green parka. It’s the perfect antidote to my closet full of duffels and ladylike coats. If we’re to have another severe winter, I want a coat with attitude.
Photography by David Sims Styling by Emmanuelle Alt
Honestly, I was shocked by the floral prints at Céline, almost as shocked as seeing Anna Dello Russo in basic black. It’s nice to be surprised.
I have a feeling I may find my new bag at Vuitton this spring. And those boots—-the color is fantastic.