November 16th, 2014
On The hunt For

A Cozy Cardigan

Vogue Paris

I’m not looking for a ladylike twin-set topper, I want a chunky, wrap-myself-up, coatlike cardigan. And I’ve been looking for a while now. TBC.

Top image of Karlie Kloss in Chanel © Vogue Paris

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November 15th, 2014
In The Wall Street Journal

‘How To Dress Like A Fashion Insider’

WSJ

This story in today’s Wall Street Journal could also be titled ‘How To Build Upon The Perfect Uniform’.  Like many of those interviewed for the article, each season I too add a few new pieces to my existing wardrobe of primarily staples; I liken it to hitting the refresh button without drastically altering my personal style — but the new pieces are key to keeping my uniform from looking stale and dated.

November 15th, 2014
In Vogue

Ravishing

Vogue

I’m not a fan of most American magazine covers, they are often too commercial for my liking. But the December issue of Vogue is an exception, the colors are stunning.

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November 15th, 2014
In Bergdorf Goodman

Fargo’s Faves

Fargo's Faves

The Bergdorf Goodman resort catalogue-cum-magazine just hit my mailbox. My favorite page is always ‘Fargo’s Faves’ edited by BG SVP Linda Fargo. Her picks for this issue have a decidedly found-on-my-travels feel and as Linda says “(t)here’s an enticing exoticism to the new season”. On the heels of posting the Gypset books, I think adventure-style is firmly in the air.

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November 14th, 2014
Books

Gypset

Gypset

I’m dying to meet Julia Chaplin, author of the Gypset books, and could if I were in Montecito tonight. Designer Kendall Conrad is hosting an event this evening from 5-7pm to celebrate Julia’s latest book, Gypset Living.

The trio of Gypset books chronicles the lifestyles of ‘Gypsetters’, the bohemian nomads of today. These books are going on my gift list.

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November 13th, 2014
Insta-grab

Black & Tan Cont.

Anya Rubik

Anya Rubik has great personal style, especially when on the go.

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November 13th, 2014
Campaigns

Miu Miu’s Mix

Miu Miu I started to warm up to prints in September, and now my eye has fully adjusted and I really love them. Miuccia Prada’s “groovy, psychedelic-tinged” resort collection for Miu Miu has some of the best. I wouldn’t wear them all mixed together, but one standout piece would be fun.

natalie-westling-miu-miu-resort-2015-3

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November 12th, 2014
It Items

Warm-Weather Wear

Tomas Maier

Maybe I can wrap my head around warm-weather wear. Tomas Maier’s eponymous line makes me want to plan a trip.

All items in the KiC shop.

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November 12th, 2014
It Item

The Original Tan

Dr. Scholls

Resort clothes are coming in, and even though I haven’t wrapped my head around warm-weather wear, I’ve been eyeing tan sandals. I’m thinking of revisiting this ’70s staple, the classic Dr. Scholl’s Original.

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November 11th, 2014
Streetstyle

Black & Tan

The perfect color combo in my book. Love the sweater tied as a scarf.

Belgian blogger Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata

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November 10th, 2014
Home

The Simple Life

Simple Life Istambul

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, I’ve been thinking about setting a less conventional table this year and the marbled dinnerware by Simple Life Istanbul would do the trick. Even just one of these bowls filled with nuts would change my tablescape.  Also, we will be at a ball on Thanksgiving Eve, so I need to make the dinner less of a production; not having to hand wash my grandmother’s china would be a time-saver.

I’m thinking hostess gifts, too…

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November 10th, 2014
In Vogue

‘The Line Of Beauty’

Céline Oh, how I wish I were tall enough for this Céline resort dress. Actually, I’ve done a bit of damage at Céline recently, so maybe it’s for the best… This image, from the November issue of Vogue, makes me smile.

Photography Karim Sadli  Styling by Grace Coddington

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November 9th, 2014
On My Inspiration Board

This & That

Loewe

A few images that have inspired me lately–

The Loewe FW14 campaign has rerun a number of Steven Meisel photographs from a 1997 Vogue Italia story starring Kirsten Owen and Amber Valetta. The images are based on some of my favorite Alex Katz paintings.

Gstaad is on my mind these days and I’ve been looking at vintage posters of the perfect Swiss village.

There is a review of the new album titled ‘Ruins’ by singer-songwriter Liz Harris (picture middle right) aka Grouper inThe New York Times today. The tracks are hauntingly beautiful.

The bottom left image is from a story photographed by Ben Weller in the current WSJ. Magazine. The “elegantly bohemian” Saint Laurent dress with it’s mix of patterns is super chic.

And last but not least, the eyeliner on Caroline Winberg in the Wolford ads shot by Mario Testino is so well done.

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November 9th, 2014
In The Wall Street Journal

Judith Jones’ Kitchen

WSJ

In my mid twenties, I loved to cook. I hosted big dinner parties often and friends were always over for a meal. Then, I married and had children and cooking became my most loathed chore. A trip to the open market was once a favorite activity, now I dread grocery shopping. My girls and I actually play a game to see if we can be in and out of Whole Foods in under 15 minutes.

I don’t need Freud to understand my change of heart—too many years of making chicken fingers and having to provide a meal, even when exhausted and uninspired, killed my joy of cooking. But I am determined to reclaim a bit of the pleasure I once experienced preparing food.

I’m inspired by this very funny Q&A with cookbook editor Judith Jones in today’s The Wall Street Journal and I’m hoping that Jones’ new book “Love Me, Feed Me: Sharing With Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy” will help me find my way back to the kitchen.

November 6th, 2014
In Vogue Italia

‘A Connection’

Steven Meisel

A few images of Carolyn Murphy by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue’s November issue cover story. Carolyn has always been one of my favorites.

Steven Meisel

by Steven Meisel.

Steven Meisel

Steven Meisel.

Steven Meisel

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