August 22nd, 2014
On The Hunt For

A Ladylike Coat

Gucci

Last fall I was focused on finding the perfect fur and/or shearling (I never did find the shearling, such is life). However, for this fall I want a ladylike coat. I have a number of beloved heavy wool duffels, but now I want something that’s a bit more feminine. This Gucci coat in the fall issue of Porter is beautiful, especially the lovely pale green color. I think there are many to choose from this season. TBC.

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August 22nd, 2014
It Item

Going Green

J. Crew

The gray version is perfection, and I know many of you bought it in navy (now sold out), but the J. Crew ribbed-knit in safari green is good too. I was told that green is one of the colors for fall and this would be an inexpensive way to add it to my wardrobe.

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August 21st, 2014
In Porter

Lash Love

Porter

The brightly-colored lipstick renaissance was not my thing, and thankfully it seems to be on the wane, but statement lashes are a beauty trend I’d try, especially for evening.  Along with the fab 60′s fashions on the fall runways came dramatic, often clumpy, lashes. I’ve been studying the makeup in this story from the fall issue of Porter and may need a tutorial to achieve the look. I cannot even remember when I last applied mascara to my bottom lashes, this should be fun.

Porter

Photography Terry Tsiolis  Styling by Julia Von Boehm

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August 20th, 2014
Inspired By

Look de Pernille

I’m heading up to the Vineyard, the last trip before the girls go back to school. A cool summer to begin with, evenings are going to be downright chilly. I’m taking a page out of Danish blogger Pernille Teisbaek’s book and packing a chunky knit. Pernille has great personal style and her site is one of the small handful of non-news sites that I follow.

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August 18th, 2014
On My Radar.

Butterflies Are Free To Fly

Givenchy

Butterflies abound at both Givenchy and Valentino (below from the September issue of W). I think it’s a lovely motif.

Valentino

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August 18th, 2014
Campaigns

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

One of my favorite fall campaigns is Vera Wang’s. I love Patrick Demarchelier’s black and white images and the laid-back vibe of Julia Von Boehm’s styling. It’s chilly this morning and the chunky-knit cardigan above would be just the ticket. Continue…

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August 16th, 2014
In The WSJ. Magazine

‘The Franca Files’

Franca Sozzani The inspirational editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, is profiled in this weekend’s WSJ.  At the magazine’s helm since 1988, Sozzani is best known for the photographers she’s helped launch–Meisel, Lindbergh, Ritts, Roversi–all of whom went on to become enormously successful. Sozzani is gearing up for Italian Vogue’s 50th anniversary this fall– I’m sure the commemorative issue will be a keeper. WSJ

All images © The WSJ. magazine

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August 15th, 2014
In Vogue

Model Moment

Vogue

I stopped casting when celebrities replaced models on magazine covers, in ads, and major editorials. However, I’ve been considering casting again, and with this trio on Vogue’s September cover, a clear sign of the return of model-power, it may be the right time to do some projects. TBC.

 

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August 15th, 2014
My Music

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso I’ve been driving my girls nuts by singing along with Sylvan Esso’s “Coffee”. The line “My baby does the hanky-panky” probably annoys them the most.
“Gooey” by Glass Animals has also been on repeat, especially when we are making the mad dash to the Woods Hole ferry.

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August 14th, 2014
Throwback Thursday

Never Gets Old

Fashions come and go, but jeans and a white shirt never get old. While cleaning out the KiC archives, I came across this great story from the June 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar –Alastair McKimm’s styling is still utterly spot-on.

I still regret that I returned the sandals on the left, oh well.

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August 14th, 2014
In The Edit

The Gamine Cool Issue

The Edit This week The Edit explores modern tomboy and gamine style and the cool girls who embody it. From Francoise Hardy and Betty Catroux to Caroline de Maigret and Charlotte Gainsbourg pictured above this issue captures and deconstructs the rule-breakers’ style.

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August 13th, 2014
It Item

White Looks Right

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I love white year round, and this fall a white bag looks right.  I’ve been eyeing a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag for some time and would pair it with all the grey and mélange knits. Très chic.

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August 12th, 2014
Insta-grab

Gym Envy

Louis Vuitton If there were a gym with a view like this nearby, I’d go, everyday. Stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé snapped this pic while cruising Portofino. Very jealous.

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August 11th, 2014
On My Radar

Bandana-Rama

Chanel, Hermes

When both Hermès and Chanel use bandana-print, you know it’s a trend. I’m picking up an Hermès scarf for my friend Helen, wonder if she’d go for bandana. I think it’s super chic and covet Caroline Brasch Nielsen’s Chanel bag. Her Chloé and Hermès slides are good too…

Image on right © T magazine

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August 10th, 2014
In Vogue Paris

Cover Crush

Vogue Paris

Natalia Vodianova looks sensational in Louis Vuitton on the September cover of Vogue Paris. I’m counting the days until this issue hits my mailbox.

Natalia’s first season I cast her in a Helmut Lang show. She was breathtaking and all the other girls were curious about her. Nice to see her back on a few covers, she is a timeless beauty.

Photography by Mert & Marcus.

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