British Vogue

Smile! It’s the Holidays

And, we’re off! Thanksgiving is in the rearview and from now until New Year’s Eve my diary is packed with lunches, cocktails, teas, a carol sing, birthdays, a ball, and sundry get-togethers. This look from British Vogue — simple hair, groomed brows, mascara, flawless skin, a bold lip, and most importantly, a smile — is my inspiration for the holiday season.

Charlotte Tilbury makeup     photography by Angelo Penetta for British Vogue

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VINCE

Cashmere double-slit turtleneck sweater

GANNI

Wrap front plaid dress

IRO

Sirah oversized cable-knit turtleneck sweater

CELINE

Crécy belt in smooth calfskin

MARGARET HOWELL

Soft City single-breasted wool coat

BOTTEGA VENETA

A-line bouclé skirt

&DAUGHTER

Bansha Fair Isle merino wool turtleneck sweater

SAINT LAURENT

Carré leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Oversized wool-blend sweater

CELINE

Crécy Camera bag

SAINT LAURENT

Packable-hood quilted down jacket

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Cyber Monday Additional 15% Off Select Sale Items

Pretty Please: Sale Must-Haves at NET-A-PORTER

When NET-A-PORTER asked me to share with you the details of their 24-hour-only Cyber Monday Sale (an additional 15% off on select sale items with code CYBER15) I had just seen the incredible Hilma af Klint exhibition at the Guggenheim. The Swedish artist’s palette is lovely and I kept thinking “color is a good idea.” So, when I was choosing product for this post, I was inspired by af Klint’s canvases and opted for pretty, colorful dresses — just one would add a long overdue pop to my wardrobe and the ARoss Girl x Soler in lavender is already in my basket. An additional 15% off on select sale items begins tonight at midnight and ends midnight November 26. Don’t forget to use the code CYBER15 at checkout.

Dresses: Sies Marjan, Prada, ARoss Girl x Soler, Sonia Rykiel, ARoss Girl x Soler.

Beauty

The Perfect Hair Tie

A few weeks ago I met Kendall Conrad for coffee and we were both wearing the same hair tie (we are devotees). The Kenz Laurenz ponytail holders are not only “ouchless”, they up my hair game when I’m running around.

On My Mind

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Surrounded by family, friends, and good food — those are the best gifts of all.

xPreston

Beauty

Eyeing Eyeliner

After I posted on the false eyelashes trend, I pulled out a Marc Jacobs mascara and applied a liberal coating. Instantly, I looked more awake and realized that a small beauty tweak could make a huge difference. Now I’ve noticed that lining the lower lid is gaining momentum and I’m going to give it a try.

Photos by Dario Catellani for Vogue Italia

It Items

The NET-A-PORTER Sale: Key, Classic Wardrobe Staples

FW18 was great for key, classic wardrobe staples. NET-A-PORTER’s sale starts today and they asked me to post my favs. I would be happy with any or all of the pieces above.

Bottega Veneta trench, All earrings Sophie Buhai, Altuzarra double-breasted blazer (on sale soon), Khaite jeans (on sale soon), Re/Done  + Weejuns loafers, Wandler bag (on sale soon), Gabriela Hearst cashmere coat, Chloé cotton trench, Toteme grey felt coat, Jacquemus twist-front canvas coat, Jacquemus wool blazer, Toteme slim jeans.

On My Mind

Shopping Local

As much I love the ease of shopping online and promote e-commerce since my readers are from around the world, I was moved by a newsletter sent by my dear friend, Lisa Scully, who owns a small-town bookstore. Here are her thoughts on the importance of shopping local:

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Vogue

The New Bottega Veneta

Vogue sat down with Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta’s new creative director, and the ensuing Q&A is a must-read. The 32-year-old Brit and Céline alum was an under the radar pick and everyone is excited to see his vision for the Italian luxury house. Lee told Vogue‘s Nicole Phelps that he wants “to just make some really great clothes, for people to live in and love and really enjoy.” Can’t beat that.

Beauty

Harry Josh’s Pro Dryer 2000

A new blow dryer is not something I’ve needed since forever. Honestly, I’ve had the same travel model for eons, but now it takes a little coaxing to turn on. GOOP swears by the Pro Dryer 2000 created by hair stylist Harry Josh. Harry cuts Gwyneth’s hair and used to cut mine — he is phenomenal.

Before he became a hair stylist, Harry was a casting director and we worked for the same production company on fashion shows. I inherited the Louis Vuitton show from Harry. Then, when I left to work exclusively with Helmut Lang, Harry cast LV again. One of the kindest and truly talented people on the planet, I would buy his dryer, even at $249, because he developed it (and it cuts drying time in half). The color is cool, too.

On the hunt for

Ski Parka Inspo

Last year I replaced my ski pants and now my parka could use an upgrade. I love the style of this one on Jane Fonda circa who-knows-when. And the bonnet is right up my alley.

I am completely besotted with this Moncler jacket and it’s sitting in my cart, but I struggle with red — does it go with black?

The skiwear edit from Matches Fashion, below, just popped up in my inbox .