May 8th, 2015
On The Hunt For

New Shades

Tom Ford While on the topic up updating summer items, I could use a new pair of shades. My friend Lisa bought these Tom Ford Carla sunglasses and they look sensational on her. Can I be a copycat?

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May 8th, 2015
In British Vogue

‘Blue Summer’

British Vogue

British Vogue‘s June cover story ‘Blue Summer’ stars Anna Ewers. My take-away from the images is that it’s high time I replace my bought-at-the-pharmacy beach hat.  TBC.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier   Styling by Clare Richardson

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May 7th, 2015
It Item

Chic & Sleek

I wore a version of these point-toe flats in the ’90s and they look fresh again, today. Simple and bit elegant, a pair would take my summer run-around uniform up a notch.

Image © The Edit

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May 7th, 2015
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

A Slip Top & Slacks

Louis Vuitton cruise 2016

This is my favorite look from the Louis Vuitton cruise 2016 collection—the slip top layered over a blouse and ‘slacks’ are items I’ve been considering.

May 6th, 2015
Cruise Collection

L.V. + Palm Springs

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Nicolas Ghesquière has chosen a Palm Springs house, designed by modernist architect John Lautner for Bob and Dolores Hope in the late ’70s, to be the location for the Louis Vuitton cruise collection presentation this evening. Fabulous.

Watch the Louis Vuitton cruise 2016 show live tonight.

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May 5th, 2015
Beauty

Just A Touch

Yves Saint Laurent

When it comes to cosmetics, I’m a less-is-more gal. The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Pen has become my beauty BFF, it’s a concealer and highlighter—a true win-win.

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May 4th, 2015
Gucci Campaign

Green With Envy

Gucci

It’s no secret that I’m a green fiend—in my home and in my closet, it’s one of my favorite colors. I’m on the hunt for a piece in a rich, dark shade.

Malgosia’s hair and makeup are lovely.

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May 3rd, 2015
It item

The Lace-Up Espadrille

Aquazurra

Two spring trends in one shoe—a laced espadrille from Aquazzura.

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May 2nd, 2015
In W

Gio’s Austrian Inspiration

W magazine

And speaking of a global wardrobe, one of my favorite pages in W is Gio’s Journal, edited by stylist Giovanna Battaglia—I love her globetrotting finds. In the April issue, Giovanna is inspired by the knitwear in the Chanel pre-fall collection that was shown in Salzburg, Austria. Me, too.

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May 2nd, 2015
In The Wall Street Journal

The Global Wardrobe

WSJ

This story, “How to Travel the World Through Your Closet”  in The Wall Street Journal, is like a finger firmly on the current fashion pulse. Designers are not the only global nomads today, “(a) wave of wanderlust has hit the fashion landscape recently. It’s swept over other indie treasure hunters…”.  Debonnaire von Bismarck’s eponymous London-based shop, which stocks “Moroccan-style slippers from Lebanon, woven clutches from Thailand, jewelry designed with the Gem Palace in Jaipur and silk caftans created with an artist she discovered in Ibiza”, epitomizes this souk-inspired trend. I love items that have a found-on-my-travels feel, they can be an important facet of personal style.

May 1st, 2015
Pre-Fall

Céline

Celine pre-fall

The Céline pre-fall images are up on VogueAt first glance, these are my three favorite looks.

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April 30th, 2015
Inspired By

Julia Leach’s Style

Julia Leach

I would never have seen this One Kings Lane feature on Julia Leach, founder of Chance clothing and accessories, if I were not a fan of Habitually Chic (Thanks, Heather). Julia’s OKL picks are certainly great but, it’s the fisherman knit sweater and silver cuff she’s wearing in this shot that absolutely send me. I ‘borrowed’ a similar sweater from my mother a few years ago that will be perfect with the white Balenciaga shift. Now, for the cuff…

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April 29th, 2015
Streetstyle

Long & Layered

A number of readers commented that Jessica de Ruiter’s dress looks like a long tee. I was thinking about that when I spied this pic (Sarah Harris of British Vogue?). I’m inspired by the long, striped shirt under the suede coat—a very cool look.

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April 29th, 2015
On My Mind

Naptime

Vogue Italia

Confession, I’m a napper. I started napping when I was traveling to Europe every six weeks for work and short naps were my solution to conquering jet lag. And, when my children were infants, naps made working possible. I’ve always been an insane morning person and get up before 5 am most days. A 20 minute snooze in the afternoon helps me extend my day.

When my older daughter was in boarding school, a doctor told the students that naps are beneficial and 26 minutes is the optimum amount of time to refresh but, not too much to disrupt nighttime sleep. I read somewhere that you should have a cup of coffee before you nap because it takes 30 minutes to kick in. Even 15 minutes (often in a comfy chair in my office) is restorative.

Image © Vogue Italia

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April 29th, 2015
It Item

Shifting Into Spring

Balenciaga

I’ve been on the hunt for a white dress and bought this Balenciaga shift yesterday. The shape suits me and I’ll throw on a cardigan when its cool. I will wear this dress for many, many years—it’s a forever piece.

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