September 30th, 2014
It Item

Matchy-Matchy

Marc Jacobs

There’s nothing like a good scarf, and I have loads of them. But, this season the question is, does the scarf match the sweater exactly?? We have Marc Jacobs to thank for this bit of styling obsession. Along with buying his pieces, I plan to wear a navy scarf with my navy blazer, grey scarves with grey sweaters, and so on.

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September 29th, 2014
On My Mind

Take Your Daughter To Work

Celine A wonderful picture of Phoebe Philo and her daughter chatting with Delphine Arnault backstage at the Céline show. My girls come to work with me often and have spent many hours doing homework under the racks backstage at shows. It’s important to me that they known the people I work with and have a clear sense of what I do.

Photo by Saskia Lawaks for Vogue Paris.

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September 29th, 2014
Spring 2015 show

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel Julie de Libran’s debut collection for Sonia Rykiel is a study in 70s French-girl style, which is spot-on considering the house’s history. Here, the Jagger girls walk in the show.

Image © Natalie Massenet.

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September 29th, 2014
Givenchy Spring 2015 Show

It’s In The Details

GivenchyThe Givenchy spring show is all about the details. The runway pics make the collection seem hard-edged, you need to look at each piece, the craftsmanship is extraordinarily beautiful. Thank you to Vogue Paris for these backstage images.

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September 29th, 2014
On My Inspiration Board

Earth Tones

Gucci

I love earth tones—-terracotta, saddle, and even mustard at times. I’m eyeing Pernille’s scarf, the Gucci bag and shoes, and the Chloé jacket.

Photo of Pernille Teisbaek by Kuba Dabrowski for WWD.

September 28th, 2014
Films

Gone Girl

Hopefully, the movie will be as fun as the book. And the soundtrack should be good, too. Opens October 3.

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September 28th, 2014
It Item

A Spring Coat?

Celine

I don’t usually look to the spring shows for a coat, but there have been so many good ones on the runways, it may end up being the perfect season to find a transitional topper. Céline above and Dior below had some of my favorites. Throw in the linen duster from Bottega Veneta and the Loewe suede trench bottom, and it will be hard to choose.

DiorBottega Veneta

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September 28th, 2014
Inspired By

Perfect French

Marie-Amelie sauve

Parisian stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé tops my list of chicest of the chic women. I’m inspired by her personal style—-wearing of-the-moment pieces, yet making them very much her own is her trademark. Fashion-forward, but not trendy–MAS gets it right.

Image © Tommy Ton for style.com.

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September 27th, 2014
In Domino

‘Fall Alfresco’

Domino At a lecture last evening on Wicked Plants (i.e. the ones in your garden that can kill you) everyone was commenting on the perfect weather we had this summer. Fall is turning out to be pretty nice too, and this page in Domino is inspiration for an autumn picnicThey had me at the blanket, I’m a whipstitch nut.

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September 26th, 2014
Spring 2015 show

Loewe

Loewe

A few runway pics from Jonathan Anderson’s first show for Loewe. A fan of neutrals, this collection has a number of pieces that I would love to own. Worth a closer look on style.com.

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September 26th, 2014
Loewe Spring 2015 Show

Just A Peek

Loewe

Jonathan Anderson’s debut collection for Loewe looks fantastic and when I get to the office I’ll go through the show images and put a post together. Consider this Instagram snap © Self Service a sneak peek.

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September 26th, 2014
In i-D

‘Love’

i-D Sasha Pivovarova, photographed by Glen Luchford, looks stunning on the cover of i-D. I’m not sure I’ll adopt the single earring trend, but it sure looks great in editorial, especially this dangler from Louis Vuitton. I Cannot wait to see what Nicolas Ghesquière will send out for L.V. spring 2015.

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September 25th, 2014
Beauty

True Match

L'Oreal So many chic women have listed L’Oréal True Match as their beauty secret, I had to try it. The biggest problem was finding the right shade in the terrible pharmacy lighting. But I did, and love it. And you can’t beat the drug store price.

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September 25th, 2014
It Item

SoCal

Marni Thanks to a KiC reader who, when I mentioned that my daughter is in college in California and I plan on visiting often, asked if I could consider items for women who live in warmer climates. It’s true that I recommend pieces that suit New York weather, but, I had an “aha” moment when I stumbled upon these Marni sandals. My first thought was that as much as I love them, they are completely impractical for winter in NYC; my second thought, they are perfect for my SoCal readers–Ta da!

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September 24th, 2014
Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 Show

The Next Best Thing To Being There, Instagram!

Dries van Noten

If I can’t be at the Paris shows (and I wish could), the next best thing is all the great Instagram snaps from the front row show-goers. I grabbed this pic of the Dries Van Noten finale, with the models lazing on a moss covered runway, from Meenal Mistry of the Wall Street Journal. Global hippie-chic at it’s finest!!

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