October 12th, 2014
documentary filmmaker

Jennifer Ash Rudick

Jennifer Rudick

Jennifer photographed by Marko MacPherson; with Nan Bush,Iris Apfel, Bruce Webber, Al Maysles, Bradley Kaplan & Laura Coxson; shooting Diner en Blanc; Iris © Into the Gloss

This profile was originally published in April 2013, but with ‘Iris’ screening at both the New York and Hamptons International Film Festivals this weekend, this is the perfect time to re-run it.  Congratulations Jennifer, ‘Iris’ is a fantastic, must-see film!!

Ben Franklin’s famous saying “you can do anything you set your mind to” describes Jennifer Ash Rudick to a tee.  A Palm Beach native and long time New York City resident, Jennifer’s busy life revolves around her two teenagers, an adorable eye-surgeon husband, a writing career, and now, documentary filmmaking. On her resumé: Editor of WWD/W‘s ‘Eye’ column, Town & Country magazine contributor and currently, a contributing editor at Veranda magazine. She also authored two books– Tropical Style: Private Palm Beach and The Expectant Father that sold over 900,000 copies. With our publishing connection, it’s no surprise that when we met years ago at our daughters’ barn on L.I., we instantly became friends. Ringside we would share our life stories on juggling work and family (not always with aplomb), and took turns carpooling five girls to the barn every day. On my KiC radar as a chic working mom, when Jennifer casually mentioned that she was making a documentary on fashion icon Iris Apfel, I begged her to be a profile.

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October 11th, 2014
In Holiday

‘The Inner Hebrides’

Holiday Magazine

I follow the stylist Clare Richardson on Instagram and she will often post a sneak peek of her shoots. After seeing pictures she put up from this story in The Scottish Issue of Holiday magazine, I decided to track it down. Can’t go wrong with Stella Tennant.

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October 11th, 2014
It Item

The Perfect Poncho

Club Monaco Every time I consider shelving my ponchos, I never do it—they are just so easy. Trying to shove bulky sweater sleeves into a jacket is a drag. A big thank you to Meenal Mistry of the WSJ for the heads-up on Club Monaco’s new capsule collection of  knitwear which is hand-knit in Peruvian yarns—right up my alley.

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October 9th, 2014
Loewe spring 2015 Campaign

Right Off The Runway

Loewe Not only is this image from the Loewe SS15 campaign running right now in the fall magazines, I read somewhere that select pieces from Jonathan Anderson’s debut collection are already in the Loewe stores. Now that’s fast fashion.

Photography by Steven Meisel  

October 9th, 2014
Insta-Grab

Weekend Reading

VogueThe forecast says rain on Saturday and I have the perfect indoor activity—-going through magazines. The stack is almost as tall as my desk, which is daunting. October issues are my favorites because they show the real clothes we cannot wait to wear. Christy Turlington looks stunning on the Porter cover BTW.

Image ©Nataporter

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October 8th, 2014
In British Vogue

The Ultimate Uniform

British Vogue

The Céline tunic dress and funnel neck top are my dream uniform—-so easy and chic; I’ve wanted this look since seeing it on the runway. As I predicted, my office being across the street from the Céline shop is hazardous to my wallet. On a side note—-the new Soho store is really gorgeous and definitely worth a visit.

Photography by Josh Olins  Styling by Clare Richardson

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October 8th, 2014
It Item

This Is (Perhaps) The One

Marni My search for a structured bag continues and this one by Marni is the front-runner. I had the smaller version in blue for a bit, but it was too small.  However, the triple gusset makes it roomier than I expected. TBC

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October 7th, 2014
In Porter

Ambra Medda

Porter I’m inspired by the styling in this pic of Ambra Medda from the October issue of Porter. The long cardigan, belted print dress, structured bag, and polished-calf boots are all very much on my radar. Her hair too—-love that it’s done/undone. She looks pulled together, but not prim.

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October 6th, 2014
It item

This Turtleneck Is A Ten

J. Crew Lightweight merino wool, this J. Crew turtleneck sweater is the perfect layering piece for cool mornings. Runs large.

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October 5th, 2014
Catching up with

Amanda Ross

Amanda Ross I became friends with the stylist Amanda Ross when we worked together at Harper’s Bazaar (she was the market director) and profiled her in the early days of KIC. Amanda has enviable personal style—elegant uptown girl with a twist. She’s not a slave to trends and has perfected the art of mixing classic pieces with bohemian accessories culled from her global travels. Now, Amanda has taken the next step and designed a line of jewelry, and a fantastic fur hat inspired by her finds.

I caught up with the busy fashion stylist to hear about her projects.

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October 5th, 2014
In The New York Times

‘Forty Years With The Brown Sisters’

NYT I called my sister yesterday and told her that she had to take a look at this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon in the NYT’s magazine (Susan Minot, my sister’s classmate at boarding school wrote the accompanying text). Nixon photographed his wife and her three sisters every year for forty years. I’m fascinated by the images, it’s like a very cool time-lapse, and wish my two sisters and I had thought to do the same thing.

NYT NYT

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October 4th, 2014
Street Style

Sweater Stalking

Fair isle Walking up Madison Avenue I spied this woman in an enviable Fair Isle sweater and snapped her pic. I may have to break my ‘no vintage’ rule to find one as good as this.

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October 4th, 2014
My Music

‘Gold’

Chet FakerChet Faker’s ‘Gold’ is my favorite new song. The video is good too.

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October 3rd, 2014
It Item

A Long Grey Cardigan

Isabel Marant

I may be looking for a parka, but I’m not wearing a coat yet. It’s light jacket and sweater weather, especially in the morning. I’ve been eyeing all of the great grey cardigans, the perfect transition piece.

All cardigans in the KiC shop.

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October 3rd, 2014
In Vogue Paris

‘Tomboy’

Vogue Paris Thanks to WSJ. and now Vogue Paris,  I’m officially on the hunt for a fur-trimmed, army green parka.  It’s the perfect antidote to my closet full of duffels and ladylike coats. If we’re to have another severe winter, I want a coat with attitude.

Photography by David Sims  Styling by Emmanuelle Alt

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