Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A red dress is kind of a neutral, but red shoes, bags, gloves, etc. are statement pieces in my book and I can’t decide if I’m on board with this trend. To be continued…
Photo by Simon Upton
High Kingdom Everyday checked blazer
Addilyn slit-hem silk crepe de Chine blouse
Leather-trimmed checked trench coat
Ruffle-trimmed neck cotton blouse
Woodland Everyday wool blazer
Ruffle-trimmed neck cotton blouse
loulou leather over-the-knee boots
Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot
Everyday tote small leather bag
Zara FW17 Campaign
Zara is my favorite fast fashion fix, and over the years I’ve found a number of great items. The trick is to choose carefully and never wear a look head-to-toe—it’s all about a high/low mix. The stunning FW17 campaign shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer showcases a number of pieces that would slide nicely into my wardrobe.
Matches Fashion does great profiles and this one on Swiss-born LA-based stylist and consultant Annina Mislin is no exception—I love her quiet elegance.
Rabbit Rabbit! I love August—it’s quite possibly my favorite month. Yes, it’s the last leg of summer, which is bittersweet, but there are also a lot of fun things to do. First up, Coldplay concert tonight with my younger daughter. Unfortunately, it’s not at Jones Beach, the all-time best concert venue, but it will be amazing nonetheless. Coming up are some serious beach days and I’m ready with a new swimsuit and the must-read After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by my ex Harper’s Bazaar colleague Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Then, tennis and riding—with the US Open and Hampton Classic both in my backyard, these are two events we never, ever miss. And last but not least, lots and lots of great food. Corn, tomatoes, blueberry pie, and lobster rolls just seem to taste better in August.
Jennifer in Southampton with her daughter Emmy.
I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Seventh up, Out East author and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jennifer Ash Rudick:
“Having grown up in Florida, my relationship with white jeans has been long and sometimes sordid. Some had stamina, including basic Levis that saw me through a summer internship at The Norton Museum. Others were poorly thought out, chosen on impulse to fulfill too particular a craving that never translated beyond their circumstance – extremely wide-leg sailor pants purchased in Normandy, France, following an afternoon involving Calvados comes to mind. Throughout the years, I’ve professed ever-lasting love to Lee, Wrangler, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Helmut Lang. I’ve committed to and eventually grown weary of hip-huggers, high-rise, straight-leg, peg-leg, and super-skinny styles. It was me, not them.
Last Spring, I swore off white jeans for good, buying two overpriced dresses for summer publication parties while on a trip with childhood friends who related to the white pant addiction, “try something more inspired,” they confirmed.” The night of the first book signing, as I slipped on a dress, my husband said, with discernable enthusiasm, “no white jeans for a change?” At that moment, I felt estranged from myself, like an imposter. I retreated to my closet where a brand-new pair of Mother jeans were hidden – just in case.” Jennifer
The belt bag has been back on the fashion radar for a few seasons and is picking up steam. I dug out this ’90s Chanel, which I proudly wore with a Prada parka way-back-when. Now I really want an updated, casual version to wear with jeans and a slouchy sweater, so I asked Agnes Baddoo if she could convert one of her soon-to-be launched Poches into a belt bag. Lo and behold, she was already one step ahead of me…
Voilà! The Agnes Baddoo Belt Sac will be available in September.
The Gucci belt bags (also here and here)are cute.
And Clare V. makes nice, well-priced ones, too.
A ’90s staple, the black stretch headband is having its moment. Toteme makes a nice one top, and The Edit story on Guinevere bottom credited the hair band as “stylist’s own”. My favorites are a tad narrower and by Goody—just sayin’.
WSJ. Magazine’s August issue won’t be on newsstands until August 5, but you can see all of Josh Olins’ beautiful pictures of artist Conie Vallese wearing some of the best fall fashions online, now. Ludivine Poiblanc’s styling is spot-on, as always.
The Bottega Veneta belted jacket in the 4th image just zoomed to the tippy top of my fall wish list—will post when available…
When I spied Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis wearing velvet criss-cross platforms on Instagram, I thought they were vintage (possibly even borrowed from her mother, Gloria). Cute when paired with socks—I predict that these Prada platforms above will be a favorite of SS18 show-goers…
Black, blue, brown.
I am a dog person so it’s no surprise that I’m smitten with this story in August Vogue Paris. The entire issue is devoted to animals—chic!
Photography by Terry Richardson Styling by Geraldine Saglio