January 12th, 2014
3 Key Pieces

Ladylike

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2014 will be a year of events– two graduations, and leading up to my older daughter’s debut next winter I will be attending a number of lunches and a tea. I already favor classics and am dusting off some beautiful pieces in my closet. But I do want to hit the “refresh” button on my current ladylike look and just an item or two will do the trick.

Miu Miu coat, Balenciaga bag, Valentino shoes.

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January 12th, 2014
Campaigns

Ivy Leaguer

Daria stars in the Balenciaga SS14 campaign. I love the ivy and beautiful lighting.

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January 11th, 2014
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Babes At Any Age

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Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss, I cannot imagine two more enduringly beautiful women, together. And at 70 and 40 respectively, they are proof that you can be a babe at any age.

Patrick photographed the pair, together for the first time, in Paris for Vanity Fair’s February issue.

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January 11th, 2014
Garden

Dreaming Of Spring

The snow has melted and thankfully we are having a brief respite from the deep freeze. Seed catalogues are stacked next to the fall issues of fashion magazines that honestly, need to be tossed. When I saw this image in Vogue from a story on my neighbor Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler’s weekend home in Locust Valley, my first thought was, time to consider the garden.

It’s certainly too early to put anything in the ground, but it’s never too early to plan and dream about what to plant come spring.

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January 10th, 2014
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Pure Bliss

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It’s snowing and rain is predicted for later today. Ah, January. I regret that we didn’t hit a beach this holiday, especially when I see a pic like this one of Sasha Pivovarova and her daughter– pure bliss.

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January 10th, 2014
It Item

Fit To Print

This is my favorite image from the January issue of American Vogue. I don’t buy a lot of prints, but when I find a pattern I like, I’ll scoop it up. The Marc by Marc Jacobs dress below may be the one I add to my wardrobe this spring.

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January 9th, 2014
It Item

Wedge Fatigued?

Isabel Marant wedge bootie

Last August I ran a post on the above booties, I was sure they would show up on the feet of the chicest women this F/W. So cool, so Helmut Lang 2003. But when I went to remove sold out sale items from the KiC shop yesterday, I was stunned to see them still in stock.

Is the wedge on the wane? Are we on the downside of this fashion curve? The wedge heel has certainly had more staying power than I would have guessed, we’re talking 11 years of (almost) steady popularity.

Has the wedge had it’s moment, or is it just these boots?

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January 8th, 2014
On My Mind

If I Were Still Casting

One of my favorite models, Emily DiDonato, is on the cover of the February issue of Vogue Paris. The blue-eyed brunette is a classic American beauty with a great smile. I would cast her in a heartbeat.

© Vogue Paris September 2013 issue

© Vogue Paris September 2013 issue

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January 8th, 2014
It Item

Fringe Benefits

Valentino fringe

One of my favorite trends for spring is fringe. But a little goes a long way, so I will do either a bag or a shoe.  Since the Valentino sandals are similar to my Isabel Marant pair from last year, I’m leaning toward a clutch, or a small fringed crossbody bag would be fun. TBC.

Hard to believe that despite the price tag on the Pucci poncho, it’s already almost sold out.

Pucci top, The Row clutch, Valentino sandal, Valentino bag.

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January 8th, 2014
Editorial

Happy Hour

It’s no secret that I love a good smile and these pics of Daria from the February issue of HB make me very happy indeed.

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January 8th, 2014
It Item

More Mules

These mules by Alexander Wang are good– the strap wrapped around the heel updates the silhouette. I’m definitely into this trend.

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January 7th, 2014
Campaigns

Belted Jacket Cont.

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There is only one on my list for spring…

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January 7th, 2014
Show Status

-13°

givenchy19-1It feels like negative temperatures in NYC today and this coat from Givenchy pre-fall would be a nice way to wrap up and ride out the deep freeze. The collection, with tuxedo pants and Gustav Klimt influenced patterns, is glamourous, but in a modern way.

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January 6th, 2014
It Item

Zodiac Zeal

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Last week a reader commented that the Valentino necklace in my denim skirt post looked like a zodiac symbol. This got me thinking about the number of items I’ve seen recently that are adorned with a sun sign, and whether I’m game to go there.

According to Susan Miller of Astrology Zone, and pretty much my forecast guru, I am firmly a Taurus. I recognize both the good and the not so good (stubborn, materialistic) attributes in myself. But will I wear my sign on my sleeve (or feet, around my neck, or tucked under my arm)? Doubtful.

Charlotte Olympia shoes and clutch, Estée Lauder compact, bull pendant, constellation pendant.

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January 6th, 2014
It Item

If They Are On Your List, Get Them Now

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If there is an It shoe for spring, the Isabel Marant leather slides are certainly a contender. New to Net-a-Porter today, and they won’t be in stock long.

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