For the first time in a long time, I don’t need a fall staple- my grey Miu Miu coat is still perfect, ditto the beige Miu Miu boots from Spring and the Givenchy bottle-green tote will be better this year than last. So, I am free to just cull out my favorite bits and bobs from the collections and add them to my wardrobe.
Many of the Fall shows were really strong and there are a lot of pieces I would wear forever. After my Valentino Rockstud binge (I now have 5 pairs), I am ready for a plainer shoe and the Valentino low heeled pump with an ankle strap is it. I love everything about this shoe and will buy it in every color except red.
With a simple shoe, I will wear more embellished dresses and tops. The Isabel Marant dress and Altuzarra sweater fit the bill perfectly. They have great texture and prints, but are still neutral.
I have been on the list for an Hermes Collier de Chien in Barenia and gold for longer than I care to admit. Last winter, I almost broke down and bought one in dark brown and Jennifer talked me out of it- I’m glad she did. When the barenia came in recently, I was happy I waited as the color is very me. This bracelet will most likely be welded to my wrist this fall…
Finally, it is no secret that I am obsessed with this Hoorsenbuhs ring. It’s clean lines will work nicely with my Cartier Trinity and signet ring. It should probably be top of my list.
Marion Cotillard in Dior couture
Yesterday, my très chic French friend Anne asked me if I liked the robin’s-egg-blue nail color Marion Cotillard wore to the Dark Knight premiere (look closely at her fingers and toes). As a mother of a 12 year old daughter, I am well versed in the rainbow of polish options. I have not gone there myself and, I’m not sure I would. However, I see lots of blues, greens and purples on other women (well past the age of 20), but I don’t think those colors would suit me. Actually, I rarely ever wear polish because a) I hate waiting for it to dry and b) chipped nails are hideous.
So I have to ask, are you wearing colors outside the red/pink spectrum this summer?
I am off to Vermont to visit my daughter who is a camp counselor this summer. In my head I am already wandering through adorable towns and strolling on wooded paths. Hopefully this will happen, after we do a number of loads of laundry and make a pharmacy run…
Jennifer has beautiful monogrammed bed linens that I have long coveted. So, when I got an invitation from Mark Badgley and James Mischka to meet Leontine Linens owner, Jane Scott Hodges, at interior designer (and KiC profile) Meg Braff’s shop, I went right over. The quality and craftsmanship is extraordinary. And I confess that I am a bit of a monogram nut. Whether your taste is traditional or modern, I think these linens would personalize any home.
Christine Centenera at the couture by Mr. Newton for Harper’s Bazaar
I know the weather is cool in Paris, but boots in July? Granted, these Givenchy’s are “the” boot for fall, and although it may be too early to wear them in sizzling nyc, it’s certainly not too early to buy them (if you can still find your size). All the best pieces are starting to come in- so make your list, check it twice, and don’t wait until it’s cool here to add to your fall wardrobe.
I am a big fan of Bianca Brandolini d’Adda’s style. Daughter of fashion insider, Georgina Brandolini, sister of boho-chic, Coco Brandolini and girlfriend of Fiat heir, Lapo Elkann, Bianca’s look is modern-classic, yet fresh and a little sexy. However, it is this gorgeous Italian’s constant smile that I find most endearing.