October 24th, 2013

If they’re good enough for Phoebe…

Many of you have commented on my choice of white sneakers in On the road. It’s hard for me to consider another pair since I’ve been wearing the white Adidas forever, and they have served me well. But I love the suggestions, keep ‘em coming!

October 24th, 2013

A Kule Coat

Nikki Kule

Yesterday, I stopped by to preview Nikki Kule’s ss14 collection and it’s without a doubt her best yet. One of my favorite pieces is a fantastic army green jacket, the very one I have been searching for– sadly, I have to wait until January for it to be available.

However, the real find was a short trench from Kule fall that would be perfect for London. I want a lightweight jacket to layer over a sweater and henley, and this one completely fits the bill. Nikki kindly modeled it for me– I may need one of her classic striped tops too…

October 24th, 2013

Céline Resort

Céline has been very secretive about Resort, but thankfully, images are now available. There is so much to love in this perfect collection, but these three looks are ones I must own.

October 23rd, 2013
Looks

On the road

Well, I survived another school visit weekend and the Chloe flats were perfection. Super comfortable and practical. However, when my sister read my post on them, she suggested that sneakers would be better for my trip to see her in London. Besides an enormous amount of walking, rain is an issue.

This may sound strange, but I try to look like a mother at school events. Or at least, not like a fashion-insider. I did a very good job this past weekend, except the Aquazzara pumps were possibly a bit much for an evening performance– whatever. In London I plan on being comfortably chic with a touch of urban toughness, a mom abroad if you will.

Here’s what I’m thinking of taking: I hate to admit it, but I’m a tad over the fisherman knit, I love this boiled-knit wool Isabel Marant sweater instead. I will wear a long sleeved T underneath. Let me wax poetic about cords! I am completely into corduroy right now, feels very ’70s in such a good way. The Pandora is still my favorite bag, and for traveling, it’s brilliant. An LL Bean zip-top tote is all I’ll need for a weekend away.The Givenchy wrap bracelet has been my go-to piece for a year now, it’s more subtle than an Hermes Collier de Chien, but the same effect. And sneakers. As much as I would love a Saint Laurent pair ($$$), these Adidas have served me well for years.

Not sure about which coat/jacket I will take, TBC…

Sweater, pants, tote, bracelet, T, scarf, bag, sneakers.

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October 22nd, 2013

I’m right there with you

Okay, I didn’t break down in The Bronx as LSD appears to have done on Instagram, but my same wagon has been in the shop for over a week. Ten days (and counting) in a loaner with no Sirius Alt Nation. I swear there is only pop and classic rock on the radio– I’ve been singing along to Dust In The Wind and Take The Long Way Home as I do the school-run.

October 22nd, 2013

Fall Colors

The gold, red, and orange leaves are spectacular this fall, but my pumpkins are more me.

October 22nd, 2013

Who’s that girl

© Vogue

© Vogue

Last March I ran a post on chic show-goers which opened with a stunning blonde in a navy cape and jeans bottom pic. The beautiful “caped” girl, Gabriella Wilde,  is profiled in the November issue of Vogue. Wilde, a stage name to distance herself from her posh British family history, ditched modeling for acting and is in the current remake of Carrie. With two more films due out next year, a musician boyfriend, and baby on the way, Gabriella is certainly an It girl I will watch.

© Vogue

© Vogue

October 20th, 2013

‘The Best New Shoe Designers to Know’ in the WSJ

© The WSJ

© The WSJ

I am at Parent’s Visiting Weekend and came across this article in the WSJ while getting coffee at the Andover Starbucks. it’s exciting that there are so many great new shoe designers today.

October 18th, 2013

Chic this Week

Malgosia is currently my favorite model– she definitely gets better as she gets older. ITG‘s profile is a nice read.
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Elin Kling spoke with Vanessa Traina about her new project The Line, an online luxury shop that carries fashion, home wares, and beauty products. Vanessa above with her husband, photographer Maxwell Snow.listdivider

Another great Q&A in Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. KiC favorite, Virginie Mouzat talks about personal style in this must-read.

October 18th, 2013

About the bag

Last evening I wore the boxy Stella McCartney top over a full Proenza skirt from last year and the Aquazzura pumps. It’s about as over-sized a silhouette as I can carry at 5’5″. Continuing with my personal challenge to wear more of what I already have, I tucked my beige jersey Chanel bag under my arm clutch-like. And it didn’t feel right.

I’m sure it looked fine, but it felt old. I would have much preferred this Saint Laurent instead.

October 17th, 2013

Fifth Avenue Style

Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer's New York Apartment

When I opened the invitation from T magazine’s Deborah Needleman and Deeda Blair to fete Howard Slatkin and his new book that chronicles the renovation of his Fifth Avenue apartment, I begged interior designer and fellow blogger, Mark Sikes, to come with me.

As luck would have it, Mark is in NYC celebrating his birthday, so earlier this evening we met up on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman to congratulate Howard.  And to be in the presence of the divine Deeda Blair. She was the chicest woman in the room.

October 17th, 2013
On My Mind

Julie de Libran

© WSJ. magazine

© WSJ. magazine

Julie de Libran is one of my under-the-radar style idols. Currently the womenswear director for Louis Vuitton, and the one behind the genius LV Resort collection, Julie has personal style in spades. However, with Marc’s departure from the house, where will Julie land? Perhaps she will launch her own line, now that would be truly genius.

© Elle magazine 2010

© Elle magazine 2010

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October 17th, 2013

Here it is!

This is the Saint Laurent duffel that I have been smitten with (and posted on) since it came down the catwalk on Cara Delevingne last spring. It is uber chic in charcoal.

October 16th, 2013

Kate Moss, Editor

Photographed by Corinne Day March 1993

Photographed by Corinne Day March 1993

Great news– Kate has been named a contributing fashion editor at British Vogue. We tried to get Kate to edit a story at one of the magazines I worked with but the timing was off. Cannot wait to see what she puts together.

October 16th, 2013

Just Be COS

My current mission is to check out the COS pop-up shop in Opening Ceremony. Only available in Europe until now, I suspect that I will fall madly in love with the the cashmere sweaters, and their price point too. The grey one below is like a siren song.

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