September 13th, 2013
Looks

Singing the blues

Isabel Marant, Givenchy, Balenciaga in blue

I may love white after Labor Day, and I will always be a devotee of grey, but navy, usually a spring/summer neutral, looks fresh right now.  Any medium to midnight shade of blue will do.

Shearling, bomber, Antigona duffel, skirt, booties, sweater, Pandora bag, sneakers.

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September 13th, 2013

The ankle strap lives on

© Tommy Ton for style.com

© Tommy Ton for style.com

My number one carryover item from FW12 is my pair of tan block-heeled pumps with an ankle strap. I have them in patent, also a pair in suede, and still wear them with everything.

September 13th, 2013
Rooms

It’s in the details

© W magazine

White, black, grey, and navy may be my sartorial preferences, but in my home, I love color. However, it’s the details that I appreciate the most. Piping and scalloped edges make me very happy.

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September 12th, 2013
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Show Restraint

Fashion week in NY is on it’s last day and this season I made a pledge to not chronicle every moment. My intention was to wait until the final finale to post a NYFW wrap-up. But the Narciso Rodriguez show was so beautiful, I decided not to wait.

So without further ado, my favorite looks from this simple, pretty and sexy collection.

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September 11th, 2013

Runway vs. Reality

During the FW13 shows I fell hard for a Theyskens’ Theory skirt left. It topped my fall wish list and I kept an eye out for it online. My dream skirt right just arrived and it’s a far cry from what I had seen on the runway. More of a pale blue than grey, and an A-line shape. The fabric reminds me of my bedspread when I was six– pretty, but not what I was expecting.

What happened? This is not the first time I have talked about what gets lost in production and the reason I no longer order from trunk shows. Disappointing to say the least.

September 11th, 2013
Beauty

It’s a 10!

I just picked up this hair volumizer and love it! Smells okay too.

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September 10th, 2013

Traveling in style

© Tommy Ton for style.com

© Tommy Ton for style.com

I am posting this picture of Giovanna Battaglia (and I think Derek Blasberg) simply because it makes me smile!

September 10th, 2013
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I’m Hooked! cont.

A few weeks ago I posted on my love affair with crocheted capes. As you can imagine, my heart skipped a beat when I saw these looks from The Row show yesterday. I have a few of their clean-lined pieces, but have not bought anything in a while. I certainly will next spring. I like the ‘woman’ they were inspired by.

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September 10th, 2013

The Boxy Top

© Tommy Ton for vogue.com

© Tommy Ton for style.com

I cannot carry off the oversized coats, voluminous menswear-inspired trousers or below-the-knee fluted skirts this fall, but I can wear a boxy top. Paired with skinny jeans or a trim skirt, I’m there.

September 9th, 2013

Uh oh, the return of the logo

I’m feeling logo-mania in the ether. The Louis Vuitton Parnassea bag with the enormous LV is everywhere and Alexander Wang used his name as the pattern on many of the pieces in his show yesterday.

September 9th, 2013
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Opening Ceremony

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the brainchildren behind Opening Ceremony, staged their first O.C. runway show. I like what they did for Kenzo in Paris, but I really love what they showed yesterday under their own label. Very clever and wearable.

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September 8th, 2013

Simply Chic

Photograph by Phil Oh for vogue.com

Emily Weiss, founder of the site Into the Gloss, looks super chic in simple black and white. Doesn’t hurt that she can carry off killer boots.

September 8th, 2013
Looks

My Fall Uniform

Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent

Starting with my favorite Frame Denim black pants from last spring, I’ve added the black Stella McCartney top. I am completely in love with the boxy shape. Don’t be discouraged if your size is sold out, I have sizes 0-6 at home as I want the perfect one and will return the other three. The top runs large so I will keep either the 2 or 0 (I am usually a 4).  I’m thinking of pulling out my camel-colored (gold) Birkin which has not seen the light of day in ages. The Saint Laurent duffle is beautiful, but I have challenged myself to buy only 5 items this FW, forcing myself to wear things I already have.  And these may be the booties. TBC

Watch and necklace

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September 7th, 2013
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A Nod to the 90s

I dressed just like this in the 90s and would happily go there again. This Rag & Bone look is a nod to minimalism without being retro– looks sharp.

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September 6th, 2013

Who is the chicest?

Funny, when I first saw this Tommy Ton image of SS14 NY show-goers on style.com this morning, I scrolled right by. But when I took a closer look, I realized that the chicest girl in the photo, Vogue’s Meredith Melling Burke, is not even the focus of the shot. Love her navy Celine dress paired with Isabel Marant sandals. And the gold pendant is the perfect accessory.

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