August 29th, 2013

Up and at ‘em

I went to Paris to cast a Louis Vuitton show a month after the birth of my second child, wish I had looked this good.

Kate uses eco friendly grocery bags, I like her all the more.

August 28th, 2013

Duffel Love

Derek Lam

Last week I posted on my favorite coats on offer for fall and concluded that a duffel would be my top choice. Either of these would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Although, I may wait for the Saint Laurent in grey.

Saint Laurent

Derek Lam and Saint Laurent

August 27th, 2013

STYLEBY Magazine

Elin Kling, author of the elinKling blog, is also the founder and creative director of the magazine, STYLEBY. I love these images from the recent issue.

August 27th, 2013

Spa Day

Mario Badescu Spa

We are off to get back-to-school facials. I have been going to Mario Badescu for 20 years and swear by their services and reasonable prices.

August 27th, 2013

Candles to Covet

French candlemakers, Carrières Frères, has launched a new collection that’s available at Ciré Trudon. The four lines: floral, fruits, herbs and wood, come in white containers with beautiful botanical print labels. The perfect hostess gift.

August 26th, 2013

Tennis Time

© American Vogue

© American Vogue

If it’s the first day of the U.S. Open, it must be the last week of August. Matches are off to a great start with Sloane Stephens winning narrowly in round one. We are going later this week to sit courtside and eat lobster rolls, an end of summer tradition.

August 25th, 2013

I’m Hooked!

Chanel FW13 campaign

Chanel FW13 campaign

When I came across this image from the Chanel FW13 campaign yesterday, I laughed out loud. Not only have my daughters been knitting up a storm this summer, I am totally smitten with crocheted pieces as well. I love the open feel. Although an avowed anti vintage shopper, I found the most incredible crocheted cape below this spring. Throughout the summer I wore it over a swimsuit and shorts and will definitely keep wearing it into the fall.

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August 25th, 2013

Stack the Deck in Elle

I know, I know– another post on booties. First wedges, then ladylike, and now, stacked heels. I cannot decide.

Two years ago I cut down a pair of Calvin Klein knee boots below. I love their black stacked heel that’s not crazy high. I’m going to wear them for a bit to see if they are the silhouette I am looking for.


August 25th, 2013

Hair Freshener

© The New York Times

I may not wear a lot of makeup, but I do love perfume and spray it even before going to bed. About a year ago hair fragrances popped up on my radar, and just last week the NYT’s covered these four products. I dab perfume on the back of my neck, but a great scent for my hair would be ideal (and kind of sexy). I cannot wait to give these a test-drive.

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August 25th, 2013

Pretty Perfect

I was not in love with the Céline Edge bag until I saw it in this color. Gorgeous.

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August 24th, 2013

Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

My boarding school bedroom was decorated with two things– Marimekko bedding and a Georgia O’Keeffe flower print. Both transport me back to a very specific time and place.

Earlier this summer I was in Saratoga visiting family and was not aware of a Georgia O’Keeffe show right up the road in Glens Falls, NY. I kicked myself when I read a review in the NYT’s after I got back.

O’Keeffe spent a series of summers on Lake George at the estate of her husband’s family, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The resulting paintings of the lake, barns, and surrounding area are truly breathtaking.

The show is up until September 15th at the Hyde Collection and I may make a detour after I drop my older daughter at boarding school in two weeks.

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August 24th, 2013

Calvin Klein Collection for Fall

This is one of my favorite Fall campaigns– the criss-cross back is really beautiful, and of course I love the block-heeled boots.

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August 23rd, 2013
Field Trip



So, we went to Briermere Farms and each picked out a pie– raspberry peach, apple blackberry, chocolate cream, and raspberry plum. There are only slivers of the fruit pies left over. So yummy!

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August 22nd, 2013

Something Pretty

Two weeks ago I posted on a pair of Isabel Marant wedge booties as the boot of the season. But for some reason, I have not yet bought them (I think I may prefer them in white, but that’s for another day). Yesterday’s post got me thinking about a more feminine silhouette. Perhaps these boots by Tabitha Simmons would be a better addition to my wardrobe.

August 21st, 2013

Black Power in Vogue Spain

Vogue Spain has Doutzen Kroes on it’s September cover photographed by Tom Munro and styled by my old Vogue friend, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. The simple black with major hair (and pale lip) is lovely and refreshingly sexy.

This is a woman who dresses for her man, something I think about as I consider fall trends. Outsized coats, grunge, etc. are looks I will take a pass on.