December 24th, 2014
It items

Warm-Weather Wear

Saint Laurent, Cartier

Honestly, I’ve been so focused on getting through this week, I haven’t thought about going away after the holidays. Also, it hasn’t been that cold and we haven’t had any snow. I may ask my husband to find us someplace warm to go last minute. And if we do get away, this is what I want to wear.

Funny, after I gave away a few of my classic Chanel bags, I was thinking that next year I would gift some of my Hermès Trims. But, I like this this Saint Laurent hobo which is so much like a Trim that I may hold on to them for a bit longer.

Cartier celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Panther this year and a pendant would be super chic.

Top, jeans, sandals, bag.

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December 23rd, 2014
On The Hunt For

Just Like These

This is the style of ankle boot that I am looking for–perfect for running around. Although late in the season, I may still find them. It’s frustrating that when we need certain items, they are usually long gone.

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December 22nd, 2014
It item

Perhaps One More…

Gianvito Rossi

Just last week I said that I’m done with fall but, I may make an exception. I’ve added some great pieces to my wardrobe this season, especially boots. The Incredible Boot is just like it’s name—warm, sturdy, and chic. And I still love the Jimmy Choo booties. But I’m missing a short boot with a walkable heel. These by Gianvito Rossi fit the bill.

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December 20th, 2014
Campaigns

Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler Here’s a blast from the past—Thierry Mugler. These images from the new campaign, shot by Josh Olins, are really beautiful. I didn’t even realize the house had a new designer, David Koma.

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December 19th, 2014
Art

Just Up The Block

Cooper Hewitt

My older daughter announced recently that she’s thinking of majoring in art history and, I had to laugh. I was an art history major with a studio minor and I have never been able to get my girls excited about anything art related. Maybe a few ‘fun’ exhibitions like the ones atop the Met and Jeff Koons at the Whitney before it decamped but, nothing else. However, I’m not complaining, and the timing is perfect with the reopening of the newly renovated and restored Cooper Hewitt just down the street. Housed in the famed Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, this will be the first stop on our art-filled holiday.

On a side note—I’ve started following the lifestyle blog Quintessence (thanks to my friend Alexandra who toured the incredible Verdura at 75 exhibition with me), and the author Stacey Bewkes recommended the gift shop at the Neue Galerie.  And I found a beautiful Advent calendar in the shape of a pear tree in the Morgan Library & Museum gift shop when I went to the Cy Twombly exhibition. Good places to find unusual presents.

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December 18th, 2014
Spring Fashion

Moving Forward

Chloe

As my friend Mary said “I’m done with fall” and, although it’s not even technically winter yet, I am too. For some reason, it’s easier for me to think about coats in July than sandals in February but, that’s the reality of the delivery schedule. And I love resort collections, which are in stores now. So, I’m starting to seriously think about the one or two pieces that I’ll want for SS15. TBC.

Photo by Liz Collins and styling by Samira Nasr from the January issue of Elle

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December 17th, 2014
On My Mind

Shopping My Closet

Chanel I’d been struggling with what to give three of my dearest friends who were really there for me this year. The usual gifts felt uninspired. Then I had an ‘aha’ moment—let them shop my closet. Or more specifically, I’ll offer each friend a Chanel bag. I’ve had these bags for years but, I’m not wearing them these days and they should be worn. Fortunately, my friends won’t want the same ones. A classic black and a small classic tobacco bag are off to new homes. And I’m hoping the classic beige jersey bag will have a new life in Palm Beach…

Chanel

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December 16th, 2014
Calvin Klein Pre-Fall

Considering The Coat, Cont.

Calvin KleinFrancisco Costa showed a wonderful pre-fall collection for Calvin Klein. Inspired by California in the ’60s and ’70s with a bit of ’90s Kate Moss thrown in, there were some list-worthy pieces in this presentation. I am keeping an eye out for a coat for next fall, and these two are certainly contenders.

December 16th, 2014
Marc Jacobs Campaign

Bare Faced

Marc Jacobs

Anya Rubik sporting a short black bob and barely-there makeup in the first images from Marc Jacobs’ SS15 campaign. The models were makeup-less in the show, a trend I can totally get behind. Actually, I’m ahead on this one as I wear so little already.

Photography by David Sims   Styling by Katie Grand

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December 15th, 2014
Beauty

Solid Scents

Diptyche

It would be amazing if my Annick Goutal perfume came in a solid, then I could carry it in my bag. I’m going to test drive these by Diptyque, they are so practical. The scented oval would be great in a closet.

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December 14th, 2014
In Vogue Paris

Vanessa Seward

The designer and A.P.C. collaborator Vanessa Seward is the subject of this month’s Une Fille Un Style in Vogue Paris. I love her grown-up, ladylike style–no skinnies and sneakers on these pages. The matching grey A.P.C. sweater and skirt is a look I will copy (the skirt is sold out online), it’s a forever outfit. Here’s to hoping she makes a version of the off-white vintage Courrèges dress in an upcoming collection…

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December 14th, 2014
On My Mind

What Mad Dash?

We have another deb ball, both of the girls’ birthdays, and Christmas all in the next two weeks, and weirdly, I’m not overwhelmed. Despite the fact that I’ve barely shopped, I’m completely Zen this December. It helps that we haven’t had to dig out of a snow storm yet, my kids have very few items on their lists, and Madame Paulette cleaned the dress perfectly after the first ball. Without the usual pre-holiday angst, coupled with my baffling procrastination, I’m thoroughly enjoying each event and party. However, my Christmas cards won’t go out until January—oh well.

Vintage wrapping paper © Lily Textile Creations

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December 11th, 2014
Valentino Couture

The White Collection

The Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, showed for the first time in New York last evening. The couture presentation of all white looks, an homage to the iconic 1968 white collection, was held at the former Whitney Museum of Art. I’ll take one of each, please.

Courtesy @patmcgrathreal

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December 11th, 2014
In interview

Sailor Style

When I was editing the KiC shop yesterday, I noticed that a pair of Gucci sailor pants sold out moments after they went in. Rope belts are everywhere too. Looks like we’re going nautical next spring.

Photography by Craig McDean for Interview

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December 11th, 2014
Pre-Fall

Considering The Coat

Bottega Veneta

The only coat I bought this fall was a parka, which I’ve been wearing with everything. My duffels and furs are at the back of the closet, for now. But next fall, I think I’ll want something completely different. Looking at the pre-fall collections to date, I’m quite liking this grey and white wrap by Bottega Veneta, it’s super chic. And the Gucci shearling is a fun retro look. TBC.
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