February 13th, 2014
Editorial

The White Shirtdress

Whites by WSJ A white shirtdress is a must-have wardrobe staple for spring. Add a chunky cardigan, over-the-knee boots and tights, and it could be worn now.

This story is from the WSJ. magazine which will be on newsstands February 15th.

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February 13th, 2014
Street Style

Winter White

I wonder if there is a correlation between the popularity of white coats on show-goers and the amount of snow we have in NYC.

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Images © nymag, style.com, vogue, and W.

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February 12th, 2014
3 Key Pieces

Winter Tweak

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The fall sales are picked over and stores are filled with spring stock, but it’s still very much winter, and will be for a while.  I’m looking for an item, or small tweak if you will, to perk up my wardrobe these last few freezing months.

Jeans in a pale wash will be big next season, but would look great now. And you can’t go wrong with a new scarf, or a mini crossbody bag would brighten my day.

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February 11th, 2014
Street Style

Buckle Up

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I’m taking a cue from these two Vogue editors-in-chief–  belting a coat, especially when some are so voluminous this season, is an easy way to alter the silhouette.

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Emmanuelle Alt and Franca Sozzani © nymag.com

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February 11th, 2014
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A Closer Look

I spy another bag belted at the waist from The Row (see their pre fall look here). It’s going to make a comeback, especially the supple fabric version from the Olsen sisters’ FW14 show.

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February 10th, 2014
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Oxfords With Everything

I have never owned a pair of oxfords, or any men’s inspired shoe (save sneakers) for that matter. The Row may very well change that. I keep looking at the FW14 show images on vogue, there are some very beautiful clothes in this collection.

Again, the long scarf falling below the hem of the jacket is my favorite bit of styling.

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February 10th, 2014
Insta-grab

#Family

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Although Andover, Massachusetts is considerably closer than Paris, I truly understand how excited Julia Restoin is to be spending time with her mother during NYFW now that she lives in NYC. From Julia’s Instagram “Best thing about #nyfw #fw14 ? Spending time with #mommy  @carineroitfeld  #motherdaughter  #family”.

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February 10th, 2014
Street Style

Great Lengths

I have posted on long-for-day a number of times. Whether to the ankle or long in the back, it’s a trend with more staying power than I expected.

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February 9th, 2014
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Bits And Pieces

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I’ve never posted on a Prabal Gurung show, his clothes didn’t catch my eye before yesterday. But the collection he presented for fall was filled with fur pieces, snatches of waffle and fisherman knits, and beautiful shoes– all things I love. And my favorite bit of styling was the hair under the scarf.

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February 9th, 2014
On My Mind

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Why am I in Boston the opening weekend of FW14 shows? Because, first and foremost, I am a mother and I’m visiting my older daughter. Truth be told, this weekend especially, I prefer looking at the collections online as it’s freezing in NYC and the designers are presenting all over the city.

Last evening, as I strolled Newbury street in my current run-around outfit– black fur jacket, black sweater and pants, mini crossbody bag, and white sneakers, I certainly got quite a few looks. Although Boston is my hometown, I realized that I’ve been away for a lifetime and I’m now a New Yorker, inside, and more obviously, out.

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February 9th, 2014
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Dress Me

Joseph Altuzarra’s fall 2014 show was filled with beautifully crafted and luxurious clothes, many with hand woven elements. My favorite looks were these two lovely dresses.

Images © style.com

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February 8th, 2014
Street Style

Chic And Practical

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A reader commented that she prefers the Saint Laurent sneakers to the Stan Smith Adidas, and I may have to agree. Regardless, thank goodness trainers are chic right now, hard to navigate snowbanks in heels…

Both images © Tommy Ton for style.com

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February 7th, 2014
Editorial

‘The Woman Within’ Porter Magazine

I went to Net-a-Porter this morning to hear Natalie Massenet and Lucy Yeomans talk about creating Porter and to see the debut issue. Having spent most of my career at fashion magazines, I can tell you that Porter took the best traditional editorial elements, and then hit reset.

From the gorgeous, yet laid-back images of Gisele, to the remarkable profiles, Porter is truly “(a) celebration of incredible women”. With a nod to fashion magazines of the 50s and 60s, Lucy is intent on helping women get dressed, and perhaps more importantly, develop personal style. You get the sense that Porter wants a dialogue with the reader, much like a blog, which makes the magazine feel more intimate and modern. Despite the number of fashion magazines out there, we still want something new. Porter is it.

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February 7th, 2014
Art

“Elevation 1049″

Although we have masses of snow, and more on the way, I’m not craving a beach holiday. Rather, a field trip to Gstaad to see “Elevation 1049, Between Heaven and Hell”, a site-specific exhibition curated by Neville Wakefield and the artist olympia Scarry, tops my list. The show, with installations solely by Swiss artists, is up until March 8th.

And I could ski too, booyah.

Curators Wakefield and Scarry.

Most images courtesy of W.

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February 6th, 2014
It Item

Crème Caramel

The perfect neutral color that goes with everything. Either sandal, or preferably both, would work well in my wardrobe.

Valentino & Isabel Marant

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