Even though I haven’t worn Carolina Herrera in a few years (my daughter just tried a number of beautiful wedding gowns for an upcoming ball), I am saddened by the news that the perfectly polished Mrs. Herrera will no longer be designing for the company that she founded in 1980. Wes Gordon is a good choice for creative director of the brand going forward, but still, it’s the end of an era. An era that began when women ‘dressed’ and ‘lunched’ and track pants weren’t worn outside of the gym.
This Cefinn dress ticks a lot of boxes—the easy shape that looks pulled together, interesting color, the fact that it’s muslin so it won’t wrinkle, and it’s a good price are all pluses. This is my favorite season by Samantha Cameron so far.
To celebrate Bottega Veneta’s 50th anniversary and the opening of the BV Maison at 740 Madison, Tomas Maier held the FW18 men’s and women’s collections in New York at the American Stock Exchange last night, and it was just what NYFW needed. The spectacular set, with a working fireplace and mid-century Italian pieces mixed with Bottega Veneta furniture, was used for the after-party where guests mingled with the models and could see the gorgeous clothes up close.
Red may be the hot color right now, and many NYFW show-goers are wearing blue, but I think Phoebe Philo had the right idea with these green blankets—I’ve seen a number of women cozily wrapped up in them. And with all the red arrows in the financial markets, maybe green is the way to go.
This time of year, I wear such a restricted uniform that I’m in a serious rut. I grab the same black pants, boots, and grey peacoat almost daily. I love this Acne Studios suede jacket because it would fit under my peacoat and look fab with everything. The Sophie Buhai earrings are a nod to the multiple hoops trend without breaking the bank (and I’ll bet they’re lighter in weight). And the strappy Chloé boots are the perfect fashion-forward item for spring that you could wear now (with socks).
When I put this picture of Farrah on my Instagram feed it got me thinking about all the lines now devoted to stripes. Nikki Kule, Mark D. Sikes, (both early kic profiles), and the La Ligne team are producing some of the cutest striped pieces.
I’d not heard of luxury shirtmaker Lucile Roy below until I stumbled across this pic of Valerie Leberichel above. Only sold in France (and online), this may be the excuse I’ve been looking for—a weekend in Paris.
After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. KiC is my way to share my thoughts on fashion and style. I believe style should permeate every aspect of our lives — from home, to family, to where we go, and naturally, what we wear — especially when we're just running around. — Preston Davis