Books

A.P.C. Transmission

A long-time A.P.C. fan, I’m going to try to attend the book signing for Transmission, Jean Touitou’s new book celebrating the 30th anniversary of his minimalist designs.  October 19 at the Soho store.

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

JOSEPH

Reversible leather and fur coat

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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It Item

Corduroy’s Comeback

The staple of my youth, corduroy, has come storming back. Wide wale is everywhere but it’s evident from this WSJ article, “Why Women Hate the fabric of the Moment”, that it’s not for everyone. I’m on the fence, frankly. Pinwale corduroy pants are one of my wardrobe staples, but I’ve yet to find a flattering pair in wide wale. However, I’m game to try and here are a few pairs that I have my eye on and will test drive: grey Marc Jacobs, navy Acne Studios, black Isabel Marant, pink Céline. These Vince corduroy cargo pants are very cute, although not wide wale.

Image © Pinterest

P.S. Lavender was on many of the SS18 runways…

Heidi Carey Jewelry

The Perfect Choker

A few weeks ago I was introduced to California-based jewelry designer Heidi Carey and her collection of beautiful necklaces. The “bold yet classic” pieces are all made from semi-precious gemstones, which keeps them nicely priced. Over coffee I asked Heidi if she would make me a custom piece, a grey baroque pearl choker to wear with sweaters and tees—and, voilà—so simple and chic.

P.S. I spied baroque pearl chokers on the Sonia Rykiel SS18 runway…

Fave Re-run

Bullitt Inspired

I ran this post a few years ago, but it still inspires me:

Hair loosely tied back with a black ribbon, the camel coat, Chanel bag and jeans– Jacqueline Bisset’s style in Bullitt is on my inspiration board right now.

Le Monde D'Hermès

“Industrial Revolution”

The autumn-winter 2017 issue of LE MONDE D’HERMÈS just hit my mailbox and it’s packed with gorgeous images. I particularly like this story by photographer Benedict Redgrove (the bag is pretty spectacular, too).

On The Hunt For

Three Things

I’m on the hunt for three items: A dark denim jacket, a pair of statement earrings (I had my eye on a Céline pair but they turned out to be too heavy) and spied these on a very chic woman at a Cherry Bombe Cookbook event, and I loved this Fendi bag when it came down the runway and want to see it.

ALEXACHUNG jacket, Jennifer Fisher hoops, Fendi bag and a colorful version here.

T Magazine

“How to Throw a Laid-back Parisian Dinner Party”

NYT Dinner Party

While gathering friends together to celebrate her new collection, jewelry designer Sophie Buhai reminisces about dinner parties her parents threw when she was little girl. It’s a lovely read.

Text by Crystal Meers and photography by Molly SJ Lowe for T Magazine

NYT Dinner Party

NYT Dinner Party

It Item

A Bodysuit?

J. Crew bodysuit

My friend is trying to convince me to buy a J. Crew bodysuit and I admit that they look great with pants and skirts—no more tucking and retucking. It’s the snaps that give me pause… Thoughts?

Smythson Travel

‘Traveling with Jane Birkin’

When one of my favorite bloggers, Navaz Batliwalla of Disneyrollergirl, posted this Smythson travel story on Jane Birkin, I asked if I could be a copycat and share it with my readers, too.

Annemarieke van Drimmelen’s photographs of the 70-year-old English actress, musician, and style icon are beautiful and the lengthy interview is well worth a read—it’s also fun to see Ms. Birkin at home in Paris with her bulldog Dolly and peek inside her beauty kit.

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Fave Rerun

The Simple Wardrobe

I ran a longer version of this post 7 years ago and it’s just as relevant today. I was addressing the fact that many women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time:

The above story from the November 2007 issue of Vogue was written by Mark Holgate who must have been prescient since it ran moments before the downturn. The ironic timing aside, I love that the stylist Aleksandra Woronieka above wears just a few pieces- but the few pieces are great and timeless. Here we are 10 years later and I would love to own everything on her rack; the perfect simple wardrobe!