Beauty

Hair by Sam Mcknight

Sam McKnight is a brilliant hair stylist and I am fortunate to have worked with him on numerous shoots and shows. He recently launched a small line of products and I’m dying to try them, especially the dry shampoo. Tbc.

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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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My Music

Sir Sly

The track “High” by LA-based trio Sir Sly was a hit song of summer 2017, but I have & Run on repeat right now— who doesn’t want to “kick my shoes off and run” these days.

SS18 Collection

Céline’s Neutral Territory

Couldn’t be at the superb Céline SS18 show? No problem, some of the best images are on Instagram. Trench coats, slouchy bags, hoop earrings—sign me up!

Thanks for the pics @samiranasr and @suzannekoller, I made the top one 😉

Books

October Reading List

September was so busy with the launch of Palais and college visits here and abroad, I didn’t even get around to posting a to-do list. Good thing there are a number of new books out by some of my most beloved authors—I look forward to some down time.

The Burning Girl, Fresh Complaint, Manhattan Beach, Little Fires Everywhere.

SS18 Collection

A.P.C.’s New Denim

I’ve always been a big fan of A.P.C.’s jeans thanks to my friend Mary who is a complete devotee. The house’s founder Jean Touitou got very creative with denim in the SS18 collection and the results are fantastic. After years of only using a stiff dark rinse, Touitou has added a bit of stretch to help with fit on pieces like the safari jacket. Every piece here, especially the vest and “ankle-skimming” coat, is on my to-try list.

Vogue Australia

“To The Garden”

Model Giedre Dukaukaite looks wonderful in this Vogue Australia story. Geidre’s been on my radar since the FW17 Valentino ad—I think she’s lovely.

Photography by Ben Weller   Styling by Cathy Kasterine

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SS18 Collection

The New Chloé

This is my favorite look from Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut collection for Chloé—the long, cutaway tunic is so chic. There are some fantastic printed dresses and leather coats, too.

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It Items

Fall Uniform

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It’s been a few years since I’ve wanted a pair of leather pants. Cropped with a little flare looks modern to my eye right now and these by Vince (here and here) tick all the boxes (The Row makes a similar pair). I don’t want jeans-style, I’m looking for a more streamlined pant—the perfect base for oversized shirts and sweaters like these from Totême. Tod’s loafers, Belgians, or Bass Weejuns, and these Céline earrings and I’d be in business.

WSJ. Magazine's Style & Tech Issue

“Fairy-Tale Looks for an Adventurous Fall”

The location for this October WSJ. Magazine story is so spectacular that at first I wasn’t sure if I should post it to kic or PALAIS. The two traditional country houses, located in the idyllic province of Hälsingland in central Sweden, are the perfect setting for the ornate ensembles inspired by Edie “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens fame. On newsstands October 7.

Photography by Mikael Jansson    Styling by George Cortina

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Clean & Simple

prada pumps

After returning a pair of shoes that I’d had my heart set on since I saw them on the runway way-back-when, I cruised the shoe department at Barneys. Like a beacon in a storm, these simple Prada pumps (here and here) looked so elegant and “right” amidst all the embellished statement shoes—the classics never go out of style.