On My Mind

Total Eclipse

My dad made a pinhole projector box for us to view a solar eclipse when I was about five. We were on a family ski trip in Vermont and watched while having a winter picnic at the top of the mountain—memorable, to say the least. We will be home in our garden tomorrow, and since I didn’t buy special glasses (and would be nervous to use them, anyway) I am making my own pinhole projector box—Lord knows I have plenty of shoe boxes…

Happy viewing, everyone!

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MARC JACOBS

Cropped denim jacket with faux fur

PRADA

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer

PRADA

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy skirt

MARC JACOBS

Faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket

GIANVITO ROSSI

Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots

VANESSA SEWARD

Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket

JOSEPH

Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress

MR & MRS ITALY

Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka

THEORY

Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants

HARRIS WHARF LONDON

Wool-felt coat

I LOVE MR MITTENS

The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan

ISABEL MARANT

Telima quilted-velvet jacket

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Hostess Gifts

Never Arrive Empty Handed

Summer may be winding down, but I still have a bunch of fun events on my calendar. GOOP has a ton of great hostess gifts—I may have to give myself the glasses caddy, certainly beats a tray.

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Bubble Top

This M.i.h top is very cute and would transition nicely from late summer evenings to school drop off, which is, sadly, right around the corner.

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The Downside of Being Sincere

I try many of the items I recommend before I post on them. The downside is that the items I like often sell out before I can endorse them. I’ve been searching for new sunglasses and love these by the cool Danish brand Ganni (good on a narrow face), however, when I went to post on them they were gone.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Sweater Weather’

WSJ Magazine September Women's Style issue

WSJ. Magazine went to the rolling hills of Scotland with “the best knits and sturdy boots of the season” for this story from the upcoming September Women’s Style issue—the largest issue in the magazine’s history. Bravo (and thanks for the sneak peek), Kristina O’Neill!

On newsstands August 26.

Photography by Angelo Pennetta   Styling by Emilie Kareh

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Food

Tomato Pie

Tomatoes are at their peak right now and I’ve been searching for new recipes. I do make a mean tomato and corn salad (with feta and a balsamic vinaigrette), but I’d love to make more of a main dish. This tomato and roasted garlic pie in bon appétit looks like just the ticket—love that it’s good cold, too.

Instyle

‘American Beauty’

Carolyn Murphy is on the September subscriber cover of InStyle and looks adorable in Matthew Sprout’s pictures. Stylist Laura Ferrara is a modern farmer, which makes the styling and location all the more relevant. This fall, Carolyn is launching a lifestyle website, Mamma Murphy, that will focus on back-to-basics and made in America products. With Carolyn’s down-to-earth personal style, it will surely be a site to bookmark.

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Double Trouble

A few weeks ago I posted on three Jérôme Dreyfuss bags and bought the one on the right to be my work tote. It’s fantastic—well-made, nice details, lightweight, and big enough for my large laptop. Then, I posted on wanting a grey suede bag and voilà! The one on the left is coming tomorrow…

Jérôme Dreyfuss tote in grey suede and black calf.

Vogue Paris

Sweater Girl

Edie Campbell looks sensational in this vintage-image inspired story from September Vogue Paris. So good, I had a difficult time editing it down.

Photography by David Sims    Styling by Emmanuelle Alt

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W

‘Inside Helmut Lang 2.0, the Re-Invention of the 1990s’ Most Influential Label’

Helmut Lang Spring 2000

Spring 2000

Styles from the 1990s have come back with a vengeance in the past few years, so it’s no surprise that Helmut Lang’s influence (he was the most important designer of that decade in my opinion) is now everywhere.

The absolute zenith of my previous career was the six years I cast for Helmut. When he retired from fashion in 2005, my inspiration retired with him; I stopped casting full-time soon after. In a recent W article by Alix Browne (it’s a must-read), she talks about Helmut’s rise, departure, and the state of the brand over the last decade. After attempting to make the line more accessible, the Helmut Lang label is now helmed by Isabella Burley, the editor in chief of British indie magazine, Dazed. Along with a main collection, which is designed by an in-house team, Ms. Burley has hired guest designers to do capsule collections. However, I am anxiously awaiting the Helmut Lang Re-Editions launch this fall of pieces recreated from the archives.

My list is long.

2002 Ad campaign image

2002 Ad campaign image