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What-To-Wear Weather

What do you wear when it’s 30° in the morning and 60° by afternoon? I pile on the layers and top off with a knit poncho or wrap. I have a number of cashmere ponchos that I’ve collected on my travels. They are perfect for traveling, too.

Poncho, jeans, Tod’s loafer

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J.W. ANDERSON

Pierce Hobo large suede shoulder bag

J.W. ANDERSON

High-neck pleated crepe de Chine jacket

AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Set of two gold-plated rings

JOSEPH

Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt

AURÉLIE BIDERMANN

Gold-plated chunky cuff

VANESSA BRUNO

One-shoulder crepe top

DELPOZO

A-line linen mini skirt

LOEWE

Hammock small leather and raffia tote

FRAME

Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts

MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION

Poplin midi dress

BOTTEGA VENETA

The City Knot shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Belted voile midi dress

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My Music

Double Roses

I’m looking forward to Karen Elson’s new album Double Roses. She released her fantastic first album The Ghost Who Walks, which was produced by her then-husband Jack White, in 2010. I read in W that Double Roses is “inspired by sounds of 1970s Laurel Canyon.” Can’t wait.

Architectural Digest, now AD, photographed Karen in her English-inspired Nashville home, below.

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A Versatile Skirt

I have a number of events this spring that range from a daytime graduation to cocktails, launches, book signings, etc. When I saw this flirty Giambattista Valli skirt I had an ‘aha’ moment–it could be styled so many ways (with items I already have) and it wouldn’t look like I’m wearing the same thing over and over again.

Black Isabel Marant top and herewhite Isabel Marant top, brown A.P.C. sandals, Givenchy earrings, The Row mules.  I love this longer skirt by Ulla Johnson, too.

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HVN

These ’40s and ’50s vintage-inspired dresses by Harley Viera-Newton are so pretty and feminine– throw-on-and-go.

HVN available here and here.

The collection launch at Colette last fall

The collection launch at Colette Paris last fall

Vieri-Newton is her own best advertising.

Viera-Newton is her own best advertising.

Fave Rerun

Feminism Today

Gloria Steinem

I put up this post four years ago today! International Women’s Day is the perfect time to rerun it- clearly, things have changed dramatically in a such short period of time. 

Last evening I went to hear Gloria Steinem speak. She was on a panel comprised of women who had participated in the documentary MAKERS: The Women Who Make America. Ms. Steinem was amazing, especially considering that she is just shy of 79.

Despite the fabulous Ms. Steinem, I found the talk uneven and the moderator a tad patronizing toward the feminist star and her generation. Regardless, I was struck by the question “what is feminism today?”.  Am I a feminist? By definition, yes. Do I call myself a feminist? Yes and no. I feel that the term represents the women who came before me; the ones who fought for rights I now take for granted. But I think this is naive, and I am wondering why many women today refuse to apply the term to themselves.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Dream State: Vintage-Inspired Styles for Him and Her’

These pictures are from an adorable story in the WSJ. Magazine. The couple, the clothes, the locations–young love never looked so good.

Photography by Dan Martensen  Styling by Clare Richardson

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Fave PFW looks

Wish I Could Wear These Now

I’m down for the count with an unrelenting head cold. To pass the time I’ve been perusing PFW show images and these three went straight to my inspiration board. The Sonia Rykiel sweater, Céline coat, and Paco Rabanne sweater dress would all be welcome additions to my wardrobe–wish I could wrap up in them today.

On My Mind

March To-Do List

March = spring break and this year we are doing college tours. I’ve already booked a hotel in Boston for the first leg of the trip and we will stay with family for the second leg.

Before we get on the road, I’m eager to see the Julian Schnabel exhibition at Pace Gallery, which features paintings of the garden at Auvers-sur-oise, France. The two books that I’ll tuck into my suitcase are Joan Didion’s “South and West: From a Notebook”  and “The Drifter” by my onetime Harper’s Bazaar colleague, Christine Lennon. And to try some new recipes–my husband made this cod casserole last night–it was unusual and delicious.

Dior FW17 Collection

Rhapsody In Blue

Navy may have been a bit one-note in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s FW17 collection for Dior, but that’s okay by me. Please, take a minute and review the entire collection on Vogue.

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Issue 46

Self Service

Famed lensman Paolo Roversi shot the cover of Self Service issue 46, which hits newsstands (in Europe) tomorrow. Matches Fashion sat down with the editor-in-chief Claire Thomson-Jonville to talk about the magazine’s 25-year history, the launch of a new branch of the Self Service brand, an agency called Content Matters, and the Scottish-born editor’s Parisian style.

Claire Thomson-Joinville

Claire Thomson-Jonville