Vogue Paris

‘Cowboy Dreams’

The tippy top of my FW17 wish list is a shearling jacket. Either of these, from a story in October Vogue Paris, would be perfect.

Photography by David Sims   Styling by Emmanuelle Alt


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Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat


Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans


Iliana Harkness bucket hobo


Wool and cashmere cardigan


Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide


Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses


Reversible leather and fur coat


Linda 45 leather pumps


Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket


Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest


Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse


Wool-gabardine coat

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Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

My daughter, author of the site BakeLogic, and I had lunch with Kerry Diamond a few weeks ago. Kerry is co-editor of the indie food magazine Cherry Bombe and a dear friend. At lunch she told us about putting their first-ever cookbook together “a compilation of crave-worthy recipes from 100+ of the coolest, most creative women around.” Not out until 10/10, but you can pre-order here.

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Sock Boot Dilemma

My friend Amy recommended the documentary ‘Minimalism’. As Helmut Lang’s casting director in the late 90s/early 2000s, I assumed that it was about fashion and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t heard of it. Not so. It’s about over-consumerism and finding happiness by living with less. Ironically, as I was watching, I was loading product into the kic shop. At first I felt guilty, but then I realized that I actually encourage my readers to buy 1/buy quality, which is what the founders of The Minimalists believe, too.

Weirdly, this brings me to sock booties. Last spring I had my eye on the Burberry pair and posted on them. I waffled and didn’t buy them. Recently I was in Zara and picked up a pair thinking they’d be inexpensive and fun. Will I wear them? No, they’re just not me. But, still wanting a pair like the ones in the street style photo above, I dug into my closet and found an old pair of Manolo Blahnik stretch suede boots with a kitten heel and will have them shortened—may not be minimalism, but it is recycling, and that’s good, too.

Hedvig Opshaug @hedvigso

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The Ultimate Bag Cover

Suzanne Koller posted these two images on Instagram yesterday and I reposted the top one (the perfect Birkin). I’m in England and the weather is wackier than ever, going from bright sunshine to pouring rain in a matter of seconds. A bag cover is a brilliant idea—Suzanne’s is custom Hermès.

SS18 Collections

Gabriela Hearst

Designer Gabriela Hearst has been on my radar but I’ve yet to see an item that I would love to wear—that is until these two looks came down her SS18 runway.

My New Site




I’ve mentioned from time to time that I’ve wanted to start a home-focused site, but kept putting it on the back burner. No longer—welcome to PALAIS! Interiors, homewares, books, gardens, and real estate—let me know what you think.

The Last Magazine

Summer’s End

Photographer Cass Bird captures these last days of warm weather in September in this story from the Fall 2017 issue of The Last Magazine. Dutch model Imaan Hammam is splendid.

Styling by Elissa Santisi

A Bit of Red

Red shoes have been on my list for a few years now, but I’ve yet to pull the trigger. The hot color for fall, this may be the time I go there. Or, perhaps a belt bag is a good idea…

Joseph sweater, Theory belt bag, Frame frayed jeans, Tod’s loafers. Use code SHOP10 (good until 9/18) at checkout for 10% off these and many other items.

To See


The third season of “Outlander”, the Starz drama based on the enormously popular book series by Diana Gabaldon, starts tonight. From the previews, Claire’s wardrobe looks pretty fab. I knew Caitriona Balfe when she modeled and this is the perfect role for her.


David Hicks Scrapbooks

In David Hicks Scrapbooks, Ashley Hicks, son of the renowned British decorator, has pieced together spreads from his father’s scrapbooks and the result is the most complete record of David Hicks’s life and work. The notes, sketches, and photographs are fabulous.