On My Mind

July!

If August is the Sunday of summer, then July is, aptly, the Saturday. Growing up, my family was on Martha’s Vineyard from the day after school let out in June until Labor Day. There were July people and August people, we were simply summer people. Back then, August was the prime month, but now it feels like July has usurped that claim. And the Fourth kicks off July with gusto. For years I flew back from Paris on July 4. I cast Helmut Lang’s men’s show, which was often on the fourth, and it was agreed that when the last model walked the runway I could dash to the airport to be home with my girls for fireworks. I would fly to JFK then take a small plane up to the Vineyard. I could see fireworks in many of the small towns along the Cape — truly magical.

We will be poolside this hot long weekend and will see fireworks in town. Wishing everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July. xp

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THE ROW

Park small grained-leather shoulder bag

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

LACK OF COLOR

Inca straw bucket hat

VALENTINO

Cropped crocheted cotton-blend wide-leg pants

ISABEL MARANT

Amuko leather-trimmed suede tote

CHLOÉ

Crochet-knit cashmere, wool and silk-blend mini dress

LOEWE

Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

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Uh-Oh

I don’t need this Gucci bag (I already have it in other colors), and I have the Celine Romy in this color. So, why am I even considering it? Because, when I find something I love and know I’ll wear forever, I buy it. Please talk me out of this…

This bag is now $1000 more than when I bought the first one December 2019 — wow.

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Ann Mashburn Style

I love Ann Mashburn — both the woman and her eponymous line. Her Popover dress, strappy sandals, slouchy bag, and Persol sunglasses = the perfect summer uniform. And, Ann’s blog You need this… I promise is a must-read.

In WSJ. Magazine

‘The Coolest Ways to Wear Nearly Priceless Jewelry’

The Bulgari necklace is indeed spectacular, however, everything about this picture from WSJ. Magazine speaks to me. The pale cashmere crewneck sweater is a perfect foil for such a stunning piece of jewelry. Love the hair and lip color, too.

Henrik Purienne, photographer, and Alexander Fisher, stylist

Travel

O Canada!

Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

Rome was great and I’m sure Paris will be fun as well, but, my next trip will, hopefully, be to Canada. Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, specifically. I want to start in Portland, Maine (my favorite state) and end on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. This trip has been on my list forever and now feels like the right time to go. Recommendations welcome.

On My Radar

Bits & Bobs

I’m going to catch the Louise Bourgeois Paintings exhibition at the Met before it comes down August 7. I love Ms. Bourgeois’ sculptures and am curious about her early works as a painter. Can’t say I was much of a Dakota Johnson fan until I saw her in The Good Mother where she was terrific. So, I’m eager to see her in the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The summer I was 13, I read every Jane Austen novel. The summer prior, I read almost every Agatha Christie novel and remember only a few. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is in my beach bag. There is a lot of amazing music this summer and Rüfüs du Sol’s dance remix of On My Knees gets in your head. After our trip to Rome last month, I’ve been making Cacio e Pepe more often than I care to admit — it’s just so easy. And my favorite small indulgences are sunglasses and fragrances. When Ray-Ban had their Memorial Day sale, I went a bit overboard —  my girls have taken a few pairs so I feel less guilty. It took me a long time to find a new fragrance, so I’m going back to the source and ordered Louis Vuitton’s Afternoon Swim. It’s by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the genius behind my beloved On The Beach.

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In WSJ. Magazine: Tweed Shows Off Its Fun Side

I’m all about a short, boxy, collarless jacket for fall and this one by Celine ticks all the boxes. A design duo, and dear friends, just made me one in black leather and I’m picking it up tomorrow — I know that it will be a forever piece.

Photographed by Emily Lipson for WSJ. Magazine | Styled by Lizzy Wholley

June/July Harper's Bazaar

Fall Short(s)

I love shorts in the summer, but have not worn them in cooler seasons. Hermès showed lots of shorts in the FW22 collection, like this playsuit above in June/July Harper’s Bazaar. With wool tights and tall boots, I’d go there.

Photographs by Bryan Liston  Styling by Gabrielle Marceca

On My Mind

Father’s Day Fare

For us, Father’s Day is about family, food, and al fresco dining. One daughter is home this weekend and will bake with her dad, and I’ll assemble a cheese board and kitchen clambake. Here’s to a lovely weekend!

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The Perfect Pink

I’m completely smitten with these pink beach towels and umbrellas. And the white piping, sigh. The towels will be easier to hunt down, in the meantime a new lipstick and bandana would be fun.

Images courtesy of @vikagazinskaya and @virginiemouzat