Never one to do something half way, Chanel outdid itself last evening with an event to celebrate the updated iconic (and incredibly chic) J12 Watch. Guests arrived by boat at Sunset Beach, Shelter island, which the CC team had transformed into the J12 Yacht Club. Dinner, backlit by a spectacular mid-summer sunset and accompanied by a Billie Eilish performance, was beyond fabulous. Merci beaucoup, Chanel, for an unforgettable evening!
X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes
X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka
X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt
X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe
X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch
Ethan oversized wool sweater
Suzanna oversized felt tote bag
It may be scorching hot outside, but it’s time to think about fall clothes. To get in the mood I’m running a few images from this wonderful WSJ. Magazine story that was shot on Sweden’s Fårö island, where Ingmar Bergman lived and worked.
Photography by Christian MacDonald Styling by Jacob K
ARossGirl x Soler
I have never been a leopard-print girl, but this shot from a trunk show I hosted yesterday may sway me. The ARossGirl x Soler dress — seen here in mini, midi, and maxi — is totally fabulous and would be a forever piece. There are still a few left at Le Petit Zebra in Locust Valley.
Thanks for the great pic Jennifer Creel!
I know I know I know, another post on the collaboration between Austria-born super stylist Suzanne Koller and the cool French fashion label APC, but hey, all the pieces are finally available today. Last week I posted on and bought the navy pouch and grey sweater, — they are great and nicely priced. Now, the capsule collection is at APC, Matches Fashion, and supposedly 24 Sèvres.
Below are all the pieces in the capsule collection.
I am one tough customer when it comes to antiperspirant and often double up in the summer. However, I couldn’t use my usuals recently so I picked up a Schmidt’s Charcoal + Magnesium natural deodorant with, frankly, little hope for success. But, it works for me! Granted I haven’t worn it to play tennis yet, but it’s been holding up in this terrible humidity — and smells heavenly.
On My Mind
The two weeks that Wimbledon is on while I work is pure bliss. I love Serena’s Nike dress, it has a vintage vibe. And, if you like modern tennis photos with a vintage vibe, Stephan Würth’s Tennis Fan is for you. Game, set, match!
When GOOP launched G. Label in 2016 the clothes were not my speed. Over time, the designs got better but many pieces were derivative of items I already owned. However, this last drop caught my eye — it’s a wow. I also love GOOP’s styling options as seen below. Cardigans are firmly back on my radar btw.
A blazer over a slip dress isn’t a new combo, but for some reason this haute couture show-goer makes it look fresh. I wear my midi-length, satin skirts with oversized sweaters from fall-to-spring and with a tee in the summer, but I’m going to see if I can pull-off this look. Maybe a cardigan is more my speed…
Image by Jonathan Daniel Price for Vogue Paris
I try to not run back-to-back product posts but I’ve been anxiously awaiting this A.P.C. sweater and pouch since I saw the FW19 runway pictures — these pieces top my fall wishlist. The grey and navy is a chic combo.
More new A.P.C. items in the kic shop.
A big thank you to everyone who shared sunscreen recommendations, we all benefit from that dialogue and I’ve already ordered a number of them.
However, sunscreen is not enough for me to safely enjoy a day at the beach — I set-up camp under an umbrella. Years ago I posted my beach essentials, and when I reread it recently I realized it’s time for an update.
I love French market baskets, but stopped using them for the beach — they bring a lot of sand into the car and wet towels and swimsuits do them no favors. LL Bean canvas totes are sturdy and washable — a real win-win. Ages ago I gave a monogrammed one to Anna Wintour for her birthday and I wouldn’t be surprised if she still uses it, they last forever. Also, I never wore those Isabel Marant slides to the beach, or anywhere for that matter (they did not stay on my feet). I’m a flip flop girl and classic Havaianas get 5 stars for comfort and durability and they are great when the sand is hot or rocky. I even keep a pair in my car in case of rain. In addition to beach towels, I bring light-weight cotton wraps — they make great sarongs. And a reader reminded me that it’s time to buy new rash guards with built-in SPF. I found this striped one (also in red) at J. Crew and Lululemon has a solid coral that is very cute. Add a straw hat and good book and I’m set to go.
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