We are pretty good about buying organic foods, using natural cleaners, and eating our greens (especially with the new Vitamix), but there were some good bits of advice from nutritionist (and ex model) Rosemary Ferguson in the recent issue of NaP’s The Edit. Airing out clothes when back from the cleaners is new to me, but makes perfect sense.
Via Della Spiga Printed stretch-cotton dress
Reversible shearling coat
Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt
Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress
Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps
Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat
Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse
Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals
Stretch-suede 70mm bootie
I’m still on the hunt for a scent for my hair, and this one by Balmain, may be it. With top notes of gardenia and white musk, I will certainly give it a try.
It is so dry in NYC, my skin is really suffering. If we go skiing this holiday, I’ll need some serious protection. Eight Hour Cream has been around forever, it’s worth a try.
© W magazine
Natural, non blow-dried, hair is on my radar, and was big on the fw13 runways. I’m inspired by this funny piece in W, and although I do my own styling, I’m going to take the dryer-less challenge.
To avoid total withdrawal, I’ll let my hair air-dry just on the weekends. It’s raining today, perfect time to start.
I just picked up this hair volumizer and love it! Smells okay too.
© The New York Times
I may not wear a lot of makeup, but I do love perfume and spray it even before going to bed. About a year ago hair fragrances popped up on my radar, and just last week the NYT’s covered these four products. I dab perfume on the back of my neck, but a great scent for my hair would be ideal (and kind of sexy). I cannot wait to give these a test-drive.
Pronounced “highlands”, this new perfume line by D.S. & Durga, a married couple based in Brooklyn, intrigues me. From their website–“HYLANDS invokes those places on our planet where the otherworld seems nigh. It is set in the mythical border regions of early Northern European cultures – Norse, Orcadian, Scotti, Celtic, Pict, Manx, & Angle.” The Yeatsian sensibility is more than enough to entice me to go to Barneys, the only stockist, and give them a try.
Nail polish is rarely a topic on KiC because I don’t often wear it. Recently, my older daughter asked me to look for a dark blue to send to her at boarding school. I found this shade and admit that I am tempted to try it on my toes. Hey, navy is the perfect neutral and goes with everything, right?
Nail color Bobbing for Baubles #1001
One of my spring rituals is to try new fragrances. Annick Goutal’s Mandragore has been my signature scent for years, but every so often I get the urge to try something new. The recently launched colognes by Annick Goutal sound light and summery, but I think it’s time I tried the Frederic Malle perfumes, my friends rave about them.
Baume de Rose lip balm
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the bold and bright lip colors that have been so popular these past few years. It’s okay on other women, it just doesn’t suit me. So when the WSJ ran an interview with Terry de Gunzburg, founder of the cult product Baume de Rose lip balm, on her new line of lipsticks, I decided to give them a try.
I think it’s time for a return to a pale lip. Terry claims that her new Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipsticks are light in texture and have ‘lip-plumping abilities’. Sounds good to me.
Terry’s go-to products © the WSJ