A few weeks ago I posted the pic of Jessica Hart below and afterwards thought that her Saint Laurent Tribute sandals (also here) look fresh, again. Then I spied stylist Martha Ward in a pair of Chloé Susanna ankle boots (also here) and had an ‘aha’ moment. I didn’t buy either when they first came out and were all the rage, but they both look great now.
Images courtesy @jesshart and @marthaward
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
As the blizzard hammers away I thought I’d rerun the very first kic post. Eight years later and I still live in the same sweatshirt, Levis, and cashmere kerchief—the headscarf is 30 years old, talk about a forever item.
I love my new mink sweatshirt from Pologeorgis and wear it everywhere. Nick Pologeorgis and Jenny Roberts were very patient with me as I debated a poncho vs. a sweatshirt. The poncho is easy, you just slip it over your head, however, the sweatshirt is shorter and thus a better length on me. I have even mastered zipping it up the back without help. I know we are all dreaming of sandals and summer dresses but, it’s still winter and here in the Northeast we have masses of snow. At least I feel chic as I contemplate shoveling the walk…
Pologeorgis Furs is located in New York City at 143 West 29th Street, 8th Floor or call 212.563.2250.
I have a number of classic handbags and I paid dearly for them. Yet, I wear them all and many are now well over 10 years old. Thankfully, there are some great new bags that have the same staying power and are not bank-breakingly expensive. LA cool-girl Sarah Staudinger launched her Staud line of bucket bags just few years ago and they sell out as quickly as they come in. And new to the scene Dutch designer Eliza Wandler’s namesake collection Wandler (and here) is poised to be a huge hit.
Evening Wear Dilemma
A longtime kic reader emailed me asking for advice on what to wear to a cocktail party in St. Moritz later this month. I suggested a Vilshenko mid length dress or a tuxedo with great accessories, then jokingly said that I’d be like designer Josephine Dahlin in black, above, next to Giovanna Battaglia Englebert in sequins.
Evening wear is not my forte, so I thought I’d put it out there to all of you to weigh in with some suggestions.
Nautical touches, especially rope belts, float my boat. The rope strap on the Saint Laurent bag is beyond chic, and adjustable.
Saint Laurent sandals, and in black, dress, Valentino rope sandals, and in black.
An Updated LBD
Yesterday’s post on party tights got me thinking about my tried-and-true (read tired) LBDs, especially for evening. With a cardigan thrown over my shoulders and buttoned at the neck, a simple, strapless dress would be a welcome addition to my limited evening wear repertoire.
Top image by Inez and Vinoodh for Bulgari in Vogue Japan, bottom SS18 Toteme and PF18 Narciso Rodriguez
If my memory serves me right, the Chanel PF16 show, above, jump-started the resurgence of black patterned tights (I could be wrong). And now, I want a pair to jazz up my LBDs. Balenciaga (bottom right and on sale), Fogal, Wolford, and Emilio Cavallini make some of the best and I linked two brands to Amazon so you can have them delivered by New Year’s Eve.
Top images © Chanel, bottom @pernilleteisbaek, @khaite_ny
This picture of Vogue‘s Fashion Director Tonne Goodman is from a packing story that ran in the June 2007 issue, called “Fold Everything.” I was reminded of it as I’m starting to think beyond Christmas to a trip we are taking in early January. Like Tonne, I will do everything in my power to not check a bag. However, in 2018 I have far more electronics than the ones seen here, and that’s not including all the chargers. I, too, have used a Louis Vuitton rolling bag forever, but maybe this is an item that could be updated. My husband swears by Raden, the smart luggage with a TSA approved removable battery for a built in phone charger and weight sensor. And, since it’s sold on Amazon, I can get it before we go. As Vogue said “(t)his stylish smart luggage will completely change the way you travel.”
Photography by Arthur Elgort
An image from the most recent WSJ. Magazine has me excited for bold bracelets and cuffs. I love the vintage-feel of this one by Aurelie Biedermann—mixed in a stack would be nice.
When the Net-A-Porter sale launched last month, I scored a few big ticket items that I’d been eyeing. But, now the markdowns are even steeper, up to 70% on many items, and I’m looking for fun vacation pieces like these straw totes and sandals. Again, the sale items are coinciding nicely with my needs.
Totes: Kayu, Nannacay, Antik Batik and Sophie Anderson. Sandals: Mabu By Maria BK, Loeffler Randall, Chloé, and Prada.
Thank you Net-A-Porter for asking for my sale picks!