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Nili Lotan

Nili Lotan’s clothes have been on my radar for a few years, but I became a diehard fan after I spotted Kendall Conrad in the perfect sheath at a wedding last spring. I didn’t know much about the designer herself until I came across this piece on W. Pictures of Lotan’s Pre-Fall collection are on my inspiration board.

Photos by Felix Kim for W.

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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


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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SS17 Campaign


The Valentino SS17 campaign has dropped, it’s the first collection under Pierpaolo Piccioli as the solo creative director for the house. Photographer David Sims’s portraits are stunning–can’t go wrong with Christy and Liya.


On The Hunt For

Navy Crazy, Cont.

A few weeks ago I posted on my current love affair with navy. To date, I’ve bought just about everything in my new favorite color, except a bag. I put my name down for a Céline Trio in marine, but it’s been forever and hasn’t come in yet, so I’ve started looking at other options. I considered a Marni Bandoleer, the J.W. Anderson Pierce, and a Loewe Puzzle by J.W. Anderson too, but I’m still on the fence. Months ago I spotted an unbelievably chic young woman wearing a vintage, classic Hermès Constance, maybe it’s the way to go. Tbc…

On My Mind

Looking Back While Looking Forward

While reviewing SS17 show images, I got sidetracked after I stumbled across a pic on @simplicitycity. The runway shot inspired me to revisit some of my favorite Spring shows of all time. My tippy top fave is Marc’s SS99 collection for Louis Vuitton, I still have the white poncho. I started casting this show soon after– I was so in love with what Marc was doing. The Calvin Klein and Prada SS98/99 collections are close seconds. Hopefully Raf Simons will be inspired by this era of Calvin Klein collections, too…

Top and bottom three images Calvin Klein, second image Prada, third pair LV FW98 & SS99


It Items

At First Blush

A pink or peach-tinted nude can be the perfect warm-weather neutral and there are plenty of items in this pretty hue to choose from this season.

Coat, bag, blouse, slides, bag.

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Coat Crazy

It’s no secret that I’m a complete and utter coat nut, always have been. In college, a psychic told my husband that he would marry a woman with closets stuffed with coats. A Bel Air native, he was disbelieving until he met me.

While loading product into the kic shop this morning, I spied this amazing Gucci coat- hey, my Christmas shopping is done, I just need to buy tape so I can finish wrapping.

Coat, sunglasses, jeans.

In Memoriam

Franca Sozzani

Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia editor-in-chief since 1988, died today . I’d only been at Vogue a few months when Sozzani’s groundbreaking first cover hit newsstands signaling the dawn of a new fashion era. Anna Wintour remembers the enormously talented Sozzani in a beautiful piece on Vogue.

Photography by Steven Meisel

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Vogue Netherlands July/August 2014 Issue


This Vogue Netherlands story from summer 2014 is still up on my inspiration board. Resort collections are hitting the stores and I will cherry pick items with staying power, much like the timeless pieces in these pictures.

Photography by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen  Styling by Dimphy Den Otter

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The Classic Wrist

A gold bangle, a long-ago gift from my sister, is my everyday amulet–I’m convinced that it protects me. But, after drooling over a number of insanely beautiful vintage link bracelets at a Christmas fair, I was determined to find a gold rope. Into a box of jewelry from Mother I went, and ta da!

Here’s a nice Tiffany rope bracelet on The Real Real.

Works with a double wrap band, too.

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The Hero Pump

A classic patent pump is a hero piece in my wardrobe, especially in beige. A  staple, it goes with everything and saves me in the rain.

Prada pump.

Grace by Grace Coddington
Coco Rouge
The Perfect Choker