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.
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…
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.
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.
After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. KiC is my way to share my thoughts on fashion and style. I believe style should permeate every aspect of our lives — from home, to family, to where we go, and naturally, what we wear — especially when we're just running around. — Preston Davis