Coat Tales

So far, there have been a plethora of great coats in the PF18 collections—real keepers. Maria Grazia Chiuri, inspired this season by Claude Cahun, did some of the best for Christian Dior.

Chloé designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s sophomore collection included these two forever coats.

And Louise Trotter’s Pre-Fall collection for Joseph is packed with great coats. Love the weekend bag, too.


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Suzanne necklace


Margarete poncho


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes


X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka


X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt


Katja wool maxi dress


X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe


X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch


Ethan oversized wool sweater


Suzanna oversized felt tote bag

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“Capital Caps”

Thank you, Paula, for the heads up on this adorable Hermès video! Wouldn’t it be great if hats really made a comeback?

Sale Items

Speaking of Valentino…

I was going to take down the kic sale section, but there are still so many great items available. Love both of these Valentino boots and now they are nicely priced.

Grey calf hair, stretch-suede over-the-knee.

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What Goes Around Comes Around, Cont.

A reader commented on my post yesterday that the Valentino Rockstud looks fresh again, too. I agree, these sandals in navy would pair nicely with the Dior jeans I found on Vestiaire.

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What Goes Around Comes Around

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

Fave rerun

Let it Snow, Again!

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.

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Fab Bags That Don’t Break The Bank

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

Cocktail Outfit Query

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.

Image @bat_gio

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Ahoy There!

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

Strapless Evening

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