On My Mind

Wardrobe.NYC

As I’m slowly buying a few items for fall, I keep thinking about Wardrobe.NYC, the “anti-fast fashion” direct-to-consumer e-commerce-only collection of tailored essentials that designer Josh Goot and stylist Christine Centenera launched the end of 2017. I love the concept—a complete capsule of luxury pieces, which would create an instant uniform.  Now the duo have launched performance essentials and they look great, too.

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PRADA

Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

THE ROW

Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank

THE ROW

Flat-front skinny pants

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Atrita metallic leather sandals

THE ROW

Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress

VALENTINO GARAVANI

The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress

ROCHAS

Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps

CHLOÉ

Ribbon-tie silk blouse

CHLOÉ

Slim-leg wool-blend trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Woven trench coat

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10 Magazine

Spotlight On Suzanne Koller

It’s no secret that I am a superfan of stylist Suzanne Koller and I’ve posted on her work numerous times. The fashion director of M Le Monde magazine and founder of Self Service is one of my all-time fashion heroes—I’m always inspired by her stories.

So, it’s great that 10 Magazine turned the lens on Ms. Koller and she’s sharing the pictures from the shoot on IG—lucky us.

Photography by Bibi Cornejo Borthwick

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Beauty

Just Lovely

At a lunch recently, a dear friend shared that she is working with India Hicks and asked if I would try a few items from the IH beauty line. Of course! The only beauty products I promote are ones that I use and love or are highly recommended by friends. So, a test drive was welcome.

Two days later an India Hicks Go Bag showed up on my doorstep. Beauty industry veteran Catherine Walsh helped India develop the line and the products are fantastic. I’m obsessed with the Lovely Balm, which uses organic beeswax and is not overly scented or greasy. It can be used on lips, cuticles, elbows, or any spot that needs a little TLC.

Thanks, Liz!

WSJ. Magazine

‘Bold Types’

I cherry picked these images from a story in the upcoming WSJ. Magazine, which will be on newsstands August 25, because I love pale yellow and consider it a neutral. Paired with a trench is really, really chic.

Photography by Jen Carey   Styling by Alexandra Carl

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Sacai Makes Getting Dressed Easy

I bought a Sacai dress in 2011 and it is still one of the more interesting items in my closet. Because of that, I wear it all the time and it never feels dated. Now I’m eyeing a top—I’ve no doubt that we will see one or all of the above on showgoers next month. What makes them so great is that they look like layered separates, yet are a hybrid of a sweater and shirt pieced together—talk about grab and go.

White, navy sweater and denim, navy sweater and striped cotton-poplin.

Gifts

Tomato Overload

Everything seems to have ripened at the same time in our garden, especially the tomatoes. We are eating them in myriad of ways, but there are still plenty to share. One of my favorite hostess gifts is just-off-the-vine tomatoes or something made with our own vegetables. Cherry tomatoes are always a hit—put them in a nice container that the hostess can keep. Ceramic berry baskets or a cabbage (or lettuce) leaf  bowl are my go-tos.

Image of heirloom tomatoes from Wild Boar Farms © Veranda

Vogue Nederland

A Shirt Dress For Fall

My friend Alyson, editor of That’s Not My Age, rocked the shirt dress this summer. It looked so good that I’ve put one on my list for fall. This Hermès beauty, from September Vogue Nederland, is on my inspiration board. Let the search begin.

Photography by Quentin de Briey   Styling by Marije Goekoop

On My Mind

The Belt Bag Worn Crossbody?

I’m going to pause the ladylike earrings conversation for just a moment and shift to belt bags worn crossbody (as seen in yesterday’s post). I loved the belt bag (or bum bag as we fondly referred to it in the ’90s) the first time around and embraced it again when it resurfaced a few seasons ago—it’s just so practical. Wearing it crossbody modernizes the oft derided bag and my eye has adjusted to the look.

Image © Vogue Nederland

Perseid Meteor Shower

Wishing On A Star

This weekend is the yearly Perseid meteor shower and this stargazing fanatic is getting ready. From tonight through Monday morning, the Perseid meteor shower will send between 60 and 70 meteors shooting across the sky every hour. The meteor shower’s peak is expected to occur Sunday night, Aug. 12 into early Monday morning. Due to the crescent moon, the sky will be darker and thus the meteor shower is predicted to be even more spectacular than usual. Remember, it takes 30 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness and it’s best to lie on your back. If it stops raining, it should be quite a show!

Stella McCartney sweater, LL Bean slippers, cashmere throw, Coleman cot, thermos.

It Item

The Weekender

The good-looking Italian-made luggage line Paravel has been on my radar since it’s launch last fall and this colorway is super chic. Paravel has a great packing system, the canvas is waterproof, and the price is nice—what could be better than that?

Available here and here.