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A Bodysuit?

J. Crew bodysuit

My friend is trying to convince me to buy a J. Crew bodysuit and I admit that they look great with pants and skirts—no more tucking and retucking. It’s the snaps that give me pause… Thoughts?

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LA DOUBLEJ

Via Della Spiga Printed stretch-cotton dress

YVES SALOMON

Reversible shearling coat

SONIA RYKIEL

Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt

HOGAN

Shearling sneakers

VALENTINO

Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress

PRADA

Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps

KHAITE

Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat

ISABEL MARANT

Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse

ISABEL MARANT

Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Tuxedo box clutch

THE ROW

Nolia crepe midi dress

YEEZY

Stretch-suede 70mm bootie

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Smythson Travel

‘Traveling with Jane Birkin’

When one of my favorite bloggers, Navaz Batliwalla of Disneyrollergirl, posted this Smythson travel story on Jane Birkin, I asked if I could be a copycat and share it with my readers, too.

Annemarieke van Drimmelen’s photographs of the 70-year-old English actress, musician, and style icon are beautiful and the lengthy interview is well worth a read—it’s also fun to see Ms. Birkin at home in Paris with her bulldog Dolly and peek inside her beauty kit.

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Smythson Jane Birkin

Fave Rerun

The Simple Wardrobe

I ran a longer version of this post 7 years ago and it’s just as relevant today. I was addressing the fact that many women wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time:

The above story from the November 2007 issue of Vogue was written by Mark Holgate who must have been prescient since it ran moments before the downturn. The ironic timing aside, I love that the stylist Aleksandra Woronieka above wears just a few pieces- but the few pieces are great and timeless. Here we are 10 years later and I would love to own everything on her rack; the perfect simple wardrobe!

Beauty

Hair by Sam Mcknight

Sam McKnight is a brilliant hair stylist and I am fortunate to have worked with him on numerous shoots and shows. He recently launched a small line of products and I’m dying to try them, especially the dry shampoo. Tbc.

My Music

Sir Sly

The track “High” by LA-based trio Sir Sly was a hit song of summer 2017, but I have & Run on repeat right now— who doesn’t want to “kick my shoes off and run” these days.

SS18 Collection

Céline’s Neutral Territory

Couldn’t be at the superb Céline SS18 show? No problem, some of the best images are on Instagram. Trench coats, slouchy bags, hoop earrings—sign me up!

Thanks for the pics @samiranasr and @suzannekoller, I made the top one 😉

Books

October Reading List

September was so busy with the launch of Palais and college visits here and abroad, I didn’t even get around to posting a to-do list. Good thing there are a number of new books out by some of my most beloved authors—I look forward to some down time.

The Burning Girl, Fresh Complaint, Manhattan Beach, Little Fires Everywhere.

SS18 Collection

A.P.C.’s New Denim

I’ve always been a big fan of A.P.C.’s jeans thanks to my friend Mary who is a complete devotee. The house’s founder Jean Touitou got very creative with denim in the SS18 collection and the results are fantastic. After years of only using a stiff dark rinse, Touitou has added a bit of stretch to help with fit on pieces like the safari jacket. Every piece here, especially the vest and “ankle-skimming” coat, is on my to-try list.

Vogue Australia

“To The Garden”

Model Giedre Dukaukaite looks wonderful in this Vogue Australia story. Geidre’s been on my radar since the FW17 Valentino ad—I think she’s lovely.

Photography by Ben Weller   Styling by Cathy Kasterine

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SS18 Collection

The New Chloé

This is my favorite look from Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut collection for Chloé—the long, cutaway tunic is so chic. There are some fantastic printed dresses and leather coats, too.

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