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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

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BOTTEGA VENETA

Intreciatto leather slides

BALMAIN

Double-breasted wool twill blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Theo raw-edge cowboy ankle boot

KENNETH JAY LANE

Gold-tone clip earrings

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Layered denim peplum jacket

MADEWELL

Courier cotton shirt

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS

Thais oven raffia and leather skides

CÉLINE

Sunglasses

AGNES BADDOO

Two-Toned Sac 1

J.CREW

Robin silk-satin shirt

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Pascalare 70mm boot black suede

APIECE APART

Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants

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Beauty

Making The Cut

New year, new length? A number of actresses sported this length at the Golden Globes last evening and they looked great.

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Art

Modigliani at The Jewish Museum

If you are in NYC this weekend and looking for ways to beat the deep freeze, put the Modigliani exhibition at The Jewish Museum on your to-do list. I recommend going on Sunday because the newly opened Russ & Daughters is closed on Saturdays and it’s worth a visit.

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.

It Items

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

Vogue Japan

Fresh-Faced

These Vogue Japan pictures of Gisele have been sitting on my desktop—I’m smitten with her freckles and gorgeous complexion. I don’t expect to look 37 again but, maybe it’s time for a tweak or two.

I keep talking about the lines around my mouth, but have yet to deal with them properly. A few years ago Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic posted a fantastic skincare guide and swears by lasers, which I am game to try. And more recently, Vogue documented the 15 micro treatments that journalist Jancee Dunn undertook the year prior to her 50th birthday. The video is really interesting; so many procedures that I didn’t even know about.

Photography by Luigi Murenu and Iango Henzi   Make Up by Yumi Lee

New Year's Eve

Looking Back on 2017

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who stopped by and weighed in with comments this past year—that interaction is the heartline of kic. Also, a huge thanks to the folks who participated in posts or allowed me to run their work as content. Here are a few of my favorites from 2017:

The White Jeans Series tops my list of favorite posts this year and I am grateful to the women who participated. Not only did they supply pictures of themselves, they wrote their own text, which made the posts so thoughtful.

There were a number of fantastic exhibitions, indie fashion stories, books, and new albums in 2017—great content.

The posts about packing, shopping responsibly, and recycling items in my closet keep my fashion compass in check.

And most importantly, the women I see on the street, on Instagram, and in my life are the real inspiration for kic.

I’d love to hear what you liked or would like to see more of in 2018. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

It Items

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