On My Mind

Welcome, 2020!

A New Year! New decade! And kic’s 10th anniversary!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe New Year’s Eve,
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What's New

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne medium hobo bag in smooth leather

JIL SANDER

Nia gathered-neck belted midi dress

GUCCI

Cotton and wool tweed midi dress

RAG and BONE

Parker leather sandals

JW ANDERSON

Merino wool sweater

NILI LOTAN

Jenna cropped cotton-blend slim-leg trousers

MARNI

Crossover leather wedge sandals

JIL SANDER

Twill midi dress

SUICOKE

Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

High-rise skinny jeans

PRADA

Wool top

MACKINTOSH

Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

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On My Mind

Beige to Brown

If 2019 was all about beige, 2020, for me, will be about brown. Above are my two favorite posts from 2019 and they inspire me as I look ahead. The Gucci bag fit seamlessly into my wardrobe like a long lost friend and the Chanel Cruise collection (with the fab belts) is packed with covetable pieces in my new preferred color.

Above posts HERE and HERE.

On My Inspiration Board

Warm-Weather Inspired

By and large, I’m not a warm weather person and wasn’t sad when Mother sold the place in Florida — midwinter, I far prefer Copenhagen to sitting on a beach near the equator. However, summer is inevitable so I start picking up lightweight dresses and simple tops from the resort collections, which are in now. These images from January Vogue UA are on my inspiration board.

Photography by Máté Moro & Borbala Szanto    Styling by Ali & Aniko

Gift

All Tied Up

Thank you, CHANEL, for the most beautiful belt. I paired it below with my fav (and oft worn) black satin, midi-length skirt for Christmas dinner and got a number of compliments. The one I was gifted has grosgrain ties — it’s beyond lovely.

On My Mind

Let The Games Begin!

Not only is Christmas in two days but both of my girls have birthdays this week, and many friends started celebrating Hanukkah last evening — certainly ’tis the season!

Wishing everyone a very happy holidays!

Warmly,
Preston

Image of Virginie Efira by Michael Jansson for December Vogue Paris

Food

Spice Things Up

This book, plus a field trip to the author’s shop La Boîte, are a Christmas present to myself. Some of my tried-and-true recipes could use spicing up.

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Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

It’s been a while since a shoulder bag caught my fancy — clutches and pouches have been my primary go-tos in 2019. However, this Gucci bag is so “me”. Now, which color…

Bags here and here. Gabriela Hearst dress.

On My Mind

Don’t Just Stuff Stockings

When my friend returned a Birkin she’d borrowed, it was stuffed and in a dust bag — I should’ve taken note. Last week I pulled out the black clutch above only to discover that it had collapsed into itself from the weight of the frame. Said friend promptly sent me a Christie’s video on how to properly store a handbag. As I’m packing my closet, I’m also stuffing my bags (and boots).

Birkin images © Self Service

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Roll On!

One of the stops on my holiday pop-up crawl last week was Paravel luggage at 810 Madison. I recently retired an ancient, first generation Vuitton rolling bag after I borrowed my husband’s Rimowa carry-on for an (almost) trip to London in October — lightweight and innovative use of space are what sold me. We are giving the girls new luggage for Christmas (this is when I’m glad they don’t read kic) and the styling, price point, and sustainability commitment of the Paravel line fit the bill.

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Simple Evening

When I spied this dress my heart skipped a beat — the cut and color speak to me. And the price, too. Fab shoes and one important piece of jewelry would seal the deal.