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Refresh: Warm-Weather Staples

My inbox is stuffed with emails touting vacation must-haves, so I thought I’d put my own list together. I love this easy, breezy Matteau dress, and the Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit is a bit retro in a good way. The Celine slides and Dior straw hat are the perfect summer 2020 accessories along with my trusty filet bags.


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Burano belted wool-blend cardigan


Jane checked cotton shirt dress


Napoli cotton and wool cardigan


Leather top handle bag


Rosebud rose gold ring


18K gold and diamond earrings


Printed wool cardigan


Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch


Tie-front merino wool sweater


Erica cotton midi dress


Trench cotton midi skirt


Cabochon buttons peacoat

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On My Radar

Do Up Brown

Adding a few brown items to my wardrobe was like hitting the refresh button. Paired with grey is currently my favorite combo.

Copenhagen fashion week attendees courtesy of Vogue

Vogue UA

At Home With Claire Thomson-Jonville

Vogue UA visits with Claire Thomson-Jonville — the Scottish creative consultant, former editor-in-chief of Self Service, and CTJxPallas designer — and we get a peek into this style-setter’s Paris maison.

Photography by Bryan Adams

On My Mind

Get Moving

This November Vogue Paris story has been on my inspiration board, just not for the clothes. A number of you have twigged that we are moving our primary residence. Like a pebble tossed into a pond and the resulting ripples, a visit to Ina Garten’s garden set the wheels of change in motion.

On a cold and rainy day last October, I visited Ina’s East Hampton home with friends. Despite the weather, our gracious host gave us a tour of her potager, flower beds, and groomed pathways — all are lovely. However, Ina’s crabapple orchard stopped me in my tracks. Little did I know that the beautifully pruned trees rising from a carpet of tall grasses would alter the course of our lives.

After tomorrow, we will have the acres, barn, and river to create a sylvan retreat. As much as I will miss living on the water, I am more excited for a chance to bring about our dream garden.

Photography by Lachlan Bailey  Styling by Anastasia Barbieri


On My Mind

Hands On

Peter Lindbergh took this picture of French singer Mylène Farmer’s hands in 1999 and I’ve always loved it’s realness. I’m not a polish fan — my nails grow so quickly the upkeep is constant. But it doesn’t bother me in this photograph. I’m craving a winter tweak and a dark nail color could be good.

On The Hunt For

Dior For Day

I don’t own any current Dior, but this skirt suit on Doutzen Kroes is perfection.  If I kept a list of forever outfits, this would be at the tippy top.

Image courtesy of Vogue

Chanel Couture

It’s In The Details

It’s no secret that I’m a superfan of Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel. The designer has certainly come into her own with the Spring 2020 Couture collection. “The whole collection embraced the sobriety, lightness, and wearer-friendly ease that Viard is fast making her personal signature at the house.” The clothes are beautiful and, for me, it’s the details that make them really sing.

Quote courtesy Vogue

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Smock It To Me

My girls grew up in smocked dresses, as did I. For a grown woman a little smocking goes a long way, and in Miuccia Prada’s hands it’s perfection. The embroidery, too. I’ve had my eye on these and would wear the dress with sandals and the top over shorts.

Blue tunic, white tunic, striped top, solid tops here, here, and here.


WSJ. Magazine Exclusive: Hermès Lipstick Launch

The recently launched Rouges Hermès lipstick line is the house’s first foray into makeup and WSJ. Magazine has the scoop.



Easy, Indeed

The Valentino dress above is my favorite look in the SS20 collection. Not sure if it would suit me, but it’s up on my inspiration board. Love the ease of Camilla Nickerson’s styling in this story photographed by Bibi Borthwick for February Vogue.