Eileen Ford in Vogue Paris

Gisele looks as gorgeous as always on the November cover of Vogue Paris shot by David Sims, but the cover line on a story celebrating my old friend Eileen Ford is what caught my eye.

Eileen was a legend even when I first met her, and I have fond (and crazy fun) memories of traveling to far flung places with her and Jerry as a judge for their Ford Models Supermodel of the Year contests. Those were the days.

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CÉLINE

Sunglasses

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Two-Toned Sac 1

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Robin silk-satin shirt

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Pascalare 70mm boot black suede

APIECE APART

Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants

SAINT LAURENT

Triangle buckle skinny belt

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Button-detailed grosgrain-trimmed stretch-jersey dress

GABRIELA ARTIGAS

Chain choker - yellow gold

CHLOÉ

Patch-pocket cotton coat

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Mid-rise tailored wool-blend trousers

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Fringe-detailed Horsebit leather slides

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Fergus belted canvas jacket

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InstaFlats

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Be forewarned, I am now Instagram savvy @keepitchic. It is certainly easier when my 13 year-old daughter takes my pic, but I took this yesterday at BG while trying new Chloé flats to wear during Parent’s Visiting Weekend at my older daughter’s boarding school.

Last year I bought two pairs of Givenchy ballerinas and Mercury must have been retrograde because neither pair is very comfortable. They are fine for the school-run and light errands, but not a day of walking around a campus, or London next month.

The scalloped snake Chloé is mine from 2 years ago and I bought the tan; I also live in a black pair.

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‘Blithe Sprit’ in WSJ.

Yesterday a few readers mused in the comments section of Basic Love on what Carolyn Bessette Kennedy would wear today. I bet she would like these two updated ’70s looks on Dree Hemingway in the WSJ. magazine. The Derek Lam jeans are a nice alternative to skinnies and the L.V. resort look below was one of my favorites from the show and convinced me to try clogs.

Photography by Angelo Pennetta     Styling by Elissa Santisi.

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On My Mind

“The constant happiness is curiosity”

Congratulations to Alice Munro, this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Canadian writer, the 13th woman to win the prestigious award, is a master of the short-story. Although Munro said last year she would not continue writing, that at 82 she has been working since she was 20,  she admitted after yesterday’s announcement “this may change my mind”. Let’s hope so.

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Looks

Basic Love

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October is when I take stock of what I need, and what I need are some basics. As the weather turns cooler, but not yet cold, I focus on pieces that can be layered. When the temperature does drop, I’ll just add a duffel coat or shearling. Done!

White shirt, loafers, henley, clutch, jeans, scarf, flats, sweater, hat.

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My Music

Cool Collabs

This is not about Isabel Marant and H&M, or a designer line with Target, ironically, those collaborations don’t excite me. This is about music. I am a die-hard alternative music fan– my 13 year old sings along with me to The Killers, Lorde, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foo Fighters, NiN, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, etc. en route to school drop off. Alt Nation on Sirius is my station of choice.

So what are my new favorite collaborations? Atoms for Peace, with Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke and Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, this is a dream team. And I cannot wait to hear the “High Rise” EP from The Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fronting.

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Malgosia Bela in Self Service

Issue #39 just landed in NYC and this is my favorite story so far.

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Rooms

Dreaming of Paris

I would love to spend a fall weekend in Paris. A trip to the flea markets would top my to-do list as I am in the mood to redecorate. The desire to decorate doesn’t  strike often, but when it does…

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‘In the Swing of Things’ from T Travel

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I love this story from the T magazine travel issue. Oversized totes, want-to-wear-now jewelry, and the sleeves perfectly pushed up; this is old school styling at it’s best.

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Art

Palate Cleanse

© The NYT’s

The fashion shows are over and my eye needs to focus on other things for a bit. The exhibition, “Robert Motherwell: Early Collages” at the Guggenheim, fits the bill.

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