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I may not wear a lot of makeup, but I do love perfume and spray it even before going to bed. About a year ago hair fragrances popped up on my radar, and just last week the NYT’s covered these four products. I dab perfume on the back of my neck, but a great scent for my hair would be ideal (and kind of sexy). I cannot wait to give these a test-drive.

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Dorian double-breasted checked cotton-blend tweed coat


Embellished quilted leather gloves


Camberwell leopard-print linen-blend canvas jacket


Le High straight-leg jeans


Ipanema shirred halterneck swimsuit


Hammock small leather tote


W006 Enid mid-rise wide-leg jeans


Silk and linen-blend blazer


Fusain leather sandals


Belted muslin dress


Black velvet bow barrette


Belted cotton-twill midi dress

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Pretty Perfect

I was not in love with the Céline Edge bag until I saw it in this color. Gorgeous.

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Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George

My boarding school bedroom was decorated with two things– Marimekko bedding and a Georgia O’Keeffe flower print. Both transport me back to a very specific time and place.

Earlier this summer I was in Saratoga visiting family and was not aware of a Georgia O’Keeffe show right up the road in Glens Falls, NY. I kicked myself when I read a review in the NYT’s after I got back.

O’Keeffe spent a series of summers on Lake George at the estate of her husband’s family, the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The resulting paintings of the lake, barns, and surrounding area are truly breathtaking.

The show is up until September 15th at the Hyde Collection and I may make a detour after I drop my older daughter at boarding school in two weeks.

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Calvin Klein Collection for Fall

This is one of my favorite Fall campaigns– the criss-cross back is really beautiful, and of course I love the block-heeled boots.

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Field Trip



So, we went to Briermere Farms and each picked out a pie– raspberry peach, apple blackberry, chocolate cream, and raspberry plum. There are only slivers of the fruit pies left over. So yummy!

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Something Pretty

Two weeks ago I posted on a pair of Isabel Marant wedge booties as the boot of the season. But for some reason, I have not yet bought them (I think I may prefer them in white, but that’s for another day). Yesterday’s post got me thinking about a more feminine silhouette. Perhaps these boots by Tabitha Simmons would be a better addition to my wardrobe.

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Black Power in Vogue Spain

Vogue Spain has Doutzen Kroes on it’s September cover photographed by Tom Munro and styled by my old Vogue friend, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. The simple black with major hair (and pale lip) is lovely and refreshingly sexy.

This is a woman who dresses for her man, something I think about as I consider fall trends. Outsized coats, grunge, etc. are looks I will take a pass on.

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Coat Dilemma

Fall Coats

Coats are being delivered to stores at a furious pace and there’s an abundance of great options this season. I need a new coat/jacket, so I’m going to be thoughtful and proactive about what I want to avoid a late fall (when I will actually be wearing it) scramble.

Above are the four styles I am considering. I already have a number of duffel coats, but the Saint Laurent, especially since it is grey, would be great. However, I bought, and still love, a grey Miu Miu coat two seasons ago. A fur, although gorgeous, feels limited. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect peacoat for years and there are many good ones this fall. But in the end, I’m leaning toward a shearling, much like the Isabel Marant in the upper left.

I will let you know.

Isabel Marant shearling, Isabel Marant fur, Saint Laurent duffel, Saint Laurent peacoat.

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A win-win

While I’m singing W’s praises, I must add that the September cover of Cara Delevigne is a win-win in my book– a model with a pale lip, hooray!

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Let’s Twist Again in W


I’ve always looked at W, but recently, I really like W. Stupidly, I tore out these pages from the September issue before I remembered that they are too big for my scanner (and I have a very large scanner). Malgosia’s hair in the image on the left is sublime.

Photographs by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Panos Yiapanis

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