A Kule Coat

Nikki Kule

Yesterday, I stopped by to preview Nikki Kule’s ss14 collection and it’s without a doubt her best yet. One of my favorite pieces is a fantastic army green jacket, the very one I have been searching for– sadly, I have to wait until January for it to be available.

However, the real find was a short trench from Kule fall that would be perfect for London. I want a lightweight jacket to layer over a sweater and henley, and this one completely fits the bill. Nikki kindly modeled it for me– I may need one of her classic striped tops too…

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Belted denim shirt

CASTANER

Jean canvas espadrilles

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bow-detailed crepe midi dress

THE ROW

Nude leatter sandals

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

CHLOÉ

Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater

M.I.H. JEANS

Paradise high-rise jeans

THE ROW

Nude leather sandals

JOSEPH

Pearl ribbed-knit wool sweater

JOSEPH

Cropped leather trousers

JOSEPH

Ryder leather shoulder bag

CELINE

Square sunglasses

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Céline Resort

Céline has been very secretive about Resort, but thankfully, images are now available. There is so much to love in this perfect collection, but these three looks are ones I must own.

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Looks

On the road

Well, I survived another school visit weekend and the Chloe flats were perfection. Super comfortable and practical. However, when my sister read my post on them, she suggested that sneakers would be better for my trip to see her in London. Besides an enormous amount of walking, rain is an issue.

This may sound strange, but I try to look like a mother at school events. Or at least, not like a fashion-insider. I did a very good job this past weekend, except the Aquazzara pumps were possibly a bit much for an evening performance– whatever. In London I plan on being comfortably chic with a touch of urban toughness, a mom abroad if you will.

Here’s what I’m thinking of taking: I hate to admit it, but I’m a tad over the fisherman knit, I love this boiled-knit wool Isabel Marant sweater instead. I will wear a long sleeved T underneath. Let me wax poetic about cords! I am completely into corduroy right now, feels very ’70s in such a good way. The Pandora is still my favorite bag, and for traveling, it’s brilliant. An LL Bean zip-top tote is all I’ll need for a weekend away.The Givenchy wrap bracelet has been my go-to piece for a year now, it’s more subtle than an Hermes Collier de Chien, but the same effect. And sneakers. As much as I would love a Saint Laurent pair ($$$), these Adidas have served me well for years.

Not sure about which coat/jacket I will take, TBC…

Sweater, pants, tote, bracelet, T, scarf, bag, sneakers.

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I’m right there with you

Okay, I didn’t break down in The Bronx as LSD appears to have done on Instagram, but my same wagon has been in the shop for over a week. Ten days (and counting) in a loaner with no Sirius Alt Nation. I swear there is only pop and classic rock on the radio– I’ve been singing along to Dust In The Wind and Take The Long Way Home as I do the school-run.

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Fall Colors

The gold, red, and orange leaves are spectacular this fall, but my pumpkins are more me.

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Who’s that girl

© Vogue

© Vogue

Last March I ran a post on chic show-goers which opened with a stunning blonde in a navy cape and jeans bottom pic. The beautiful “caped” girl, Gabriella Wilde,  is profiled in the November issue of Vogue. Wilde, a stage name to distance herself from her posh British family history, ditched modeling for acting and is in the current remake of Carrie. With two more films due out next year, a musician boyfriend, and baby on the way, Gabriella is certainly an It girl I will watch.

© Vogue

© Vogue

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‘The Best New Shoe Designers to Know’ in the WSJ

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© The WSJ

I am at Parent’s Visiting Weekend and came across this article in the WSJ while getting coffee at the Andover Starbucks. it’s exciting that there are so many great new shoe designers today.

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About the bag

Last evening I wore the boxy Stella McCartney top over a full Proenza skirt from last year and the Aquazzura pumps. It’s about as over-sized a silhouette as I can carry at 5’5″. Continuing with my personal challenge to wear more of what I already have, I tucked my beige jersey Chanel bag under my arm clutch-like. And it didn’t feel right.

I’m sure it looked fine, but it felt old. I would have much preferred this Saint Laurent instead.

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Fifth Avenue Style

Fifth Avenue Style: A Designer's New York Apartment

When I opened the invitation from T magazine’s Deborah Needleman and Deeda Blair to fete Howard Slatkin and his new book that chronicles the renovation of his Fifth Avenue apartment, I begged interior designer and fellow blogger, Mark Sikes, to come with me.

As luck would have it, Mark is in NYC celebrating his birthday, so earlier this evening we met up on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman to congratulate Howard.  And to be in the presence of the divine Deeda Blair. She was the chicest woman in the room.

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On My Mind

Julie de Libran

© WSJ. magazine

© WSJ. magazine

Julie de Libran is one of my under-the-radar style idols. Currently the womenswear director for Louis Vuitton, and the one behind the genius LV Resort collection, Julie has personal style in spades. However, with Marc’s departure from the house, where will Julie land? Perhaps she will launch her own line, now that would be truly genius.

© Elle magazine 2010

© Elle magazine 2010

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