A few years ago I read an article in the NYTs about a woman who made 100 million dollars making and selling Christmas themed sweaters. Shocked and awed, I decided right then and there to go into business. If someone could succeed making what I considered a laughable product, then I could certainly come up with a profitable idea.
But who is laughing now? The style pendulum has swung and everywhere I look I see reindeer, snowflakes, penguins and polar bears! Ho ho, the joke is on me. Continue…
Pierce Hobo large suede shoulder bag
High-neck pleated crepe de Chine jacket
Set of two gold-plated rings
Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt
Hammock small leather and raffia tote
Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts
The City Knot shoulder bag
Photographed at home in Brooklyn by Marko MacPherson
Christiane is one of those women- accomplished, super smart, gorgeous (imposingly just shy of 6′), mother of 2 and one of the best friends you could ever hope for. I have been a pebble in her shoe since the launch of KiC wanting to profile her chic somewhat laid-back and very personal style.
We met almost 20 years ago at Vogue and today Christiane oversees Vogue’s editorial development and special projects. Born in Denmark, early years in Pakistan and Boston and a teen in Pasadena, California, Christiane’s style is a worldly mix of high-low. From her Birkins and collection of print dresses to her clean-lined brownstone in Brooklyn, her style sensibility is as individual yet modern as she is. Wife of the adorable photographer Marko Macpherson and juggling 2 small children with a big job, we are thrilled that this uber busy working mother was willing to be profiled and answer our questions! Continue…
An image from Katie’s new book Rooms
Interior designer, KiC Style Setter and dear friend Katie Ridder has a new book Rooms which showcases her impeccable design sensibility and extraordinary use of color. Katie told me “this book shows that decorating can be fun, hard work, but fun.” I especially love the bird prints and bright green in this dining room. I love color in my homes and will follow Katie’s advice “always remember that around the corner there lies another color, more patterns, and design to explore and relish.” Words to live and decorate by!
Henry Clark for Vogue 1968 courtesy of Rizzoli. Berenson is in Valentino.
Born into a family of prominence and style (grandmother was Elsa Schiaparelli), Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson became a fashion icon in her own right. Her modeling career began at 16 when discovered by Diana Vreeland who became one of her biggest champions.
Marisa worked with the top photographers and was on the cover of Vogue, Bazaar and even Playboy. Later she did film work, most memorable for me was her role in Barry Lyndon from 1975.
Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures is a must- buy book for anyone in love with 60’s and 70’s fashion.
I hope my friends are not reading this post because many will be receiving this book as a present from me. Shooting is a great sport and it is hard to admit that I am not as good as I once was. But many of my friends are excellent shots and this book will make a perfect hostess gift.
Hunting is not my thing but I love an afternoon of skeet shooting, especially on a crisp fall day.
Kate Moss shot by Alasdair McLellan for October Paris Vogue. Kate is wearing jewelry she collaborated on with Fred Joallier. The designs are inspired by her tattoos.
For my birthday my mother gave me an amazing topaz cocktail ring and my husband gave me a signet ring. Both are gorgeous but both fit my ring finger.
I am a ring girl. I have a Cartier trinity on my pinkie and my wedding ring is stacked with five other bands. So my dilemma was that I love both rings but had to switch back and forth.
When I saw these two images in the October issue of Paris Vogue I had a true “aha” moment. Yesterday I dropped the cocktail ring at the jeweler to be sized to fit my pointer finger.
I have not worn a ring on this finger since I was probably 12, but it looks so chic and now I can wear them both at the same time.
Isabeli Fontana shot by Mario Sorrenti for October Paris Vogue
Carine Roitfeld front row at Michael Kors Spring 2012 show
Carine has not been idle since she left the helm of French Vogue last winter.
She guest edited V Magazine’s September issue, styled and modeled in Barneys Fall campaign and published Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent, a visual history of her career to be released October 18th.
If that is not enough, Carine confirmed the rumors that she is putting together a new magazine. It is slated to launch next September with four issues a year, will be in English and she plans to collaborate with old friends Mario Testino, Marie Amelie Sauve and Stephen Gan.
Sounds very exciting.
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd
Martin Scorsese’s HBO documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World premieres October 5th and 6th (it is a two part series). The project explores the spiritual inspirations that Harrison infused into the Beatles’ groundbreaking music.
It has been almost 10 years since Jeffrey Eugenides’ last novel Middlesex was published to much acclaim. I am also a huge fan of his earlier book The Virgin Suicides which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola. The Marriage Plot deals with the aftermath of a college love triangle. Sounds like the perfect fall read!
Thakoon Spring 2012 dress
Just when I had tasked myself to find more black day dresses, Thakoon presented this irresistible shift for Spring. Not only are the colors heaven but I am a big fan of the longer-hem-in-back trend. My new Balenciaga dress is cut this way and it is tremendously flattering. Actually, many of Cristobal Balenciaga’s dresses had a longer back and I wonder if this trend is a nod to the recent Balenciaga retrospective.