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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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VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

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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‘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

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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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Beauty

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in W

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© W magazine

Natural, non blow-dried, hair is on my radar, and was big on the fw13 runways. I’m inspired by this funny piece in W, and although I do my own styling, I’m going to take the dryer-less challenge.

To avoid total withdrawal, I’ll let my hair air-dry just on the weekends. It’s raining today, perfect time to start.

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I want to wear this now

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One of my go-to accessories right now, which I profiled in my fall uniform, is the Isabel Marant necklace.  So, when I saw wrap-around necklaces at Valentino, I had to put another look together. You know I’m into fringe and tunic-style dresses, now loafers (I’m inspired by Malgosia’s) are edging their way to the top of my run-around shoe list.

Saint Laurent bracelet, Isabel Marant dress here and here, Isabel Marant necklace, Tod’s loafer, Bottega Veneta clutch.

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It’s in the details

Like many of you, I have gone through the Valentino show images a number of times. It’s not just the unbelievable fabrics and embroidery that set this show apart, it’s also the leather espadrilles, pinky rings, fringed totes, etc., that are completely covetable.

Photos © style.com

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Show Status

I want every look from Valentino

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I was going to post on the Valentino show this morning, but got sidetracked by Marc’s news and took a unintended stroll down memory lane– sorry.

There was a lot to love in this superb collection from the Valentino team. I may even go long.

Fringe on the bags and capes, hello?!?!

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These looks, all black with gold chokers, are on my list. Which says a lot because I haven’t even bought 5 things for fall yet! Maybe I’ll just carryover 2 items to spring, Preston’s new Math…

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On My Mind

End Of An Era

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Photographed by Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

Before I started KiC, I was a casting director. I booked the models for Vogue for 10 years until I decided it was time to try show casting.

One of my first shows was Louis Vuitton with Marc, it was probably his 4th season with the house. Marc and I had known each other since college having spent a very fun (and blisteringly hot) summer studying together in Paris. When I arrived at the Vuitton atelier to start the SS01 casting I was told that I would be sharing a table with Marc’s friend Stephen. For a week I sorted through model cards and did countless go-sees, while next to me, Stephen Sprouse painted graffiti on an enormous stack of LV canvas bags. And the rest is history.

Good luck Marc.

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If the rumors are true…

That Marc may be ready to leave and Nicolas Ghesquiere may come in… Very interesting indeed!

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Fringe cont.

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© vogue.com

Yep, I like the fringe bag at Céline in theory; looks a bit difficult to carry…

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