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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Two-Toned Sac 1


Robin silk-satin shirt


Pascalare 70mm boot black suede


Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants


Triangle buckle skinny belt


Button-detailed grosgrain-trimmed stretch-jersey dress


Chain choker - yellow gold


Patch-pocket cotton coat


Mid-rise tailored wool-blend trousers


Fringe-detailed Horsebit leather slides


Fergus belted canvas jacket

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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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A Touch of Grey

Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Givenchy, J.W. Anderson, Rupert Sanderson

Not only do I love a grey top— a bag, bootie, hat, or earrings in the perfect neutral would make me happy too.

All items in the KiC shop.

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On My Mind

Isabel Marant in the WSJ.

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant photographed by Angelo Pennetta for the September issue of the WSJ.

Summer is starting to wind down– the days are cooler and a bit shorter. The giant September issues will be stuffed into mailboxes soon, a true heralding of the impending fall season. I asked Kristina O’Neill, editor-in-chief of the WSJ. magazine, the date her big fashion issue is slated to drop (August 24th). Kristina offered KiC a sneak peek and sent this image of my favorite designer, Isabel Marant.

In the accompanying article, writer William van Meter chats with the designer about the flourishing Isabel Marant empire, her focus on her work rather than her fame, and the mass copying of her popular sneakers. Although I’ve been a hard-core Isabel Marant fan since 2010, many fashion insiders have been devotees of the French designer’s clothes for nearly 20 years.

And here’s why. Marant’s effortlessly chic aesthetic is imbued with her bohemian spirit. The seemingly laid-back, yet hard working cool-girl, Marant tells the WSJ. that she’s inspired by “how women in the street wear things”. This inspiration is perhaps in part the basis for her wildly desirable designs.

Magazine on newsstands August 24th.

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Diamonds in the sky

After what I’m guessing will be a long day at a horse show, we are going to see Maroon 5 at the Jones Beach amphitheater (we have a 13 year old daughter…). An added bonus will hopefully be the Perseid meteor shower expected tonight. Can’t imagine a better spot to view this cool celestial event.

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A.P.C. for Fall

Vanessa Seward and A.P.C. teamed up for a third time with a fall 13 collection. Not sure if I actually like the clothes, or just the images. I find the pulled-together sensibility appealing.

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Change of Scenery

Courtesy of September Elle Decor

I don’t need a vacation. And this is a good thing since my younger daughter refuses to leave her horse for even a day so we can go away. Honestly, I spend so much time at horse shows here and upstate, being home is actually nice.

What I do need is to shake-up my work space. Working from the kitchen table is getting old, fast. So, I am reclaiming our formal dining table that seats 12 (and is currently folded up and being used as a side table) and putting it in the den. It will provide a large surface area to put out all the magazines, news papers, and other bits and bobs that are inspiration for future posts. My scanner can be out and ready too.

In the process I will need to do a major, and long overdue, clean out. And that’s not a bad thing either.

I gave away all my Mies van der Rohe chairs from my office at Harper’s Bazaar, kind of wish I had them now…

Is this the boot?

The over-the-knee boot is back with a vengeance.  Although mine are from 2010, they are perfection and I have no need for a new pair. But I don’t own any booties. I had my eye on the low, chunky-heeled version so popular the last few seasons, but did not get a pair.

Probably the chicest boots for fall 13 are these wedges by Isabel Marant. Will I add them to my wardrobe? Not sure– I can only imagine the looks I’d get doing the school run. With black skinnies and a big sweater, they are kind of amazing.

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Model Covers

Vogue September & Bazaar September Issues

Leave it to the English editions to put models on their September issue covers– Bravo! Daria and Natalia look absolutely gorgeous. I much prefer to see fashion on a model than a celebrity.

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Alex Katz

The Red Smile by Alex Katz 1963

Top of my to-do list was to see “Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art” at the Nassau County Museum. This small, but mighty, solo show includes early landscapes, collages, and a number of the enormous portraits featuring the artist’s friends and family. The paintings of Ada, Katz’s wife and muse above, are my favorites in this must-see exhibition.

To complete my outing, I popped into Diane’s Bakery Café for lunch. Just down the hill from the museum, Diane’s is without a doubt my favorite lunch spot on the North Shore of Long Island.

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