Vogue Paris

Ring Me Up

I miss having a reason to put on jewelry, especially my everyday rings. Just wearing them around the house or to the market seems silly.  At least my earrings come out for virtual meetings.

Image by Ben Hassett for May/June Vogue Paris 

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BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

High-rise skinny jeans

PRADA

Wool top

MACKINTOSH

Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bouclé jacket

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

A-line bouclé skirt

MARNI

Clog sandals

RAY-BAN

Classic B-15

THAKOON

Poplin tie front maxi dress

SAINT LAURENT

Tribute leather sandals

BEN-AMUN

Gold-plated necklace

GUCCI

1955 Horsebit grained-leather shoulder bag

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On My Mind

Happy Mother’s Day

I’m in awe of the mothers who are quarantined with small children, hats off to you!

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!  xp

Beauty

Superflower Power

Cary Leitzes, the beauty on the right, and I were Harper’s Bazaar colleagues. Our offices were next door to each other — she chose the photographers and I the models.  At a fashion magazine, you can’t have one without the other.  Cary was the Yang to my Yin and, although very different, we bonded over a common enemy and became good friends. It’s not surprising that we left HB within moments of each other: Cary to start the successful creative agency LEITZES&CO, and I to focus on show casting and, ultimately, kic.

At a lunch this past Christmas, Cary gifted the group bottles of Superflower, a CBD-infused facial serum that she developed with Olivia Combemale, the beauty on the left. Both women were looking for a clean and effective one-step product to simplify their skincare routine, right when CBD was gaining momentum. Unable to find an existing serum that maximized the benefits of CBD, Cary and Olivia set out to create their own. After extensive research, the two discovered a broad-spectrum oil extract from an Oregon farm, and the rest is history. Diligent ingredient sourcing and formulation, plus rounds-and-rounds of testing paid off with a first-rate product.

Bravo, Cary! Superflower’s Everyday Serum is fantastic.

SS20 Holiday Magazine

L’Ultima Isola

Having the SS20 issue of Holiday sent from Paris was well worth the wait. It’s entirely devoted to Capri and this story on Vittoria Ceretti by Quentin de Briey really captures the essence of the place and is stoking my wanderlust.

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On My Mind

Sweater & Shorts Weather

Yesterday was in the high 60s, which is sweater and shorts weather — an ideal pairing in my book. Sandals are a bold move but, hey, it’s May and we’re in quarantine. Don’t forget sunglasses, I’ve gone big.

Ray-Bans , Frame shorts, Celine slides. I have quite the collection of classic cashmere cardigans. WoolOvers’ run large and long, which is great with shorts. J. Crew’s are shorter and light-weight. I still have two cardigans from boarding school, nipped a few from my mother, saved the ones my daughters outgrew, and picked up my all-time favorite (perfect beige) at a church bazaar.

Food

‘Dinner in French’

“Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France”  by Melissa Clark, the star food columnist for the the NYTs, was released in early March right when we were moving and I missed it completely. Thankfully, my friend Lisa added  a copy to a book order I placed with her last week. Roast tarragon chicken with crispy mushrooms and a Meyer lemon tart with olive oil and fleur de sel? Yes, please!

On My Mind

Office Envy

More than anything, I miss seeing my friends in person, not on Zoom. And, for the first time in ages, I miss working in an office. This was one of my stranger dreams — putting on a suit and heading out to work. Human interaction, sharing ideas, and a creative environment are sorely lacking in my life right now.

Images courtesy Self Service, @carineroitfeld, Chloe, Vogue Germany, Vogue Italia

Beauty

Need A Lift?

As you can see on Instagram, my roots are 8′ long. Okay 4″ — I haven’t seen my colorist since October. Dry shampoo adds a bit of lift and these two are my favorites because they smell good (not overpowering) and are aerosol-free.

Klorane & Aveda

On the hunt For

Sunny Side

While shopping my closet I pulled out a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses that I wore exclusively a number of years ago. Comfortable and good-looking — I’ve fallen in love with them all over again. They stay on my head without tearing out my hair, something I can’t say about aviators. It’s time to add another pair to my sunglasses repertoire, and oversized is looking really good. Since I can’t go to a shop to try an assortment of styles, I’m starting with these Ray-Bans.

Top images courtesy @suzannekoller, Celine 2017 Resort campaign, @frame,  bottom SS20 Self Service Magazine

On My Mind

Gabrielle Chanel Inspired

I should take a page out of Coco Chanel’s playbook and up my Zoom accessories game (sans cigarette). These images are from the 4-episode series of Inside CHANEL titled Gabrielle Chanel & the Arts. Perhaps a headband, earrings, and incredible necklace would obscure my pharmacy-bought reading glasses. Does CHANEL make readers? Now that would be a great Zoom accessory!