Rhapsody in Blue

Finally! My favorite K. Jacques Triton sandal is available in navy. Every spring I would deliberate over having a pair custom made in France and shipped, but never did. From June to September I live in my dark brown and camel Tritons and have yearned for a navy pair to wear with jeans. Et voila!

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Siouxsie gold-plated earrings


Gemma 40 suede slingback pumps


Linen blazer


Fringedetailed Horsebit slides


Iron cotton, linen and Tercel-Blend wrap dress


Two-Toned Sac 1


Silk-satin hairclip


Trezum 85 leather sandals


Round-neck linen-blend coat


Honeycomb small drop earrings


Nu Pieds sandals


Coton denim top

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Oh, how I love a grey skirt…

Theyskens' Theory FW13

Theyskens’ Theory FW13

A few years ago, Miuccia Prada designed the perfect, grey wool, A-line, to-the-knee skirt for her Miu Miu line. With an inverted pleat and rough-edge hem, it was my dream piece. But for some reason, I didn’t buy it, and then kicked myself for not doing so. As luck would have it, I was in a resale shop looking for items for a school play costume, and there it was. I am not a resale or vintage shopper, but I snapped up that elusive skirt and felt like I had won the fashion lottery.

Grey skirt

Carolina Herrera and Alexander Wang

Paired with a matching grey sweater or a simple white blouse, the Miu Miu skirt is a workhorse in my wardrobe. I could always use another, and fortunately, there were a number of beautiful ones in the NY FW13 shows. This time, I won’t hesitate.

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Simply Celine cont.

This ankle-length, rough linen dress with a frayed edge, caught my eye when going through the Celine show images last fall. It’s one of my favorite pieces from all of the SS13 collections and it epitomizes the current just-be-comfortable mood to a T.

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Doughnut Plant, NYC

Doughnut Plant NYC

My family is obsessed with Doughnut Plant. We each have our favorite flavor ( Tres Leches for yours truly) and eagerly test-drive every new concoction they dream up. We even celebrated Valentine’s Day with heart shaped doughnuts– much better than chocolates or flowers in my book.

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Look Sharp

Narciso Rodriguez presented another winning collection last evening. Reportedly, the designer was focused on color this season, but his all black and black with white looks were fantastic too. This show goes straight to the top of my list of favorite NY FW13 collections so far.

Narciso Rodriguez Collection

A simply stunning slip dress and Narciso’s year old shoe collection is gorgeous too .

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Thank you Bob Dylan for articulating my thoughts on an article in T Magazine by Suzy Menkes entitled The Circus of Fashion. At first read Suzy reminded me of a character from “Midnight in Paris’ with her, and I paraphrase, ‘everything was better in the past’ sentiments.

However, I agree with her whole-heartedly on show-goers’ peacocking and find it annoying and silly too. But I am even more tired of celebrity-focused fashion– at least the show-goers dress themselves! And btw, didn’t Cathy Horyn cover this topic just last season?

But to slam bloggers as a greedy, gift-grubbing bunch is an unfair generalization. I don’t take gifts, nor do I do sponsored posts. I only promote what I like and would wear myself. I actually just turned down a paying project with an iconic American handbag (soon to be lifestyle) brand because I don’t wear their product. And I know plenty of editors who take anything and everything that comes their way. By law bloggers must declare gifts, end stop.

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I would wear this today!

It’s no secret that I love a good duffle coat (duffel is the proper spelling) and this one from Derek Lam FW13 fits the bill nicely. One of the frustrations of watching the fall shows is that I want to wear many of the pieces right now! Sadly, I’ll have to wait until it’s in the store next September.

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The Striped T-Shirt Alternative

For a bunch of years now the ubiquitous Breton striped T-shirt has ruled my spring wardrobe. Probably because it’s just so easy to wear. But the nautical stripe looks a tad tired right now (not to be confused with the fab, bold stripes at Dolce & Gabbana this spring). My solution?  The tie-dye and python printed cotton tees by Proenza Schouler. They are super cozy too.

Python print top & Tie-dye print top

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Next Stop, Balenciaga

If this show was a test, he passed-  Alexander Wang’s FW13 presentation proves he’s ready to helm Balenciaga.

These pants are perfection.

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Lee Radziwill Covers T Mag

It’s magazine launch week. Not just the WSJ. and Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, but T Magazine, newly helmed by Deborah Needleman (formerly of WSJ.), has Lee Radziwill photographed at home in Paris by Francois Halard, on the debut cover.

I am besotted with the botanical prints, chinoiserie fabric and naturally, the gilt mirror. Trés jolie.

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