What decade is this?

Multi-decade fashion trends

Boho and Punk and Grunge, oh my. Mod at Vuitton and Miuccia Prada’s roaring 20’s costumes for “The Great Gatsby” will no doubt inspire many magazine editorials. It’s no wonder modern women live in skinny jeans, sweaters, and flats– there are too many retro offerings.

From this time warp smorgasbord, a little bit of Boho gets my vote. Perhaps an Isabel Marant embroidered top with my skinnies and flats this spring…

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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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Smile!

Paris Vogue

I am posting this picture from Paris Vogue’s May issue simply because it makes me smile. Edita is adorable and Geraldine Saglio’s styling is spot-on–  doesn’t this pic just make you happy?

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“Fresh Cuts” in the WSJ.

These images of Liya are truly breathtaking and I was thinking about them, and the stunning draping and craftsmanship of the clothes, when I posted on date night tops earlier. The Dior top above is a masterpiece of tailoring, and how beautiful is the Celine top with the double straps below. The Calvin Klein Collection dress at the very bottom is simply a work of art.

Liya Kebede photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Alastair McKimm for the WSJ.

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Date Night Top

Helmut Lang

It’s officially horse show season and this means that every bit of cash goes flying out of my account to cover the endless bills. So, I start looking for chic, yet inexpensive pieces to perk up my wardrobe. This Helmut Lang top has a sexy drape and would also look good tucked under a cardigan or wrap on cool evenings. Perfect for date night.

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Food

Cherry Bombe is ‘The Bomb’

Cherry Bombe is a cool new magazine that “celebrate(s) women and food, those who make it, grow it, serve it, sell it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between”. Co-founded by KiC style setter Kerry Diamond and fellow Harper’s Bazaar alum, Claudia Wu, Cherry Bombe is a welcome and modern take on food-focused publications.

It’s pretty fabulous that model Karlie Kloss is baking cookies on both the front and back covers of the debut issue, but my favorite spread, the ‘last call’, has Sofia Coppola reminiscing on her favorite cocktail, the French 75 which is served at the Bar Hemingway in the Ritz Paris. The LV clutch looks yummy too.

To subscribe, visit cherrybombe.com

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Books

On my bedside table

The Corner Bookstore on Madison Avenue is my favorite spot to peruse new titles; I don’t think I have ever left the shop empty handed. On Saturday I picked up The House at Belle Fontaine, Lily Tuck’s new collection of short stories. The cover alone sold me.

My neighbors’ daughter, Joanna Hershon, has a new novel, A Dual Inheritance coming out in early May. The story, which focuses on two friends who overcome their differences, has received a number of good reviews.

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Inspired By

Joan

Yesterday’s post on block-heel sandals made me think of my favorite writer. Not that I have ever seen a picture of her wearing them, but they would look great with her wrap skirt and black t-shirt.

I’ll bet she had a pair.

 

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Block Party

The block-heel sandal is my current obsession. After wearing chunky heeled pumps for the last 8 months, I am more than happy to continue with this chic, yet practical, trend this spring. The perfect run-around sandal; I am completely addicted to this style.

All sandals in the KiC Shop.

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Snake is a neutral

Some women love leopard print, I love snake. My Proenza Schouler python print T has been getting a lot of wear, even though at first I was worried it was a tad ‘Housewives of…’. With snakeskin, a little goes a long way. A clutch, like the 3.1 Phillip Lim above, is plenty. The best part is that it goes with everything, adds texture to a look, and feels a bit exotic.

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Food

Food for thought

How to Boil an Egg Rose Carrarini

Cooking is not my forte, yet I am becoming more and more interested in food. We grow a lot in our garden and I gave my husband a share in a local farm as a Christmas present. We will get a box of organic vegetables each week June-October.

But I think I need to go back to the basics and “How to Boil an Egg” seems like a good place to start.

Harvest to Heat: Cooking with America's Best Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans

I picked up “Harvest to Heat” last spring and it was my husband’s go-to cookbook last summer. Great recipes and stunning photographs.

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favourite Restaurants

And for my foodie friends who travel, “Where Chefs Eat” will make the perfect hostess gift.

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