It was ridiculously humid last week and blow-drying my hair was an equally ridiculous endeavor. But I cannot go three months with just a messy pony-tail. I love Frederic Fekkai products and this Smooth Sailing Anti-Frizz Cream looks like the answer to my summer hair woes. Filled with botanical extracts that purportedly tame the strays and a UV shield against sun damage, this product is a must-try. With a citrus and coconut scent, it sounds delicious too!
Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket
Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots
Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress
Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka
Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants
The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan
Milou roll-neck wool-blend sweater
Erith leather midi skirt
Suede over-the-knee boots
Contrast-trim shearling jacket
Perry patent leather pumps
It was a hot and muggy long weekend. I did not do a lot but I did read Plum Sykes’ Oxford Girl. It is a short and brutally honest piece about her childhood and first semester at Oxford. One of the things I like about Plum is that she does not candy-coat her experiences. Even though she hails from a posh upper-crust British family, the money ran out (and so did her father). One’s life is not always what it seems.
I cannot wait to see Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris. Plus, my old friend Carla Bruni plays a tour guide- can’t miss that!
I may love statement shoes, but I am not a fan of statement jewelry. Those big chunky necklaces popular last year made me think of all the macaroni and fruit loop versions my girls made for me in nursery school. I adore personal jewelry, preferably in yellow gold, and the style pendulum seems to have swung in my favor.
I especially love stacked rings and bangles- there is no such thing as too many!
I no longer wear a crest ring. I had a blank signet ring engraved with my daughters’ initials instead.
I love everything about this office especially the drapes and oversized photograph. We spend so much time working that our office should look great and be inviting. Michelle Adams, the Editor in Chief of Lonny Magazine suggests that we should fill it with the things we love. Very chic advice.
Despite the rain, I had a great time at the Central Park Conservancy “hat” luncheon last week and the best way to see all the millinery finery is through Bill Cunningham’s lens.
However, I left the lunch thinking not about hats but more about shoes. The rain gear de rigueur was Louboutin’s nude patent leather pumps yet the insane hats had me craving fantastical footwear instead. Yes I have my studded Valentino’s that I am quickly wearing out, but what I really want right now is a very high statement shoe.
What could be easier than a simple dress paired with a fabulous heel!
I have been waiting for la Prairie to launch a tinted moisturizer forever and lo and behold it will be in stores next month. Initially Hydra Tint will only be available in four shades. Yet if it is anything like the other La Prairie products, it is sure to be great. I wear little to no makeup so it is super important that my skin looks the best it can. I will give this product a test drive and let you know.
Tablet Talk has a clip from L’Amour Fou, a documentary about Yves Saint Laurent and his lover/business partner Pierre Berger. The film focuses on the sale of their incredible art collection following Yves’ death.
L’Amour Fou will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Today is Grace Coddington’s 70th birthday. We crossed paths recently at the Balenciaga exhibition and she looked as gorgeous as ever. Hard to believe that this picture was taken 20 years ago at her 50th which we celebrated at Indochine. Seems like yesterday and yet it was actually a lifetime ago.
Vogue went back to Indochine for her 70th and pictures from the party are on vogue.com.
Rizzoli pays homage to the famed Il Pellicano Hotel which was founded in 1965 and is tucked into the cliffs of the Italian coast overlooking the Mediterranean. Photographers Slim Aarons, John Swope and Juergen Teller lend their images of this legendary hotel and it’s bohemian jetset guests to this gorgeous new book.
Located on the Monte Argentario peninsula in Tuscany.
The vintage images are fabulous and make this book a must-have!