Claire Dhelens

Claire Dhelens photo courtesy of thefashionspot.com

Claire was a model before she became a fashion editor. As a casting director and model editor, I am always interested to see what the girls pursue after modeling. Continue…

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Sunglasses

AGNES BADDOO

Two-Toned Sac 1

J.CREW

Robin silk-satin shirt

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Pascalare 70mm boot black suede

APIECE APART

Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants

SAINT LAURENT

Triangle buckle skinny belt

GUCCI

Button-detailed grosgrain-trimmed stretch-jersey dress

GABRIELA ARTIGAS

Chain choker - yellow gold

CHLOÉ

Patch-pocket cotton coat

CHLOÉ

Mid-rise tailored wool-blend trousers

GUCCI

Fringe-detailed Horsebit leather slides

VANESSA SEWARD

Fergus belted canvas jacket

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“Just a perfect day”

Kate Moss in Topshop

My 15 year old daughter hates to shop for clothes. For years her wardrobe consisted of school uniforms, riding gear, a pair of jeans and a skirt for church thrown in.  Now her life is a little more varied so she complains that she “has no clothes” yet when we pull up in front of a shop, she refuses to get out of the car. I recently bought her new Uggs by holding up the options from the store window. Even though I know her size and that she likes to channel Kate Moss meets grunge, it would be helpful if she would be a part of the shopping process.

On Sunday I decided that enough was enough and after riding I just headed for Soho. Kate Moss designs for Topshop so I thought this would be a good compromise. There is only one Topshop in the U.S. and it is in NYC on the corner of Broadway and Broome Street. Of course once in the store my daughter instantly fell for a pair of booties with 4″ heels and a mother/daughter dispute ensued, but in the end, she found an adorable army green jacket and a navy silk dress/tunic to wear with leggings (the booties were not purchased). However, the shoe department is great- there are lots of short boots to transition from winter to spring and a nice gladiator sandal.

To make up for my shopping trip ambush, I took the girls to Momofuku Milk Bar on 13th Street off Second Avenue for Crack Pie, compost cookies and cereal milk before heading home.  The line was out the door so I suggest that you place your order online before you go. There is a reason it is called Crack Pie, it is dangerously addictive!

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Brana Wolf

Brana Wolf

There is only one Brana Wolf – Super Stylist, good friend and godmother to my daughter.  Although we were fellow editors at Vogue and Bazaar, we didn’t truly know each other well until we worked on fashion shows together. I cast a number of Louis Vuitton and Zac Posen shows for Brana. The shows are glamorous, but the production is hard work, unbelievably long hours and often grueling. Brana is a force of nature when styling a show, absolutely awe inspiring. But it is Brana’s personal style that is flawless and has been my compass. Her Harper’s Bazaar stories are the ones where I find the items I cannot live without and will love forever. When I am in doubt, I channel Brana! Continue…

Let it snow!

I love my new mink sweatshirt from Pologeorgis and wear it everywhere.  Nick Pologeorgis and Jenny Roberts were very patient with me as I debated a poncho vs. a sweatshirt. The poncho is easy, you just slip it over your head, however, the sweatshirt is shorter and thus a better length on me. I have even mastered zipping it up the back without help. I know we are all dreaming of sandals and summer dresses but, it’s still winter and here in the Northeast we have masses of snow. At least I feel chic as I contemplate shoveling the walk…

Pologeorgis Furs is located in New York City at 143 West 29th Street, 8th Floor or call 212.563.2250.

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