A.P.C. + NIKE

I need new sneakers (I’m still trying to replace my Supergas which are too narrow) and I like this cool collaboration between A.P.C. and Nike. Love the tan ones, but not a fan of high tops. TBC.

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SHOP

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BROCK COLLECTION

In Tillie Virgin Wool-Blend Skirt

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Leather sandals

GUCCI

Horsebit square tortoiseshell-acetate sunglasses

MAISON MARGIELA

Stretch-knit top

SAINT LAURENT

Leather belt

BOTTEGA VENETA

Grain de poudre skirt

MALONE SOULIERS

Gavi crossover-strap leather slides

BROCK COLLECTION

Wool-blend cardigan

SAINT LAURENT

Le Maillon leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

SAINT LAURENT

Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

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Campaigns

Saint Laurent Paris Pre-Fall

Hedi Slimane, creative director at Saint Laurent Paris, photographed the house’s Pre-Fall campaign. Images of Freja wearing looks from the collection are juxtaposed with shots of the newly redesigned Saint Laurent flagship store.

I love the strong, sexy, slightly masculine, Saint Laurent woman. Makes me wonder if some of my clothing choices are too girlish.

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Garden

Green with Ivy

The May issue of Lonny hit my inbox last week and these are my favorite images. The new Lonny team has kept the best of the founders’ ideas and edited the length of the home stories, a huge improvement.

I know that ivy is invasive and destructive, but I still love it. It makes a house look cozy and one with nature.

Want vs. Need cont.

Isabel Marant

Thank you for the thoughtful comments yesterday. My favorite nugget is from Mia when she refers to “(her) imaginary life trap”, an issue I’ve wrestled with and somewhat curbed. I too have those moments of lusting for an item that just has no purpose in my life, but have learned to take a pass. I don’t have to own everything I love.

The catalyst for these posts was the realization that I shop for and buy dresses, but live in pants, and in the summer, skirts. Yes, a dress is easy, but how many times can I wear it in a week, a month, a season? Granted I can change up the accessories, add tights and a jacket, but the reality is, I don’t run-around in dresses.

So, even though the Marant top is a special and identifiable piece, I will wear it often (‘heavy rotation’) with jeans and skirts. This was a big step for me since I had the dress version of this print on my wish list since the show last fall…

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Want vs. Need

Isabel Marant, Givenchy

One of the reasons I have not posted many spring picks is because I am thinking hard about what I need before I buy. Years past I would have made all of my purchases for the season by March. And invariably, I would have a few ‘misses’– items I loved, but would end up not wearing often.

Today, heavy rotation is the name of the game. I no longer want clothes that are singular in purpose (save evening wear, swim, etc.) and I am much more realistic about my lifestyle. No office, many meetings, but rarely with the same people more than once, lots of run-around, black tie events are a rarity, etc. This scrutiny is helping me craft a tighter and more wearable wardrobe with hopefully fewer mistakes.

I really want everything above, but will only buy the Isabel Marant top and possibly the Belstaff skirt. But when the sales start, all bets are off!

All items in the KiC shop.

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Paris & New York City Guides

Vogue Paris‘ New York correspondent, Carole Sabas, assembled her favorite spots into two small booklets to give to visiting friends and family. Listing the best place for a facial, morning yoga, drinks with friends, etc.– Abrams is now making Sabas’ Paris and New York guides available to everyone. Lucky us!

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Films

What Maisie Knew

Okay, I whiffed it on the photography show (been one of those weeks), so maybe a movie. A modern day adaptation of a Henry James novel starring Julianne Moore– I’m there.

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Art

Rainy day roaming

Photographer Paul McDonough at the Sasha Wolf Gallery

It’s the first rainy day we’ve had in a while; no complaints, the garden needs it. Perfect for an afternoon downtown. The Tory Burch blog posted on the Paul McDonough exhibit which looks great (but unfortunately ended 3 days ago, grrr!). Instead, I will pop into Isabel Marant and then have lunch at Dig Inn. Bliss.

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Snake is a neutral cont.

A few weeks ago I posted on the pieces that I am currently wearing as I run around and mentioned that I am looking for a new pair of snake flats. And ta-da! I had put the perfect pair in the KiC shop eons ago. Comfy and half the price of the Chloe’s I was eyeing– a definite win-win.

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Beauty

Navy Nails

Nail polish is rarely a topic on KiC because I don’t often wear it. Recently, my older daughter asked me to look for a dark blue to send to her at boarding school. I found this shade and admit that I am tempted to try it on my toes. Hey, navy is the perfect neutral and goes with everything, right?

Nail color Bobbing for Baubles #1001

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