Vogue January 2014 Issue

‘A Peaceable Kingdom’

This Vogue story on Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler’s Locust Valley, New York home is a Pinterest favorite and with good reason—it’s fantastic. I’ve run this lovely image of their garden before and I thought of it today since we will be out in ours this weekend. New gardening gloves are in order since my recent run-in with poison ivy.

Photography by Oberto Gigli

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THE ROW

Emma ruffled leather slides

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Peak-lapel tie-waist coat

KHAITE

Alissa mid-rise slim-leg boyfriend jeans

DIOR

I-Dior leather point-toe bootie

AURELIE BIEDERMANN

Tangerine gold-plated necklace

SOLUDOS

Flor embroidered espadrille

ALTUZARRA

Campbell ribbed-knit cardigan

THE GREAT

The Army Nerd cropped stretch-twill skinny pants

ALTUZARRA

D'Orsay canvas espadrilles

ERDEM

Cordelia floral-print silk crepe de chine midi dress

BALENCIAGA

Button earrings

DIOR

J'Adior leather slingback flat

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Net-A-Porter

Spring Picks On Sale

Net-A-Porter added some great items to their sale last night—many were kic spring picks. Here are a few of my favorites: Joseph dress, Alexander Wang slides, A.P.C. top, The Great white jeans, Alaia bag, Isabel Marant Cuff (not on sale)Joseph skirt, A.P.C. denim skirt, and Joseph trench.

Lots of great pieces are now up to 70% off!

Rachel Comey Pre-Fall

In Print

This Rachel Comey Pre-Fall dress zoomed to the top of my list—I love the print.

Books

Fun Reads

Surf Shack by Nina Freudenberger and Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s Travels with Chufy would be good hostess gifts. Sofia has a new clothing line, Chufy, available at Bergdorfs.

It Item

That’s A Wrap

‘Tis the season for wraps and knit ponchos—they are perfect for transitional weather, over-airconditioned offices, and travel. I have an extensive collection and they are all in heavy rotation right now.

Madeleine Thompson wraps above, Elizabeth and James, Loro Piana cashmere cape.

Resort 2018

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez’s Resort 2018 collection is so fantastic, I had a difficult time editing down to these eight images.

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Bringing Back the Book

I’ve been doing some ruthless spring cleaning; it felt like my stuff was closing in on me. When I got to the bookshelves in the living room, I was brought up short—where have all my books gone? Granted, I have stacks and stacks of oversized art and fashion books, but the shelves seem to have been taken over by framed photographs, my childrens’ school projects, candles, indie magazines, and all sorts of random decorative items. Missing are the rows of hardbacks that I raced out to buy and couldn’t wait to read—they are on my Kindle.

This Elle Decor photo of art dealer Kris Ghesquière’s home office in Uruguay inspired me to start buying a few actual books again—ones that I know I’d like to keep. Amazon opened a bookstore in NYC last week, which seemed odd when I first heard about it, but now I get it. And my dear friend just opened the Locust Valley Bookstore —I’m going to help support her new business by refilling my shelves.

Photograph by Ricardo Labougle 

On My Mind

June To-Do List

Wow, it’s June! The girls will be out of school soon and the older one is graduating. We’ll be in L.A. mid month and I have a list of things I want to do when we are not packing up my daughter’s apartment. A visit to the Wear LACMA shop tops this list. Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass is already on my Kindle for the flight, and when we’re back in NYC I’ll be first in line to see Sofia Coppola’s readaptation of The Beguiled, which opens June 23. Oh, and new tools and a basket for the garden from the GOOP shop would be nice.

It Items

Uniform Refresh

I’m upping my game when it comes to tops and sneakers—the Atlantique Ascoli blouses are to blame, they took my daily uniform up a notch, which was long overdue. And it’s time to replace my Stans, sadly they are a bit ubiquitous at this point.

Marni top and here, AG Jeans, Pumas and here.

Summer Kick-off

Kitchen Clambake

Memorial Day – a day to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service. It’s also the unofficial opening act of summer, yet today it’s raining and 56°.  As I think back, it’s often dreary and cold on this holiday, the main reason I no longer pack up the gang and head to the Vineyard—I have not-so-fond memories of foul weather gear worn at the beach and huddling around the fireplace.

Regardless of the weather, an extra day with my family is a blessing and to celebrate we’re going to have a sandless clambake in our kitchen.

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