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Cardigan Alternative: The Longline Sweater

I love a good cardigan and have amassed quite the collection in my lifetime, but I’ve been searching for a longline sweater since this post from October 2018. Polished, yet cozy, the grey one will get a test drive.

Jil Sander brown and dark blue, Stella McCartney grey.

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CECILIE BAHNSEN

Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater

JOSEPH

Viviane wool turtleneck sweater

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Floral stretch-lace tights

JIL SANDER

Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-twill coat

HM

Textured-knit tights

SAINT LAURENT

Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

Cavalier wool blazer

SABLYN

Aiden sleeveless cashmere top

GABRIELA HEARST

Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps

JIL SANDER

Oversized cashmere knit top

GANNI

Wool-blend turtleneck vest

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Bag Crush

This Saint Laurent hobo is on my fall list, but the first one released was too big. The smaller version is just right.

Black and beige

Home

Japan & Provence

When I started thinking about the kitchen renovation, there were a few things I was set on — a Provencal table, and Futagami hand-cast brass pendant lamps and shelf brackets. I was fortunate to find the woodworker who made this table, and the lovliest Futagami representative is right here in NYC. To be continued.

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Perfect Polos

I’ve been waiting patiently to wear these knit polos; it’s been a bloody hot summer. Now that it’s a bit cooler, I pulled them off the shelf — well worth the wait.

Dion Lee, Handvaerk (is based in Southampton, NY)

Books

‘Why I Don’t Write: And Other Stories’

Susan Minot’s ‘Monkeys’ and ‘Evening‘ are two books that I’ve reread a number of times. I didn’t realize that she’d published ‘Why I Don’t Write: And Other Stories’ until my brilliant friend and @LocustValleyBookstore owner, Lisa Scully, alerted me to it this morning. This book will jump to the top of my considerable to-read list.

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The Anklet

I often consider wearing an anklet, but then it falls off my radar. In a moment of synchronicity, Editorialist covered the anklet’s renewed popularity just as I was putting these images of @carineroitfeld on my inspiration board.

Helmut Lang

Black Headband Revival

When I saw this ’90s Helmut Lang show image of Cecilia Chancellor, I had an ‘aha’ moment — it’s time to bring out a black headband, the perfect minimalist accessory.

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Two for the Road

The Gucci canvas with navy trim handbag and the Jil Sander black clutch are polished pieces. I have the Gucci bag in both brown and black and I’m very happy with them.

On My Mind

A Silver Lining

Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we got whomped by hurricane Isaias. The entire town lost power; the postal workers sorted mail by flashlight. Basically, we’ve been camping at home. And, with barely any service, I’ve had lots of time to think.

My older daughter left Brooklyn in early March to quarantine with us. She hadn’t lived at home since she went off to boarding school 10 years ago. I often joke that I was a better editor than mother, especially to her. But, this strange time together has brought us closer — we now understand each other as adults and are more forgiving of one another. This never would have happened pre-covid, our lives were so busy it was easier to believe that all was well. So, just maybe, not all of 2020 has been dreadful.

#VogueHope

All 26 editions of Vogue have united around the theme of hope. The collective aim is to celebrate hope and engender a worldwide positive vision of the future. Each Editor in Chief chose an image from their new issue and stated why it inspires hope for them. Anna Wintour said about the project “Hope may be hard to find at a moment of crisis, but it also feels more essential than ever. It’s part of our shared humanity, a source of delight and inspiration, and keeps us focused on a brighter future.”  Hear, hear.

Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt

“In these difficult times, I am glad and honoured to be part of this incredible initiative, to unite the 26 worldwide editions of Vogue in one unique, strong voice. At Vogue Paris, we decided to highlight more than ever youth, diversity, inclusivity and awareness, which are to us the epitome of hope today.”

Vogue Germany, Christiane Arp

“In my eyes, professor and doctor Marylyn Addo embodies all our hope that sooner or later there will be a ‘normal’ again — a new normal, where nothing will be as it was before. As one of the worldwide-leading scientists in infectiology and virology, she is confident that there will be a vaccine against Covid-19 available soon. Her optimistic belief in global scientific teamwork without borders emphasises my hope for a world without any borders in our minds and hearts.”

Vogue Spain, Eugenia de la Torriente

The Edge of the Sea is an original artwork by Coco Capitán that perfectly sums up what most of our country has dreamt about during the last months: the freedom of the sea and the hope that the storm has passed. Coco is a brilliant Spanish artist that lensed this carefree picture when she was 18 years old in Mallorca. Almost 10 years later, her unique handwriting updates the image in a new world with a completely different meaning.”