Sunglasses and perfumes have been my obsession pretty much since we settled into the pandemic. Probably, because I don’t feel guilty owning a number of either. These Cartier glasses are kind of groovy and most likely not me — but I’ll try them nonetheless. And a deep dive into the world of Creed is a field trip I’m looking forward to.
Park small grained-leather shoulder bag
Logo-embellished leather loafers
Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt
Cropped crocheted cotton-blend wide-leg pants
Amuko leather-trimmed suede tote
Crochet-knit cashmere, wool and silk-blend mini dress
Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress
Gate knotted leather slippers
Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat
Want to add a bit of cool to your spring look? Vegan Adidas Sambas, Grey Miu Miu socks, or a white Totême tank would do the trick.
On my inspiration board
Nicola Peltz Beckham’s Valentino couture wedding dress is breathtaking — elegance is a beautiful thing. I’m working on a post about the Colombian designers behind Moye Design, sisters Tatiana and Maria Cabal, and their new wallpaper line – this guava print is a teaser. Nikolai Von Bismark’s images for The Bloomsbury Set, a new book by Fendi artistic director Kim Jones, are stunning. The Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris and LA are exhibiting works by Belgian artist Bruno V. Roels. Anthony Vaccarello created an exclusive line of products based on Roels’ palm trees. Finally, I have a number of shoulder bags with straps that extend to be worn crossbody but, when I do, the snaps pull my hair. My Dior Bobby is snapless and this Saint Laurent bag (medium here) would work beautifully, too.
Carine Roitfeld is one of my style icons and, after reading an interview with her in the recent issue of Grazia, I realized why I’m so besotted with her style — or, more to the point, her style ethos. “I stick to my style. I’d look stupid in another” she told the writer, Laura Antonia Jordan. Even though Ms. Roitfeld admits that now, at 67, she’s embraced wearing jeans, her wardrobe of 10 pencil skirts is her true personal style. If it works, it works.
It’s been raining A LOT. I have a beloved trench, but it’s long and not ideal for getting in and out of the car. When I spied this Burberry poncho a lightbulb went off in my head. I’ve always loved rain ponchos and still have one (even though it’s unwearable) from Marc’s second collection for Louis Vuitton. The bucket hat is good, too.
On My Mind
This Victoria Beckham dress looks like the perfect grab-and-go piece, just hoping the color suits me. Did you know you can roast gnocchi? I didn’t and now I make it all the time. This NYT’s recipe is excellent. The Black Keys finally put out a new album and the songs I’ve listened to are really good. I had my daughters’ portraits painted when they were little. Now that they are in their 20s, I’m looking for an artist to paint them, again, in a completely different style. A dear friend encouraged me to layer scents and it’s changed how I buy perfume. I can’t wait to try Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria line, the Nerolia Vetiver has all my favorite notes. The newly released YSL Lexicon is fabulous, and the reviews of Slow Horses, with Gary Oldman and Kristen Scott Thomas, say it’s a must-watch series.
Thank you, Gail, for mentioning Bon, a boutique in Tucson, Arizona that carries hats similar to Kendall’s. I reached out to the owners — Bonnie and Crystal Flynt — and, hopefully, the hats will be back in stock end of April. The raffia tote is on its way to me.
On My Inspiration board
An easy dress, flat sandals, straw hat, and the perfect tan bag = my ideal summer look. Designer Kendall Conrad is her own best model — simply stunning.
April Vanity Fair France
I’m obsessed with ceramics recently and there seems to be a plethora of new ceramists. Photographer Benjamin Vigliotta styled this jewelry spread for April Vanity Fair France with warm gold and cool porcelain — brilliant .
Birkenstock’s 1774 collection is great and I bought these. I love how versatile they are — can be dressed up or down — the perfect Birks.