On My Mind
Navigating Whole Foods yesterday was downright scary, but setting the table for Easter dinner is alway a pleasure. I keep this picture, from Lauren Santo Doningo’s Instagram feed, on my inspiration board — it’s one of my all-time favorite tablescapes and never ceases to inspire.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday weekend filled with good food, family, and friends! xjp
Paola strapless crepe midi dress
Flat slide sandal wit buckle straps
Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket
Figari plunge knot-front top
Croc-effect leather slippers
Lily button-detailed cotton and linen-blend and chiffon midi skirt
New Wave tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses
Cable-knit turtleneck sweater
We are deep into layering season — mornings are downright chilly and by afternoon it’s in the upper 60° range. I’m always looking for clever ways to wear multiple layers and love the look of this tee under a blouse in April Vogue Italia.
Photography by Ben Toms Styling by Helena Tejedor
On the hunt For
My parkas are pushed to the back of the mudroom racks and two trenches, fisherman-knit cardigans, short wool coats, Barbours, and light jackets are front and center — welcome to transition season.
A denim skirt is a transition staple and I’m on the hunt for a new one. I love a faded version, like LH’s above, for the weekend, but a more tailored skirt, paired with a navy blazer, is perfect for meetings. A.P.C.’s 70s-inspired skirt, below, has been my fav for four years — it’s really gone the distance. Now I want something a bit longer like this one by Gucci and here, but with a kinder price tag. Stay tuned.
In a Palais post I mentioned that I’m grateful when friends share their finds. The same LA-based friend who gave me the Pacific & Rose tip emailed that she bought this tote and slide — saddle is the perfect neutral, after all. The J.McLaughlin wicker bag ticks all the boxes — good-looking, well-made, and a nice price point — all wins. Thanks, again, SK!
J. McLaughlin tote, 3.1 Phillip Lim slide and here.
The LA- based, homeschooled, 17-year-old music phenom, Billie Eilish, released her first album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, and it’s fantastic. The songs are written by Eilish and her 21-year-old brother, Finneas, who plays in her band. The track “Bury My Friend” is my favorite. You may recognize the song “You Should See Me in a Crown”, which is also on the album.
Vogue Germany editor-in-chief
Christiane Arp, editor-in-chief of Vogue Germany, is one of my style icons — I especially love her tailored pieces and statement rings. At the helm of Vogue Germany since 2003, Ms. Arp has turned the magazine into a must-read.
There are a lot of great slides and mules right now, the “It” shoe for Spring. Toteme’s are chic, but they are not ideal for running around, or even walking a few blocks. Along with many stylists (I’ve spotted them in at least 5 editorials), I love these two by Prada.
Heeled mule, and embossed here, flat mule and croc effect here.
After yesterday’s post about searching for a new nail color, I hit Bergdorf Goodman’s beauty floor — one of my least favorite activities. Since I wear no makeup, the reps always seem to think they’ve got a live one and follow me down the aisles. However, it’s best to test drive a lot of options in the wild, not online. I tried a number of polishes and fell in love with the Diorlisse Abricot, which is actually a base coat that can be worn on its own. One coat does the job. They claim this product “nourishes, whitens and strengthens nails.” Discoloration is something I fret about and the reason I rarely wear polish in the first place. Ages ago I went for a manicure with a fellow Vogue editor. I envied her perfect red nails until I saw them sans polish. When bare they were dark yellow — it was a cautionary tale. So, here’s to hoping Dior’s claims are true.
This manicure gets five stars in my book — the nail shape and polish color are perfection. I’m already an oval gal, so this is not far from that. But I’d love suggestions on a pale, not-too-pink polish that goes on in one coat — a tall order.
Image April Vogue Paris — Photography by Ben Hassett Styling by Célia Azoulay
On The Hunt For
I have a closetful of simple black dresses that go the distance. A Valentino lace shift and The Row’s Marina have been my go-tos on so many occasions, I’d grab them in a fire. But, I want something different for a bunch of spring events — the hunt is on.
Petar Petrov above, Hope below.