Perseid Meteor Shower

Wishing On A Star

This weekend is the yearly Perseid meteor shower and this stargazing fanatic is getting ready. From tonight through Monday morning, the Perseid meteor shower will send between 60 and 70 meteors shooting across the sky every hour. The meteor shower’s peak is expected to occur Sunday night, Aug. 12 into early Monday morning. Due to the crescent moon, the sky will be darker and thus the meteor shower is predicted to be even more spectacular than usual. Remember, it takes 30 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness and it’s best to lie on your back. If it stops raining, it should be quite a show!

Stella McCartney sweater, LL Bean slippers, cashmere throw, Coleman cot, thermos.

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CHLOÉ

Long wool blazer

JOSEPH

Jamie panelled silk dress

REJINA PYO

Lila hooded checked wool-blend duffle coat

JOSEPH

Sinclair sucked silk-crepe blouse

JOSEPH

Collins draped silk skirt

LOEWE

Point-toe navy suede and leather chelsea boots

KHAITE

Doris cotton-gabardine trench coat

GIANVITO ROSSI

55 leather knee boots

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Color-block ribbed merino wool turtleneck sweater

ISABEL MARANT

Nirvy studded leather sandals

REJINA PYO

Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat

J.W. ANDERSON

Scare Crow suede ankle boots

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It Item

The Weekender

The good-looking Italian-made luggage line Paravel has been on my radar since it’s launch last fall and this colorway is super chic. Paravel has a great packing system, the canvas is waterproof, and the price is nice—what could be better than that?

Available here and here.

Vogue Germany

Charlotte Casiraghi: Up Close and Personal

A few years ago, I met Charlotte Casiraghi at a Cartier event and she was just as beautiful, if not even more so, in person. She was, also, incredibly nice, which is beautiful, too. The hair and makeup, in these pictures by Daniel Jackson for September Vogue Germany, is stunning in it’s simplicity.

Styling by Christiane Arp and Nicola Knels

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On The Hunt For

Henley Help

I am on the hunt for ribbed-knit henleys and I’m not having much luck. If you see one, please let me know.

On The Hunt For

Loafer Love

I’ve been hunting for a new loafer that is understated—no bow, no bit… This one by Bottega Veneta popped up in my inbox—kismet.

Full story on Net-A-Porter.

Beauty

Here Comes The Sun, Cont.

Last summer I tried bronzers to achieve a golden glow without sitting in the sun. But I have rosacea, which means my face already has some color and bronzers are often uneven in the humidity. I was happy to hear that Gucci Westman, who has rosacea, too, is developing products to combat it (if you didn’t catch the video, it’s a must-watch). What I really want is something for my legs—for some reason, they don’t get tan even when I play tennis.

So, I perused Into The Gloss for some self-tanning tips and these two products got top marks. I’ll let you know.

La Mer gradual tan and here, Josie Maran self-tanning oil.

On My Mind

August To-Do List

The summer is zipping by and we haven’t even taken a proper vacation, yet. The Vineyard is calling like a siren song and I’m counting the days.

I have a few signature dishes and my corn salad is a family favorite. Fresh corn, tomatoes (peeled and seeded), red onion is optional, balsamic vinaigrette, and goat cheese—easy-peasy. This salad is an August staple along with purple coleslaw.

‘The Wife’ got a rave review from a friend who has great taste in movies. And ‘All Happy Families’ tops my reading list. Jeanne McCulloch’s youngest sister was my boarding school roommate. I spent my teenage years with her family in both NYC and East Hampton. This memoir is sure to be a trip down memory lane.

Hope everyone has a wonderful August!

On The Hunt For

The Long And Short Of It.

All of my summer dresses are short save a printed one from La Double J. I get a ton of compliments every time I wear it so now I’m on the hunt for a simple black one—tbc.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Center of Gravity ‘

In a post earlier this week I talked about wanting a new wool coat for fall. Many are too oversized for my liking, but a belt may solve that problem. Love these pictures from the upcoming WSJ. Magazine on newsstands this weekend.

Photography by Hanna Tveite   Styling by Alexander Fisher

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L'Officiel USA Video Series

Beauty Call with Jane Larkworthy: Gucci Westman

An early kic profile, Jane Larkworthy, is now Beauty Editor-at-Large for L’Officiel USA. In the debut interview for L’Officiel, Jane chats with makeup artist Gucci Westman about her new cosmetics line, Westman Atleier. The video is fun, funny, and smart—just like Jane herself.

Westman Atelier is available at Barneys New York