Beauty

Scent Search Continued

One of the best pieces of advice I received when I embarked on my scent search was to get samples. Easier said than done and more important than ever when buying online. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Henry Rose clean perfumes came up in the comments and I, too, am eager to try them. Thankfully, they offer samples of the full line. The actor spoke with The New York Times about her new role as a beauty entrepreneur and the inspiration behind the Henry Rose fragrances.

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Gucci Horsebit 1955 mini bag

MALONE SOULIERS

Gavi crossover-strap leather slides

BROCK COLLECTION

Wool-blend cardigan

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Le Maillon leather sandals

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Suzanne mini leather cross-body bag

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Jota chain-embellished leather sandals

MATTEAU

Broderie-cotton maxi skirt

PRADA

Single-breasted hooded raincoat

BOTTEGA VENETA

Leather sandals

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Flower brooch

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Le Maillon leather shoulder bag

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Aviator-style gold-tone and acetate sunglasses

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Warm-Weather Bits

A new book, a cologne “that smells like the sunniest vacation of your life” according to The Cut, a chain belt, and beige shirt (it’s a pinkish beige IRL) to wear over a swimsuit — I’m getting summer ready.

Burberry FW21 Collection

Riccardo Tisci Found His Groove

The last few days have felt like winter in NYC — it even hailed on Tuesday. Makes looking at Fall collections in April not so silly. I’ve been wondering when Riccardo Tisci, Burberry designer since 2018, would find his groove and he seems to have with the FW21 collection. These clothes are for powerful, feminine women; no more streetwear and nary a puffer or sneaker in sight. The coat and dress above are so utterly me — sigh.

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Find My…

During its product launch yesterday, Apple announced a new Bluetooth tracking device, the AirTag, developed to help folks find handbags/luggage/keys/etc. through its Find My app. Hermès designed leather cases — a key ring, bag charm, and luggage tag — for a version of the trackers that will also be engraved with the house’s Clou de Selle logo —now that’s chic and functional. Available April 30.

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I 🤎 Brown Sandals

Brown sandals are my thing and I need a new pair like I need a hole in my head. But these four by Loewe, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, and Christian Louboutin are very nice. I’m a fan of the Loewe Anagram logo, adds a little interest to an otherwise basic leather thong.

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Red Alert

This Saint Laurent Summer 21 look would be perfect for la rentrée. I’m not usually a red enthusiast, but I’ve loved this tunic and pant since I saw it in Anthony Vaccarello’s extraordinary show video titled ‘I Wish You Were Here.’

On My Mind

Mussels at Home

I went to a birthday lunch for a dear friend yesterday. All the guests were vaccinated and it was, for each of us, the first time dining in a restaurant with a group. The awkwardness of reemergence was a hot topic and it’s real — I felt completely out of social practice. However, good food and great friends were the perfect excuse to get back out there.

Like many, I cooked at home almost exclusively this past year, but I did not make mussels. They’re one of my all-time favorite dishes, and when on the menu, I order them. They were an extra treat yesterday since I haven’t had them in ages. Even though I’ve posted on mussels before, I’ve yet to make them myself. There’s a simple recipe in Soupology that looks easy and delicious.

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Beauty

Scent Collecting

To justify multiple purchases, i.e. the same bag in three different colors, I think of myself as a collector. I know, I know. But consider this: I’ve been searching for a new signature scent (get loads of samples before you commit, was the best advice) and realized that maybe having more than one, like a perfume wardrobe, could be modern. This is coming from someone who doesn’t own a lipstick and hasn’t really worn a fragrance in 20 years. To date, I’ve found two that I love —  Carthusia Mediterraneo and Louis Vuitton’s On The Beach — the start of a perfume collection.

Books

Flying In Style

Jodi Peckman’s homage to the golden age of air travel, Come Fly With Me: Flying in Style, will hopefully inspire a bit more effort in presentation when traveling — the vintage celebrity snaps are memorable. Before I go anywhere, I need a new carry-on. My Louis Vuitton wheelie is the first iteration and was designed to roll in just one direction. And, after my last flight to Paris, I’m getting noise canceling headphones, stat. Packing a favorite scent for the hotel room is brilliant and something I should’ve been doing all along.

Master & Dynamic headphones, Aviteur suitcase, Diptyque room spray.

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Clever Clogs

If you don’t want to pay a fortune for clogs, there are lots of options. Swedish Hasbeens, Troentorp, and Sandgrens are my friend’s favorites, and I think the J. Crew pair look really good, love the studs. I have the super comfortable No.6 clog boots and pictured above are Kerstin Adolphson.

A number of readers shared their favorites and I’ve included links in the comments.

Image August 2016 Vogue Paris photography by Lachlan Bailey  styling by Geraldine Saglio