Gifts

Touch Wood

Our kitchen is about to be renovated and, when done, will have two walls of open shelves. I collect vintage bread boards and salad bowls and will now be able to see them. They make great hostess gifts — Etsy has quite a few.

SHOP

What's New

MAX MARA

Burano belted wool-blend cardigan

GABRIELA HEARST

Jane checked cotton shirt dress

ISABEL MARANT, ÉTOILE

Napoli cotton and wool cardigan

JIL SANDER

Leather top handle bag

SIDNEY GARBER

Rosebud rose gold ring

PARULINA

18K gold and diamond earrings

MIU MIU

Printed wool cardigan

CARTIER

Tank Française 25mm medium 18-karat gold watch

JW ANDERSON

Tie-front merino wool sweater

FRANKIE SHOP

Erica cotton midi dress

PROENZA SCHOULER

Trench cotton midi skirt

SAINT LAURENT

Cabochon buttons peacoat

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Up To 50% off

NET-A-PORTER: Sale On!

When NET-A-PORTER reached out to me about the SS20 sale, which launched this morning, I thought this is the time to fill in a few holes — last minute summer items, a bright dress, and even a few things to wear in the fall. Many designers are up to 50% off and there are a lot of sizes available — sale on!

The Row espadrille sandals, Ganni bikini top and bottom, SU Paris seersucker maxi shirtdress, Karla Colletto dark brown swimsuit, Bottega Veneta sandals, Matteau linen top and maxi skirt.

Faithfull The Brand yellow floral-print and blue floral-print dresses, Aross Girl x Soler purple dress.

Bite Studios belted cardigan, By Malene Birger turtleneck sweater, Khaite black calf and brown suede clutches (these Khaite clutches are on sale).

Most, but not all, items in this post are on sale. Sale items are subject to change.

Books

‘Summer to Summer’

Jennifer Ash Rudick‘s new book Summer To Summer: Houses By The Sea is a love letter to twenty five summer homes from Maine to the Hamptons. While growing up, I was fortunate to summer on Martha’s Vineyard. We’d move up moments after school let out and stay until Labor Day. When my daughters were little, we’d go up weekends and most of August. These days, a week is a gift. Tria Giovan’s photographs truly capture the essence of summering.

I’m picking up a copy at the Locust Valley Booskstore on Tuesday.

It Item

#Love Mother Ocean_Mother Ocean Loves You

Another eco-friendly swimsuit line committed to sustainability and ocean health is the Spanish brand NOW_THEN. I love their bikini and their hashtag.

Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar

Samira Nasr

Samira photographed for kic in 2012 by Marko MacPherson.

Samira Nasr was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar today so I am rerunning this 2012 post.

I have known Samira for years having worked together at Vogue ages ago. Samira has been tippy top of my list of chic women to profile as she has that spot-on personal style where everything she owns I want to have too.

Born in Canada, Samira came to NY to get her masters in journalism at NYU. She assisted Grace Coddington at Vogue and then became a sought-after stylist in her own right. Samira mixes fashion-forward pieces with classics and wears everything with an enviable nonchalance. Her personality is as warm and easy going as her style. When she showed up to be photographed for kic she was the epitome of modern chic and yes, I wanted everything she brought!

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CRUISE 2020/21

Chanel Swim

For some unexplained reason, I’ve bought a number of swimsuits while in quarantine. These, from the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection, caught my eye because a low-cut leg is my preferred style. The matching maxi-length cardigan is a thing of beauty.

Chanel Cruise 2020/21

‘Balade en Méditerranée’

“Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” A Mediterreanean jaunt, indeed.

Images by Karim Sadli courtesy of Chanel

Collection lookbook on Vogue

Beauty

Dry Run

My search for a deodorant that works continues. I just picked up this one by Vichy and so far so good. Smells great, too.

I bought the above at my local pharmacy, but the one in the link looks even better.

On My Mind

Field Trip

When we can, designer Agnes Baddoo and I are going to visit old friends in my new ‘hood. The very thought of this field trip makes me happy. I am excited to see environmental advocate and early kic profile Priscilla Woolworth and her Hudson Valley gardens. Then, on to the northwest corner of Connecticut to catch up with Elizabeth Warner, founder of Maasai Collections. Lizzie has enviable personal style and I haven’t seen her in far too long. It’s nice to have something to look forward to.

On My Radar

Name To Know: Matteau

Last July I did a swimsuit clean-out, after which I ordered a large number of tops and bottoms from every corner of the earth. Matteau, the sustainability focused label launched in 2012 by Australian stylist and Unconditional magazine fashion director Ilona Hamer and her sister, was the clear swimwear winner. After the sister duo launched a line of resort wear end of 2019, I picked up a featherweight cotton dress , which will be the perfect après-beach cover-up, and a cropped linen top to pair with my satin midi-length skirts. I’m eager to wear both. Now I’m on the hunt for a one-piece with my preferred and hard to find low-cut leg. This time I started with Matteau.

Dress, linen top and ivory herebikini brief, square one-piece and here, cutout ruched one-piece.