On My Mind
I was joking with a friend yesterday that I should turn kic into my own personal vintage site since I’ve been wearing a lot of really old pieces lately. But, that’s the goal — to wear what I have for as long as I can. This came up because we both have the A Ross Girl skirt left and I sent her this picture of it shortened to my knee. She asked about the sweater, which is J. Crew early aughts (maybe late ’90s even), as are the Prada kitten heel pumps. The grey wool Miu Miu skirt right, one of my most beloved pieces of clothing, is circa 2002. Hopefully, the Saint Laurent chain belt helps keep everything from looking too dug-out-of-a-bin.
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
I love girl guide style and this A.P.C. camp shirt (tied at the waist would work, too) with the matching skirt has my name all over it.
On My Inspiration Board
Saint Laurent glasses, Clash de Cartier necklace, and this Lanvin Trench would smarten up my spring wardrobe considerably. The Obsessions section in Self Service issue № 56 is particularly good this season.
Photography by Galiegue Styling by Elodie David Touboul above and Malina Joseph Gilchrist below
Books and exhibitions
This is sort of a catch-all post of books I’ve ordered and exhibitions I want to see. One Italian Summer looks like a fun read, Elena Ferrante’s In The Margins: On the pleasures of reading and writing, and my friend Stacey Bewkes’ new book At Home are already on my bedside table. A Hard Place To Leave out May 3, Emma Straub’s This Time Tomorrow out May 17, and French Braid by Anne Tyler is out next week. The Whitney Biennial opens April 6 (March 31 to members) and ‘Romy Schneider, L’ Exihibition’ at the Cinémathèque in Paris is up until July 16.
If you loved them in the SS22 collection film, you can now order and try the Celine kitten heel pumps and sandals — while they are in stock…
1st Dibs’ magazine, Introspective, has a super Q&A with NYC born and based sisters, Wendy and Tonne Goodman. Tonne was a longtime fashion director of Vogue and Wendy is the design editor at New York magazine. Tastemakers both, yet with very different personal styles. It’s a must-read.
On My Mind
Last week, I attended a lecture on Bunny Mellon’s botanical legacies with landscape designer Leslie Needham. Leslie’s sensibility is exactly what I hope to achieve with our gardens, meadow, and orchard. She inspired me to, finally, put in the crabapples this spring and update the outdoor furniture. Now that we’ve moved the clocks ahead, it’s nice to bring a bit of spring indoors — the D. Porthault semi-annual sale starts March 21 and watercress is almost in season. I bought Sisley Paris’ classic green scent, eau de campagne, which works well with my beloved Carthusia Mediterraneo.
Leslie Needham will be speaking at Hollister House in Washington, CT on May 21
This September, Rizzoli New York will be publishing a debut cookbook, BUDMO!: Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen, by Anna Voloshyna. “Since emigrating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 from Kyiv, Anna has focused on introducing Eastern European foods to an omnivorous audience through her blog, acclaimed pop-up dinners, and virtual cook-alongs. This cookbook celebrates the culinary delights of Ukraine, Anna’s homeland, including many gems from her grandmother’s recipe box, but with a fresh and modern twist that will appeal to those who seek to recreate the flavors of the world at home.”
Between now and June 1st, Rizzoli Bookstore will run an exclusive pre-sale for BUDMO! and 10% of all book proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen, who is on the front lines feeding countless refugees, and is Anna’s preferred charity.
Le Magazine du Monde
Suzanne Koller’s styling on Anna Ewers in this spring fashion story for Le Magazine du Monde is fantastic, as always. It’s a big story and worth a look. I subscribe to the digital version since I can never find the actual magazine in NYC.
Photography by Sam Rock
Lots of tweed, thick over-the-knee socks, and nubby this-and-that in the Chanel FW22 collection shown today. With Scotland as the inspiration and the runway designed to represent the River Tweed, the colors are sublime.