FW17 Campaign

Bottega Veneta at Lee House 2

Tomas Maier is a huge architecture fan and chose Lee House 2 for the Bottega Veneta FW17 campaign location. Built in 1956 by famed architect John Black Lee who is often referred to as the sixth of the famous “Harvard five” architects, which included Philip Johnson, John M. Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, and Eliot Noyes. Lee House 2 was restored in the nineties by famed architect Toshiko Mori followed by a final restoration in 2010 by Kengo Kuma. Maier said to Keep it Chic “I love architecture, which is why we always shoot our campaigns in world-renowned buildings. Since Spring/Summer 2017 was shot in a Paul Rudolph house in an urban setting, we had to find a structure that would match that level, and I knew Lee House 2 would deliver. The fact that it snowed gave the models, the clothing and the architecture an additional dimension.”

“Mixed Messages”, the first video for the house in a series entitled “The Art of Collaboration”, stars Mariacarla Boscono, Eva Herzigova, and Grace Chen and is filmed at Lee House 2.

Photography by Todd Hido

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BALENCIAGA

Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot

BALENCIAGA

Everyday tote small leather bag

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Padded velvet jacket

LOEWE

Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater

GANNI

Ridgewood corduroy trousers

PRADA

Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps

PRADA

Patchwork fur jacket

GANNI

Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses

VANESSA SEWARD

Clever leather belt bag

M.I.H JEANS

Icon wide-leg denim jumpsuit

TABITHA SIMMONS

Bexley brogue-detail; leather ankle boots

JEROME DREYFUSS

Serge large suede tote

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Cool Collaboration

Bella Freud x J Brand

The very cool collaboration between British designer Bella Freud and J Brand is just the right amount of retro chic—I already have my eye on two pairs of jeans. The jumpsuit unzipped over a classic Bella Freud word-print tee is nicely styled. Vogue has all the looks here.

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Blazé Milano

The Blazé Milano motto, “Every cool girl is half boy” succinctly sums up the founders’ vision for their blazers. Corrada Rodriguez D’Acri, Delfina Pinardi, and Sole Torlonia—Elle Italia alums—launched their line in 2014 and have been gaining traction and fans ever since. The focus on details, especially the smiley pocket and piping, is the game changer that makes these blazers stand out.

Blazé Milano blazers hereherehere and here.

The Edit

‘Hidden Depths’

Guinevere van Seenus looks amazing in this story from The EditI booked her often for Vogue and Helmut Lang’s shows, she is one of my all-time favorite models. In the accompanying article, Guinevere talks about her early days in the business and career longevity.

This issue of The Edit is devoted to “The new Black”,—my cotton LBDs have certainly been getting out and about this summer, too.

Photography by Alexandra Nataf   Styling by Morgan Pilcher

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The Juliet Sleeve

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Combine the Tudor-style sleeves on J.W. Anderson’s SS17 jackets + the Atlantique Ascoli peasant blouse = the perfect Tibi blouse. The longer length and price point are good, too.

Tibi blouse white and herenavy, and striped. J.W. Anderson jacket black, and tan and slash sleeve. Atlantique Ascoli peasant blouse.

Food

Revering the Radish

I’ve rediscovered the radish and am using it in a myriad of ways. From roasted to shaved raw with a mandoline, my fave root vegetable this summer is also really good for you. Bon Appétit has some fantastic radish recipes as does Martha Stewart.  I found this article on storing after harvest and The Washington Post has a piece on winter radishes.

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Agnes Baddoo’s Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Fifth up LA and NYC-based handbag designer, Agnes Baddoo:

“I love sailor pants for the flattering feminine fit in the waist and the breezy, wide but straight, leg. Worn grazing just below the ankle, hovering above the foot, they look great with flats like these Moroccan babou by my friend Mariko, a heeled espadrille, or sandals. My pants are vintage, a similar pair are the Jesse Kamm sailor pants in Salt.” Agnes

Photo © Wendy Polish

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Home

‘Get Guest-Ready’

Instead of putting together a collage of hostess gifts, I thought I’d turn the tables and run this page from July-August Veranda on items to spruce up your home in preparation for houseguests. Many, actually, would make great hostess gifts—anything from the Aerin x Williams-Sonoma collaboration would be appreciated, and the Dempsey and Carroll note pads are always a good idea.

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A Red Dress

A few months ago I put a Vanessa Seward red dress in the kic shop and eyed it from time to time. My friend bought it and loves it, but, by the time I decided to try it, my size was sold out. The Joseph dress on the left is in my cart, it looks like a forever piece.

Joseph dress and here, Alexa Chung dress.

Tennis

The Women of Wimbledon

Women’s tennis is certainly interesting these days with Serena on hiatus while pregnant and Venus back in the game in a big way. At Wimbledon, Kerber and Halep are out, and Magdalena Rybarikova above just beat Coco Vandeweghe—the women’s semi final matches should be exciting.