Summer 2022 Collection

Celine Baie des Anges

The Celine Summer 2022 collection film, shot in Nice, France, is packed with covetable clothes and accessories — this is my favorite Celine collection by Hedi Slimane, yet. And, the shoulder-length hair is perfection.

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Dark Denim Skirt Suit

This Wales Bonner dark denim skirt suit is very smart. Love the Safari-style jacket and top stitching on the skirt hem — super chic and on sale.

Home

Get Cozy

My mother was an ardent hostess and entertained frequently. She loved wooden plates and platters, especially for winter gatherings. I’ve taken a page out of her book and started my own collection. A pine scented candle, hand-printed tablecloth, rattan breakfast tray, and snuggly boots make the short, cold days cozier.

On My Mind

Welcome to the Holiday Season!

With today being the first day of Hanukkah and the first Sunday of Advent, many folks begin their holiday festivities. Here’s to celebrating with gusto! xp

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A Chanel Christmas

I’ve given up on trying to master a whole Thanksgiving turkey (yesterday’s was particularly awful) and moved on to planning Christmas. If I had my druthers, I’d ask Santa for something spectacular from Chanel. The coat topped my fall wish list, but my size sold out immediately. That’s okay, these suede & grosgrain flats are divine and the Bouton de Camélia earrings definitely tick the spectacular box.

Image courtesy @styleheroine

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Manolo Blahnik Ballerimu

After I posted on Alissa Zachary’s line High Sport, a few folks asked about the Manolo Blahnik Ballerimu mules. Thanks, Alissa.

Food

Pumpkin Milk Bar Pie

We love Milk Bar Pie aka Crack Pie, so I ordered the pumpkin version for Thanksgiving. Apple Cider Donut Cake sounds pretty good, too. You can still place an order today.

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Silver Mine

Earlier this week, at an author reading, I spied a woman wearing a spectacular pair of silver sandals. It’s chilly in NYC so she wore them with tights — I was mesmerized. I hadn’t twigged the metallic trend and I rarely go for silver, but at that moment, it looked so right. A pair of silver Belgian Shoes are on their way to me. They could be perfect with trim, cropped black trousers and a black sweater when entertaining at home.

Saint Laurent clutch, Gucci slides, Paco Rabanne chainmail clutch, Ferragamo sandals, Paco Rabanne chain-link belt.

On My Radar

High Sport

Last time I saw my friend Karene, long-time fit model for The Row, she was wearing a stunning knit skirt by the designer Alissa Zachary. An alum of The Row and Khaite, Zachary developed a stretchy, shine-free knit that she then used for her own line, High Sport. Vogue just profiled Zachary and got the scoop on her collection of incredibly chic and wearable pieces.

Gifts

To Give And Receive

I’ve been invited for a private viewing of the extraordinary retrospective Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Whitney Museum of American Art this coming Friday.  As a lapsed art history major, this is the type of event that brings me back to center. In preparation, I’m attending Making Sense of Jasper Johns by the Whitney online, and booked a private tour for the other half of Jasper Johns: Mind Mirror at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday. I was convinced to see both after reading this article in The New York Times. A private museum tour would be a phenomenal and memorable holiday gift.  Also, ‘Slim Aarons: Style’ is fantastic — a trove of Slim’s photographs of “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places” and written by my dear friend Kate Betts. G. Lalo notepads, a Smythson trinket box, and Byredo hand cream are always appreciated.