Vogue Paris

‘Wild Wild West’ Hair Envy

These Vogue Paris pictures of Anna Ewers give me serious hair envy—hair stylist James Pecis is just so good.

Photography by Mikael Jansson   Styling by Emmanuelle Alt

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VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Belted denim shirt

CASTANER

Jean canvas espadrilles

BOTTEGA VENETA

Bow-detailed crepe midi dress

THE ROW

Nude leatter sandals

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

CHLOÉ

Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater

M.I.H. JEANS

Paradise high-rise jeans

THE ROW

Nude leather sandals

JOSEPH

Pearl ribbed-knit wool sweater

JOSEPH

Cropped leather trousers

JOSEPH

Ryder leather shoulder bag

CELINE

Square sunglasses

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It Item

Chic & Cheap

Well, since Belgian Shoes didn’t do it, J. Crew did. The perfect weekend, wear-with-jeans loafer mule. They are on sale and come in white, too.

Industry News

Francesca Amfitheatrof to Louis Vuitton

Last week Francesca Amfitheatrof was named artistic director of watches and jewelry at Louis Vuitton. Her Tiffany & Co. ‘T’ collection is perfection and her own personal style is superb—I’m sure she’ll create covetable pieces for LV that we will wear forever.

I love this picture of Ms. Amfitheatrof styled by my dear friend Amanda Ross for Porter.

It Items

Summer Staples

This swimsuit from yesterday’s post caught my eye—I love the color and texture. And the pendant that Carolyn wears throughout the story reminds me of one that I cherish, a gold coin from my mother. Three items I’d like to add to my summer wardrobe: these Kendall Conrad gold studs (I’m a tad hooped-out), a black pair of Hermès Oran slides (I have a very old pair in tan), and an easy-breezy beach dress—this one by Toteme looks like just the ticket.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Just when I was thinking that there is nothing that I want for summer, up pops this amazing story in the WSJ. Magazine. Carolyn Murphy + photographer Lachlan Bailey + stylist Geraldine Saglio = dream team. Guadeloupe as a location isn’t too terrible, either. On newsstands May 5.

On My Mind

I Love To Lunch

Today I am attending the first of many spring lunches. I’m excited to see friends, celebrate birthdays, and help support various causes. This post originally ran February 6, 2012, but is still apt.

Why are so many women opposed to meeting for lunch? The above story, from the February 2012  issue of Vanity Fair, has great vintage images and details the history of “lunching” as a verb. But I am surprised that the women interviewed for the article wouldn’t be caught dead having lunch with their friends today.  So when do they see them? Dinner? That meal is sacrosanct in my book; family time. Breakfast? I’m an early riser and get most of my work done in the morning—I don’t want to lose my momentum by going out to breakfast.

Lunch seems to have become a social taboo, a signifier of an idle life.  This is sad to me. I love to meet my friends for lunch and try to set one up monthly. We are all as busy as the women interviewed for the story, but an hour a month wouldn’t kill any of us. Life is too short to not make time for our friends.

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On My Mind

Doing Our Part: Earth Day

We (my family and I) try to do our bit to help the planet—reusable produce and filet grocery bags, straw market baskets, refillable water bottles, grow a lot of our own vegetables, keep bees, compost, recycle, take the train and subway often, buy quality items that we’ll wear forever, and are informed daily about food waste issues by our younger daughter. But I know there are so many other things we could/should be doing.

The filet bags expand and hold more than you’d think. They also fit in my handbag so I always have one or two with me and use them for more than just marketing.

I, too, like the long handled version to wear over my shoulder like this chic woman below.

M Le Magazine du Monde

Golden Eye

This M Le Magazine du Monde cover caught my eye—I love Edie Campbell’s golden lids. Not that I will wear glitter eye shadow any time soon, but I do love gold accessories, especially in the summer.

Photography by Oliver Hadlee Pearch    Styling by Charlotte Collet

Vogue

‘New Jacket Required’

Spring seems to be taking its sweet time and I’m very ready to store my wool coats and transition into jacket weather. This quirky story in May Vogue starring actress Leelee Sobieski has the right idea. I still love the Balmain blazer in the bottom photo.

Photography by Nigel Shafran      Styling by Camilla Nickerson

Elle Decor

Claiborne Swanson Frank: 12 Things She Can’t Live Without

I love lists and this one does not disappoint. Photographer and author Claiborne Swanson Frank, whose third book Mother and Child has stormed Instagram, lists her cannot-live-without things for May Elle Decor—doesn’t get much better than this.