On My Mind

Adding Beauty Every Day

Yesterday, I went to hear Aerin Lauder talk about her book Entertaining Beautifully. Even though I’d bought a copy for myself and gave it as a hostess gift to numerous friends last fall, Aerin drove home a point that I’d missed — add a bit of beauty every day, especially for yourself. Use your grandmother’s silver at breakfast in the kitchen and your finest china for afternoon tea just for yourself.  I’ve pushed myself to not save handbags, etc., rather, to wear and enjoy them right out of the shopping bag. This needs to apply to my stacks of linen napkins, tablecloths, and inherited silver and china. Here’s to adding a bit of beauty every day.

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GUCCI

Oversized round sunglasses

LOEWE

Hooded leather-trimmed shearling jacket

GABRIELA HEARST

Leather-trimmed cashmere tote

RAINS

Hooded quilted coated-shell jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Metallic leather sandals

SAINT LAURENT

Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer

BOTTEGA VENETA

Hooded shearling jacket

CECILIE BAHNSEN

Giselle jumper

MADELEINE THOMPSON

Libra ribbed cashmere bodysuit

THE ROW

Lilibet wool and silk-blend crepe midi dress

GIA x PERNILLE TEISBAEK

Tubular Leather Knee Boots

SAINT LAURENT

Denim jacket

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On My Radar

Random Bits

I loved the ‘In Vogue: The 1990s’ podcast — brought back many memories. Next up, ‘In Vogue: The 2000s’ should be equally as good. The podcast The Just Enough Family by designer Liz Lange, née Steinberg, is queued up. Liz and I were at Vogue together and she was great. @lizlangeofficial is a must-follow. Elizabeth Strout’s new novel Oh, William!, sequel to My Name is Lucy Barton, is out next month. Last year I overindulged in the sweater vest trend. Thankfully, according to Vogue Scandinavia the trend is still going strong. And, thank you Matouk for making table linens out of my beloved Schumacher print, Citrus Garden — oh happy day.

It Item

Dark Denim Dilemma, Continued

When I posted on a dark denim aRossGirl skirt this summer, my size wasn’t available. Although it’s back in stock, I’d continued to look at other options. A dark denim alternative to my vintage, medium wash skirt above is the goal now that I know how I’d style it.

Gabriela Hearst, Hermès (I’m on the hunt for it), and Toast.

On My Mind

Styling Tips

It’s not always about buying something new to give your wardrobe a bit of oomph, it can be as simple as restyling the pieces you already own. Black and navy have been the combo du jour, but black and brown look good to my eye again. Fair Isle with evening wear is super chic and I plan on copying this concept. And, a button-down under a crewneck sweater is not news, but when the proportions are exaggerated it becomes an instant update on the classic pairing.

@carineroitfeld, Vogue, Gloverall

SS22 Collections

New York Fashion Week

These are my three favorite SS22 looks from NYFW: Peter Do left, Gabriela Hearst top, and Khaite below. Long and lovely.

Art

“Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror”

I cannot wait to see the Jasper Johns retrospective that will be in two separate museums/cities concurrently. “Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror” opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art September 29. A field trip to Philly with my dearest friend is in the works and, in the spirit of the exhibition, I may break out a bit of color.

Gucci bag, Victoria Beckham boots I’ve had my eye on since September 2020, and I love everything about this JW Anderson top — it speaks to me.

Street Style

NYFW: In The Trenches

It’s nice to see trenches out and about at SS22 NYFW courtesy of Vogue.

On My mind

Eugénie Trochu Inspired

Eugénie Trochu has been appointed head of editorial content at Vogue Paris following the dismissal of editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt.  Trochu, previously a fashion editor and most recently market editor at the publication, will lead Vogue Paris’ editorial operations as it transitions to a more international entity. “Her role is part of a new global editorial strategy that will enable local content in all Vogue markets around the world to reach a new global audience across all platforms.” I’m a fan of Ms. Trochu’s personal style and winning smile and wish her the best of luck.

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Pale & Pretty

As I was adding coats and jackets to the kic shop, I came across these pretty dresses. The Totême silk dress on the left would be fantastic with boots and a cardigan. The Esse Studios cotton column is warm-evening chic.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Pattern Play’

In the current issue of WSJ. Magazine there’s a gem of a story on interior designer Michael S. Smith’s five gorgeous new wallpapers that he created for de Gournay. We have been looking at wallpapers for a few rooms in our home and Nordic Garden above and Botanical Studies below are a dream come true.

Photos by Miguel Flores-Vianna