December British Vogue

Super Stella

Stella Tennant is breathtakingly beautiful on one of four December British Vogue covers photographed by Steven Meisel to celebrate editor-in-chief Edward Enniful’s first year anniversary at the magazine. This reminds me that I need to start looking for a gown for my daughter’s deb ball next month — if only I looked as stunning as Stella. In the accompanying interview she talks about her start in modeling — it’s a fun read.

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PRADA

Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

THE ROW

Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank

THE ROW

Flat-front skinny pants

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Atrita metallic leather sandals

THE ROW

Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress

VALENTINO GARAVANI

The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress

ROCHAS

Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps

CHLOÉ

Ribbon-tie silk blouse

CHLOÉ

Slim-leg wool-blend trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Woven trench coat

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Beauty

This. Smells. So. Good.

I don’t like many scented products, but this Le Labo body lotion is beyond. Great for guys, too.

On My Mind

How to Pack a Suit

Last March I posted “Am I a Suit Woman?” where I asked my extremely chic friend Gigi why a suit is her go-to.  Now that suits are de rigueur, I thought I’d share the best suit packing advice from Brooks Brothers (they would know!).

Image © Vogue Paris

My Music

‘You’re Somebody Else’

Husband-and-wife (Shpresa is from Sweden, Cole from Minneapolis) are the duo behind Flora Cash. Their indie folk vibe is lovely and the track “You’re Somebody Else” is hauntingly beautiful. My favorite line “it’s not a race to the end” resonates.

It Item

Full Disclosure

Full disclosure: I took a pass on expensive white booties and bought these by Taryn Rose. They are so well-made, comfortable, and nicely priced that I bought both black (here, too) and chalk for my daughter. And the heel height is ideal for running-around — a true win-win.

Vogue Paris

Two of My Favorite Things

Two of my favorite things are in November Vogue Paris — a henley (Chanel, of course) and clogs. Clogs are in just about every story in the issue.

Top image: photography by Alasdair McLellan and styling by Aleksandra Woronieka, bottom image: photography Inez & Vinoodh and styling by Emmanuelle Alt

On My Radar

Kendall Conrad’s Aficionada: Profile on Julia Leach

LA-based accessories designer and dear friend, Kendall Conrad, has added Aficionada, a blog element, to her eponymous site. Kendall has already profiled some very cool women and the most recent interview with creative director Julia Leach (also a dear friend and fellow equestrian) is particularly good.  I’ve done a number of posts on Julia —she is extremely talented and has enviable cool-girl style — she, also, puts together the best mood boards. Julia’s Q&A (she shares her famous salmon recipe) on Aficionada is a must-read.

Images © Kendall Conrad

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Beauty

Living Proof

A big thank you to the readers who recommended Living Proof hair products — they are amazing!

Vogue Spain

‘The Girl of Tomorrow’

Kirsty Hume is one of my favorite ’90s models and she looks fantastic in this Vogue Spain story. I remember faxing her father in Scotland asking permission to bring Kirsty to NYC to shoot with Steven Meisel for Vogue. Her signature long hair is as lovely as ever.

Photography by Daniel Riera    Styling by Vito Castelo

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On My Mind

Hunkering Down

It’s time to get your hygge on. Cold nights, shorter days — snuggle in and get comfy. My friend Kerry Diamond of Cherry Bombe fame turned me on to this candle — it really does smell like a wood fire. And don’t forget a cozy sweater (use code 15off) and good book.