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Summer Uniform Goal

This is my summer uniform inspiration — a dress + slides = easy. TBC.

Image courtesy Vogue España, dress by Zubi

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Margarete poncho

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X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoes

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X Suzanne Koller Gertrude cotton-blend parka

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X Suzanne Koller Codeo striped cotton shirt

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Katja wool maxi dress

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X Suzanne Koller leather backless slipper shoe

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X Suzanne Koller drawstring leather pouch

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Ethan oversized wool sweater

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Suzanna oversized felt tote bag

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On My Mind

We Are All Mothers

I am spending the day with my mother. The tables have turned and I am now, in the traditional sense, more of a mother to her than she to me. It makes me realize that you don’t actually have to have children to be a “mother”. Motherhood is a way of being that includes kindness, nurturing, selflessness, etc. Besides my girls, I “mother” my husband, sisters, niece, friends, dachshund — anyone I care about is on this list. So, to everyone, a very happy Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day plate courtesy of my niece Isabel Tilley

On My Mind

Follow The Leader

When Virginie Viard took her bow in a patch pocketed jacket from her debut collection for Chanel, I let out a sigh — this is precisely how I’d like to wear the new pieces. Seeing a designer in her own clothes gives me a sense of how to wear them in the real world — think Phoebe Philo with a sweater wrapped around her waist or the flawless Miuccia Prada in the final moment of each of her shows. Forget the campaigns, this is how I want to see them styled.

Beauty

French Pharmacy

When in France the green cross pharmacy sign is a beacon to the land of plenty-of-great-beauty-products. Now you can get them all in one place online at French Pharmacy. C’est bien.

2019 Cruise

The New Chanel

Virginie Viard’s first show for Chanel was a winner. The 2019 Cruise collection is packed with wearable and timeless items and I appreciate Ms. Viard’s light hand when it comes to all the CC trappings — a perfect blending of the history of the house with a modern sensibility. Ignore the chatter, these are clothes we’ll want to live in.

 

WSJ. Magazine

‘Neutral Agreement’

This stunning story is from WSJ. Magazine‘s May issue — on newsstands tomorrow (online now).  The clothes and models (Amber, Alek, Karen, and Gemma) are perfection.

Photography by Campbell Addy  Styling by Clare Richardson

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Beauty

Dry Up!

True confession — I’m a dry shampoo nut. I use it in two ways: to refresh or to add volume at the roots, especially when it’s humid. This requires a light version and a powdery one. Klorane has been my go-to and the best dry shampoo available for years. But, today there are lots of contenders so I decided to do a sampling.

After being disappointed with the drug store offerings, I bought the above (plus Oribe’s). Sam McKnight’s Lazy Girl (I adore Sam) smells divine, as does the Balmain — both are great for a refresh. The Sachajuan and Philip Kingsley are serious powder shampoos and add tremendous body. The Philip B. scent was overwhelming and I have yet to try the Ouai and Oribe — tbc.

It Items

#JET-A-PORTER: Sunshine Essentials

Summer clothes have not been on my radar and soon all the good items will be gone. NET-A-PORTER makes it easy with #JETAPORTER, a complete roundup of warm-weather wear. Here are my picks:

Jumpsuit,  Ray-Bans, Ancient Greek sandals, straw sunhat, cotton maxi dress, Eres swimsuit, Bang & Olufsen wireless earbuds, Joseph satin maxi dress, woven cotton tote, white leather flip-flops, white denim shorts, triangle bikini. The Toteme camel tee I’d selected to pair with the shorts already sold out 🙁

My Music

Two New Songs

Two new songs on repeat — They Own This Town by Swedish duo Flora Cash and Groceries by Australian Grace Shaw aka Mallrat.

Field Trip

Floral Designer Lewis Miller at The Conservatory

I’d been meaning to check out The Conservatory, Brian Bolke’s new luxury concept store at Hudson Yards, when I received an invitation to a masterclass with floral phenom, Lewis Miller. Bolke is a co-founder of the Dallas boutique Forty Five Ten so I knew his new venture would be a must-visit. Along with a well-curated edit of clothing, accessories, beauty products, and home goods, The Conservatory has a café-cum-event space, the Teak Room, which  takes the experiential shopping concept to the next level — its brilliant.

Needless to say, the class with Lewis Miller, held in the Teak Room, was memorable. Talented, knowlegeable, patient, and adorable, Mr. Miller chose breathtaking and unpredictable plant material and taught us new ways to consider flower arranging. I will incorporate his tips into my next GCA show entry in September.

Please join Lewis Miller to celebrate his feature in the new Phaidon book Blooms: Contemporary Floral Design  at The Conservatory on May 1 from 6:30-8pm.