A new Tabletop line and pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman

La Double J.

J.J. Martin, founder of the fab online shop La Double J, has been a busy bee recently with a newly launched tabletop line and an upcoming pop-up shop in Bergdorf Goodman. I look forward to catching up with my dear friend when she’s in NYC later this month.

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BOTTEGA VENETA

Wool-crepe jacket

BOTTEGA VENETA

Wool-crepe skirt

BALENCIAGA

Studded textured-leather sandals

BOTTEGA VENETA

Rushed wool-crepe midi dress

THE ROW

Coco suede and moire pumps

JOSEPH

Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt

TOD'S

Leather slip-on sandals

MARK CROSS

Zipped tote

THE ROW

Patent Lace-Up Mule

BURBERRY

Stretch-knit boots

ANABELA CHAN

Bloomingdale Earrings

ISABEL MARANT

Alicia top

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On My Mind

April To-Do List

Top of my April to-do list is the Irving Penn exhibition at the Met. I worked with Mr. Penn often when I was at Vogue, an honor to say the least. The Whitney Biennial is up, but with spring break, I have yet to go. Date night drinks at the recently opened Whitby Hotel sounds fun. And readying the garden (just herbs this year) and tucking into Elizabeth Strout’s new book, which will be released April 25, are also on my list.

Holiday Magazine

‘The World Can Wait’

Cameron Russell is one of my favorite models and she looks particularly stunning in this story by Lachlan Bailey for Holiday. Clare Richardson’s styling is pretty fab, too.

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It Items

The Fashion-Forward Item

I try to add a fashion-forward item to my wardrobe each season, this gives my classic outfits (see my blazer post) a bit of zing and keeps my look current. Sometimes it’s a big ticket item, sometimes it’s not. These are a few things I’ve had my eye on and just one would do the trick.

Giambttista Valli Jacket, J.W. Anderson earring, Burberry booties, Balenciaga chokerIsabel Marant corset belt, Vetements + Manolo Blahnik slingback, Balenciaga small tote.

WSJ. Magazine

‘Lost Horizons’

I love the Giorgio Armani jacket and red Ralph Lauren sweater in this WSJ. Magazine story– perfect transition pieces.

Photography by Gregory Harris  Styling by Véronique Didry

It item

The Perfect Spring Jacket

I am on the road visiting colleges with my daughter. Wish I had this Vince suede jacket, also here, and on sale here (thank you, Britta!), would be a nice alternative to my navy blazer, my uniform topper this week.

It Item

The Clasp Bag, Cont.

After seeing a number of show-goers carrying the Céline Clasp bag, I decided to pop into the shop and take a look at it. There’s no denying that it is lovely.

It Items

Transitioning into Spring

We are heading into blazer weather. Paired with a white shirt, Breton striped top, or light-weight turtleneck, a blazer is a timeless wardrobe staple and the perfect transition piece (think Emmanuelle Alt and Charlotte Casiraghi).  As a horseback riding family, we have no shortage of navy jackets on hand. On cool mornings I top off with a cashmere wrap then stow it away when the temp rises during the day. The top-handle bag updates this classic look.

Saint Laurent shirtValentino bag, Saint Laurent blazer, Tod’s loafers, The Elder Statesman blanket scarfAcne jeans.

Vogue

Blue and White

I think I’ve been bitten by the blue-and-white bug– love these plates by Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma.

Image © Vogue

It Item

An Easy Dress

This Tibi dress (and here) looks like it could be a forever piece in my wardrobe– it’s good in white, too. I’d close the side slits and shorten to my knee.