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The White Shirt by Lucile Roy

I’d not heard of luxury shirtmaker Lucile Roy below until I stumbled across this pic of Valerie Leberichel above. Only sold in France (and online), this may be the excuse I’ve been looking for—a weekend in Paris.

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BOTTEGA VENETA

Intreciatto leather slides

BALMAIN

Double-breasted wool twill blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Theo raw-edge cowboy ankle boot

KENNETH JAY LANE

Gold-tone clip earrings

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Layered denim peplum jacket

MADEWELL

Courier cotton shirt

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS

Thais oven raffia and leather skides

CÉLINE

Sunglasses

AGNES BADDOO

Two-Toned Sac 1

J.CREW

Robin silk-satin shirt

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Pascalare 70mm boot black suede

APIECE APART

Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants

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Vogue Italia

Sunday With Gisele, Cont.

When I first met Gisele, she was a sweet Brazilian teenager. We all knew she would become a superstar, she just had ‘it’. Still a great model, it’s nice to see her fresh-faced at home with her family. And tonight, I’m sure she’ll be cheering on her husband at the Super Bowl—I’ll be cheering, too.

Photography by Jamie Hawkesworth

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Vogue Italia

Sunday With Gisele

These February Vogue Italia covers of Gisele, photographed at home by Jamie Hawkesworth, are adorable and refreshing. Can’t wait to see the rest of the story.

It Items

Spring List Toppers

This combo is where my eye is going for summer. I love the topstitching on this A-line skirt, and the black Saint Laurent sandals are like a siren song.

On My Mind

February To-Do List

Fashion month is about to start and, although I’m not a big show-goer, I am looking forward to Bottega Veneta’s first-ever NYC show on the 9th.  January zipped by, so there are a few things I need to catch up on in February. I’ve seen a few of the Oscar nominated films, but not ‘The Darkest Hour’, and I want to catch the David Hockney exhibition at The Met, which is up until the 25th.   Zadie Smith’s new book ‘Feel Free’, a collection of essays, will be released on February 6 and I’ve already pre-ordered it.

Vogue Paris

Perfect Layering Item: A Shell Jacket

What could be better than a light-weight shell jacket for spring. It’s the ultimate layering piece, can be rolled up and tucked in your bag when the temperature rises, many are waterproof, and right now it comes in lots of great colors—I’m in!

Image by Chris Colls for Vogue Paris

 

Beauty

Tried & True

When I wrote about facial oils a few weeks ago, my sister tried one pictured in the post and didn’t like the scent—said it smelled like hay. I had to laugh since she is a champion horsewoman. However, she liked the concept and found this Rosehip Oil and swears that it has changed the texture and her skin.

I, too, tried one that, unfortunately, had a sickly sweet smell and it didn’t seem to help. I’m going to give this oil a test drive.

Going Old School

Nantucket Lightship Basket

The last two summers, versions of Jane Birkin’s signature basket have been  popular. I’m betting on the Nantucket lightship basket making a comeback and have my eye on my mother’s above.

Originally made on whaling ships in the early 1800s, the lightship baskets didn’t become popular as women’s handbags until the 1940s. Sturdy and with a lid, my mother carried hers every summer and it still looks great.

There are lots of lightship baskets on eBay and Etsy. However, I reached out to my friend Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence since she is an authority on all things Nantucket and she recommended Four Winds Craft Guild for both new and vintage baskets.

Giovanna Battaglia Englebert wears hers in the winter, which is chic.

Cherry Bombe Cookbook

Coconut Curry

I thought I’d make a stew for this foggy Sunday, but got sidetracked when I saw this recipe in the Cherry Bombe cookbook. I’m not eating much beef or dairy these days and this looks perfectly spicy for such a grey day. Recipe below. Continue…

New Store and Show

Bottega Veneta’s NY Moment

Bottega Veneta combined three landmarked 19th century townhouses on Madison and 64th, which Tomas Meier spent the last several years designing, resulting in the largest BV store in the world.  On the fourth floor is a new concept called The Apartment where the furniture and home collections are showcased.

I couldn’t get there last night, but will early next week before it officially opens on February 9th. In celebration of the new store opening, Bottega Veneta will show during NYFW for the first time ever, also on February 9. Stay tuned.

Kaia Gerber in Bottega Veneta by David Sims for Vogue Paris February issue.