Collaboration

ARoss Girl x Soler

Congratulations to Amanda Ross—her line of silk dresses, a collaboration with London-based Soler, are now available on Net-A-Porter. So pretty and classic, my dear friend may get me to wear color, yet.

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CHLOÉ

Long wool blazer

JOSEPH

Jamie panelled silk dress

REJINA PYO

Lila hooded checked wool-blend duffle coat

JOSEPH

Sinclair sucked silk-crepe blouse

JOSEPH

Collins draped silk skirt

LOEWE

Point-toe navy suede and leather chelsea boots

KHAITE

Doris cotton-gabardine trench coat

GIANVITO ROSSI

55 leather knee boots

VICTORIA, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Color-block ribbed merino wool turtleneck sweater

ISABEL MARANT

Nirvy studded leather sandals

REJINA PYO

Avery oversized belted two-tone cotton twill trench coat

J.W. ANDERSON

Scare Crow suede ankle boots

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British Vogue

‘Long Story Short’

When it’s as hot and muggy as it was yesterday and will be again today, I’m tempted to chop off my hair. Then I twist it into a knot or do a simple braid and ride out the heatwave.

Kirsty Hume and Cecilia Chancellor, two of my favorite ’90s models, continue to wear their hair long and it suits them. As hairstylist Sam McKnight says of long locks in July British Vogue, “those days of it being something for the very young are well and truly behind us.”

The hair aside, Kate Phelan’s styling is fabulous—the Hermès look above is going on my inspiration board, pronto.

Photography by Richard Burbridge

 

Father’s Day Fare: Kitchen Clambake

We’ve always done a version of a kitchen clambake, usually served on a newspaper-covered picnic table. Last year I had an “aha” moment and started using enamelware serving trays, and bowls for the shells and butter— they look great and keep everything relatively neat. This picture is from @bonapetitmag — I don’t put andouille or shrimp in my clambake, just lobsters, steamers, mussels, and corn. These are the enamelware pieces I use.

Wishing everyone a happy Father’s Day!

Industry News

Three Fave Tomas Maier Collections for Bottega Veneta

News broke yesterday that the Bottega Veneta creative director of 17 years, Tomas Maier, has stepped down. Before a new designer is named (Phoebe Philo got my vote, but Kering chose Daniel Lee who worked with Philo, which could be very interesting) I thought I’d rerun three of my favorite BV collections by Mr. Maier. The SS15 collection above was a standout that season, each look lovelier than the next. To celebrate the house’s 50th anniversary, Lauren Hutton walked in the SS17 show below carrying the clutch she made famous in the all-time classic film American Gigolo. And I loved the mixed prints on the dresses in the PF16 collection bottom, a trend that is still going strong today.

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Stylist and creative consultant

Linn Hägglund Inspired

Swedish stylist and creative consultant Linn Hägglund has personal style in spades and her discerning aesthetic inspires me to be thoughtful about what I buy. Friends with designers Elin Kling and Josephine Dahlin, Hägglund works with both women on their respective lines Totême and Deitas.  A few years ago she told Make it Last that “(t)he minimalistic yet luxury aesthetic appealed to me as candy to a child.” Hear, hear.

Images @linnhagglund

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It Items

Sale, Sale,Sale!

My inbox has practically exploded with emails touting further markdowns on sale items. Since I didn’t buy much when the sales started, I decided to see what’s still available—a lot, actually.

Saint Laurent sunglasses, Chloé ballet flats, A.P.C. dress, Saint Laurent sweater, Saint Laurent belt, Portolano hat, Blazé Milano blazer, Marni Trunk bag.

The Agenda

Glamping

As a kid, I loved our yearly camping trip. My father owned 100 acres that straddled the New Hampshire/Maine state line and there was a beautiful river running through it. We would pack up the old wood-paneled Jeep Wagoneer (it’s only purpose was the summer camping trip) with a Coleman stove, coolers, tents, sleeping bags, and foods we were never allowed to eat at home.

Time has, naturally, dulled the memories of waking up cold and damp, washing in a frigid leech-filled stream, and being stuck in the woods with no escape from my siblings for days on end.

Which brings me to glamping. Years ago I was obsessed with an article on the Miller sisters and their families camping out west in Airstreams that they had kitted out with bohemian pillows, throws, and tons of great food (they may have taken a chef with them). Today there are a number of hotels that offer an upscale version of camping and would be ideal for a family reunion—Tablet’s The Agenda has the very best list.

Gifts

Cool Stuff for Dad

I am fortunate to have a fantastic men’s shop nearby for Father’s Day gifts. James Guy above has all sorts of cool  stuff and it’s nice to support a small local business. Online I found lots of great gift ideas on Huckberry, and Creed’s Green Irish Tweed is always a winner.

Saint Laurent 2019 Men's Show

I Spy With My Little Eye: Concho Belts, Continued

Saint Laurent’s design director Anthony Vaccarello presented the Spring 2019 men’s collection (with a few women’s looks) in New Jersey’s Liberty State Park. “New York in the ’70s” was the theme and the look above caught my eye. The hip-slung concho belts firmly reinforces their return as a trend, and the gorgeous top and trousers got me thinking about new silhouettes, as well.

My Music

Never In My Wildest Dreams

Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be singing along to ‘Africa‘ in 2018.  A 14-year-old female fan badgered Weezer for months and months to cover the 1982 Toto classic and the resulting rendition is fantastic. Even funnier: Weezer messed with the fan by releasing Toto’s ‘Rosanna‘ a week before ‘Africa’.

Okay, I didn’t love (or even like for that matter) Florence + The Machine’s ‘Hunger the first few times I heard it—but it has grown on me and I am looking forward to the rest of the new album High As Hope.

Alex Turner, lead singer of Arctic Monkeys sounds so much like David Bowie on the new album, just listen to ‘Four Out Of Five‘, it’s eerie and great at the same time.