On My Mind

April To-Do List

My friend Kathy confirmed that “An American Marriage” is a memorable book and she also recommended “Tangerine”. We have similar taste in novels so I look forward to both. Having spent (almost) every summer on Martha’s Vineyard, I grew up hearing accounts from the locals of the Chappaquiddick incident in 1969 and am curious if they jibe with the upcoming movie. Last year we only planted herbs and we were sorry late summer to have no vegetables of our own. So, this year we are adding purple artichokes, heirloom tomatoes, beets, and potatoes. It’s the beginning of rhubarb season and I want to make these hand pies that I found on the site Dinner with Julie—yum!


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Belted denim shirt


Jean canvas espadrilles


Bow-detailed crepe midi dress


Nude leatter sandals


Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


Knotted sleeve-waist wool sweater


Paradise high-rise jeans


Nude leather sandals


Pearl ribbed-knit wool sweater


Cropped leather trousers


Ryder leather shoulder bag


Square sunglasses

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On My Mind



I am the Easter bunny in my house. Filling baskets is a tradition that I enjoy. The crocuses and snowdrops are finally up promising a beautiful spring. Easter makes me feel hopeful and that anything is possible and, for that, I am grateful.

Happy Easter!

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Vogue Paris

“L’Ère du Large”

A request for my French readers—please translate the title of this fabulous Vogue Paris story. I’ve run it through Google translator and it came up with “The Era of Large”, whatever that means… It’s great to see an editorial that celebrates classic dressing—I’m so tired of the plethora of unwearable clothes on offer these days.

Photography by Alique   Styling by Julie Pelipas


It Items

Black Belt

A few days after I gave my Gucci “GG” belt to my daughter, my friend Karima, editor of A Note on Style, posted on the new Givenchy GV3. After four years I’m looking to update my black belt with something a bit more understated.

Belts above: Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Givenchy.


WSJ. Magazine

‘Free Spirit’

Gisele covers the upcoming WSJ. Magazine and describes herself as a “jeans and T-shirt girl”—it’s a good read. On newsstands April 7.

Photography by Mikael Jansson     Styling by George Cortina

My Music

Cranberries Cover

To honor the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, the band Bad Wolves covered ‘Zombie’ and it’s fantastic. It’s no secret that the ’90s were my favorite decade for fashion, it was also the best era in music.

Image © Q-Rock

Fave Rerun

Fair Isle Forever

I wrote on Palais that I’ve stopped collecting things, but I will never part with my collection of Fair Isle sweaters. I spied many bits of Fair Isle in the FW18 collections.

This image originally ran in 2014 and is still good today.

Tons of vintage ones on eBay and Etsy.


It Items

Rattan’s Moment


Market Cannage woven-leather basket bagsIn all the years that I’ve edited kic, I don’t think I’ve ever posted a summer must-haves collage without including a straw market basket—I even give the small ones as hostess gifts. Well, move over straw, these Dragon Diffusion woven-leather rattan totes look fresh right now.

Large,  small, bucket, all.

Vogue Poland

‘Eva Was The First’

Such beautiful pictures of Eva Herzigova by Chris Colls from the March issue of Vogue Poland. And, of course, George Cortina’s styling is perfection.

10% Off At Net-A-Porter

Spring Treat!

Net-A-Porter is offering 10% off full priced items as a spring treat. These are a few pieces that I’ve been eyeing and a discount would be very nice indeed. I love that the slingback has a block (not kitten) heel, the blazer is just downright gorgeous, I have the bow in velvet and love how easy it is to wear, the Toteme trench is classic with a twist, and the chain belt on this bag is chic in a late ’80s sort of way.

The offer runs from today until March 26th and can be used for three transactions, just enter the code STYLE10.

Jimmy Choo slingbacks, Saint Laurent blazer, Jennifer Behr bow, Toteme trench, Chloé belt bag.

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