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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 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.
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.
After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, I wanted to spend more time with my daughters. KiC is my way to share my thoughts on fashion and style. I believe style should permeate every aspect of our lives — from home, to family, to where we go, and naturally, what we wear — especially when we're just running around. — Preston Davis