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#Love Mother Ocean_Mother Ocean Loves You

Another eco-friendly swimsuit line committed to sustainability and ocean health is the Spanish brand NOW_THEN. I love their bikini and their hashtag.


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Roll-neck cable-knit wool-blend sweater


Viviane wool turtleneck sweater


Floral stretch-lace tights


Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots


Wool-twill coat


Textured-knit tights


Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan


Cavalier wool blazer


Aiden sleeveless cashmere top


Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps


Oversized cashmere knit top


Wool-blend turtleneck vest

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Editor-in-Chief, Harper's Bazaar

Samira Nasr

Samira photographed for kic in 2012 by Marko MacPherson.

Samira Nasr was named editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar today so I am rerunning this 2012 post.

I have known Samira for years having worked together at Vogue ages ago. Samira has been tippy top of my list of chic women to profile as she has that spot-on personal style where everything she owns I want to have too.

Born in Canada, Samira came to NY to get her masters in journalism at NYU. She assisted Grace Coddington at Vogue and then became a sought-after stylist in her own right. Samira mixes fashion-forward pieces with classics and wears everything with an enviable nonchalance. Her personality is as warm and easy going as her style. When she showed up to be photographed for kic she was the epitome of modern chic and yes, I wanted everything she brought!


CRUISE 2020/21

Chanel Swim

For some unexplained reason, I’ve bought a number of swimsuits while in quarantine. These, from the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection, caught my eye because a low-cut leg is my preferred style. The matching maxi-length cardigan is a thing of beauty.

Chanel Cruise 2020/21

‘Balade en Méditerranée’

“Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” A Mediterreanean jaunt, indeed.

Images by Karim Sadli courtesy of Chanel

Collection lookbook on Vogue


Dry Run

My search for a deodorant that works continues. I just picked up this one by Vichy and so far so good. Smells great, too.

I bought the above at my local pharmacy, but the one in the link looks even better.

On My Mind

Field Trip

When we can, designer Agnes Baddoo and I are going to visit old friends in my new ‘hood. The very thought of this field trip makes me happy. I am excited to see environmental advocate and early kic profile Priscilla Woolworth and her Hudson Valley gardens. Then, on to the northwest corner of Connecticut to catch up with Elizabeth Warner, founder of Maasai Collections. Lizzie has enviable personal style and I haven’t seen her in far too long. It’s nice to have something to look forward to.

On My Radar

Name To Know: Matteau

Last July I did a swimsuit clean-out, after which I ordered a large number of tops and bottoms from every corner of the earth. Matteau, the sustainability focused label launched in 2012 by Australian stylist and Unconditional magazine fashion director Ilona Hamer and her sister, was the clear swimwear winner. After the sister duo launched a line of resort wear end of 2019, I picked up a featherweight cotton dress , which will be the perfect après-beach cover-up, and a cropped linen top to pair with my satin midi-length skirts. I’m eager to wear both. Now I’m on the hunt for a one-piece with my preferred and hard to find low-cut leg. This time I started with Matteau.

Dress, linen top and ivory herebikini brief, square one-piece and here, cutout ruched one-piece.

June/July WSJ. Magazine

‘The Quiet Grace of a Summer at Home’

Thank you WSJ. Magazine for this absolutely breathtaking story from the upcoming June/July issue. Inspired by Flemish portraiture, the pre-fall looks on Doutzen Kroes coupled with Annemarieke van Drimmelen’s photography are a winning combo.




On My Radar

Maine State of Mind

I have Maine on the brain, it’s one of my favorite places on the planet. Last week a reader tipped me off about the fantastic totes and ditty bags from Lincolnville-based Canvas Bag Machine, then my friend recommended the fresh, seasonal seafood from Downeast Dayboat and sent me blueberry pie cookies from Portland Cake Company — yum! A late summer road trip up the coast is a beautiful thing.

Fave Rerun From Supplement Magazine

‘After Ghost Ranch’

I ran this Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired story, from the first issue of the short-lived indie magazine Supplement, in 2015 — it’s just as gorgeous today.

Photography by Rory Payne    Styling by Verity Parker