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Thinking About Fall

A beautifully cut blazer like this one by Gabriela Hearst, walkable pumps, and small earrings are on my fall list. Can’t decide if the hardware on the Valentino slingbacks is too much, or retro in a good way. The shoe shape is perfection.

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MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

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FW22 Collections

Chanel Couture: Effortless & Elegant

For me, this long and lean strapless look with a pale lip and ‘undone’ hair stole the Chanel haute couture show. I always love a T-strap and this one hopefully has a more walkable heel height than the ones from the Métiers d’Art collection.

FW22 Collections

Dior Couture: It’s In The Details

For the FW22 haute couture collection, Christian Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko — the outcome is stunning. The tree of life motif is at the heart of the designs and is reflected in much of the embroidery.  And the smocking makes my heart sing. A must-watch show.

On My Mind

July!

If August is the Sunday of summer, then July is, aptly, the Saturday. Growing up, my family was on Martha’s Vineyard from the day after school let out in June until Labor Day. There were July people and August people, we were simply summer people. Back then, August was the prime month, but now it feels like July has usurped that claim. And the Fourth kicks off July with gusto. For years I flew back from Paris on July 4. I cast Helmut Lang’s men’s show, which was often on the fourth, and it was agreed that when the last model walked the runway I could dash to the airport to be home with my girls for fireworks. I would fly to JFK then take a small plane up to the Vineyard. I could see fireworks in many of the small towns along the Cape — truly magical.

We will be poolside this hot long weekend and will see fireworks in town. Wishing everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July. xp

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Uh-Oh

I don’t need this Gucci bag (I already have it in other colors), and I have the Celine Romy in this color. So, why am I even considering it? Because, when I find something I love and know I’ll wear forever, I buy it. Please talk me out of this…

This bag is now $1000 more than when I bought the first one in December 2019 — wow.

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Ann Mashburn Style

I love Ann Mashburn — both the woman and her eponymous line. Her Popover dress, strappy sandals, slouchy bag, and Persol sunglasses = the perfect summer uniform. And, Ann’s blog You need this… I promise is a must-read.

In WSJ. Magazine

‘The Coolest Ways to Wear Nearly Priceless Jewelry’

The Bulgari necklace is indeed spectacular, however, everything about this picture from WSJ. Magazine speaks to me. The pale cashmere crewneck sweater is a perfect foil for such a stunning piece of jewelry. Love the hair and lip color, too.

Henrik Purienne, photographer, and Alexander Fisher, stylist

Travel

O Canada!

Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

Rome was great and I’m sure Paris will be fun as well, but, my next trip will, hopefully, be to Canada. Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, specifically. I want to start in Portland, Maine (my favorite state) and end on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. This trip has been on my list forever and now feels like the right time to go. Recommendations welcome.

On My Radar

Bits & Bobs

I’m going to catch the Louise Bourgeois Paintings exhibition at the Met before it comes down August 7. I love Ms. Bourgeois’ sculptures and am curious about her early works as a painter. Can’t say I was much of a Dakota Johnson fan until I saw her in The Good Mother where she was terrific. So, I’m eager to see her in the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The summer I was 13, I read every Jane Austen novel. The summer prior, I read almost every Agatha Christie novel and remember only a few. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is in my beach bag. There is a lot of amazing music this summer and Rüfüs du Sol’s dance remix of On My Knees gets in your head. After our trip to Rome last month, I’ve been making Cacio e Pepe more often than I care to admit — it’s just so easy. And my favorite small indulgences are sunglasses and fragrances. When Ray-Ban had their Memorial Day sale, I went a bit overboard —  my girls have taken a few pairs so I feel less guilty. It took me a long time to find a new fragrance, so I’m going back to the source and ordered Louis Vuitton’s Afternoon Swim. It’s by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, the genius behind my beloved On The Beach.

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In WSJ. Magazine: Tweed Shows Off Its Fun Side

I’m all about a short, boxy, collarless jacket for fall and this one by Celine ticks all the boxes. A design duo, and dear friends, just made me one in black leather and I’m picking it up tomorrow — I know that it will be a forever piece.

Photographed by Emily Lipson for WSJ. Magazine | Styled by Lizzy Wholley