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Three Easy Pieces

From April until early June, I have a number of lunches, a graduation, and other sundry events that require a ladylike look. I’ve been eyeing the multi-hoop trend and love this pair because they are light-weight. This dress could be worn a number of times if I switch up the accessories, the price point is kind, and could easily go from day to evening.  A styling note: with the low-cut armholes, I will wear a black tank underneath. These Saint Laurent mules have been on my list for a few seasons—it’s time to give them a test drive.

Natasha Shweitzer multi-hoop earrings, Alice + Olivia belted dress, Saint Laurent mules.

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FRED LEIGHTON

Collection gold, silver and diamond ring

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

PRADA

Mid-heel suede knee-high boots

SELIM MOUZANNAR

Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

MARNI

medium Trunk shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend poplin top

MIU MIU

Wool sweater

SOPHIE BUHAI

Gold vermeil hoop earrings

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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Beauty

Wellness

Wellness is not just a trend, it’s a lifestyle and it’s big business. Gwyneth’s GOOP just raised 50 million in series C funding, Amanda Bacon was an early adopter with her Moon Juice line, my vegan daughter is a by Chloe and Ella Mills fan, and Bobbi Brown is launching a lifestyle company called Beauty Evolution—just to name a few.

I eat well, work out, and live a very eco-conscious lifestyle, but still, I’m not as invested in wellness as I could be. Would love your thoughts on this.

Image courtesy British Vogue

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!

On My Mind

Easter

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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

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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.

 

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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.