SS19 Collection

Tom Ford

Tom Ford kicked off NYFW with a chic and polished show. The silhouettes may be derivative of his early collections for Gucci, regardless, I love the headscarves (they look modern, not retro), impeccable trench, nude tote, and gorgeous shoes—all in a neutral palette. These are clothes for grown women—nary a granny getup, pithy tee, hideous print, an oversized body-swallowing look, or hint of athleisure wear in this collection—bravo!

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PRADA

Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag

TOM FORD

Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket

THE ROW

Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank

THE ROW

Flat-front skinny pants

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Atrita metallic leather sandals

THE ROW

Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress

VALENTINO GARAVANI

The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress

ROCHAS

Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps

CHLOÉ

Ribbon-tie silk blouse

CHLOÉ

Slim-leg wool-blend trousers

SAINT LAURENT

Woven trench coat

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Cool Collaboration

Lyn Harris x Laura Vinroot Poole: A Flower Perfume

Celebrated perfumer Lyn Harris of Perfumer H (formerly of Miller Harris) has chosen for the first time to collaborate on a bespoke retail fragrance with Laura Vinroot Poole, founder of Capitol in Charlotte, NC, to celebrate the store’s 20th anniversary.

I’m a huge fan of Ms. Harris, so when Ashley Wick (a former kic profile) sent me a sample of the limited-edition fragrance A Flower, I was eager to try it. This perfume is incredible—it’s as lovely today as it was when I first applied it yesterday. I’m thrilled to have found a new scent, a pursuit that’s often a challenge for me.

Vogue Paris

Yasmin in Iconic Jewelry and Faux Fur…

Yasmin + iconic pieces of jewelry = dream story. Vogue Paris hit the cover off the ball with the September issue.

Photography by Chris Colls  Styling by Malina Joseph Gilchrist

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It Item

Shearling Looks Sharp

Last fall I fell hard for a Saint Laurent shearling jacket (bottom image) but didn’t pull the trigger (it’s still available and on sale here and here). A shearling is still on my list, however I’m rethinking which length I’d wear most often. The duffel version by Mackintosh (also on deep sale) has caught my eye—Lord knows, I love a good duffel coat.

Mackintosh duffel, Saint Laurent hooded coat, Burberry trench, Dsquared2 jacket. Use code x20sept for Farfetch items (Saint Laurent jacket and Mackintosh duffel) for additional discount.

Top image V Magazine bottom Vogue Paris

On My Mind

Summer’s End

We were on Martha’s Vineyard the end of August and weirdly the view from my desk was a dead ringer for our backyard at home. That aside, it was great to be away as a family before we take our younger daughter to college—the perfect end to a wonderful summer.

On The Hunt For

New Jeans

The heat wave finally broke and now, especially in the evening, it’s jeans and sweater weather.  A longtime Frame fan, I’ve decided to step out of my wheelhouse and try other brands. So, I turned to my denim spirit animal, Spanish lawyer-turned-fashion consultant Barbara Martelo. The length and fit of these by Khaite (and here) and Re/Done are just how I like ’em.

Images @barbaramartelo

Food

Watermelon Salad

Just as the heat wave rolled in, our watermelons were ready to be picked—all at once… Cubed with feta, basil, mint, and a balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect beat-the-heat summer salad.

Image © Nadine’s Nibbles

Editorial

September Vogue Paris Highlights

September Vogue Paris is the gift that keeps on giving—so many great stories. Above are three of my favorite images, which could also be my fall wish-list. An Hermès poncho, vintage cowboy boots, and classic jewelry would all be welcome additions to my wardrobe. The story on Yasmin Le Bon is divine—she is divine.

Vogue Paris

‘Claudia’

Cowboy boots and concha belts continue to be the accessories du jour and they look especially good on the sublime Claudia Schiffer in this September Vogue Paris story.

Photography by Gregory Harris   Styling by Géraline Saglio

On My Mind

Wardrobe.NYC

As I’m slowly buying a few items for fall, I keep thinking about Wardrobe.NYC, the “anti-fast fashion” direct-to-consumer e-commerce-only collection of tailored essentials that designer Josh Goot and stylist Christine Centenera launched the end of 2017. I love the concept—a complete capsule of luxury pieces, which would create an instant uniform.  Now the duo have launched performance essentials and they look great, too.

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