18-karat gold turquoise ring
Kalia denim jacket
Lighter-heel leather mules
Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat
Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop
Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat
Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule
Pleated checked wool midi skirt
Checked wool blazer
High-rise straight-leg jeans
Blanche leather ankle boots
Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag
I don’t need much for fall, but a few updated accessories would be a good idea. I was inspired by Annina Mislin’s The Row bag and quite like it in grey. The Chloé Perry pumps are on my list, also in grey. And new sunglasses are a must. I keep trying the Céline version of the Wayfarer and they are just too big on me, no matter how many times I put them on—perhaps it’s time to try Ray-Bans, they are the original Wayfarer, after all..
There is a nip in the air this morning—a reminder that summer is winding down. These gorgeous FW17 campaign images make me excited for fall.
Yesterday I was musing about the abundance of red items for fall. A cherry striped sweater, brick clutch, and burgundy velvet platforms would be nice additions to my predominantly all-neutrals wardrobe. With so many shades to choose from, I don’t need something in fire engine to feel like I’m embracing the trend.
Like Claudia Schiffer’s lovely guest bedroom in September AD, I love red accents in my home. In fashion, red has been gaining momentum and is now the hot color for fall. A red dress is kind of a neutral, but red shoes, bags, gloves, etc. are statement pieces in my book and I can’t decide if I’m on board with this trend. To be continued…
Photo by Simon Upton
Zara is my favorite fast fashion fix, and over the years I’ve found a number of great items. The trick is to choose carefully and never wear a look head-to-toe—it’s all about a high/low mix. The stunning FW17 campaign shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer showcases a number of pieces that would slide nicely into my wardrobe.
Matches Fashion does great profiles and this one on Swiss-born LA-based stylist and consultant Annina Mislin is no exception—I love her quiet elegance.
Rabbit Rabbit! I love August—it’s quite possibly my favorite month. Yes, it’s the last leg of summer, which is bittersweet, but there are also a lot of fun things to do. First up, Coldplay concert tonight with my younger daughter. Unfortunately, it’s not at Jones Beach, the all-time best concert venue, but it will be amazing nonetheless. Coming up are some serious beach days and I’m ready with a new swimsuit and the must-read After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land by my ex Harper’s Bazaar colleague Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Then, tennis and riding—with the US Open and Hampton Classic both in my backyard, these are two events we never, ever miss. And last but not least, lots and lots of great food. Corn, tomatoes, blueberry pie, and lobster rolls just seem to taste better in August.
I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Seventh up, Out East author and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jennifer Ash Rudick:
“Having grown up in Florida, my relationship with white jeans has been long and sometimes sordid. Some had stamina, including basic Levis that saw me through a summer internship at The Norton Museum. Others were poorly thought out, chosen on impulse to fulfill too particular a craving that never translated beyond their circumstance – extremely wide-leg sailor pants purchased in Normandy, France, following an afternoon involving Calvados comes to mind. Throughout the years, I’ve professed ever-lasting love to Lee, Wrangler, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Helmut Lang. I’ve committed to and eventually grown weary of hip-huggers, high-rise, straight-leg, peg-leg, and super-skinny styles. It was me, not them.
Last Spring, I swore off white jeans for good, buying two overpriced dresses for summer publication parties while on a trip with childhood friends who related to the white pant addiction, “try something more inspired,” they confirmed.” The night of the first book signing, as I slipped on a dress, my husband said, with discernable enthusiasm, “no white jeans for a change?” At that moment, I felt estranged from myself, like an imposter. I retreated to my closet where a brand-new pair of Mother jeans were hidden – just in case.” Jennifer
The belt bag has been back on the fashion radar for a few seasons and is picking up steam. I dug out this ’90s Chanel, which I proudly wore with a Prada parka way-back-when. Now I really want an updated, casual version to wear with jeans and a slouchy sweater, so I asked Agnes Baddoo if she could convert one of her soon-to-be launched Poches into a belt bag. Lo and behold, she was already one step ahead of me…
Voilà! The Agnes Baddoo Belt Sac will be available in September.
And Clare V. makes nice, well-priced ones, too.