28/01/2013 § 4 Comments
Dear Vogue Spain, please exit my brain.
In an editorial featured earlier this month, Vogue.es drew inspiration from 40′s film noir — namely the Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd classic The Blue Dahlia — to put together a series of looks in the spirit of Ms. Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Gene Tierney. You can probably guess whose look immediately caught my eye. Also doesn’t hurt that Ms. Dietrich happens to be my birthday twin. Imagine that. In any event, these gorgeous photos have inspired an earnest need — like you wouldn’t believe – for a stole. Perhaps this winter shall be known henceforth as the winter of the stole… Thoughts?
09/01/2013 § 2 Comments
Last weekend like a proper New Yorker, I attended a brunch of the “all you can drink” variety and the service was so efficient that it proved impossible to keep track of how many glasses of champagne we actually had. And as half-full glasses were filled over and over, the conversation slowly and predictably degraded from such high-minded topics such as art, current events and important life decisions to…the most attractive people of all time. I hear this is a common side effect of champagne.
While my initial choices were cast aside as a bit conventional and surprisingly boring (my deepest apologies to Jon Hamm and George Clooney), when I mentioned Steve McQueen there was a murmur of immediate approval — here was someone who everyone agreed upon. The next time when I’m faced with this question, I’ll just go ahead and play my trump card early.
From the February 1965 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, a trifecta of icons:
Steve McQueen, Jean Shrimpton, and Richard Avedon.
12/08/2012 § Leave a Comment
In love with the Fall/Winter lookbook by the Tulsa boutique Miss Jackson’s! Shot at Tulsa International and featuring a gorgeous 1952 Daimler and a beautifully restored airplane, the nostalgia these photos invoke is most fitting when you consider the fact that Miss Jackson’s has been serving the Tulsa area for over 100 years.
All images via Miss Jackson’s.
06/08/2012 § Leave a Comment
It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about polo but these gorgeously horsey photos of Argentine polo star and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras, taken at Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton, seemed like good reason to bring it up. Even better? There’s also a behind-the-scenes video clip. You’re welcome.
Photos by Candy Kennedy for Lifestyle Mirror.
30/07/2012 § 2 Comments
This summer, Keith Richards and Patti Hansen invited Vogue to visit their private retreat at Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, and the photos (taken by Bruce Weber, who is one of my favorite photographers) detail a lovingly chaotic Caribbean summer full of sun, sarongs, kids and grandkids — with a decidedly bohemian flare. But really, what else would you expect?
So. Much. Fun.
I’m hopeful my invitation is forthcoming…
All images via Vogue.
20/07/2012 § 2 Comments
In an editorial that reminds me a little of her role as Della Bea Robinson in Ray (2004), the gorgeous Kerry Washington turns up the Mid-century glamour for the July 2012 issue of Vogue Italia. Really over the moon here for the makeup and hair — strong brow/smokey eye and a bouffant flip will get me every. time. — and the vintage Los Angeles feel. This house is amazing, no? Lovely.
Photos by Mark Seliger via Vogue Italia.
16/07/2012 § Leave a Comment
02/07/2012 § 2 Comments
The spring/summer Bridge & Burn girl is little bit preppy, a little bit tomboyish, but she also fancies having a few pretty dresses on hand. With a healthy serving of stripes and a dandy pair of red camp shorts, I’m loving the collection’s easy breezy classic feel for the warmer months, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. You might recall I’ve talked about how much I like Erik Prowell’s menswear-influenced designs for women in the past (exhibit 1, exhibit 2), and this solid offering of timeless, wearable pieces is no exception to that rule. It all needs to get in my closet with a quickness…
13/06/2012 § 1 Comment
Was pleasantly surprised to discover the fall campaign of Long Island’s luxury shopping center Americana Manhasset: “Speechless.” They’ve tapped one of my favorite models, Karlie Kloss, to star in an editorial and accompanying short reminiscent of one of my favorite films of 2011, The Artist — it even features a cameo by Uggie the dog. Love!
Anyone else recognize this gorgeous fireplace?
I’ll give you a hint: head here.
All images via WWD.
19/04/2012 § 3 Comments
The Prabal Gurung silk charmeuse gown in the first picture. Full. Stop.
There are no words to describe that kind of perfection,
or how much Scarlett Johansson does it justice.
And when you add in a liberal dose of deco, old Hollywood glamour, a leopard,
Red Lip, Mark Ruffalo and then put Mario Testino behind the camera,
you already know you’re right up my alley and banging on my door.
Quite well done, Vogue.