29/04/2013 § Leave a Comment
Étoile Isabel Marant Kiliann cotton-blend cardigan
T by Alexander Wang Classic jersey racer-back tank
Isabel Marant Bady scarf
Equipment Signature washed-silk shirt in white
K. Jacques Barigoule sandal
J.Crew Perfect Shirt in suckered gingham
Current/Elliott The High Waist distressed denim shorts
Levi’s Made & Crafted Flecked cotton-jersey sweatshirt
T by Alexander Wang Classic Muscle jersey T-shirt
Mrs. P. Hicks Honey Chukka Moccasin
Clare Vivier La Tropezienne 5″ tote
Billykirk No. 205 Double Wrap Cuff in tan
What a busy few days I’ve had! Between moving apartments, my computer deciding to go on strike and…well, just life, I’ve been a little quiet as of late. My sincerest apologies! I’ve got a terrifically full week this week, but I will be doing my best to keep up with you. I’m most excited about settling into my new place (!!) and a road trip to Nashville (!!!), but we can talk more about all that later.
In the meantime, I’ve been overtaken with a restless spirit that seems to have been brought on by the slow procession of spring and my recent trip to Los Angeles. I’m dreaming of wide open spaces and the wind in my hair, which is reflected in my spring kit that you see above, as well as my Tumblr (which you can see below).
While I’ve been in the wind (and at times without a computer and/or internet — imagine that!), I’ve found that I can at least keep up with Tumblr with my phone, so if ever you wonder where I’ve gotten off to, it’s a good place to check in with me.
Hope all is well with you!
16/04/2013 § Leave a Comment
Officially back on the east coast after my trip to Los Angeles! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already seen my bajillion and three beach and car and Mexican food pictures, so I will spare you. But you’d like to see my recap of Northern Grade, the American-made men’s pop-up shop, you can find it on the BKLYN Dry Goods blog here. I’ve also still got plenty of other stuff to share from my trip, so please be on the lookout for future posts.
Of course, no trip home is complete without a few stowaways. In fact, because it is one of my personal rules to never ever EVER check a bag, it’s become something of a ritual to leave behind an item or two that won’t fit in my carry-on, with instructions to ship it to me (sorry, Mom). This time around was no exception.
Shown above, from top left:
Vintage Guam t-shirt* from BKLYN Dry Goods
T-shirt* from Deus Ex Machina
T-shirt* from General Quarters (call to order)
Personalized postcards from Black Sheep Postal Service
Veg tan belt from Cause and Effect (that I helped make at Northern Grade!)
Juniper Ridge incense from General Store
*I’m designating summer 2013 “The Summer of the T-shirt,” evidently
Shown below, my magnificent vintage Ralph Lauren blanket coat from BKLYN Dry Goods. If you want one of your own, they’ve still got a beautiful aztec-y pink and greenish one — but act fast and contact them directly, as it isn’t on the site just yet.
I do hope all is well with you. Yesterday’s devastating events at the Boston Marathon left me more than a little shell-shocked and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected. For more information on how you can help, please visit the American Red Cross.
Be safe. xo.
03/04/2013 § 1 Comment
A weekend for west coasting…
Boy. by Band of Outsiders sailboat printed silk crepe de chine shirt
Mih Jeans Paris cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
La Perla Donna Eleonora molded underwire bra
J.Crew wool twill schoolboy blazer
The Hill-side selvedge ticking stripe twill pocket square
Clare Vivier Besace embossed bag
Charles Philip Sheila chambray flats
Nothing like a pair of white jeans to get you in the mood for warmer climates. With my upcoming trip to Los Angeles this weekend (a bit more on that later), I’m definitely breaking that old “no white pants before Memorial Day” rule. Just you wait and see.
On the docket:
Trying to remember why I booked a 7am flight. Seriously?
Finishing up Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Quite Continental Breakfast:
bits and bobs for your weekend wander
- My article this week for the BKLYN Dry Goods blog: visiting the largest vintage poster collection in the world at Philip Williams Posters
- A discussion of the evolution and masters of the “lifestyle brand” — namely Ralph, Sir Paul, and Jeremy (as in Lauren, Smith and Hackett) — in light of the upcoming release of Charles Vallance’s and David Hopper’s The Branded Gentry: How a New Era of Entrepreneurs Made Their Names (Elliott & Thompson), via the FT.
- A profile of Dame Margaret Barbour and a look at her remarkably successful guidance of the iconic brand that bears her last name, via Telegraph.
- An entirely new school of etiquette has sprung forth to help you deal with those novel situations that Emily Post didn’t ponder, such as how to conduct yourself at a nude beach or if emoticons are appropriate in business emails, via The New York Times.
- Evidently the real reason I listen to Ke$ha when I’m working out is because she maintains an optimal number of beats per minute, or so the Wall Street Journal tells me. (Please note: this is a workout jams judgement free zone)
Have a lovely weekend!
27/03/2013 § 2 Comments
Double RL & Co. for women has finally arrived, and I am a very happy girl. Amazingly, this beaut of a lookbook manages to serve merely as icing on the cake that is the S/S 2013 collection, full of western shirts, 40s-era day dresses, and a boyfriend jean that I desperately need in my life.
Thanks, Ralph. This almost makes up for killing off Rugby and some rather lackluster Collections since F/W 2012. Almost. I mean, you are trying to sell me this as an actual accessory.
11/03/2013 § 1 Comment
Nothing like a flash of spring to inspire a bit of wishful thinking:
WHARF “ONE” women’s chambray shirt, blue
Mother of Pearl Spirea printed silk crepe de chine skirt
Stella McCartney Clara Whispering lace bra and silk thong
Aurélie Bidermann Santa Fe braided cotton and gold-plated necklace
Elizabeth and James Carri T-strap sandals
A.P.C. Minimal bag
On the docket:
Blues for Smoke at the Whitney Museum
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at The Metropolitan Museum
Whiskey and a traditional Irish seisiún at The Dead Rabbit
If you live in New York, you probably took one look at the outfit above and wondered where exactly I would like to wear it, considering the all-day dusting of snow we received on Friday. But when you consider the near sixty degree Saturday we had, perhaps you might be willing to indulge my rather wishful warm weather thoughts. And who knows, perhaps a trip to a more tropical region is in order…?
Have a lovely week!
23/02/2013 § 1 Comment
I don’t need to explain how badly I need these in my life, do I?
Stubbs & Wootton’s Spring 2013 Chukker slippers are available now. Completely appropriate for looking for divots to replace around your apartment in the winter.
30/01/2013 § Leave a Comment
11/01/2013 § 1 Comment
A weekend to skip over puddles…
TOPSHOP longline boyfriend coat
Charles Philip Lana wool loafers
CLARE VIVIER stripe flat clutch
Duffy knitted sweater
J.Crew Blythe silk shirt
Pendleton Indy Hat (on sale!)
J.Crew cashmere purl-stitch snood
J Brand Aiden cropped distressed boyfriend jean
This weekend I plan to use the rainy days to my full advantage. I’ll hop uptown for an exhibit on the costumes and personal style Katharine Hepburn, then come back downtown for a screening of Amour, which recently garnered a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Emmanuelle Riva’s performance (Riva also starred in one of my very favorite films, Hiroshima mon amour). This outfit would be perfectly cozy for traipsing about this weekend, and I even included a charcoal version of my new favorite Pendleton hat (on sale!).
Quite Continental Breakfast:
Sidenote: Quite Continental Breakfast is something that I used to put together a while back and have decided to revive. It’s a shortlist of items I’ve collected over the week that probably won’t warrant a post on QC, but I thought they might prove interesting for your weekend perusal. Have something to recommend? Please definitely send it my way!
- The Economist recommends you read my firm’s annual report on the top geopolitical risks for the year with a stiff whisky. I shan’t disagree with that. You can find the report here.
- Have spent many, many minutes perusing the beautiful and unique travel destinations on Welcome Beyond. Definitely check out the Treehotel, a property in North Sweden that is made up entirely of tree houses!
- Quite enjoyed these photos of gangster Mickey Cohen and wife at home in Los Angeles in 1949, via LIFE. Cohen served as the real-life inspiration for Sean Penn’s character in the film Gangster Squad, which opened today. Also, did you know one of Mickey’s henchmen, Johnny Stompanato, was stabbed to death by the 14 year-old daughter of Lana Turner? Me neither!
- Former Menswear Crush Hackett London had their first-ever show this week. You can view their perfectly British Autumn/Winter 2013 collection via Vogue UK.
- Completely obsessed with the photography of African cultures by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. Especially the pictures of the Dinka people of South Sudan — AMAZING!
- A bit of vintage interior inspiration, in the form of a converted warehouse via HouseToHome.
- Lastly, an amusing little alphabetical list of important architects and their best known building.
Have a lovely weekend!
20/12/2012 § 2 Comments
I previously mentioned my love of Studio Nicholson, an elegantly tailored womenswear line by British designer Nick Wakeman, but upon viewing her F/W 2012, it confirmed again that Wakeman creates the sort of timelessly chic, menswear-inspired stuff my sartorial dreams are made of — and I had to share it with you. F/W immediately called to my mind a modern Katharine Hepburn-like sensibility — probably helped a bit by the gorgeous turtlenecks — and whenever a designer manages to do that for me, I know I’m home.
High points in this collection include that gorgeous alpaca Bruno topcoat above, the aforementioned Rocco turtleneck sweater, and that perfectly pleated and cropped wool Aida pant. And as I am a bit tardy in bringing you the news of F/W — forgive me! — you’ll be happy to discover that the collection is currently 30% off. So get while the getting is good.
For further detail, be sure to visit Studio Nicholson.
19/12/2012 § Leave a Comment
For those on your naughty list:
From top L to R:
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
ID Sarrieri Secret November Triangle Bra and V-Bikini
Equipment silk robe
Christian Louboutin Vampanodo 100 satin and suede sandals
Kiki de Montparnasse Love is Blind silk blindfold
Frette Hotel Collection bed linens
Stubbs & Wootton black velvet slippers (on sale!)
The Macallan 18 year Scotch
Vintage issue of Playboy Magazine (via eBay)