The Natural: Jess Gold for Marie Claire Australia, July 2014

03/07/2014 § 3 Comments

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Photographer: Nicole Bentley
Stylist: Jana Pokorny
Hair: Koh
Makeup: Victoria Baron

Quiet, tailored and natural, photographer Nicole Bentley has captured exactly what I want my summer to feel like, look like, wear like…down to the wild hair and the amazing eyebrows.  Have we ever discussed my lackluster brows?  While my mother and sister have had to wage a lifelong battle with theirs, mine just decided to never show up.  Fact: I’ve never ever had them done, ever.  Rather, since I was old enough to care, I’ve filled them in using a variety techniques and have always harbored intense jealousy at those lucky to be born with “strong brows” like Jess here.  I suppose the grass truly is always greener…even when it comes to eyebrows.

Girlcrushing: Daria Werbowy for Vogue UK, September 2013

04/08/2013 § 1 Comment

Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W.
Ugh.
So.  Good.
Officially even more excited for those impending September issues.
Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, via Studded Hearts.

Perfect Nonchalance: Bambi Northwood-Blyth for Vogue Netherlands, July 2013

09/07/2013 § Leave a comment

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Bambi Northwood-Blyth stars in an editorial shot by Annemarieke van Drimmelen for the July 2013 issue of Vogue Netherlands that perfectly captures all that I’m feeling this summer.  It’s been a long while since we’ve looked at an editorial together, as I wanted to hold off until I found something that really spoke to me, and I’m so happy that I did…

Images via Visual Optimism, which is kind of a great source — check it out!

Like Marlene on a Monday

28/01/2013 § 4 Comments

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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?

Red velvet suit by Gerard Darel.  Photos by Azahara Fernández, via Vogue.es

McQueen Trumps All

09/01/2013 § 2 Comments

Harper's Bazaar Feb 1965.

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.

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Nacho in Bridgehampton

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 clipYou’re welcome.

Photos by Candy Kennedy for Lifestyle Mirror.

Summering with Patti and Keith

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.

Hey, Red! {Jessica Chastain for Vogue Italia April 2012}

09/04/2012 § 1 Comment

Well, now.  I realize I haven’t posted about an editorial in almost three months.  Is it because my interest has been elsewhere?  Or perhaps because I just haven’t seen anything that has caught my eye?  In any event, I have actress Jessica Chastain and Vogue Italia to thank for reviving my love of the editorial with an amazing set of images that hearken back to classic Hollywood and were coincidentally shot in one of my very favorite places in Los Angeles: the Fred Harvey Restaurant in Union Station — an art deco masterpiece that has been closed since 1967.

You can see my photographs from my last visit here.

Chastain giving her best Hayworth…

Please believe me when I say I know I will be married here — and I am not at all like that about weddings.  Now all that’s left is to pin down the groom.

Details, details.

Photos by Michelangelo di Battista for Vogue Italia, via FGR.

Le Smoking: Jessica Miller for Elle US July 2011 {Homage: YSL, Bianca Jagger, Balenciaga}

20/06/2011 § 1 Comment

I am definitely in need of a new tuxedo jacket…

Hold.The.Phone.
Don’t like sequins — or Dolce & Gabbana, for that matter — but this is amazing.

Editorial via FGR.

This editorial immediately had me thinking of the progenitor and my favorite champion of “Le Smoking.”  I would be remiss if I didn’t include a few iconic images of Bianca Jagger working.it. and the most famous one by Helmut Newton of YSL’s design.

For her wedding, Bianca wore a white suit, custom made by Nutters of Savile Row.

Iconic image by Helmut Newton of YSL’s Le Smoking.

Looking for a tuxedo jacket just like me?  Asos has some a few options here, here and here.  Shopbop has a few here, here, here and here.  Now, those are all great, but can we pause momentarily and meditate on the greatness of this Balenciaga amazingness?

Bianca would want me to have this.  I can feel it.

The Black Allure by Emma Summerton for Vogue Italia February 2011

04/02/2011 § 1 Comment

 

Via FGR

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