22/09/2013 § 1 Comment
Dear Claire Dhelens,
As you are a French Voguette (a fashion and accessories editor to be precise), I was primed to be a fan. In fact, I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to identify you among that amazing posse of black-clad, long-limbed ladies that traipse through the Tuileries. I’ll admit that Emmanuelle and Capucine caught my attention first — je suis désolé! But with your American west-themed editorial for the children’s supplement of French Vogue, you’ve got my attention. In fact, you’ve even managed to get me to post pictures of kids on here. No mean feat, let me tell you. This happens virtually never.
With that said, I’ll just allow everyone else to enjoy these lovely photos by Andreas Sjodin, styled by Mme. Dhelens.
22/09/2013 § Leave a comment
J Brand Ace cropped boyfriend jean
Band of Outsiders cropped wool-piqué tuxedo pants
Acne Bit Double hooded cotton-fleece sweatshirt
LPD New York Team Philo t-shirt
J.Crew merino wool turtleneck sweater
A few fall-flavored treats I have been eying lately. While no means an exhaustive list, my taste has definitely been trending toward marled greys, rich leather and wine-colored accents. I’m not sure if I can attribute a discernible, albeit slight, shift in my personal style to a change in my profession, but I’m definitely sensing it. Case in point: where once I would default to a sort of shrunken schoolboy fit, I am now drawn to a boxier and more casually slung aesthetic. You’ll note the lack of any Ralph Lauren in the above and the appearance of Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang. Perhaps New York is finally creeping into my west coast meets east coast vibe. Whatever it is, it has me excited for cooler temps, most definitely.
30/08/2013 § 2 Comments
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Style Roulette!
One item, two distinct styles.
For our first selection, a pair of Harvey Faircloth lace shorts. Styled by myself, and Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou, my good friend and frequent partner in Brimfield and New York Fashion Week hijinks. While we’ve been fast friends since the day we met, and our personal styles do have a few convergence points, I’ve always appreciated Lani’s bold approach to fashion. While I tend to the more classic and relaxed, Lani loves vibrant contrast and drama — as you’ll notice from our very first round of Roulette!
Be sure to hop on over to her site to see her entry.
I envisioned this as a sort of off-duty uniform for long rambles about the city. The kind of late summer afternoon hours that easily slip into evening without you even noticing. As is my wont, I wanted to relax the lace — surprisingly, meditation didn’t work — and thought an easy silk shirt and slip-ons would do the trick. I’m also completely obsessed with all the Mougin & Picard watches for J.Crew, but this Grande Seconde is my absolute favorite.
What’s probably most interesting to note is that while Lani and I refrained from peeking at each other’s selections until we were finished, we both somehow paired the lace with leopard. Odd coincidence or next big thing? I’ll let you be the judge…
From top L-R:
Equipment Signature washed silk shirt in bright white
Harvey Faircloth lace shorts in navy
Mougin & Picard for J.Crew Grande Seconde watch in cream
Gap animal print slip-on sneakers
Clare Vivier Bando tote in cognac
Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer Roxbury Necklace in Violet
15/08/2013 § 1 Comment
This sweater is kind of like that really hot guy who’s always got a girlfriend — just mercilessly flirts with me whenever I walk by the RRL & Co flagship on West Broadway. Completely shameless. But I know he’s all talk, at least until I decide to put my money where my mouth is. I suppose a little banter never hurt anyone.
If you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can find that amazing sweater here. All I ask is that if you do make it yours, please don’t tell me. Or get me one too. Both would work, but of course I prefer the latter. Everyone wins!
*Do people still say “bills” when referring to $100 or did I just date myself?
04/08/2013 § 1 Comment
Officially even more excited for those impending September issues.
Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, via Studded Hearts.
12/07/2013 § 1 Comment
Mara Hoffman Medicine Wheel bandeau bikini
Band of Outsiders denim shirtdress
Le Renard Big Bag – Hexie Mountains
K Jacques St Tropez Picon leather sandals
Warby Parker Flannery sunglasses
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter At The Feast
Quite Continental Breakfast:
Nantucket and Malibu are disappearing [via Vanity Fair]
Gaby Hoffman was the real-life Eloise of The Chelsea Hotel [via NYT]
An Ode to Lauren Hutton [via Miss Moss]
My amazing and beautiful friend Marisa was profiled by Vogue Spain!
On The Docket:
Take the Rockabus to Rockaway Beach
Attend the Museum of the City of New York event on 7/17 on the 1970s club scene
Stop by Fair Folks & a Goat for coffee and design (and become a member like me!)
09/07/2013 § Leave a comment
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!
21/06/2013 § 2 Comments
From top L to R:
HUF Highball box logo volley hat
Warby Parker Winston sun glasses in cream soda (only $95!)
Raquel Allegra shreded cotton-blend jersey top
Isabel Marant Waikiki reversible bikini
Nine Space for J.Crew beach towel
J Brand Vixen distressed denim shorts in white
Vans Authentics in acid denim
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 100+ sunblock
Steel Canvas Basket Co. for J.Crew colorblock tote
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
(I’m excited, can you tell?)
This weekend finds me on the beaches of Long Island and celebrating the birthday of a nearest and dearest in Brooklyn. I hope your first days of what is truly my favorite season are filled with warm days, cool nights and sea salt — either in your hair or on your mangoes…or both!
Have a lovely weekend! What will you get up to?
17/06/2013 § Leave a comment
Let’s talk a little Resort 2014, shall we? I must admit that whenever collections are released it’s a little like a horse race for me. There are clear favorites, early frontrunners, and every now and then, a dark horse. This season, while it looked like Rag & Bone was my clear winner, dark horse A.L.C., designed by Andrea Lieberman, emerged to win the day with a restrained palette and clean sense of cool that was a little more approachable than the tough girl chic that Rag & Bone put forward (and I still love, don’t get me wrong). Aside from that, if you dip-dye or ombre anything — and I mean anything — it’s going to get at least a second look from me, and I especially love the technique on floaty textures immediately juxtaposed with leather. Well done, indeed.
Images via Style.com
10/06/2013 § 1 Comment
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
Clockwise from top left:
Henrik Vibskov lowfire shirt
T by Alexander Wang muscle jersey t-shirt
Current/Elliot distressed boyfriend jean
Chan Luu five wrap bracelet
Jimmy Choo suede Abel pumps
Claire Vivier foldover clutch
Isabel Marant braided Elia belt
These sandy nudes and faded blues make you think of the ocean, no? And if one’s body can’t be near the sea, I have to think the next best thing is if one’s mind is. I didn’t manage to get to the beach this weekend, after Andrea sort of threw a monkey wrench in my confidence in the weather, but there’s always next weekend…