Fall Reading List

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The Women In Clothes book is top of the list. It goes in depth on how the way we dress affects our lives and what clothing means to women all over the world including the likes of Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, and Roxane Gay, whose own book The Bad Feminist is also a must read for a bad feminist like me who wants to wear her stilettos to a political protest. I just started Shannon Galpin’s book about her travels through Afghanistan on a bike in Mountain To Mountain. She left her job and daily life to devote herself to advancing education for women and girls around the world. Susan Strecker’s Night Blindness was a fun lazy Saturday read this weekend as well. Great storytelling and nice twists. Rizzoli is releasing Dior Perfumes, a bio of the man himself with a focus on the timeline of the house‚Äôs fragrances starting with the first Miss Dior in 1947, by fragrance critic Chandler Burr and a beautiful book on fashion muse Loulou de la Falaise by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser, packed with images and interviews, both out this October. Continue reading

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Berlin Showrooms, Antonia Goy

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A belated post from last week’s Berlin Showrooms designers, which takes place the same weekend as ENK Coterie. I loved this young designer Antonia Goy. Great pleated skirts and shapes, simple and sporty but sexy. More from the collection below. Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Road Trip

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I’ve been spending weekends in the Hudson Valley since getting back from my Southern road trip. There is so much happening in that area. Yesterday we went for lunch at Mill House Brewing Company, which opened last November in Poughkeepsie and has a very tasty selection of homemade brews and food. Sunday we did a whiskey tasting at Hudson Whiskey at Tuthilltown and Sunday night it was crabcake and apple slaw time at Liberty in Rhinebeck. I wanted to take my friend to Bubby’s burrito stand in Red Hook but they’re closed Sundays and Mondays and the last day for the season is this Thursday. A few miles away in Tivoli artist Brice Marden just opened The Corner Hotel and restaurant about a month ago. Bard is all over the media news with a profile on Leon in this week’s New Yorker (I am forever a fan of Camp Leon, where I got my BA and MFA in film, and met some of the most amazing friends and teachers in the world). In between there are great antique shops and local farms, dairy and ice cream stops, Quattro’s in Pleasantville and Otto’s in Germantown, the list is endless and growing so just driving and exploring is the best thing to do. Continue reading

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Larry Fink, The Beats

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Larry Fink, photographer and Bard professor extraordinaire, has a new book that came out from Powerhouse back in April. Larry is super cool and amazing. I was his stylist on a few shoots after I graduated from Bard, while we were both with Bill Charles‘ agency, and he was incredible to work with. Aside from shooting every jazz musician under the sun and pretty much everyone you could ever want a glimpse of, he was also the go-to photographer for Vanity Fair parties (which I am guessing he secretly loved and hated). I remember when he and I did a shoot for Detour (pics below) while I was still assisting Polly Mellen, and she told me she was not a fan of his because apparently he took a not so flattering photo of her years ago. I doubt it was personal but more philosophical in the way we all over think the dilemma of “fashion” (we are all ‘bad feminists’) but at the time I didn’t have the balls to say that to Polly, who I loved then and now, even though she drove me crazy while I worked for her. Kiara (Alice Kabukuru) is the stunning magical girl in all three shots. Continue reading

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Tom Ford Spring 2015

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Anna Wintour said she would never wear head to toe black, which means she won’t be a fan of most of this collection but I think these looks are pretty hot. Maybe everything comes in head to toe white as well? More sexy from Tom Ford for spring 2015 below. Continue reading

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Nikki Deloach at People Style Watch

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Kicking off next season’s equestrian trend with Nikki Deloach, who went to the People Style Watch denim event in LA last night. Nikki is wearing JBrand white denim with python and leather cuffs from Nashville based accessory designer Vincent Peach. The boots are Nine West and the clutch is Inge Christopher, with a blazer by Birger et Mikkelsen. We fit this look while I was in LA in August with a pair of leather shorts from Novis but switched them out for the white jeans this week. Check out the accessories close up and our original look below. Continue reading

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Little Fall Boots

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Little fall boots in every shade of brown, taupe and grey are a staple for every girl’s closet. Perfect with jeans, skirts, tights and dresses. Above clockwise, Aldo’s grey boot, Barney’s New York Carey ankle boots, Loft suede ankle strap high heel boots, and Valentino rockstud leather ankle boots.

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Alberta Ferretti Spring 2015

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I swear Alberta and I are soul sisters. If I had to pick a favorite fashion decade it would definitely be the 70s. And I want to live and breathe in nude chiffon, which as it turns out is pretty hard to do in NYC. Thank God for LA, seriously. What would I do without any excuse to wear my long flowey dresses, for evening, for day with belts and boots and everything in between. I would don my dress to go to Key Food if I could. Sigh. Alberta, I love you and I love all of these dresses and jumpers. Side note, this is what Coachella fashion should look like. Continue reading

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Max Mara Spring 2015

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Max Mara was always one of my favorite shows in Milan. A simple, fantastic and wearable chic line where I always find so much to crave. More from Spring 2015 below. Continue reading

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Arca, Xen

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Venezuelan music producer Arca is releasing his debut album Xen on Mute Records November 4th. He did some mixing on Kanye’s Yeezus record as well. Love his ethereal electronic layered vibe. A few tour dates below, no shows in NY yet. Listen to the track “Thievery” here. Continue reading

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