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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ENK Coterie

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ENK Coterie may not be as glamorous as Milan and Paris shows but it certainly has its bright spots of young designers I look forward to finding. I loved the knit skirts (below) from Soh, which I saw over the weekend. Really beautiful, would be perfect with a soft white T and some brown leather riding boots. Upstate Glam anyone? Also really liked this line Stolen (above) designed by Elyn Wong. Pretty draping and sexy backs in subtle hues of pink and grey. Kit Lee, who designs By Simply Me was another young designer I liked. She’s done three seasons in New York of simple basics and separates with a designer edge, cool shapes and layers. Impossible to find her link online though. Continue reading

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The Best Deviled Eggs in America

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I have been working on a greatest deviled eggs list for a few years now. I have eaten enough eggs to give me a heart attack, which I think has only been staved off because brussel sprouts are still pretty popular on most menus. Every time I think I am done I stumble on a new place that has to be added to the list, which inevitably makes me postpone the post. And let’s be honest, you can never eat too many deviled eggs. They are perfect at brunch with a bloody mary, or for lunch, dinner, really anytime of day it’s like a little piece of flavored protein that just makes everything better. And they’re not hard to make so there is really no excuse for bad ones. That said, there is no point in Continue reading

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