When I was invited to “An Evening With India Hicks,” I immediately wanted to attend because I had a vague idea that she was somehow related to the royal family, that she was fabulous and stylish, and that an evening with her should not be missed. [Read more…]
Photos by Sofala Knapton
I love clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry. I love acquiring new versions of all of the above. But I would trade new things any day for an amazing experience. A catered brunch with my closest friends like the one IfOnly hosted for us this past weekend is the perfect example. Actually enjoying time with friends instead of stressing over food preparation is a luxury more valuable than any pair of shoes. Pretty much any pair of shoes. OK maybe not these.
But seriously, I feel so fortunate to have wonderful friends to spend a Sunday afternoon with, and this was a really special group. [Read more…]
Perhaps you’ve already seen these photos on my social media feeds, but I wanted to gather them all in one place for safe keeping and to thank Lost in SF, a local news and entertainment site published both in English and French, for featuring me, along with the beautiful and talented artist Chloe Fleury, in their article “Used is the New New.” I love the shots Sabrina Bot captured, and these are some of my favorite pieces of clothing. Click below for more photos and details. [Read more…]
Mara Hoffman has long been a favorite, and once again for Fall 2016 she has created a collection that speaks to my hippie mama soul. She’s known for her bright prints, but I love that she experimented with an earthier color palette for this collection. I also love that she went back to the presentation format with this luxe-bohemian backdrop, and casting such a fun, diverse group of models (you may recognize the redhead in the middle from the documentary Advanced Style.
Here are some of my favorite pieces (which is almost all of them)… in particular I hope to see the poncho and the jacket in my closet one day, as well as the maxi dress and jumpsuit in a similar geographic print. The velvet suits are to die, and don’t miss the shoes, which are by my friends at Freda Salvador.
If this is making you sad that you can’t buy all these pieces until fall, check out some of her currently-available pieces below!
I am obsessed with literally every look in the Rosie Assoulin fall 2016 collection. The giant pants with foot-long cuffs (they may actually be two feet long), the use of color, the suiting, the GOWNS, even the backdrop! I can’t help but wonder if they burned lots of candles in preparation for the presentation or if they lit them the morning of the event and hoped for the best. They also geniusly match the colors in the collection.
The most delightful thing to me about viewing this collection as a whole is how different each look is, but how it nevertheless all fits together as a collection. Even the bright turquoise and the emerald green pieces don’t look out of place.
The designer talks in this article about wanting to make a ball gown feel like sweatpants, and wanting to dress women of a certain age, which entices me all the more. Specifically, she’d love to see Hilary Clinton in a red suit she designed. Please, Hilary, do it!
I have talked a lot during the history of this blog about wearing a “hippie wedding dress” to renew my vows, but wouldn’t this white suit be just perfect? I still adore a hippie wedding dress but, alas, times change, people change. Fashion bloggers get older 🙂
Photos by Kourosh Karimkhany
Hello from Florida! I’m actually back from my trip to Florida, but I’m pretending I’m speaking to you from this photo. Hey! Just chilling here at St. Pete’s Beach in Florida. Our friends Jeff and Erin got hitched here.
I’m so excited to let you know about a collaboration I’m doing with Ivory Row, a line of beautiful, reasonably priced, 100% cashmere sweaters. First let’s talk about the sweaters, and then I’ll tell you about the foster families:
Here’s what I wrote about Ivory Row when the line launched two years ago and it still holds true 100%: Nothing says casual cool quite like a baseball shirt tucked into leather pants or high-waisted denim. Make the baseball shirt out of the softest cashmere and you’ve gone to a whole new level.
That’s where Grace Chang, the designer behind Ivory Row, is going with her line of 100% cashmere sweaters. Plus, the price points are accessible: the baseball sweater is $175 and prices cap off at $275 for a fisherman sweater.
Grace and I go way back—we’ve been Fashion Week Friends (FWFsTM) for many years, and every season when I make it to NYC, I look forward to spending some quality time with this incredibly chic and badass woman.
And now I love her even more for giving me the opportunity to partner with her brand and raise money for one of my favorite organizations, Family Builders.
Their mission to help find permanent, loving families for children and youth in the foster care system—that’s their only goal. They connect children with individuals and couples who can provide safe, stable, nurturing families. Their services are free and confidential, and include adoption, foster care, and other forms of permanency.
Family Builders welcomes traditional families; single-parent families; both men and women; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families, transracial and multiracial families, and all other families as prospective adoptive parents. Family Builders is committed to serving all families equally with dignity and respect.
Their incredible staff and board are made up of individuals who believe strongly that children have the right to a solid and loving family. They were instrumental in helping my husband and I navigate a trying time and achieve the most important goal of our lives: to adopt a baby.
And now it’s time to get shopping! For every sweater purchased from my curated Ivory Row shop, Family Builders will receive 15% of the sale. Take cozy cashmere, thrown in a little charity and good feeling and you’ve got a winning combination!
Which Ivory Row sweater is your favorite? I love them all, but I’m heavily eyeing the cashmere sweatshirt—utter genius. Happy shopping!!
Last year I started writing about luxury style, design and beauty for Forbes, did I tell you guys? I’ve covered a beauty line created by a cancer survivor, seventies trends on the runways, and a necklace vibrator (which got picked up by Reddit and now has more than 600,000 pageviews!).
One of the fun things about Forbes fashion coverage is that menswear designers get more attention than most of the publications I read and contribute to. For example, I was so excited to stumble upon this video interview with John Varvatos. He describes how his fall 2015 collection, which he showed in Milan (and which features a few hats Pharrell would surely love), was inspired by Central Park and the above photo of Bob Dylan, taken by Richard Avedon on 1965. Varvatos has always been heavily influenced by music. I interviewed him last year when he was in San Francisco and had just published his book Rock in Fashion. He told me back then about how music became such a big part of his life.
Not really. I love not having to shovel. But wouldn’t it but fun to keep warm in one of these?
Some of the dresses were rather gorgeous as well.
Leather, lace, ruffles, brocade—we’re covering a lot of ground here but somehow it all works together and I like it.
I barely got to say hello, and we’re already saying goodbye to London fashion week! Like all the days of my life lately, it went way too fast.
Photos via Style.com