"I opted for a scrubbed-clean, polished look. I thought it was more important to have an intelligence that showed, a humor that never failed, and a healthy interest in men."

Nancy “Slim” Keith, Slim: Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life (1990)

Summer is cooler…Via.

Summer is cooler…
Via.

These are flask bangles by Cynthia Rowley. Feel free to toss all your other jewelry.(Grazie, KB.)

These are flask bangles by Cynthia Rowley
Feel free to toss all your other jewelry.
(Grazie, KB.)

"She can beat me, but she cannot beat my outfit."

Robyn Rihanna Fenty at the CFDA Fashion Awards
June 2, 2014

The inimitable Elsa Peretti.

The inimitable Elsa Peretti.

Our profile on Emily Thompson and her floral design business is now live on RL Magazine, and it turned out spectacularly well. Thompson created three arrangements inspired by our Blue Label spring and summer collections, and Weston Wells shot the results in her South Street Seaport studio. Please read, get inspired, pass along, go shopping! 

Our profile on Emily Thompson and her floral design business is now live on RL Magazine, and it turned out spectacularly well. Thompson created three arrangements inspired by our Blue Label spring and summer collections, and Weston Wells shot the results in her South Street Seaport studio. Please read, get inspired, pass along, go shopping! 

My best-dressed at the Met Gala awards go to Nicole Richie, Giovanna Battaglia, and Hailee Steinfeld. Honorable mention goes to Kanye West, who actually looked great in his tails, and no comment will be made regarding Rita Ora.

I have long been a fan of tan lines. The brighter, the better. And what’s really tacky about it? Who doesn’t want proof that she spends a good deal of time in the sun? Who cares if her tan lines clash with the neckline of her dress? Image via ITG.

I have long been a fan of tan lines. The brighter, the better. And what’s really tacky about it? Who doesn’t want proof that she spends a good deal of time in the sun? Who cares if her tan lines clash with the neckline of her dress? 
Image via ITG.

New favorite blonde American beauty with legendary last name and tragic last chapter: Margaux Hemingway. It’s all the lightning storms behind the eyes, the take-no-shit attitude, and those unforgettable eyebrows.

New favorite blonde American beauty with legendary last name and tragic last chapter: Margaux Hemingway. It’s all the lightning storms behind the eyes, the take-no-shit attitude, and those unforgettable eyebrows.

An old Ralph Lauren ad…Summer cannot come soon enough.

An old Ralph Lauren ad…Summer cannot come soon enough.

My spring feelings are strong these days on Pinterest. 

My spring feelings are strong these days on Pinterest

from the Guardian: "Why Fashion Isn't Cool"

It is a big day for RL Magazine: My Capri story is finally live (launched in conjunction with Black Label's Spring 2014 campaign), as is "Inside Summit Outside", a profile on the tech conference that bought a Utah mountain, written by my friend Caroline McCarthy and her colleague Maya Baratz. Also featured: ladies’ polo in Dubai and a love letter to Puerto Rico. Go read, get inspired, and shop shop shop!

It is a big day for RL Magazine: My Capri story is finally live (launched in conjunction with Black Label's Spring 2014 campaign), as is "Inside Summit Outside", a profile on the tech conference that bought a Utah mountain, written by my friend Caroline McCarthy and her colleague Maya Baratz. Also featured: ladies’ polo in Dubai and a love letter to Puerto Rico. Go read, get inspired, and shop shop shop!

Well. This morning’s eBay hunt was a successful one! Instead of eight-point bucks (shout-out to my Missouri folk), I bagged the above Ralph Lauren Collection shoes, one of which is a much-needed staple (the black sandal circa Spring mid-aughts, still perfectly on point) and the other a long coveted relic from Spring 2004. That season’s collection was one of my all-time favorites here at RL—it kicked off with sharp black-and-white looks and then segued into a riot of candy colors, all in sporty silhouettes—so to own a piece of it (in mint condition!) feels so special. I can’t wait to rock that green sandal with a skinny white jean and white tank this summer. 

Bad stuff, bad days, bad moods happen, and I swear, a good shoe at a great price is sometimes the only medicine.

Last Thursday: so thrilled when Karlie Kloss stormed down the runway at Ralph Lauren's show looking like a second-generation Elise Elliot (or Annie Paradis or Brenda Cushman). What an incredible Fall 2014 Collection! What a moment. (And what a movie.)

Last Thursday: so thrilled when Karlie Kloss stormed down the runway at Ralph Lauren's show looking like a second-generation Elise Elliot (or Annie Paradis or Brenda Cushman). What an incredible Fall 2014 Collection! What a moment. (And what a movie.)