Smooth as silk to the end, Lauren Bacall defined beauty for me—style and movement and a cool detachment—but above, you can see she might have just been all warmth. Hollywood’s greatest generation lost another one last night.
Pictured with her children Stephen Humphrey and Leslie Howard.
Saw this image on ELLE recently, and holy cannoli, does Natalie Matthews look amazing or what? Every time I think I’ve got my uniform figured out, something like this comes along and completely rocks my universe.
Since basically none of us can afford the $500 Lanvin skirt Matthews recommends, I found some alternatives: Theory’s Janleen Arabis Tint skirt, Elizabeth and James’ Ava pencil skirt, and Ralph Lauren Black Label’s Cece skirt. Happy emulating.
"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…
These are flask bangles by Cynthia Rowley.
Feel free to toss all your other jewelry.
"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.
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.
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.
My spring feelings are strong these days on Pinterest.
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!