Last month, after nearly two years at Bitch Castle, Billie and I finally invested in a rug. It’s amazing how this one little piece can finish a room. And in a move that made my mother exclaim, “Cary, you really have an eye for this sort of thing,” I chose to forgo a bulky, hard-to-move-around coffee table in favor of the lighter, versatile Peekaboo nesting tables by CB2. Clustered together, they look like one unit, but when we need side tables or lots of floor space, each of the three can be easily tossed aside or stacked. I’m no Martha (yet), but it is so nice to come home to an adult interior (and the super-sweet fragrance of fresh hyacinth).
"Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring."
Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013)
Spent the weekend visiting my grandfather in Richmond, Virginia, and made a long-anticipated first trip to Need Supply Co. The store was not what I expected—its open space is clean and bright with a terrific mix of standards (Rag + Bone denim) and trendy stuff (Topshop’s Unique brand sells here). After a nice, long hangout in the dressing room, I walked away with two spring sure-to-be-staples—that white dress in the middle (which Boomer called a night shirt) and the silver top at right, both by Cameo. Anyway, now I love Need Supply, and if you don’t live in RVA, they’ve got a bad ass online shop too.
We’re in coat season’s home stretch. Finish elegantly.
Toni Garrn shot by Daniel Jackson for Harper’s Bazaar.
Two weekends ago, we traveled to Newport for some fun in the
sun rain. The highlight of our trip was NewportFILM’s annual benefit gala at Christie’s. I matched the decor and got real aggressive with the silent auction. Also: Brinkley hair?
Take My Picture Take My Picture Take My Picture produced by GARAGE asks some very compelling questions about and for and against the onslaught of fashion bloggers, the rise of “street style”, and the parody of “the next big thing”.
If I looked like this all the time, everything else would just fall into place.
Gisele wears Ralph Lauren Collection in 1998. Photo by Bruce Weber.
"On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock."
This week I am pleased to offer a bauble by new jewelry brand annacroswell to one lucky FrED fan. Designed by long-time friends Lauren Schab and Anna Murphy, this mix of vintage pieces and delicate, modern silhouettes feels fresh and new and like you discovered these treasures in your (super chic) granny’s old jewelry box. Needless to say, I’m a fan.
You have three ways to enter: reblog this post, tweet at me, or drop a line on AC’s Facebook page. In your entry, leave your name and favorite piece for sale on their site. Next Monday at 4:00 PM EST, I will pick one winner using Random.org, and that little champion will get the Vegas necklace (see below) all to her- or himself.
Joanna Goddard’s feature on arranging flowers is almost gorgeous enough to inspire me to arrange my own flowers. (But I do not entirely lack the domestic chip. Sewed three buttons on a peacoat last night—with a needle and thread and a thimble and everything.)
Arrangement by Kendra Smoot and photo by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo.