Stylewise, I stuck to a simple palette in South Beach.
Lots of silver and white with shots of citron yellow.
Lots of bikinis under lots of dresses.
This look is all Ralph Lauren above the waist and J.Crew below.
Sasha Luss wears Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 Collection for Vogue Russia.
Minus a few inches of hair, this is pretty close to my winter uniform.
"I never stopped her spending on clothes; I never even tried."
Thomas Kempner, about his wife Nan
Fresh stuff, every day.
2013 has been the year that I stopped buying throwaway crap and really invested in things I’ll keep forever. My grandmother’s emerald and diamond ring—I paid a lot of money to get it back in wearable condition, and now I will never take it off. The marled gray sweater with the boxy cut—I wear that just about every other day. The goose down coat with the shearling lined hood—even in today’s sub-freezing temperature, I felt perfectly toasty. Call it a shopping addiction if you must, but for every piece I added to my wardrobe (like the white leather handbag for all seasons) and my apartment (the violet rug with the Moroccan pattern), I gave two away. Invest. Purge. Repeat. This was the year I figured out my stuff. These are the hall-of-famers that I (hope to always) swear by:
- Grandmother’s ring
- Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag in every color
- Tag Heuer Aquaracer 27mm stainless steel watch
- Ralph Lauren Blue Label ribbed cotton turtlenecks
- J.Crew midrise toothpick jeans
- Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in a mix of Nude and Almond
- FACE Stockholm lipstick in Cranberry Veil
- Nike Pro 2.5” compression shorts
- Adidas Energy Boost running shoes
- CB2 Peekaboo nesting tables
- Warren-Tricomi Style spray wax
- RLX men’s performance shirts
- Calvin Klein men’s cotton stretch crewneck t-shirts
- Essie nail polish in Starter Wife
- OPI nail polish in Kennebunk-Port
- Dove beauty bars
- Sun-In highlight activating spray
- J.Crew skinny classic flip flops
- FEED 10 pouch
- Ralph Lauren 888 Collection candle
- J.Crew solid string bikinis
- Silver Paul Revere bowls
- Ralph Lauren calfskin loafers
- Lululemon Swiftly Tech running shirts
- Revlon Colorstay liquid eye liner in Blackest Black
- Pureology Pure Volume Levitation Mist
- BCBG Max Azria power skirts
- Brooks Brothers non-iron classic fit dress shirts
- Terrapin stationery, Newport blue ink engraved on white
The Holiday 2014 issue of RL Magazine is now LIVE on RalphLauren.com, and it is AMAZING. Featuring lots of Olympic Winter Games content in preparation for Sochi and an adorable children’s story about the teddy bear, this must be my favorite issue yet. See also: new updates on classic Christmas cocktails created around the world. Get inspired!
"People are responding to health, they’re liking their bodies. In active clothes you feel your body. It’s a simple sensibility, but it has a great sexiness."
Ralph Lauren for Vogue
Starting today, I am corralling all my favorite looks at New York Fashion Week into their own special Pinterest board—looks on the runway, on the street and behind the scenes. Spring 2014 is upon us. Get inspired.
Photo by YoungJun Koo for NYMag.
Okay, yes, sometimes I miss my long hair. I miss hiding behind it. I miss pulling it up and off my face. It was good hair, too: blonde and thick with that perfect beach texture that some women get perms and extensions to recreate. But when I cut it off in July, I couldn’t hide anymore. My hair stopped being pretty and became something else, something that is often not pretty at all but wild and striking, insubordinate. It never does what I want it to do, but I always end up loving the crazy unplanned thicket more than whatever I had in mind. And someday it will grow, and I will cut it again, or maybe I won’t cut it again. And someday I might look back and say, "What was I thinking?!" But who really cares? Long hair, short hair, don’t care.
Image via Maiyet.
Fresh kicks, every day.
- Another season, another secret dream to throw out all the old footwear and start from scratch. Here's my wishlist:
- Ralph Lauren Vienna bootie, black (en route via FedEx!)
- Birkenstock suede Arizona sandal, barn red
- Chloe Kasia leather and suede sneaker wedge, olive and navy
- Ugg classic short boot, black
- Ralph Lauren Maiya studded vachetta boot, black
- Zara leather snake ankle boot, blue and red
- J.Crew strappy mirror metallic pump, silver
- Adidas Energy Boost running shoe, black and pink
- Ralph Lauren Tish suede ballet flat, deep purple
- Barneys criss-cross ankle strap sandal, nude
I’m going through a D’arcy phase. Have you ever known a cooler chick? Should we all start writing on our jeans? Does it all come naturally, or do you think she had to work at being so bad-ass?
I can’t tell you how many times I have wandered into Barbara Trujillo Antiques in Bridgehampton, poked around, tried stuff on, haggled weakly, and walked out empty-handed and despondent. Thus, on Saturday, it was it major event when with great fanfare these became mine.
Fresh STUFF, every day.
Lately, I’m in the mood to blow huge wads of cash on totally absurd stuff. This stuff tops the list:
- Alexander Wang croc-embossed yoga mat and strap, $150
- Byredo Tree House scented candle, $80
- Mercedes-Benz G Wagon, approx. $150,000
- Specialized SHIV Expert Mid-Compact triathlon bicycle, $4,000
- Ralph Lauren quilted lamb fingerless gloves, $300
- Kiki de Montparnasse restraining arts kit, $1,350
- Ralph Lauren Montauk Searchlight floor lamp, $2,820
- Chloé suede and leather lace-up wedge sneaker, $760
- Cynthia Rowley “New York Fucking City” t-shirt, $150
- Stella McCartney structured satin jumpsuit, $2,965
An awkwardly unposed little outtake from Saturday’s wedding on the pier in Jersey City: I wore my roommate’s BCBG dress and carried an old Chanel bag and felt gorgeous (even with the day-glo tan line), and he didn’t look too terrible either.
I don’t need a $2,500 Giuseppe Zanotti star-studded sandal, but I do actually kind of need a $2,500 Giuseppe Zanotti star-studded sandal.
Is it 1997 yet?