Monday, April 30, 2012

5 things...

tan lines. because no matter what, I'm always wishing I had them.

redressing my home. with time and money, it's the next thing I want to do.

words + love. they are two things that are everything to me. 

fresh food, fruit, cold, tangy, sweet, sour, textured. aching for this right now.

glasses, still on the hunt for a great summer pair. the search is truly making me bonkers.

dress me

image from here

Is it pre-fall? Is it winter? What do you call this exhaustingly strange weather in NY? Other than cold, that is...

Get the look:
Silk boxy shirt, $90
Lucca Couture sailor short, $50
Fendi buckle bootie, $825

summer white

Reader email: I'm having a big Kentucky Derby party and want to wear ivory or white. Please help me find a dress I can wear to it and all season long that's not very expensive! I would like to pay under $100. Have you seen anything?

Here are three dress options for you:
1. top shop silky mari midi dress, $72
2. mm couture miss me dress, $78
3. long white wrap jersey dress, $76

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Luca's day in photos.
After a magical day with GG and papa sir in nature (and visiting his birth-day tree), we headed to Brooklyn for a long brunch with other mini humans.
Great day. Amazing weekend.

Luca wore:
Sweater, Baby CZ.
Blue pants and jeans, Zara.
Polo, All Saints.

need: summer clutch

All my friends keep complaining that the whole floral pant and jacket thing going on right now makes them feel like a desperate attempt to stay in style. Feel the same way? I say keep it simple by adding a touch of flowers to your LBD, jeans and tee or your all white (or bright) look...


We are having a competition. Who drives best.

Kid is a pro. Learned it from me, obviously.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

salty hair, bellinis, the ceiling of grand central station, reading wrapped up in a cashmere blanket, long dresses, skinny dipping by a full moon, packed journals, long runs, quiet mornings, secrets, baby oil, picking wild flowers, photos, cell phone-less days, fries with mayo, tiny bikinis, making eye contact, knowing you don't have to say a word, dancing in a crowd, going unknown, exploring the globe, spinning underwater, laughing from the gut, summer friends, long hair, simple people, making wishes, seeing stars, feeling free, hearing stories, love, dolphins with dogs, warm skin, cookie dough, imperfections, racing heartbeats, the flirtation of strangers, sunlight, flickering candles, sandy feet, driving fast with the windows down

-reblogging this from a post I wrote ages ago because it's precisely what i'm feeling again today.

recent work

A pretty little video I styled, shot by my BEYOND talented and dear friend Amanda Pratt.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Every set I'm on, the assistants and models are STILL talking about their insane time at Coachella. Has me yearning for my younger self. Yearning for a day listening to music, dancing...

Oh the jealousy.

dress me

Jennifer Lopez Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the April Issue of Vogue
Jennifer Lopez Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the April Issue of Vogue

There's a time for a striking red dress, it doesn't happen often. But when it does, it blows the mind of those who witness it. 

It's Friday night. It's time.

Get the look:
Myne August dress in red, $275
J Crew red Kari dress, $80
High low wrap dress from Loveappella, $70
Joie pleated midi dress, $398

Giuseppe Zanotti patent leather peep toe pumps, $525
Red peep toes by ASOS, $155
BCBGeneration platform pumps, $89

him vs her

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Few things interest me more than comparing a man's opinion to a woman's. When's the last time you sat with a friend of the opposite sex and compared thoughts on something - from how they feel about work to what they think of high heels to their opinion on weight?

Do it, it's fascinating. Truly.

10 things...

The 10 things that get Jennifer Meyer, publicist for Alice + Oliva, through her day.

check out my girl Jenny on today!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create."

sweet and salty


(via fuckyeahpeonies)bouquet-of-words:


“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” ― E.E. Cummings

Can’t wait for summer!
click images for source

I'd give anything to jump directly into any of these photos. Feet first, head first, whatever. I just want to be there.

dress me

arriving in Paris two days ago I wasn’t too thrilled … well first of I missed my plane which in the end wasn’t that bad since there are so many cheap flight from milan to paris. But mostly I was spoiled by a huge apartment and sun in Milan and I arrived here in a tiny apartment that just doesn’t smell right and the Parisians views are exactly charming from my window. of course I knew I had to go out to get in a better mood and that’s what happenend. I started with the Dries Van Noten Show yesterday and going into the splendid rooms of Hotel de Ville yesterday watching the girls rehearsal to the music lyrics of ”I’m building a sill to slow down the time” just was my meditation. And then of course the show was beautiful, not that I am a fan of all of the Asian inspired prints but Dries van Noten is such a master of shapes and layering and creating character. I will post some photos of the rehearsal and backstage these days but for now another refreshing sight from yesterday outside the show, Miss Candice Lake in white …
image from a love is blind

I left the house with thoughts of bikinis and hot sun, but not such luck. NYC is freezing once again.

LOVE this white pant with the cropped top and Converse. I could definitely rock that in weather like this...

Get the look:
French Connection white wide leg pants
Cropped sweater from asks
White converse
Long ivory coat by Ralph Lauren

Seen on Bowery.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Ra Ra Riot's, "Can You Tell" - sent to me from one of the kindest people I've met in a long time. Thanks, J. You are wonderful. Happy birthday.xx

read: marilyn

all images from

Right now I'm in the midst of reading Marilyn, Mon Amour by Andre de Dienes.

I've never been too interested in her life, but after watching My Week With Marilyn, I've become more fascinated. This book is so beautiful.

In 1945, fashion photographer Andre de Dienes met an aspiring young brunette model named Norma Jeane. He instantly fell in love and transformed her into Marilyn Monroe over the course of a series of road trips which they took together. He wrote secret memoirs, which were discovered when Monroe fans ransacked his house after his death in 1988. From their trip to see her mother in a mental hospital to Marilyn's visit to his home a few days before her death, De Dienes recounts all of the emotional moments they shared. A beautiful story of friendship and love.

Jag kör fort

image from Johan + Francoise

Oh man, I really want a sick vintage car. But since I don't exactly have a place to park it, nor do I drive ever, it's probably a gigantic waste. But my lord, just look at it...

My addiction to the British version of Top Gear has me full on obsessed with cars now. If I could do any other job, it would be to join the cast of that show. I'm a good driver (some would probably care to disagree), fast. I could be an amazing addition to the crew....

need: bold bracelet

I admire people's things all day long. Their hair, their children, the way they effortlessly walk in 5 inch heels on cobblestone today when I sat next to someone on the subway and saw a massive cuff practically the size of my bicep, I did all I could not to rip it from her wrist. Instead I inquired. Which landed me at where I found this Rima Shirt Cuff by Paige Novick - which is, so so so perfect for summer. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Character is 
how you treat those
 who can do 
nothing for you.

Raising my son to remember this at all times. To be kind to strangers, to the blind woman he chats with on the street (whom he called "beautiful" on easter sunday), to give to the kid without a car at the sandbox, to ask questions to everyone and listen to every answer. EVERY word. Everyone is someone. 

I want him to hold that in his mind and treat it with the most affection possible. Today. Always. 

dear lover,

"more than anyone and anything else, I love you. I love you so much, more than you will ever believe, and I can't wait to meet you." from le love

need: for my feet

Hello there...LIVING for this Alexander Wang Chloe Mixed-Media Ankle-Wrap Sandal.

Monday, April 23, 2012

a dose of sea

image from The Grand Archives

There is truly nothing like taking a giant leap. This would be lovely right about now.


Luca, always the dapper fellow.
Denim shirt and hat, gap. Pants by Zara. Tee from all saints.


Reader email:
I'm hosting a dinner party for my best friend (she's turning 30 and is pregnant), in the end of May. I want to do something bright and fun. Do you have any ideas of what I can do that makes it girly and pretty but not too much frill? I want chic and modern. 

This photo is such a good way to bring color into an outdoor lunch or dinner party. Not sure how much I love the plates, but a more toned down version would be amazing.

There's nothing like wildflowers in different shaped vases. Etsy is a great place to discover little vintage bottles for things like this. Also, check out flea markets and second hand stores in small villages, that's always where I find the best deals and most unreal discoveries.

dress me

image from Tuula

A perfect transition look, I'm really into it for today's odd weather in NYC.

Get the look:
boyfriend sweater from A+RO Karen, $64
ivory jeans by Ralph Lauren, $115
Zimmerman heels not out yet, something (kinda, sorta, not really) similar by Calvin Klein
Zara handbag for $89

By the way, look at those shoes up close. LOVE.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

From my amazing girl Sam. Who always makes me happy and never fails to make me laugh.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

recipe for a good day...

Images from here

I'm having a great day. And have been for quite some time recently. I feel like I've really rid my life of toxic nonsense and have such clean and clear energy around me. It's the best feeling in the world.

Anyway, part of feeling so good is realizing what makes me happy. You know? I really believe that is what good living is about. Really understanding your true pleasures. Once I accepted that talking long runs, listening to music and dancing with luca, looking at inspirational photos, writing in my journal, not talking to/dealing with unstable/vicious people, selling/giving away all the extra stuff in my life, was what brought me joy, I just went with it.

What really makes you happy? What brings you to a very good place?

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