Dream in Sea Green

J Crew Swimsuit

Do you always gravitate to the same color?  This is it for me.  Thank goodness it works on brunettes.  I’m loving the above swimsuit from J Crew, though I’d rather cut off a small appendage than put it on after the holidays.  Seriously.

Equipment Sweater

Now this is more like it!  Throw this oversized cashmere beauty from Equipment on with some leggings or skinny jeans and the sins of overindulgence are washed away.

Fishing, summer 2012
Fishing off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard this summer.
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Lou Piccadilly Demi-Cup Lace Bra

Lace and Satin Boyshort

What girl wouldn’t want these gorgeous underthings?  Lace and satin bra and boyshorts, available at Journelle.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Perfume

Tom Ford does everything right. Including this wallet-emptying perfume.

Living Room
A corner of our living room – custom ottoman in Lee Jofa’s Mallard velvet.

Hermes Enamel Bracelet

Hermes Clous en Tromp l’oeil enamel bracelet

image via http://meganthology.tumblr.com

Bounkit Earrings

Love these Onyx and Amethyst Earrings from Bounkit.

Barneys Fur Vest

Ridiculously indulgent, mildly impractical.  But this vest from Barneys would be warm and toasty.  Which DOES makes it practical.  Kind of. Okay, I’m reaching.  But it is sooo cold here!

Agate Costers

My favorite agate coasters.  I bought them at the amazing Megan Winters Atelier in Lake Forest, but similar available here.

Mulberry Bayswater Bag

Mulberry’s Petrol Snakeskin Printed Bayswater bag available at Stylebop.  Sigh.

Dining Room
Dining room detail – wallpaper is Schumacher grasscloth in peacock.

Tory Burch iPhone case

A cheeky little iPhone case from Tory Burch, on sale here.

Lafco Game Room Candle

I’ll admit it.  I have a Lafco candle addiction.  When you are done burning one completely, you can pop it in the freezer to get the remaining wax out and use the beautiful glass as a vase.  How’s that for being green?

A favorite painting.

Claus Porto Soap

Crazy over Claus Porto’s Brise Marine shea butter soap, available here.

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Pumps

Dreamy suede pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti, on sale here.

J Crew Grand Stone Bracelet

And finally, the beautiful (and budget friendly!) Grand Stone bracelet from J Crew.

All images via me unless otherwise noted.

What to Wear

April in Paris

 
 

During this season of gusty winds and unexpected rain showers, take a fashion cue from Nine d’Urso, the chic young daughter of Parisian style icon and author Ines de la Fressange, and invest in a wear-forever trench.  Rain or shine, a trench works beautifully with everything from denim to dresses and instantly makes you feel pulled together.

 

French singer and Bob Dylan muse, Francoise Hardy.

 
 

American Francophile Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

 
 

Style blogger, Ahn, of 9 to 5 Chic.

 
 

Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris fashion director.

My absolute sartorial crush, fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia, wearing a gorgeous but wildly impractical green leather Valentino trench. She will definitely need the umbrella should April showers arise!

 
 
 
 
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The Adventures of Alice

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

This weekend, while watching Alice in Wonderland with my daughter, I was reminded of what is perhaps my favorite fashion editorial of all time.  World-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz shot Natalia Vodianova as the inimitable Alice for the December 2003 issue of Vogue.  Several of the world’s top designers dressed Vodianova in their Alice inspired creations for this spread.  The icing on the (tea)cake was that each designer was photographed with her, posing as characters from the famous Lewis Carroll novel.

Down the rabbit hole with Tom Ford, above.  In the first image, Vodianova wears a cobalt blue dress by Helmut Lang, who looks on from the hanging portrait.

Vodianova on the mantel in Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere.

Lost in the woods with, and wearing, Marc Jacobs.

In Dior Haute Couture with John Galliano.

Rochas by Olivier Theyskens.

In Chanel Haute Couture, with Karl Lagerfeld.

Viktor and Rolf, dressed as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Jean Paul Gaultier as the Cheshire cat.  Vodianova wears a Gaultier Paris gown.

The fantasy frock created by Christian Lacroix.

Vodianova wears Atelier Versace, with Donatella Versace.

All images from Vogue, December 2003.