Get It Now: The Long Short

Jenna Lyons at NYFW ss15

After two seasons in which culottes have played a pivotal role, it appears there is a new (shorter) trend afoot: the Bermuda short.  It’s still in the same vein as the culotte, but a bit shorter (although curiously, there are plenty of knee-length shorts labeled as culottes– is a culotte any pant that ends between the knees and ankles?).

Jenna Lyons, herself a diviner and instigator of trends, wore (more…)

Narciso Rodriguez Debuts a New Scent

Narciso Perfume

Narciso Rodriguez created one of my favorite (and one of the most enduring) fragrances with Narciso Rodriguez For Her.  Its scent centers on musk notes with floral and amber notes as well.  It’s both modern and classic, and it reminds me of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who was known to wear Egyptian Musk perfume, and who was Narciso’s muse.

Over a decade after (more…)

About Last Night (My First Ever Fashion Show)

PS fashion show

The show was on Wall Street, an area of New York I haven’t spent any time in.  I got directions and walked from my hotel to the show, and it was a beautiful walk.  It was a stunning night—the perfect temperature (in the high 60s), and the city was at its best.  As I strolled along, I noticed my favorite building (the Crysler) lit up in the distance, and it nearly took my breath away.  It seemed like a good omen (even if I couldn’t get my phone to take a good picture of it).

When I arrived at the location, I felt like I knew everyone there.  But not (more…)

IJS x NYFW

NYC

Fall has already been a whirlwind around here.  (We have birthdays and back-to-school and a million and one events as Fall kicks off.)  But it’s about to get a whole lot whirlwindier.  Because today I’m jetting off to New York City to partake in New York Fashion Week.  I’ve been to NYFW before, but this time I’m doing something seriously (more…)

Rosie Assoulin’s Colorful Collection

Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015

Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015 2

Just when I thought I might be ready to hang up color in lieu of quiet neutrals forever, Rosie Assoulin came along with her Spring 2015 collection and reminded me that there is so much to love about color (including unexpected combinations).

But really, Rosie’s gift is shape.  She uses volume and shape in unusual ways, and as a result, her pieces are memorable and singular.  Looking at her collection, there are so many pieces that I’d love to have in my closet.  They are wardrobe-makers.  (It’s no coincidence that (more…)