Jul 26, 2016

Dia:Beacon Revisited

You may remember my first Dia:Beacon post from about a year ago. A second visit this past weekend proved to be just as inspiring, if not more so. The "green room" by Dan Flavin (actually called untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection)) was the strangest alternate reality in that your brain is so overloaded with green that it tricks you into seeing purple. There's a window in that room and when I looked outside after my eyes adjusted, the trees, sky, and grass appeared purple. Crazy. I continue to admire the work of Agnes Martin, Fred Sandback, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Blinky Palermo, and Richard Serra (works pictured below).

Wearing //
Tank - T by Alexander Wang (but have you seen the new luxe drape collection from Everlane? Hello, this is a great dupe for a fraction of the price.)
Jeans - AG
Flats - Tabitha Simmons (velvet version)
Straw bag - Doen

Jul 20, 2016

7 Outfits in Paris

A few weeks ago, I packed my bags and headed back to the city I spend the most time in outside of NY (Paris, duh). I was shooting a little guide for Lo & Sons, which just launched yesterday. There's a bunch of old favorites in the guide but some new ones as well. Of course there's only so much I can cover in a few days, but you can always email me for a longer list.

I wanted to quickly compile the seven or so outfits worn and shot for the feature here. I totally repeated a few favorite pieces, because I travel too light and didn't realize how cold it was going to be. How I only packed one pair of jeans is beyond me, since that's what I usually live in! The bag featured is the Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody, which proved to be an amazing and useful travel bag.

Everlane dress (So good and easy and friendly on the wallet that it's apparently sold out!) // Common Projects sneakers (The warm whites are still available in a few sizes here) // Zara denim jacket

Rag & Bone tee (Note: I sized up to a Medium in this. I totally need this in black too, as I've been living in it whenever possible.) // Acne jeans // Margiela boots // Larsson & Jennings watch

Opening Ceremony bomber (This is reversible so you'll see the other side in outfit 7!) // Zara tank (so so old, but this is a perfect black cami) // Horses Atelier pants (I had crazy alterations done to these, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend them. I've been eying this Madewell pair which seems much easier and literally costs less than the alterations I had done. Oy.)

Acne sweater // JCrew pants // Jimmy Choo pumps (old – here's a similar style.) // Olympus Pen F camera

Rag & Bone top (Can be worn with the back to the front as well!) // Horses Atelier pants

3x1 top (old, similar) // Madewell culottes (on sale!)

Opening Ceremony bomber (Yes, pink on the other side!) // Zara tank (repeat) // Acne jeans (repeat) // Common Projects sneakers (repeat) // Mykita x Margiela sunglasses

Jul 15, 2016

Summer mood

We've had a fairly mild summer so far, but who knows what August will bring. Though I have no immediate plans to get my ass to a beach, I've been dreaming about it (and by beach, I really mean the Italian Riviera with a vintage Fiat). One of these days...

But let's talk about some of my summer essentials in the meantime. A big straw tote with a cheery lemon embroidered on? Check. An easy beach read? Check. An acceptable way to wear pompoms on your feet? Got that too.

This lightweight dress from lemlem ticks off all the things you'd want in the summer – it's 100% cotton, bares the shoulders, and has a fun graphic print. And I love the tassel detail on this little suede pouch from Loeffler Randall. If you want a little more height from your summer sandals, this pair of espadrilles from S├ęzane is just easy, and comfortable.

And for the skin, I have to rave about a product that's fairly new to me. I was staring at a colleague's skin while in Veneto a few months ago and immediately needed to know her secrets. Despite having just gotten off a red eye earlier that day, she was glowing and looked unbelievably fresh. How?? This magical tinted moisturizer from Le Metier de Beaute was how. I tried it on in her room one night and realized I had to get my hands on it. No doubt it's a hefty price tag, but I try to only use it when I really need to impress (there's also a 2oz version that gets you slightly more bang for your buck). I love the dewy no-makeup look I get from it. The brand also makes these cream cheek/lip pots and I'm always a sucker for cream blushes for their easy application.

That was a mouthful so I'll try to keep the rest of this short. My legs rarely see the light of day, so I've been using this tinted leg cream whenever I do have to bare them. It adds a subtle shimmer to them as well. I really do try to avoid tanning at all, so a little bronzer action from NARS never hurts. The 'Beach Walk' fragrance by Margiela could not be more perfect for the summer. And if you did spend a little too much time in the sun, some 'After Sun' spritz should cool you down (definitely plan on keeping this bottle in the fridge for extra cooling!).

I'm a huge target of mosquitos so I've been using this travel-friendly spray from Aromaflage whenever I'm in mosquito territory. So far so good. Oh, and these mirrored sunglasses are from Shauns and have a funky feminine shape to them.

Ahh now back to figuring out how to make this Italian Riviera trip a reality.

P.S. You can hover over the first main image to get to the item links easily.