No one really knows what makes a song THE song of the summer. Is it the timing, the melody, the lyrics, sheer luck, or a combination of all these things? One thing we know for sure is you cannot create “the song of the summer.” It just happens. Pop culture, especially music, is so fragmented. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Get Lucky
I was recently in the lovely city of Bologna for work. I saw this skirt in the window of Dolce & Gabbana and it stopped me in my tracks. Photo: Closet Candies Stripes are huge this summer. I adore them but must be careful with horizontal stripes unless I want to look like a Weeble. … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Dolce & Gabbana Striped A-Line Skirt
The design and fashion blogosphere is buzzing this week about the debut of DOMAINE Magazine. This online publication was created by the same women, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, behind another favorite, WHO, WHAT, WHERE. This site is fantastic. There are articles about home décor, fashion, and yes, even recipes (bacon mac and cheese). Plus, … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – DOMAINE Magazine
It’s time to hit the courts. There are a lot of things I enjoy about playing tennis. It’s fun, it’s outdoors, it’s a sport you can play for life, and the clothes. I’m dead serious. From a very young age, I’ve LOVED tennis outfits. I like to keep my clothes simple, no lace or crazy … Continue reading Il Tennis
Audrey Hepburn’s son, Luca Dotti, has edited a book about his famous mother. “Audrey In Rome” has over two hundred photographs, many of them never published before, taken during the time Ms. Hepburn lived in the Eternal City. Ms. Hepburn was a resident in Rome for over twenty years after marrying, Dr. Andrea Dotti, an … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Audrey Hepburn In Rome
Last week my friend Courtney and I went to see the new Helmut Newton exhibit at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. There are two hundred photos covering three legendary books by Newton. This blockbuster show runs until July 21st. Newton forever changed fashion photography and is considered one of the most influential photographers of the modern … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Helmut Newton Exhibit At Palazzo delle Esposizioni
I’m seeing a lot of orange for Spring. I do like the color but I don’t have any of it in my home and very little of it my wardrobe. I went to Syracuse University. Trust me, I have worn my share of orange in the past. Photo: Syracuse.com Every time I jog past the Hermès … Continue reading Thinking About Orange.
I saw this short clip about Jenna Lyons and her shoe collection and had to write about it. Jenna is the President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew. She has been with the company for twenty years. Her aesthetic is deeply embedded in the company’s DNA. They do take fashion risks but haven’t forgotten their … Continue reading J.Crew – “Shiny Ponies” and Italy.
We had some sunny and warm weather here in Rome on Saturday (only to get slammed with more rain yesterday, today, and apparently for the next three days). On Saturday all the outdoor cafes were packed. Everyone was rocking their sunnies and most of the heavy winter coats were packed away. Of course, some Signore … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour – Ballerina
It’s a cloudy, rainy day in Rome. To be honest, I’m so over the rainy season it’s not funny. Perhaps living in sunny Los Angeles for ten years has ruined my ability to cope with normal winter weather. I went to college in Upstate New York. I’m from the East Coast. Now all of a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Kate Spade + Bicycles + Shutters On The Beach = Stylish Fun