On my drawing desk and at Dries.

This Weekend

Bruce Weber movies on DVD, baking Babycakes’ gluten-free banana bread (I like to add a little bit of chopped dark chocolate), Moroccan breakfast, The Armory’s Pier 92: Venus Drawn Out, The Gentlewoman with the red cover (regular Gentlewoman contributor Collier Schorr’s 8 women at 303 Gallery is also worth a peek), sleeping in.



Looking at the gray-blue eyeshadow at Valentino Fall ’14.

Tie it in a knot

A silk scarf has become one of my favorite things to wear, ever since I got this printed scarf from Céline. I ended up wearing it constantly this winter, so I was delighted when Rapp sent me this beautiful silk scarf to keep.

With a spritz of perfume and tied in a knot, I like wearing my scarves in a basic bias fold and wrapped twice with the knot at the back of the neck. Paired with a simple solid cashmere sweater, sleeves rolled up and a bracelet pushed up high on the arm.

Simply Invisible

Invisible. That is what Phoebe Philo’s clothes for Céline make you feel…

Simple invisible. A woman in a perfectly cut shirt and a pair of pants. And, oh, what a relief! Because we are busy. We work. We don’t have time to consider whether our prints match or our buttons align. To try on different outfits each morning, like so many different personalities. To fuss and preen. That seems silly, somehow weak. Despite Philo’s many best efforts, there is a Céline uniform: large, slouchy trousers; a collarless shirt; flats; a tuxedo jacket — preferably in navy, black or cream. The clothes are quiet and not meant to make a statement. And so you look invisible. Able to be viewed for more than your surface appearance. This is power dressing.

Phoebe Philo’s Prophetic Fashion by Whitney Vargas for T Magazine

Le Weekend

Pomegranates and Porter Magazine, Richard Tuttle textiles uptown and girl’s high tea at BG, drawing deadlines and closet cleaning.

One more

One more sweater for these last few days of winter and to save for the next (and the next), &Daughter is a simple collection of classic and forever Aran knit and fisherman-style jumpers.