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HBD, Kate Moss

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Happy Birthday to model extraordinaire and eponymous style icon, Kate Moss (who doesn’t look a day over 35). Cheers!

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Last August, I was playing the “list (making) game” with my boy bestie, and one of our lists featured favorite models. We were limited to five. Ms. Moss topped mine, and Christy Turlington topped his. In retrospect, this seems like such a silly topic, but we grew up with the first, and arguably only, wave of “supermodels.” Such as, the ladies featured in George Michael’s “Freedom 90” video: Linda, Naomi, Christy, Cindy, Tatjana, et al. I’m not going to lie, I wanted to be one, but I began to have doubts in the seventh grade as I had not yet experienced the “growth spurt” that was going to make me 5’10″… and then, the fresh-faced, not-so-tall Kate came along, and gave me hope. Hope that I could pose in my underwear with Marky Mark (ahem, Mark Walberg), or date Johnny Depp. Like she did. Obviously, my modeling career never became a thing, but it has never diminished my fondness for women who make a living wearing beautiful clothes.

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TBT: Winter Uniform

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My “uniform” of late is quite similar to what you see here (circa winter 2013): coated jeans + a thick wool turtleneck + boots + a coat. A very basic recipe that keeps me reasonably toasty in the tundra. Not featured: gloves and a hat, which are a must. I may even invest in some sort of Russian-like trapper cap for extra head warmth… hmmmm…

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Last week, I mentioned relocating from Florida to Manhattan with two suitcases. Two very large, densely packed suitcases. I stuffed one bag full of jeans, sweaters, socks, scarves, hats, etc. and one bag full of fancier finery. Ask me if I have worn that oversized, faux fur Nasty Gal coat, or those high-heeled suede Prada ankle boots. The answer is, nope. In fact, I have not donned a single item from that suitcase. Sure, it’s cold outside, but that isn’t it. New York has become decidedly casual in recent years. Not just casual, but dare-I-say, normcore.

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Red Haute

I am without cable currently, so I did not get to watch (and then fall asleep to) the Golden Globes. However, I dedicated about an hour of my Monday morning to red carpet shots of said event. After some deliberation, I’ve narrowed down my favorite looks to five.

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Jessica Chastain looks goddess-like in this bronze Atelier Versace number! It recalls a certain iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, does it not? Amazing. Note: I’m quite fond of a halter neckline as it supports an ample bosom whilst being sexy.

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Since the 2006 Oscars, when Michelle Williams absolutely killed it sartorially speaking, I have been a fan of yellow formalwear. Naomi Watts looked positively radiant in a not-so-mellow yellow Gucci column(ish) dress. And that necklace! Wow is all.

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Per usual, Kate Beckinsale (in Ellie Saab) looked flawless. Flawless.

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I’m not a huge J.Lo fan, but I want what she’s having. You know, that thing that keeps her from aging. Ever. She looked amazing last night in her fancy Zuhair Murad beaded caftan. Bellissima!

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 What I wouldn’t give to be able to wear a plunging neckline without looking like the prow of a ship. Sienna Miller’s Miu Miu frock is both delightfully playful, and sultry as fuq. Love, love, love. #bestbestbest

Images ℅ Who What Wear, The Cut, & Refinery 29

 

 

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Airport Style

I am generally appalled by the sartorial stylings of airport goers, so I am genuinely thrilled when I see anyone traveling with panache. Here are a few marvelous (celeb) examples.

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Blair Eadie, of Atlantic-Pacific does it impeccably…

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Usually, I opt for a dark, neutral palette since I am a stain magnet, and because most things associated with air travel are s’grimy and s’gross. Sometimes, I wear a hat, which always makes me feel more chic and glamorous than I really am; most of the time, I bring along a blanket scarf because planes are cold; all of the time, I wear comfortable, easy-to-remove shoes. Like these or these.

Note: After agreeing to “Sherpa” my over-weight bag up five flights of narrow stairs, a dear, sweet, fit friend suggested that I invest in a lightweight, plastic suitcase. Well, I did, and I will not miss my overpriced, cumbersome luggage of yore. Though it was pretty when someone else was carrying it…

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Empire State of Mind

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 I am moving to New York in two days. Well, kind of moving. I’m flying to New York with a couple of suitcases, and subletting an apartment for the winter, so it doesn’t feel as official as previous moves I have made (and there have been quite a few). Still, it’s a big change, and it is one that I am elated to make. With that being said (as succinctly as possible), I will be chronicling my adventures, misadventures, and the like over the next several weeks (or months).

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Cozy

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Everything about this union is amazing. Over-the-Knee boots + oversized turtleneck sweater + chain-strap bag = best.

Image via Le Fashion

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Several seasons ago (whenever the H&M and Maison Martin Margiela collaboration occurred), I bought the giant, cashmere turtleneck (dress/sweater/thing) featured here. It’s dimensions fringe on absurdity, but it’s extraordinarily cozy. I see a look similar to the first in my future. What do you think?

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Happy New Year!

 I can say that all month, no?

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I vowed to post some sort of sassy “selfie” from NYE on the 1st day of 2015, but as you can see, that did not happen as there were no images like so taken by me (or anyone else I was celebrating with). Instead, you get a nice shot of me donning Graucho flair. Look closely and you can peep the sparkly vintage (old-lady) blouse I wore with this statement necklace.