Gloria Vanderbilt: Style Icon

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The new HBO doc Gloria Vanderbilt: Nothing Left Unsaid is a surprisingly entertaining look back at one of the world's most notable heiresses (and most prominent style icons). The glimpses of photo shoots and magazine features over the years were total fashion eye candy -- but what really had me drooling was this gorgeous choker of cream egg-shaped beads that she wears several times during the film. Fervent Google searches haven't turned up any replicas, to my chagrin...

Did you see the film? Anyone else like it?

Flying Tiger, Hidden Goodies

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

If you are, like me, an unapologetic devotee of Ikea's Marketplace section (cute napkins! cute placemats! cute whisks!), then your mind will be blown at Flying Tiger a Danish emporium of the cute, cheap and Scandinavian-designed. There are just two outposts in Manhattan at the moment, but definitely worth a NYC stop, particularly if you are in the market for some ice cream-shaped salt and pepper shakers or decorative wire baskets or small toolboxes to hold your pencils or trays in a paint-by-number print. Phew.

The selection changes rapidly and the inventory is bright, cheerful and instantly covetable. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have some brightly colored Danish kerchiefs to tie on the dogs.

Met Gala: Best of the Best

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

I saw the highly enjoyable documentary The First Monday in May (seriously, go see it) over the weekend, so I was totally ready for the Met Gala red carpet. And while I can't say it didn't disappoint at times -- I know it's fashion-forward, but some of those dresses are just plain weird -- I did have some favorite picks (that's them above).

Who got your vote for best dressed? (Don't say Kanye. Although his interview with E! was pretty hilarious. "Vibes.")