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Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 2014

Speaking of… I’m excited about the new Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 2014 collection stocked full of wearable classics, with a nod to menswear. Oversized toppers, slouchy knits and tailored trousers are a welcomed change from her Fall 2014 collection. Model Andreea Diaconu is the ultimate Marant girl, elevating the laid back looks with her simple beauty. A center part and barely-there makeup never looked so good.

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Inherited: Vintage Ray Ban Sunglasses

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Dermot and I went upstate to his parents’ house for a long weekend of relaxation. We spent a lot of time basking in the sun and talking about Dermot’s childhood in Ireland. Dermot’s mom broke out her well-edited collection of Ray Ban sunglasses that she began collecting when they first moved to America in the 1970′s. She gifted me this pair that Dermot’s dad wore in the 1980′s. They remind me of mix between the two styles Isabel Marant designed with Oliver Peoples. The non-traditional lens shape and iconic aviator cross-bar make for a classic set of shades that I will cherish.

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Patricia Field Styles The Other Woman

Patricia Field is one of the best known stylists in the movie industry, especially when it comes to dressing leading ladies in sartorial comedies, so when I got invited to hear her speak about her work on the new film, The Other Woman, I couldn’t resist. In the movie, three women form an unlikely friendship while bonding over one man who cheated on them all. In true Pat Field style, she used the clothes in this film to up the comedic ante while truly defining each character. She tries to find the parallels between the actor and the character so the clothes don’t hinder but instead enhance the performance, I’d say this approach proved successful in this witty comedy.

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My style resonates most with Cameron Diaz’s character, Carly, the unknowing mistress. As a lawyer, Carly wears a lot of neutral colors, modern shapes and accessorizes minimally with delicate gold jewelry and strong sunglasses. I especially love the long thin gold chains she wears throughout the film (pictured above).

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COS Pop-up in NY

Unfortunately we have to wait until Fall for the permanent COS shop to open in New York, but until then the goodies at their Pop-up shop at Opening Ceremony will tide me over. I stopped in to view the collection this morning in search of must have basics, and I was in luck -the bulk of the collection came in neutral or near neutral colors. The biggest draw for me are COS’s fabric qualities, and their no-fuss, simple silhouettes. I feel like most of their clothes could be unisex, I ended up trying on part of the men’s collection as well and buying a knit long sleeve sweater with a collar… I’m wearing it here. The other two pieces I bought were from the women’s collection and included a perfect white button down shirt and a new bikini.

I only buy a new swimsuit once every 3 or 4 years and I only go to the beach a few times every summer, so I consider the swimsuit an accessory (therefore it won’t count towards my 5 Piece French Wardrobe).  This is the first time I’ve moved away from my go to bandeau silhouette. I couldn’t pass up the sophisticated navy piqué fabric with triangle top and the bottoms with slightly more coverage. It is a bit of a grown up swimsuit, but let’s face it, I’ll be 30 next year so it was bound to happen sooner or later. I’m still debating on whether or not to have the bottoms altered to sit slightly lower on my hips. The boyfriend votes yes, but I have some time before swimsuit season sets in to make that decision. I love the idea of wearing the top under sheer shirts this summer.

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 Last season, the COS pop-up sold out over the weekend, so try to stop by today for the best selection.

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Editorial Eclipse: Laid Back Daria

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Nothing like a little laid back Daria Werbowy editorial to brighten a rainy day like today. Daria looking amazing in the May 2014 issue of Marie Claire Russia. Perfectly undone locks, always a favorite. Relaxed styling, yes please. Slight rocker vibe, don’t mind if I do.Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy Marie_Claire_Russia_2014-05-Daria-Werbowy

Photographer: Mathieu Cesar  // Stylist: Anna Rykova // Hair: Alessandro Rebecchi // Make-Up: Alexey Molchanov

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