When I was 15 or so, I used to study my older brother’s high school yearbook for style tips. He went to a fancy WASP-y private school in River Oaks, which is where all of the people with old money in Houston lived, and the girls dressed differently than they did at my big public school, where the aesthetic was very more is more. I was drawn to how understated and elegant the girls at my brother’s school were, and how cool they looked in jeans and a simple Lacoste shirt, like this one.
I worked in the magazine business for over two decades, so I never need to buy another canvas tote bag in my life, because they were always being given to me as gifts, or they were the bags in which gifts were delivered, and I’ve managed to hang on to quite a few. I find them endlessly handy: for travel, of course, but also the greenmarket and the beach, among other places. I like the straightforwardness of this utility tote.
I am very tempted by this because it is so simple yet really stylish at the same time.
Optic white looks fantastic with a deep red pedicure.
I bought a version of this K. Jacques sandal in Paris five years ago when I broke the strap of the shoes I’d been wearing that day in close proximity to their shop in the Marais, and I replaced them last year after I wore that pair into the ground. They’re about as sexy as a pair of flat sandals can get.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.