Especially when you’re with a 16 month old who is laughing one second, crying the next, and running into traffic the one after that. There was a surprising amount of traffic, come to think of it, at this covered bridge in Rupert, Pennsylvania. I figured it was something they maintained mainly for historical reasons, but it was rush hour at the covered bridge. Each of these photos was taken while dodging traffic. But that was probably a good thing because it was the beginning of deer season. The more civilization around us the better.
My dad is a lifelong photography enthusiast and took the photos for us while we were visiting him and my mom for Thanksgiving (thanks dad!). I’m wearing my prized vintage DVF wrap dress—it’s an eBay find, and the tag looks like it’s from the ’70s. It’s also a wool blend, which I’ve not encountered elsewhere, and it has French cuffs. But the dress (and the person in it) look better in some photos than other. It’s so hard to choose. Please help!
‘Tis the season to get down on one knee. It’s so romantic! Yet so fraught with nerves and uncertainties. Will your love say yes? What if she/he HATES THE RING?! Relax, I can help. 1. Of course she will, you’re awesome! 2. She is 90 percent (non-scientific estimate) more likely to LOVE the ring if you take Blue Nile’s Leave Nothing to Chance quiz first.
John Varvatos was recently in town to promote his gorgeous new book on rock and Rroll style, and I had the opportunity to interview him about his inspiration for the book, his favorite photos in it, some of his own favorite pieces of clothing, and lots ore. I’m obsessed with rock and roll fashion, so I was super excited about this interview. Here we are in the poorly-lit conference room at the Clift where were chatted. He’s wearing a Jimi Hendrix-inspired jacket of his own design, which is part of an incredibly cool new collection. And on my way out, I crossed paths with the legendary Mick Rock, who took many of the photographs in the book. He got very cuddly for our photo Stay tuned for the full conversation at Racked SF soon!
Don’t ask me why my face is so serious above. I just really wanted to show you my bracelet. But first I want to tell you about my Saturday, when the lovely and talented Aubrie Pick and I hit the Treasure Island Music Festival to hunt for stylish attendees for a Racked SF street style roundup. As you can see, we stalked quite a few fashionable festival-goers. We were like skilled hunters—we moved quickly and precisely and were in and out of there in less that three hours—and managed to enjoy some music and a smoothie while we were at it.
Simon Doonan and Me
Simon Doonan was in town recently to promote his new book The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences… and Hysteria, and I had an appointment to interview him at 2:30pm, ahead of his signing at Barneys at 3 pm. I needed to brush up on him—I knew he’d been a window dresser at Barneys and worked his way up the ranks there, and that he was a snappy dresser himself, but I needed to learn more to do an intelligent interview. So I Googled him (naturally), and came across an excerpt from the book at Slate about Kate Moss. It turned out to be the perfect read before the interview for its extensive discussion about the plusses of being from a “crap town.” He’s from Reading, outside of London, and he writes that Kate Moss is from an equally crap town in a different area outside London, as was the photographer who’s responsible for making Moss a household name.