This week feels like it went by in the blink of an eye! I made a lot of progress on the manuscript for my book. We visited some old clients that are starting new projects and worked on several current projects as well. Today, we are photographing another client’s house for my book. We are getting really close to the end and only have a few more shoots to go, which is really exciting. This week, I also received some amazing news about a product collaboration, so stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, here is what has been on my radar lately!
Design: I grew up idolizing the 90s supermodels– Christy Burlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Claudia Schiffer. Schiffer’s English tudor manse is featured in the new issue of Architectural Digest and it serves as a great example of how a young, modern family can make a centuries-old house feel current and vibrant. It isn’t a dilemma we face very often here in the States, but it is interesting to see how a 14 bedroom house built in 1574 works for a family today. Take the full tour on AD.
Style: I love the look of rich, saddle leather whether it is on a chair or on a beautiful bag. Lately, a few saddle leather handbags have caught my eye. I’d be happy with this Stella McCartney hobo, this cutie by Simon Miller, or this ultra-chic Loewe bag.
Read: Over the past week, I have been featured in a couple of really nice articles. First, Architectural Digest profiled me in their “A Day in the Life” column. To see what a typical day in my shoes is like, click here. Next, the Wall Street Journal asked me which flowers I loather and which ones I am currently loving. To see my answers along with those of thirteen other design professionals, click here.
Watch: Over the weekend, I watched Diana, Our Mother on HBO. The documentary was produced by HRH Princes William and Harry in tribute to their late mother, the inimitable Princess of Wales. Though she was stripped of the title after her divorce, she will always be the People’s Princess. I idolized Diana growing up and now, I think about how tragic it was that she met such an untimely death at just 36, the same age I will be in a few months. I wept the entire time I watched the documentary, but I would highly recommend it. As much as I adore the new generation of royals– William, Kate, Harry, and of course, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, none of them are as magnetic or alluring as Diana was. She was truly one of a kind. Watch the preview here.
Beauty: One of the products I swear by and use religiously is Tata Harper’s Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil. I have used Vitner’s Daughter in the past and I like this so much more. It has a really great consistency and doesn’t feel heavy on my skin, plus it smells divine. It gives me an instant glow and I have noticed an overall difference in my overall skin tone since I began using it a few months ago. It is suitable for all skin types and is packed with “essential vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants in a formula that is organic and free of artificial ingredients. My favorite is the smaller size, because unlike most face oils, it has a rollerball applicator instead of a dropper, which I feel creates too much waste. Every morning and evening, I roll a little on each cheek and across my forehead, then rub it into my skin, breathe in the excess oil on my hands and then rub it into my cuticles. I’m obsessed!
Shop: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends in just two days! Prices will go back up on August 7th, so don’t miss out. You can shop all of my top picks here, which include this pretty Ted Baker top, a classic Lauren Ralph Lauren coat available in camel, black, and grey, as well as a chic pair of suede booties by Stuart Weitzman, which also come in black.