i’m not sure what made alexa chung famous. do you? i’ve always thought she was super cute and i love how she dresses. jeans, sweatshirts, stripe shirts, little black dresses, blue shirts, and trench coats are her look. always classic, but with a twist. 

now the it fashion girl has her own new fashion line called alexachung and it’s a see-now buy-now collection.

not a surprise the collection is based around classics. love all the fun and cool twists. 



i always get a little anxious to go to france this time of year. one of the reasons is all the pictures you see of everyone in the south of france at the cannes film festival. it’s all so glamorous and beautiful!!

kate young, a stylist, shared some her travels recently to the south of france on the first part of her trip she stayed at the hotel du cap- eden roc in the cap d’antibes lounging my the chic pool and having lunch. t

then off to la colle noire, which was christian diors country house. they were there shooting natalie portman for the miss dior campaign. the last day she in paris staying at the bristol, my favorite hotel in paris, shooting near the eiffel tower. 

if you can’t get to france in the spring, at least we can enjoy someone else’s postcards. 



La Colle Noire





i came across this great picture of model christy turlington wearing a gingham headscarf and a pretty summer dress the other day. the picture was from a vogue editorial, photographed by the great arthur elgort, back in december 1992. the picture just said summer to me and i posted it on my instagram to celebrate the beginning the season-  i love this time of year. 

i went back to my archives of vogue and found all the images in the story. the editorial is set in portofino, italy, and tells the story of summer life and style in italy. the mix of feminine dresses with checks, stripes, espadrilles, head scarfs, and straw totes would look just as good today (can’t believe this shoot was 25 years ago..)

i love a summer story, especially when it tells the story of timeless beauty and classic style!