Nicole Kidman "Australia"

Viva la Convention!

Gentle reader,

I wasn’t always very good at packing for excursions.  In England, I usually traveled the Country House circuit with black tie and white tie on top of my extensive Brideshead Revisited-worthy wardrobe but, then, we all packed heavy.  My friend Phoebe once sighed, as she shoved my cases into the boot of the car next to her shoes, “Life would be so much easier if I wasn’t Imelda Marcos in my spare time,” which was much funnier in the early 90s. 

The Shorts List 2012

Gentle reader,

While I was all wrapped up in the commotion over the collections for this coming fall, then Resort, which will take us all the way into next spring, summer came and smacked us in the ass.  I suppose it does seem an arbitrary season in L.A., where it might be sunny and hot in January, but then we’re all pulling out our sweaters in gloomy June.  That doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be more on the ball helping you guys make the right choices, especially since the summer designer lines are already on sale.  On second thought, maybe that’s a good thing because now you can get this stuff at a discount if they still have your size.

We saw a lot of shorts on the runways for the Spring/Summer 2012 season and the message seemed to be that shorter is better.  I don’t necessarily agree with that, however, and I certainly don’t think many of you should be sporting the blazer and short shorts combo that Bravo stylist and Zoe-foe Brad Goreski likes so much.  Coincidentally, I saw Brad at the gym this morning and, though he was wearing shorts, even he didn’t have a blazer on!