Fall 2015: Theory

theory fall 2015, look 9 | simple pretty

look 9

Theory’s presentation for fall is a parade of utilitarian luxe® goodness. A refined cape (with a patrician pose to boot), a bit of fur, and what can I say: look 13 is so very clean, it’s perfect. See the complete collection at Style.com.

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look 11

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look 13

theory courtesy photos for style.com

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Paris Fall 2015: Nina Ricci

nina ricci fall 2015, look 4 | simple pretty

look 4

Guillaume Henry’s début at Nina Ricci was filled with quietly elegant looks: just the sort of thing my sartorial dreams are made of. Don’t miss the full collection at Style.com.

nina ricci fall 2015, look 17 | simple pretty

look 17

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look 23

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look 27

image credits: yannis vlamos / indigitalimages.com photos for style.com

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Wilma’s World: The Book

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Wilma, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, really knows how to live. She enjoys a good meal, likes to sleep in, and makes friends wherever she goes. (Moreover, she has a great sense of humor about it all!) Charmingly photographed by her friend/mother/owner, artist Rae Dunn, Wilma shares her insights daily at Instagram, and I’ve become a huge fan: her advice never fails to put a smile on my face.

Lucky for us, Chronicle Books** saw a book in Wilma’s musings, and today marks the launch of Wilma’s World: Good Advice From a Good Dog. It’s simply but beautifully designed, and captures some of my favorite Wilma moments, making it the perfect keepsake for fans, and a wonderful introduction for those who have yet to meet Wonderful Wilma. (Speaking of which, my dog-obsessed family should check their front porches soon for an amazon.com delivery.) Treat yourself, and keep up with Wilma’s wisdom (and antics) via Instagram and Facebook.

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treat yourself and enjoy every last bit

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opposites attract

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admit when you are wrong

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an outtake from wilma’s (hopefully) upcoming nytimes feature! stay tuned!*

* photos by rae dunn, all other photos by jane potrykus

please note: Wilma and Rae sent/gifted me an advance copy of Wilma’s World. No promise of editorial coverage was given.

** p.s. Chronicle, if you’re listening, may I request that your next book be about Rae Dunn’s sublime watercolors? I’m sure that Wilma would approve.

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Milan Fall 2015: Aquilano.Rimondi

Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2015, look 1 | simple pretty

look 1

The understated glamour at Aquilano.Rimondi caught my eye. A nice upgrade to the usual LBD. View the full collection at Style.com.

Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2015, look 8 | simple pretty

look 8

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look 31

image credits: gianni pucci / indigitalimages.com photos for style.com

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London Pop-up: Kenkō Tea Bar

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I don’t know why, but Londoners seem skeptical about the goodness of iced tea. Here’s hoping that Kenkō Tea Bar changes that. Currently a pop-up shop at Old Street Station (Northern Line), this new line of cold brew teas have no added sugar but pack plenty of flavor, with each blend steeping for at least 8 hours to release the antioxidant goodness without bitterness. With a range of flavors, including the tea world’s current darling, Matcha, I sampled a few before settling on a ginger/licorice blend for my first bottle. (I usually shy away from licorice flavors, but this was subtle and really good.)

Kenkō Tea Bar’s pop-up runs through April 5. (Here’s hoping that iced tea weather appears in full force before then.) Head on over to sample the line, pick up a few favorites, and follow Kenkō at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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a peek inside the pop-up, including the sample bar

photos by jane potrykus

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