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    My newest coffee table addition?  Photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank‘s new book of portraits: “Young Hollywood” from Assouline. I’ve been a long time fan of her work and this title certainly does not disappoint. “As a photographer, I set out to document American culture through large bodies of portrait work—and what’s more American than Hollywood? Hollywood… Read more »

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  Cabbages and Roses Pin Tuck Dress / Rag & Bone Leather Trimmed Fedora / Imogene and Willie Kantha Blanket / Hemsley and Hemsley Cookbook / J.Crew Downing Tote in Colorblock Stripe / Tan and Brown Vintage Cowboy Boots from Feather’s Vintage /  Shinola Run Well Watch in Rose Gold    I’m super excited to head… Read more »

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  Shop this look: J.Crew Boiled Wool Zip Sweater, Kendall Conrad Hammered Gold Hoops, Calypso Leather Hendrix Tote, Golden Goose Sydney Western Boot, Rag & Bone Skinny Sloane Plaid Jeans  As of late, working on a blog redesign has put me at a standstill when it comes to inspiration for posting. However, with chillier temperatures in… Read more »

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  nitesurf by Regime des Fleurs The hot dry Santa Ana winds / Carry the scent of blossoming citrus groves / Across the valley to the light of the full moon / Fractured on crashing waves / of Venice beach   So, I know it’s normal for me to have a long list of “must-haves”… Read more »

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Zero George This past May, I enjoyed Memorial Day weekend with my boyfriend in Charleston and Kiawah Island for a wedding. We had such a lovely time!  We stayed at the Zero George Hotel – which I highly recommend!  It’s a boutique hotel comprised of historical buildings with a restaurant on property and delicious cocktails.  One… Read more »

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  The Hundred Event hostesses! It was wonderful to attend some sessions of The Hundred Event held a week ago in Dallas. A long time fan of the Aspiring Kennedy blog, I was excited to learn that blogger Lauren Bryan Knight was involved in organizing and hosting a bloggers event at the Warwick Melrose Hotel from… Read more »

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    I’m all about maxi skirts at the moment.  The piece can take you from day to night with a quick change of accessories.This Striped Piece from J.W. Anderson is a great item to pair with the gorgeous pink maxi from Temperley. For the evening, favorites are: Metallic and Leather Mary Jane Pumps from Miu… Read more »

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  Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the sneak peek of the new Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center hosted by Laura Bush. This exhibit celebrates five decades of style, a retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s career. The exhibit features stunning celebrity red carpet gowns, attire… Read more »

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“We practice slow design, which is the opposite of ‘fast fashion.’ The ‘slow’ philosophy is a direct response to the instant gratification mindset often seen in fashion. We are not interested in creating garments that are cheaply made and meant to last for a season. To the Alabama Chanin standard, a quality garment is designed… Read more »

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artist Sally King Benedict  - photo credit: Ben Gately Williams An artist’s pieces at the top of my wish list are those of Sally King Benedict. Benedict was recently featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Domino magazine. If you haven’t picked this issue up, be sure and do so!  I asked the Atlanta based… Read more »