Sid & Ann Mashburn
a stylish love story
Issue No. 15 April 2012
the matchbook girl...
flanks her door with boxwoods. finds tomboys terribly chic. laughs when her pups pose for photos. dreams of opening her own boutique. writes letters with a lavender Le Pen. throws tea parties with little cakes. is building a wardrobe with the classics. cherishes Sunday ice cream dates.
ISSUE NO. 15
staples 10 DATE BOOK 12 NOTE FROM KATE & JANE 16 EDITOR’S WISH LISTS
Old Macdonald Lawn Games Spring Break
128 DIRECTORY cover
sid and ann mashburn
at their Atlanta boutiques Photography by Ali Harper
129 WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
130 JUST MARRIED 132 odds & Ends
history lesson 22 10 THINGS YOU DIDNâ€™T KNOW ABOUT...
44 PORTRAIT OF A LADY 46 Kindred spirit
CULTURE & LIVING 24 newsworthy
Saks Home Heaven & Club Monaco E-Commerce
28 Dear Matchbook 30 MAY WE SUGGEST
Book, Film and Music Reviews
34 Tomboy style
Lizzie Garrett Mettler
38 gadget girl
BaubleBar's Grace Atwood
40 Lunch Box
Giada De Laurentiis
50 in your words
Favorite Thing About Your Hometown
52 how to...
Serve Afternoon Tea
60 Beauty counter
9 to 5 Chic
features 76 42
62 Vintage Remix
Los Angeles boutique owner and interior designer Kishani Perera
76 Palm Beach Meets New York
Inside the colorful world of Devon Baer Designs
92 URBAN COWGIRL Katie
Hatch, the plucky pioneer behind design label Harvey Faircloth
108 Love Story
Ann and Sid Mashburn
delighted to meet you
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Mark Twain receives his steamboat pilot's license at age 23
Composer Duke Ellington is born in Washington, D.C.
Judy Garland performs 27 songs at Carnegie Hall
Happy Earth Day!
Actress Doris Day is born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Writer Henry James is born in New York, New York
The original Land Rover debuts at an auto show
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier marry in a lavish royal ceremony in Monaco
President Harry S. Truman inaugurates the White House bowling alley
Happy April Fools' Day!
National Scrabble Day
Jazz singer Billie Holiday is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Actress Julie Christie is born in Assam, India
Actor Gregory Peck is born in La Jolla, California
Novelist Charlotte BrontĂŤ is born in Yorkshire, England
Studio 54 first opens its doors in New York Cit
note from katie + jane
t’s hard to look at a photo of Sid and Ann Mashburn without smiling. The two Atlanta fashion designers are as smitten today as the moment they met. Years have passed (and five beautiful daughters have joined the family), but it would seem not much else has changed. Inspired by everything from Sid’s record collection to “the poignant words of Joan Didion,” the two are hopelessly cool and yet wonderfully unpretentious. In work and in life they help and inspire one another and, perhaps most importantly, keep each other laughing.
Photograph by Cooper Carras
Sid and Ann’s eponymous boutiques, just around the corner from each other on Atlanta’s Howell Mill Road, celebrate their own unique styles. Ann's colorful floral blouses are a Matchbook girl staple while Sid’s wild silk ties are our husbands’ go-to sartorial statements. Each treasures the classics, but with a fun modern twist. Of course Sid’s menswear and Ann’s womenswear pair together handsomely. A couple donning Mashburn is one with serious flair. And on that note, spring is in the air. Here’s to falling in love and chasing dreams. katie + jane
delighted to meet you
matchbook team Katie Armour
co-founder editorial director Jane Lilly Warren
co-founder creative director
associate designer Amelia Moye
editorial intern rowen hahn
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Photographer New York, NY
Writer Wilmington, NC
Photographer Atlanta, GA
Writer Darien, CT
Writer Minneapolis, MN
Guest Editor Atlanta, GA
Ginny Branch Stelling
Photographer Los Angeles, CA
Stylist Atlanta, GA
Writer Philadelphia, PA matchbook
Eat Sign Terrain, $42 Boy Shirt
Old MacDonald katie armour, editorial director
delightful fancies for the farm
Corn Salt & Pepper Michael C. Fina, $99
Rooster Kitchen Towel Sur La Table, $8
Farmerâ€™s Egg Crate Anthropologie, $14
Denim Short J.Crew, $80
West Elm, $219
Piglet Cutting Board Terrain, $44
Pea Spreaders WilliamsSonoma, $19
editor's wish list
Lanier Wall Clock Ballard Designs, $229
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
Woodblock Print Napkins Wisteria,
Roseblossom Songbird Dress
$16 for 4
Farmerâ€™s Basket Wisteria, $89
The Barnwood Boot Blue Calico Platter High
Street Market, $78
Gathered Wheat Garden Seat
Ballard Designs, $119
Le Parfait Canister Set Terrain, $36 Animal Hooked Rug Garnet Hill, $99 matchbook
Tennis Earrings Swell Caroline, $25
Wilson Feather Shuttlecocks
sports authority, $11
Wilson Matchpoint Racquet e sports online, $13
lawn games jane lilly warren, creative director
good old fashioned fun in the sun Trophy 14k Gold Charm charm co, $185
williamsburg marketplace, $109
Dessau Home Antique Tennis Racquet Silver with Diamond Ball University 14k Gold Charm Trophy Vase charm co, $150
Duraflon Folding Chair
american country, $99
Pocket Bocce restoration hardware $13
editor's wish list
Dunes Lane Straw and Linen Sun Hat
Essie Nail Polish In Tennis Corset nordstrom, $8
A Spot of Tennis 7x9 Print folksy, ÂŁ16
Pratesi Wool Blanket with Leather Carrier forzieri, $240
Hand Engraved Tennis Cards Crane & co., $34 for 15
Tokens and Icons Tennis Racquet Bottle Opener
Augusta Tennis Racket Tote
Tretorn Canvas T56 Sneakers j.crew, $68
orange & pear, $65
Barcelona Dress Rag & bone, $315
Sequen Tennis Leopard Print Balls tennis express, $22
Panama Hat Madewell, $58
Tortoise Necklace Ray-Ban Aviators
Spring Break Kelly Ottinger: Guest Editor
time to jet off and soak up some sun
Wide-Stripe Bandeau Top and Bottom J.Crew, $50 and $44
Island Hotel Stories
Chartreuse Ceramic Stool Plantation Design, $525
Rebecca Minkoff, $165
Clayton Gray Home, $140
editor's wish list
Marc Blackwell Highball and Double Old Fashioned Glass Barneys, $75
Woven Porcelain Tray Williams-
Slim Aarons Print
Sonoma Home, $78
Photographers Gallery, $275
Tory Burch Tunic
Missoni Scarf Super Fluid UV Defense
Loren Hope, $50
Anya Hindmarch Tote Bloomingdale's, $295
10 things you didn't know about...
y r o g e r g p e ck 22
American actor gregory peck (1916-2003) grew up in La Jolla, California the son of a pharmacist. His impressive acting career lasted more than half a century during which he starred in everything from action to romantic comedy to drama. As the noble Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, he won his first Academy Award for best actor and America’s lifelong admiration.
1. His first name was
in fact Eldred--Gregory was his middle name. He claims his mother picked the name “Eldred” out of a phone book.
Hepburn to equal billing--a very rare gesture in Hollywood.
5. The actor admitted
to being a ladies' man both on and off screen. Some of the women he Peck attended UC is said to have been Berkeley, where he romantically involved switched from medicine to English and eventually with include Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, took up acting. He and Audrey Hepburn. struggled to pay tuition and supported himself by working as a janitor, In 1969 Peck was waiter, and dishwasher. awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson. It At UC Berkeley he also rowed crew with his is the country’s highest six foot three stature as a civilian honor. His outspokenness for liberal great asset. causes also earned him a spot on Richard Nixon’s During the filming Enemies List. of the 1953 film Roman Holiday, Peck suggested He played Abraham the studio elevate Lincoln in the 1982 CBS newcomer Audrey
miniseries The Blue and the Gray. Lincoln was one of Peck’s personal heros.
Always dressed impeccably, Peck was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1983.
9. A man of many
interests, in his free time Peck also supervised the training of thoroughbred racehorses.
Upon hearing of Peck’s death, reclusive To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee said, "Gregory Peck was a beautiful man. Atticus Finch gave him the opportunity to play himself."
he Matchbook girl loves a glamourous home boutique and Saks Fifth Avenue is bound to become our one-stop shop. On April 1st the company’s New York flagship will unveil a new 7,500-square-foot home and gift space containing six shop-in-shops by some of our favorite vendors. Highlights include jeweltoned Baccarat barware, handsome Michael Aram sculptures, and charming Mrs. John L. Strong bespoke stationery. Did we mention the Rizzoli boutique? Our inner bibliophile is very pleased.
“We’re thrilled to open our new home and gift department,” said Eric Jennings, Vice President and Fashion Director of Men’s and Home. “We’ve enhanced the offerings from our most popular lines and carefully handpicked several new collections that will make home and gift an even more desirable destination at our flagship store.” Tumblers, tortoise, and Louboutin? We can’t wait.
Baccarat Mosaique Tumbler, $365 • Michael Aram Tortoise Sculpture, $2,000 • Michael Aram Coral Fan Sculpture, $1,800 • Christian Louboutin from Rizzoli, $150 • Fornasetti: The Complete Universe from Rizzoli, $250
ur friends at Club Monaco arrived to the e-commerce scene fashionably late and the Matchbook girls couldn’t be more thrilled. Their online shop launched just this past week and boasts a bevy of finds. In addition to their fabulous men's and women's Spring 2012 Collection, the sleek new shop on the web sells Assouline books, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and Havaianas flip-flops. “P.S. You Need This” is a smartly curated section of their editor’s must-haves and “Style Muse” gathers sartorial inspiration from their muses of the moment. Fresh content and stylish product? We’re on board.
Medora Sweater, $98 • Julie Straw Tote, $250 • Lake Polka Dot Silk Tee, $99 • Cory Striped Sweater, $80 • Elizabeth Scarf, $60 • Fay Knit Pleated Skirt, $99 • Oceana Necklace $62 • Hamptons Gardens Book, $150 • Olivia Frame Clutch, $120 • London Undercover Umbrella, $155 • Havaianas Slim, $26
? Dear Matchbook M
y calendar is already overflowing with summer weddings. What is acceptable to wear to an afternoon affair? May I wear the same dress more than once?
No white (unless the brides specifies otherwise) and if it’s in the afternoon, you should probably pass on black too. We prefer to wear something colorful! Keep it appropriate--all eyes should be on the bride, not your plunging neckline. Also, comfort is key. Shoes should be something you can dance in (we love a fun flat) and a cardigan comes in handy when it gets chilly and you’re looking for an extra layer. Accessorize with bright baubles and a dash of coral lipstick. Of course you can wear the same dress more than once! Challenge yourself to style it differently each time. Perhaps replace the cardigan with a wrap and the flats with a strappy sandal. See you on the dance floor!
Diamond Kite Dress, Anthropologie, $168 • Jackie Cardigan, J.Crew, $62 • Viv Leather Flats, J.Crew, $188 • Kate Spade Zinnia Earrings, Zappos Couture, $68
y friends are constantly having dinner parties and I never want to show up empty-handed. What would you recommend as a hostess gift?
Our go-to hostess gift is a bouquet of fresh blooms. It’s extra thoughtful to send them in advance as the hostess will be busy the evening of the soirée. Other suggestions include her favorite candle or a set of stylish serveware. Try to think of something that reflects the individual. Another easy option is a bottle of her favorite wine--it’s bound to be a hit.
Pink Mimosa Candle, Votivo, $26 • Modern Enchantment Bouquet, 1-800-Flowers, $50 • Seashore Servers, WilliamsSonoma, $40 • Red Wine, Swanson Vineyards, $25
Emily Post's Etiquette, Amazon, $26 • Something New, Amazon, $6 • How to Dress for Success, Amazon, $14 • Make it Memorable, Amazon, $14
May We Suggest... on our shelf
Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplin (University of Chicago Press, $26 )
If you are one to believe, as Audrey Hepburn once uttered, that “Paris is always a good idea,” then Alice Kaplan’s latest work may be just the thing for you. Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis weaves a portrait of three very different women, from three different generations, and their “Junior year abroad” in the city of lights. It is the city where the philosopher Sontag found 30
a new intellectual model, the feminist-activist Davis found an escape from the racial strife of Birmingham, and Jackie O came home with acase of francophilia so severe that she worried critics would later see her as “too French” to be first lady. Dreaming in French tells the story of three powerful women and the city that would change them forever. Available April 2nd Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cherly Strayed (Alfred A. Knopf, $26)
Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild, is garnering wide acclaim for good reason. While it is ostensibly about one great, lonely
hiking trip, the author writes about a lifetime of hardship. Following her mother’s death, she finds her life in tatters as a single twenty-something with a heroin addiction and little money to her name. Setting out on the Pacific Crest trail she struggles with her oversized backpack (dubbed monster), nearly runs out of water and tests herself in her experiment in “radical loneliness.” Narrating a life of struggle with breathtaking sincerity and a gruff lyricism, Wild transports its reader onto the trail and into the tortured psyche of a wonderful writer. Available now
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26)
From Bob Dylan and Pixar to Manhattan mixologists, Jonah Lehrer seemingly leaves no stone unturned in his quest to discover the power and mystery of creativity in his inspired work, Imagine. Lehrer, popular as co-host of the equally impressive NPR program Radio Lab, is perhaps one of the finest science writers today -precisely because he doesn’t sound like any scientist. Imagine is filled with trivial nuggets, for instance, the color blue can double an office’s creative output, as well as big ideas. Lehrer takes on the inexplicable nature of creativity and brings it to bear on issues as wide ranging as schools, animation and corporate offices. More importantly,
he confirms what we’ve known all along, that the best thing for creativity is an overabundance of travel. As if you needed another excuse for a road trip. Available now Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman (Scribner, $24)
In Megan Mayhew Bergman’s debut collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, dark comedy, compassion and honesty mingle in stories of discovery. Whether her characters are trying to discover an elusive woodpecker, such as in the title story where a parrot can mimic a lost mother’s voice (“Housewifely Arts”), or a man who doesn’t abandon his pregnant girlfriend (“Yesterday’s Whales”), each shares a distinct connection to nature. Bergman has a remarkable talent for bridging the solitude of the
animal kingdom with the modern human condition. Written with sparse prose and clear confidence, the twelve stories in this collection introduce us to a strong new voice on the literary scene. Available now Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater (Ten Speed Press, $40)
Just in time for your local farmers' market season to begin, Nigel Slater has created a gorgeous cookbook based around the world of fruit. Slater is one of the most accomplished food writers today -- as he takes his reader from the garden to the kitchen, he imbues his writing with pure joy. With over 300 recipes organized by fruit, gardening tips and shopping advice, Ripe will have you thinking twice before just biting into the latest heirloom. Available April 10th matchbook
Counting Crows, Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)
on the stereo
The Counting Crows return this month with their first full-length album in four years. The independently released album is composed entirely of covers of other artistsâ€™ work. In an interesting twist, frontman Adam Duritz found many of the songs at either Austin's South By Southwest music festival or on websites like Myspace. In a community driven effort, the band even commissioned fans to create the album cover art. Album available April 10
at the box office
Damsels in Distress
The Five-Year Engagement
The writer and director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall have a new romantic comedy hitting the box office this month. Actors Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star as an endearing engaged couple preparing for their big day. As the title would suggest, a few comical detours along the way keep things lively. In theaters April 27
After a thirteen-year hiatus, writer and director Whit Stillman (of cult classic Metropolitan) brings us a deadpan comedy about The Eye of the Storm three young girls deterWhen Elizabeth Hunterâ€™s (Charlotte Rampling) health mined to spruce up life at their grubby American fails, her expatriate son (Geoffrey Rush) and daugh- university. Among other efforts, the trio seeks to help ter (Judy Davis) rush home severely depressed students to theSydney suburb of Centennial Park. Under the with a regimen of good hygiene and musical dance supervision of two nurses numbers. When the ladies and a housekeeper, the dybecome romantically ening matriarch still manages tangled with some of the to call the shots. Based on boys on campus, they find the novel by Nobel Prize their friendship threatened. winner Patrick White. In theaters April 6 In theaters April 12
written by katie armour
Photo by John Konkal
os Angeles based writer Lizzie Garrett Mettler knows a thing or two about tomboy chic. In May 2010, she founded her clever Tomboy Styleblog and instantly won our hearts. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Rizzoli, her first book named after her blog will be on shelves April 3rd.Tomboy Style will celebrate women that dress for adventure. We caught up with Lizzie to get the scoop. 34
What five words would you use to best describe a tomboy? Plucky, confident, daring, spirited, herself
person, image, film, etc., or did the concept come to you gradually?
I noticed the word "tomboy" experiencing a shift. It may have been personal to me or Growing up you preferred on a larger scale, but I began skateboarding to donning to see it as an aspirational dresses. When did your word—and that spurred the interest in fashion come entire idea, really. I sought to about? answer the question: What I think I always had an inmakes a tomboy stylish? terest in fashion and style. It What are the staples of the just wasn’t the typical girlmodern tomboy’s closet? who-reads-Seventeen kind of interest. I loved lurking A crisp white button down, a around my dad’s closet, well-tailored blazer, and good thumbing through his silk denim. ties, and arranging his stuff. What is the most treasured I think my style really grew piece in your own closet? from his closet. He’d take me to work some days in Chica- My husband gave me a men’s go when I was in high school 1941 Breitling watch that he and send me on assignments found on eBay, had serviced, to go shop for him at Paul and bought a great new strap Stuart, Brooks Brothers, for. It’s irreplaceable. Hermes,and Ralph Lauren. Who in your life has influThe sales clerks didn’t really enced your style? know what to make of me. My friend Kingsley WoolDo you remember what it worth. We met in boarding was that made you notice school. She was very feminine this “link between the and girly and all about pale tomboy spirit and fashpink. I was not. Eventually we ion”? Was it a specific balanced each other out and
created our own brand of tomboy style. You’ve divided tomboys into seven categories: the rebel, sophisticate, jock, prep, adventuress, girl next door, and naturalist. Which category do you fall into and why? I think many women can relate to several of the categories at once. I’d say I’m Naturally a Preppy Girl Next Door who is, on rare occasion, Sophisticated. If you had to choose one ultimate tomboy style icon, who would it be and why? Jane Birkin. She always looked and still looks the height of chic in jeans, a simple white t-shirt, and messy hair. I love how the most coveted"it" bag on the planet bears her name, but she couldn’t care less about the status some believe a handbag can bestow. Her own Birkin bags are scuffed up, worn out, covered in stickers, and adorned with worry beads. To me, that is the ultimate in tomboy style.
Photography Credits: Osa Johnson/ Martin and Oja Johnson Safari Museum • Ali McGraw 1971/ William Claxton - Dement Photo Management • Susan Ford 1976/ Gerald R. Ford Presedential Library
avail able april 3
etween working a fulltime job in social media for BaubleBar and penning her own blog, Stripes and Sequins, the digital savvy
Grace Atwood is
always plugged in. From her desk in Manhattan (jewelry heaven!) to the open road, Grace’s job requires she constantly converse via Facebook, Twitter, and email. Thankfully she can rely on her favorite gadgets to keep her organized--and mobile!
The Matchbook Girl’s
Pastel Cross Cuff $54 • Enamel Plaid Cuff $38 • Iced Lilac Drop Earrings $90 • Chrysanthemum Studs $26 • Sparkle Anchor Charm $38 • Cameo Ring $162 • Oceana Necklace $62
Graceâ€™s favorite gadgets I'm never without my iPhone and, of course, my MacBook Air. It's so light I can take it anywhere. Laptops can be so cumbersome and heavy-my back is thankful. MacBook Air, Apple, from $999
In the rare case that I'm away from my MacBook Air (and always for travel), I rely upon my iPad with 3G to keep me connected. I keep it in my personalized case from Pretty Smitten with chevron, stripes, and my initials. The customization options are endless--an essential for any Matchbook girl!
iPad2, Apple, from $399 iPad Case, Pretty Smitten, $65 While I'm typically a pen and paper girl for my calendar and to-do lists, I'm obsessed with the TeuxDeux app. I use the desktop version while I'm in front of my computer during the day and stay up to date on my iPhone with the app!
I keep all of my gadgets in this gorgeous leather tote from Khepri! I love that it holds everything, while still managing to look chic. The leathers are as soft and buttery as they come, but also completely recycled!
Leather Tote Bag, Khepri, $625
TeuxDeux App, iTunes, $2.99
Lunch with Giada LUNCH BOX
elebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis sparkles in the spotlight at the kitchen counter and it is evident that she lives to cook. Watching a presentation of hers one brisk February afternoon in midtown Manhattan, the chaos and clamor of the city is transported and it's as though you have entered the home of a friend. This is her natural gift. Between Giada's several Food Network shows and regular appearances on
The Today Show, she has been helping millions of budding foodies find their footing in the kitchen. Lucky for us, on this particular Wednesday, it's the Matchbook girls. As a petite woman, Giada saw a void in the cooking world, speaking proudly of her product line at Target that includes smaller knife handles and less bulky cookware. Just seeing her recipes and TV appearances, it's clear that she doesn't simply love to
cook, but she's on a mission – a mission to make everyone's lives easier in the kitchen. By serving up scrumptious and healthy takes on Italian classics – today it's her linguine with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and lemon – she shows that creating a delicious meal need not be difficult or timely. Her ease emanates, and for a moment, we too feel endowed with her training from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, eager to race home after a long day… to the kitchen.
Recipes reprinted from Weeknights with Giada by Giada De Laurentiis. Copyright © 2012. Photos copyright © 2012 by Amy Neunsinger. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
Brussels Sprout-Leaf Salad Dressing: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup freshly lemon juice (from 1 large lemon) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Salad: 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts 2 cups baby arugula 1 head Belgian endive, cut into ½-inch pieces cup sliced almonds, toasted* see Cook’s Note cup grated Pecorino Romano
Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Salad: Using a small paring knife, remove the outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts. Reserve the cores for another use. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over mediumhigh heat. Add the Brussels sprout leaves and cook for 1 minute. Drain and put in a bowl of iced water, then transfer to a colander to drain. Put the Brussels sprout leaves, arugula, endive, and almonds into a large salad bowl. Add the dressing and toss together. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve. Yields 4 servings. Cook’s Notes: *To toast the almonds, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven until lightly toasted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cool completely before using. The unused core of the Brussels sprouts can be used in soups and stir-fries. 42
Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olives & Lemon 1 pound linguine pasta 1 cup (6-ounces) GDL sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 cup (4-ounces) medium green olives, pitted 1 packed cup fresh basil leaves 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon) Zest of 1 large lemon 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground pepper Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water. Place the pasta in a large serving bowl.
RECIPES COURTESY OF GIADA DE L AURENTIIS. FOR MORE RECIPE IDEAS, VISIT GIADADEL AURENTIIS.COM
In a food processor, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, olives, basil, garlic, oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pulse until blended but still chunky. Add the tomato mixture and Parmesan cheese to the pasta and toss well until the pasta is coated, using the reserved pasta to loosen the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Yields 4-6 servings. matchbook
American English Rose
portrait of a l ady
Writ ten by
ancy Lancaster, decorator extraordinaire and queen of all things “English country,” was in fact born in Virginia. The year was 1897 and her given name was Nancy Keene Perkins. The daughter of a wellto-do meatpacking executive, the young Miss Perkins was educated in France. When she was tragically orphaned at age fifteen, Nancy was sent to live with her aunt, Irene Langhorne Gibson. Irene was the original Gibson Girl (considered the standard of American beauty at the time) and surely a glamorous role model to her young niece. Noted for her own beauty and style, Nancy seldom lacked romance in her early life. Her first marriage was to Henry Field, a grandson of Marshall Field and heir
to the Chicago department store fortune. Sadly, he died six months after their wedding, leaving the young American socialite a widow. She eventually remarried to another Field grandson by the name of Ronald Lambert Tree. The couple moved in 1926 to England, where Tree became a member of Parliament. The marriage ended in divorce in 1947, and the following year Nancy married another British politician, Colonel Claude Lancaster. This union too ended with divorce, and from 1953 forward Nancy Lancaster focused her priorities elsewhere.
ors and gardening flourished as she breathed new life into the somewhat stuffy estates of the British upper classes. She painted walls with bright colors and encouraged people to make their grand rooms more cozy. The bold yellow drawing room of her London apartment is still studied in design classes decades later.
Though she was never a professionally trained decorator, in 1944 Nancy bought the design firm Colefax and Fowler from its original founder, Sibyl Colefax. Thus began a thirty-some-year partnership with the firm’s co-owner, John Fowler. Nancy and John were famous for their bickerHaving already refurbished ing, but together they took the her grandfather’s Virgindecorating world by storm. ian estate, Mirador, Nancy Their perfectly disheveled quickly took to the English English rooms brimmed with way of life--specifically coun- chintz and an endless array of try living. Her love for interi- books, potted bulbs, and sun-
“Paint it the color of elephant’s breath.” -Nancy Lancaster 44
portrait of a lady
bleached sofas with tassel trims. Nancy was also an avid gardener. She championed oldfashioned roses and was even the subject of a BBC television documentary titled An Englishwoman’s Garden. A model hostess, Nancy entertained everyone from American diplomats to the King and Queen of England. During World War II Winston Churchill spent many weekends at her home, Ditchley Park, because it was believed safer from Axis bombers than his own country residence, Chequers. When Nancy passed away at her home in Oxfordshire, England in 1994, she was ninety-six years young and a revered decorator on both sides of the pond. She’d been captured by the legendary lens of Cecil Beaton and sketched by John Singer Sargent. She was a woman confident in her taste and unafraid to do things differently. Her bold moves changed the way a nation decorated their homes. The next time you’re watching Downton Abbey and daydreaming of an English country house, smile and think of Nancy.
Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style, Amazon, $60 • Garden People, Amazon, $35 • Nancy Lancaster: Her Life, Her World, Her Art, Amazon, Used from $3
REIMAGINED F OR A NEW AG E
classic staples for your closet
1. Perfect Fit Pants, L.L.Bean, $40 2. Hailey Dress, J.Crew, $225 3. Planter Hat, Target, $13 4. Shrunken Oxford, Madewell, $60 5. Knitted Popper Cardigan, Topshop, $56 6. Canvas Flats, Target, $13 7. Kate Spade Linden Basket, Nordstrom, $428 8. Signet Ring, Tiffany & Co., $1,550 9. Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Necklace, Shopbop, $440
kindred spirit 2
your best face forward
1. Butter London Nail Lacquer in Pink Ribbon, Nordstrom, $14 2. Ulta Eyeshadow in Sweet, Ulta Beauty, $7 3. Minted Rose Lip Balm, Urban Outfitters, $8 4. L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes, Ulta Beauty, $9 5. Jo Malone Red Roses Body & Hand Wash, Nordstrom, $50 6. Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Rebel Rose, Nordstrom, $28 7. Cath Kidston Makeup Brush Set, ASOS, $45 8. Heavenly Gingerlily Body Cream, Molton Brown, $30 9. Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream, Nordstrom, $85
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modern classics for your abode
1. Settee, Home Decorators Collection, $719 2. Paint in Sun Kissed Yellow, Benjamin Moore, from $25 3. Paza Mirror, Home Decorators Collection, $299 4. Jute Chenille Herringbone Rug, West Elm, from $49 5. Hathaway Swivel Glider, Crate & Barrel, $999 6. Pillow, The Well Appointed House, $210 7. Lima Alpaca Throw, Crate & Barrel, $169 8. Provincial Poppies, Diane James Home, $650 9. Keys Console Table, Home Decorators Collection, $239 10. Umbrella Stand, Seasons Galore, $88 11. Basket, Wisteria, $69
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odds and ends to spruce up any space
1. Charlotte Moss “Nancy” Place Setting, Pickard, $225 2. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle, Neiman Marcus, $65 3. Hand Painted Queen’s Tray, The Well Appointed House, $598 4. Vegetable Garden Napkins, Wisteria, $39 for 4 5. Magnifying Glass, Anthropologie, $16 6. Field Notes Journal, Jayson Home, $13 7. Beehive Lantern, Williams-Sonoma Home, from $75 8. Heritage Watering Can, Terrain, $148 9. Cocktail Napkins in Mocha Rouge, Vera Bradley, $4 10. Bone Domino Set, Jayson Home, $350 11. Heritage Garden Hose, Terrain, $58 matchbook 49
“As a Savannah, GA
“Dallas! Bright lights, big
hair and bold style choices by cattle barons and baristas alike. The perfect place to call home!
native, I have a soft spot for Spanish moss, Girl Scouts, ghost stories and Southern hospitality :)
“Philadelphia...it's the best
mix of old world charm and new world modernity, yet it still feels like a small town!
@kimair chit chat
in your words
“LET'S DISCUSS: The Matchbook girl... has a soft spot for her hometown! Where is your hometown and what do you love most about it?” —@MatchbookMag
“Los Gatos, California!
It resembles Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls...cute boutiques, chatty residents, and very walk-able.”
I loved growing up with Chesapeake Bay everything and anything (blue crabs, sailing, Navy midshipmen, a love of sports, and preppy sensibilities).
“Richmond, Virginia. I love the sweet southern ladies and gentleman, the newly expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, great vintage shopping in Cary Town and an overall wonderful mix of city and country life.
@Grace Champlain Astrove 50
Guatemala, I adore it's bright colored flowers and Mayan heritage!
“It's the home of
Superman and its name is a contradiction. Metropolis, IL #smalltowncharm
NJ for a childhood of swimming in cedar lakes, playing in the woods and riding beach cruisers to school.
“Winterport, ME - water, beautiful summers, kind people, simple livin'” @Lindsay Videnieks
“Love Montreal for
the culture, food and bilingualism. Not to mention the abundance of boutiques and farmers markets.
Massachusetts and the fact that there are only two stoplights in the entire town!
“A small town in
“Augusta, Georgia and
the Austrian alps near Salzburg. I love that i can ski right in front of my parents' house in winter!
our life sized statue of hometown pride James Brown!
@Adrian Michael Ash
“Buffalo, NY - food, family,
walking by the river in the summer, getting anywhere in 20 minutes, casualness, sponge candy, the Clarence flea market, craft shows, summer festivals. Really, it's a marvelous place!
“Columbia, MD. The tree-lined cul-de-sacs perfect for childhood kickball games and @radioflyer wagon races.
“Portland, OR. I love the trees, clean water, bicycles and beer! Not far from the sea or the mountains. Plus, cute rain boots :)
“Ojai, CA. small town with a bohemian feel, citrus/avocado groves, the pink moment, great philosophers & artists lived here.
“My small, lovely, cold town in Puebla, Mexico.” @Alii Ramirez
“Kansas City! BBQ &
Boulevard Beer, Baseball, Country Club Plaza 4 amazing shopping, home of Kate Spade & Midwest hospitality!
“I love my hometown of St. Louis for its midwest charm, good eats, and free art museum and zoo!
How To... Serve Afternoon Tea the Matchbook girl's guide to tea parties
How To... Serve Afternoon Tea the Matchbook girl's guide to tea parties
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
Did you know? The tradition of afternoon tea was begun by Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford (1783–1857) in the 1840’s as "a way to quell the inevitable hunger pangs between lunch and dinner."
The Ingredients Water Tea Leaves Milk (never cream) Sugar Lemon Slices
The Nibbles Sandwiches (our favorites: cucumber, egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon) Scones (our favorites: plain, raisin, apple) Pastries (our favorites: cookies, small cakes) Clotted Cream Strawberry Jam
May we suggest? While black teas are the popular favorite at afternoon tea, it is nice to have a selection of teas for your guests. A well-rounded offering might include... Assam: Grown in the mountains of Assam, India and known for its robust flavor. Add milk and sugar to pair with afternoon treats. Ceylon Black: A famous black tea from Sri Lanka, includes the popular Orange Pekoe. Chamomile: An herbal infusion (technically not a tea as it comes from a different plant) with an apple-like flavor. Naturally caffeine-free. Darjeeling Black: Black tea from Darjeeling, India. Earl Grey: The most famous black tea, it has a citrusy flavor and is naturally sweet. Gunpowder: A bold green tea that pairs well with afternoon treats. Ideally brewed with cooler water and for a shorter time than used for black varieties. Mint: Peppermint or Spearmint are both caffeine-free herbal infusions. Spearmint is typically sweeter. Strawberry & Kiwi: For those that prefer a fruity flavor. matchbook
“Wouldn’t it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn’t have tea?” Noel Coward
ITEMS: Creamer Raynaud Creamer, Michael C. Fina, $112 • Sugar Bowl Raynaud Covered Sugar, Michael C. Fina, $172 • Saucers Raynaud Saucer, Michael C. Fina, $29 • Cake Stand Wedgewood Cuckoo Cake Stand, Bloomingdales, $88 • Spreaders Austin Bee Spreaders, Reed & Barton, $30 for four • Small Plates Raynaud Bread Plate, Michael C. Fina, $49 • Napkins Napkin in Watercolor, Vera Bradley, $6 • Tea Earl Grey Loose Leaf, Harney & Sons, $12 54
Did You Know? High Tea and Afternoon Tea are not one in the same. Though it may sound fancy, High Tea is in fact a far less formal, hearty supper of meat, cheese, and egg dishes served around 6pm in rural areas of England.
Etiquette Lesson To this day there is heated debate in Britain whether to add milk before or after you pour your tea. We say it’s up to you. Do not use lemon in your tea if you are also adding milk. It will cause the milk to curdle. No need to stick up your pinky. Simply hold the handle of the teacup using your thumb and your first one or two fingers. Do not loop your fingers through the handle or cradle the bottom of the teacup. Do not blow on the tea if it is too hot. When not drinking, your cup should be placed on the saucer. Most afternoon tea treats are finger foods. Go ahead, use your fingers.
“Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.” Henry Fielding
ITEMS: Kettle Chantal Tea Kettle, Crate & Barrel, $40 • Teapot Raynaud Teapot, Michael C. Fina, $250 • Tea Cups Raynaud Teacup, Michael C. Fina, $59 • Tea Strainer Presidio Tea Strainer, Williams-Sonoma, $39 • Teaspoons Austin Bee Teaspoon, Reed & Barton, $9 matchbook
a selection of our favorite teapots...
â€œTea to the English is really a picnic indoors.â€? Alice Walker
Did You Know? A tisane is an herbal infusion such as chamomile. They technically aren’t “tea” as they come from a different plant. Honoré de Balzac once remarked, “Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.”
ITEMS: Sea Urchin Teapot, Tiffany & Co., $250 • Woven Ceramic Tea Pot, WilliamsSonoma, $49 • Marimekko Unikko Red Teapot, Crate & Barrel, $87 • Balcon du Guadalquivir Teapot, Hermes, $570 • Turquoise Polka Dot Teapot, Sur La Table, $30 • Bee Teapot, Neiman Marcus, $25 • Norm Kettle Teapot, Horne, $60 • Paul Smith Teapot, Horne, $499 • BonJour Ribbed Glass Teapot, Kohl’s, $112 • Harlequin Cuckoo, Wedgewood, $80 • Passiflore Teapot, Arte Dona, $214 • Christofle Albi Teapot, Arte Dona, $1,610 • Elephant Teapot, Target, $16 • Bernardaud Galerie Royale Teapot, Arte Dona, $521 • Cristobal Teapot, Bloomingdale’s, $523 • Wunderkammer Teapot, Arte Dona, $508 matchbook
brewing the perfect pot... Preheat the teapot by filling it with hot water. Let it sit for at least thirty seconds and then empty it.
“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.” Bernard-Paul Heroux
Fill tea kettle with fresh, cold tap water. Place kettle on stove and bring to boil. Add one teaspoon tea leaves per person to the teapot, plus one additional teaspoon 'for the pot.' Remove kettle from heat immediately after it comes to a boil, and pour 6 ounces per person into teapot. Let tea steep depending on desired strength (see suggestions). Pour tea into cups using a strainer. Sip away!
How long to steep? Green Teas: 1-3 minutes White Teas: 2-5 minutes Black Teas: 3-5 minutes Herbal Infusions: 5-10 minutes 58
Chantal Tea Ball Teakettle, Zappos, $50 • Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, Sur La Table, $40 • OXO Uplift Tea Kettle, Zappos, $60 • Le Creuset Demi Teakettle, Williams Sonoma, $55
HELLO M ATC H B O O K GIRLS. D E L I G H T E D T O M E E T YO U , T O O .
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f you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet style blogger
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chances are you noticed she was perfectly put together from head to toe. Whether she’s at her day job at a medical company or window shopping on Union Square, this San Francisco style setter always has her game face on (and what a pretty one at that)! Read on to learn the beauty products A nh can’t live without.
In Anh’s Makeup Bag I just started using this product and was instantly hooked! I feel like it leaves my skin feeling fresh all day.ReVive Sensitif
Cellular Repair Cream SPF 15, Bergdorf Goodman, $195
These wipes take even the heaviest eye makeup off with the lightest touch.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes, Drugstore.com, $7
The color might be intimidating at first, but it's actually a perfect rosy pink once applied.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Peony, Nordstrom, $24
Diane von Furstenberg Cosmetic Box, Shopbop, $85
The perfect pop of color. Revlon Super
Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid, Target, $5
Liquid liner that won't smudge or disappear during the day. It has a sheen to it so it always looks like it was just applied.
Magic Ink Eyeliner, Benefit Cosmetics, $20
I tend to stick with what I know and love. I cleanse day and night, moisturize (with SPF!), and always use my trusty primer.
The only mascara that will hold a curl for me! And you just can't beat the price.
Maybelline Waterproof Mascara, Ulta Beauty, $5
This primer helps control oil throughout the day--I won't go a morning without it. Smashbox Photo Finish
Primer, Nordstrom, $36
My all-time favorite product! I use it under my eyes and on the sides of my nose. Yves Saint Laurent
Touche Ă‰clat, Nordstrom, $40
A T G N I E V WRITTEN BY ROWEN HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARA ROSSIGNOL
Los Angeles native Kishani Perera knows a thing or two about decorating. The designer behind colorful celebrity homes such as that of model Molly Sims, Kishani loves the thrill of the vintage hunt. In her new book out April 15 she explores her love of the vintage modern mix and her unique approach to design. We stopped by Kishaniâ€™s stunning Los Angeles boutique, Rummage, to get the details.
First of all, we love your shop! When did you dream up the idea of opening a home boutique?
Thanks! Iâ€™ve actually always wanted to open a shop, it was just a matter of time before I did. The opportunity for this space came up and I had to jump on it because I loved the location, the light, the layout and overall vibe.
What inspired the name Rummage?
I love shops that you can get lost in for hours, uncovering a new treasure every time you look, and I wanted my store to have that appeal as well. Rummage was the perfect name to describe that experience. Plus, it also describes my process, which includes scouring the globe for unique finds!
How do you go about sourcing all the beautiful pieces that are sold here in the shop?
Unfortunately, I donâ€™t get to travel as much as I would like to these days in my search for special pieces, so I take advantage of off the beaten path shops in LA, auctions from the US and Europe, and even places like eBay and estate sales have revealed some amazing gems!
...you have to genuinely fall in love with the look youâ€™re going for or a lack of passion will show in the work.
First of all, we love your shop! When did you dream up the idea of opening a home boutique?
Thanks! I’ve actually always wanted to open a shop, it was just a matter of time before I did. The opportunity for this space came up and I had to jump on it because I loved the location, the light, the layout and overall vibe. Do you remember your first decorating project? Have you always been passionate about design?
Always! My own teen bedroom would be my first unofficial decorating project, but my first ‘real’ job was about 13 years ago. My friend worked at a furniture store and noticed a bachelor would come in wandering aimlessly for hours. She suggested he hire someone for a little help with his Silver Lake pad and introduced me! What began as a consultation became a top to bottom Mid Century Modern make over. It was a great experience and he and I are still friends!
Where did you grow up? Who in your life has helped to shape your colorful, vintage/modern aesthetic?
I grew up in the suburbs of LA. I’m actually not sure who shaped my aesthetic, but it definitely wasn’t my family! They were really put off by all things vintage and are only just now coming around to it! I have always joked that I’m not of this era – that I was meant to be born at a different time. matchbook
editor’s wishlist I love shops that you can get lost in for hours, uncovering a new treasure every time you look, and I wanted my store to have that appeal as well.”
How has your taste evolved over the years?
It has definitely become more complex and diverse. When I was working on that first project over a decade ago, it was difficult for me to get into a modern headspace, and implement that style. But as the years have passed, I’ve grown and come to appreciate and love just about every style under the sun. I know how to make it my own now, and add unique twists. I really feel the only way to successfully create a space is to immerse yourself into that world, whether it’s Parisian/ Shabby Chic or Minimal/ Rustic or Glam/Regency – you have to genuinely fall in love with the look you’re going for or a lack of passion will show in the work.
Where do you go to get inspired?
Inspiration strikes me in the strangest of places! Sometimes I’ll be inspired just sitting in traffic, other times it’ll hit me at a concert, or when I’m out to dinner. One guaranteed source of inspiration for me is the Pacific Design Center in LA. Browsing the innumerable textiles always ignites some sort of creative spark.
What inspired you to write your beautiful new book, Vintage Remix?
People are always asking me about my process and how to create the balance of old and new, vintage and contemporary, global and all American, and every other combination. The mix is something that intimidates people, so I thought if I could take the mystery out of it a little, the fear would dissipate and people would feel more comfort-
able taking the leap into truly eclectic and layered interiors. What is the main message you want readers to take away from the book?
Not to be afraid of just going for it! If you had to pick a decorating mantra what would it be?
A house is not a home without personality. matchbook
Kishaniâ€™s Favorite L.A. Haunts Elf CafĂŠ, Echo Park Franklin Canyon, Beverly Hills Soho House, West Hollywood Carbon Beach, Malibu Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Kishani’s Matchbook Questionnaire TEA OR COFFEE? I COLLECT... FAVORITE CITY? SPRING OR FALL? BLOOM OF CHOICE? STYLE ICON? FRAGRANCE? LINENS?
paintings of men in turbans, interesting peacock things and hands
London Fall Lotus Stella McCartney Molecule 02 by Escentric MoleculesWhite Bed Bath & Beyond
Don’t have one in particular, but I love many vintage patterns
I’M LUSTING AFTER...
an exotic getaway right about now
MOST PRIZED POSESSION?
Bob, my pug, (not that I think of him as a possession, but you know what I mean)!
Shirley Manson, Lilly Allen, Angelina Jolie, Phoebe Cates, Sherilyn Fenn
Ricky Gervais, Colin Firth, Ewan McGregor, Paul McCartney, Morrissey
I try not to work, it doesn’t happen
PALM BEACH •MEETS•
NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY BY RIMA CAMPBELL WRITTEN BY MACKENZIE HORAN
DEVON HAIRE L AUNCHED HER CLOTHING LINE DEVON BAER DESIGNS ON ONLINE MARKETPL ACE ETSY NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, AND SHE HASN’T LOOKED BACK SINCE. HER COLLECTIONS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH VIBRANT PALM BEACH ST YLE, OFFERING COLORFUL TUNICS AND PRINTED COCKTAIL DRESSES TO CUSTOMERS AROUND THE GLOBE. WE RECENTLY SPENT AN AFTERNOON AT DEVON’S ST YLISH MANHATTAN APARTMENT GETTING TO KNOW THE GIRL BEHIND THE BRAND. READ ON FOR THE INSIDE SCOOP ON HER INSPIRATION, FUTURE PL ANS, AND OBSESSION WITH ALL THINGS ETSY...
And now here you are! What did it take to make that dream a reality? This is a one-woman show, except for my amazing sewer here in New York. It probably needs to become about a thirty person show at this point, but it’s my baby. I work really hard and take pride in my work. I swear I learn one hundred things a day! It’s pretty incredible that you design and source everything in New York. How would you describe your aesthetic? I would say my clothes are definitely for a more casual, sophisticated woman. She’s someone who loves color and pattern. And I definitely like my things to be a little bit different. When did you hatch the idea for Devon Baer Designs?
What inspired the looks in your spring collection?
My spring collection was I did corporate design in the inspired by a Palm Beach fashion industry for about cocktail party. I wanted it to eight years, always doing have a slight 1960s feel but something else on the side. at the same time come off That side work started to refreshing and new. There’s pick up and I just kept push- definitely a beachy vibe in ing forward with it! I knew there as well. I love the coral I wanted to design my own patterns—fabric really inline from the time I was a spires me. little girl. 78
“MY SPRING COLLECTION WAS INSPIRED BY A PALM BEACH COCKTAIL PARTY. I WANTED IT TO HAVE A SLIGHT 1960'S FEEL BUT AT THE SAME TIME COME OFF REFRESHING AND NEW.”
You have such an eye for it! How do you choose which fabrics make it into your collection?
to wear over your swimsuit. Truthfully, you’ll usually find me in workout wear—I’m a runner and a swimmer. You’ve got to have something cute and sporty!
I fall in love with any fabric that makes me gasp. As soon as I see the fabric, I picture What does a typical day look like for you? it in a certain style. And then I get even more excited when the sample comes out. Every day is completely different. I don’t really know what my next day is going Which piece from your spring collection are you to look like until the previous day is coming to an end, most anxious to wear?
and it can change drastically overnight. Once I’ve designed the collection, I’m making trips to the sample room, picking up orders, shipping them out, doing lots of emails, reading blogs...I get so much inspiration from the Internet! Speaking of the Internet, we’re dying to pick your brain about Etsy. What do you love most about selling on the site?
To be honest, I’ve already tapped into the collection and worn a lot of the pieces. Two of our close friends are getting married this summer and I’m really looking forward to wearing the china blue and white coral print ruffle collar dress. That dress is one of our favorites! Are there a few wardrobe essentials you think every woman should own? The first thing that pops into my head is a great pair of French Sole ballet flats or By Paige needlepoint slippers. I live in them! I’m not a heel person. And everyone has to have a tunic in their closet, whether it’s a dressier one for dinner or a cotton Roberta Freymann matchbook
“I WORK REALLY HARD AND TAKE PRIDE IN MY WORK. I SWEAR I LEARN ONE HUNDRED THINGS A DAY!”
Etsy is fabulous! I think it was really important for me to start off with Etsy because no one knew about me or that I was doing a collection. It’s easier for people to find you on Etsy. Once they add you to their favorites, it can spread like wildfire.
me how much they love the collection. That’s what I design for!
Where do you hope to see Devon Baer Designs five or ten years from now?
That’s so sweet. What advice would you offer an aspiring designer?
I want to be doing what I’m doing now but have more people who know about it, shop it, and enjoy it as part of their daily lives. And I would love to open a boutique where I could showcase my line as well as a lot of indie designers like those I’ve found on Etsy. I’d love to pick my favorites and create a place to house all of their products!
You have to have confidence, and that’s the hardest thing! It’s something Your apartment is full of I struggle with every day. artwork and vintage deBut you can’t take one step, cor purchased from other or any steps following, withEtsy sellers. How do you out believing in your prodshop on the site without ucts. If you do believe in feeling overwhelmed by them, I think you can really all that’s out there? go places.
You have to tag your favorites! As soon as you see something you like, you have to “heart” it or it’s gone and you won’t be able to find it again. I have a million pages of hearts. Etsy can get a little overwhelming, so you have to stay on top of it. I think if you want to find something really great, you need to be poking around on there every day! What are some of the most rewarding aspects of running your own business? It makes my day when I get an email from a customer who found me from across the country and they write a really sweet note telling matchbook
“ETSY CAN GET A LITTLE OVERWHELMING, SO YOU HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF IT. I THINK IF YOU
DEVON’S DAILY READS ATL ANTIC-PACIFIC DESIGN DARLING ELEMENTS OF ST YLE SUMMER IS A VERB THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS
WANT TO FIND SOMETHING REALLY GREAT, YOU NEED
DEVON’S ETSY FAVORITES
TO BE POKING
AROUND ON THERE
TICKLED PINK INK OH SMILE THE GILDED TASSEL THE PINK PAGODA
MATCHBOOK GIRL’S DEVON BAER PICKS (CLICK TO SHOP)
Urban cowgirl Meet the plucky pioneer behind design label Harvey Faircloth Written by Megan Kaplan and Shannon Darrough Photography by Rima Campbell
atie Hatch is the kind of gal who could never get lost in a crowd—or a cubicle. She has an enviable head of red hair and a bubbly laugh that instantly lights up a conversation. And then there’s that standout wardrobe she has custom-crafted for herself since junior high when she’d buy fabric with her babysitting money.
Growing up on two acres of land outside of Phoenix, Katie looked up to her dad, a rodeo star with very specif ic opinions about his attire. He would request shirts with two front pockets and decorative tuxedo pleats to wear in the ring (her mom made his outf its). The Hatch family followed an unwritten “do it yourself, make it your own” rule, and Katie was no exception when it came to fashion. She loved coming up with signature looks–a favorite was white Bermuda shorts paired with a brocade cummerbund and a chambray shirt. At prom, Katie was the girl with a penchant for vintage, twirling around in her own riff on a Halston sheath dress. It’s no surprise that when Katie started her career as an attorney in D.C., she was a f ish out of wa-
ter amidst the conservative suits and nose-to-thegrindstone culture. After two years, she moved to New York City to sell handbags as a street vendor. But when new friends saw her handmade bedding and clothing, they convinced her to freelance for Martha Stewart Living, where she ended up working as a style editor for ten years. Today Katie is a design director at Kate Spade and co-founder and head designer of Harvey Faircloth, the line she named after a dapper man with an unforgettable name she once met at a wedding. HF is a modern twist on classic American sportswear with bold saturated hues, clean silhouettes, and a dash of Western inf luence. Pieces a girl with some spunk might wear to work, cocktail hour, or-heck--even the rodeo.
What was it like to grow up with a rodeo star dad? We had this backyard roping arena where my dad would practice, and my mom and siblings and I would play around in there with racing barrels. I never did it competitively myself. My dad was kind of a safety nut with us, and my horse was "Good Old Fellar"â€” about as dangerous as you might expect from his name. How did those wild Western experiences inf luence your career today?
My family was a bunch of doit-yourselfers at an extreme level. My dad made his saddles and the furniture in our house, and my mom made all our clothes.
I benef ited from being surrounded by people who maintained a pioneering spirit. There is a reason there is romance around the idea of cowboys; they are pretty special people in their approach to life and have an appreciation for practical utilitarian beauty in tools and clothing. My family was a bunch of do-it-yourselfers at an extreme level. My dad made his saddles and the matchbook
furniture in our house, and my mom made all our clothes. Did she teach you how to sew? Yes. By the time I was in fourth or f ifth grade, I would get picky with the Sunday dresses she made for me—the waist wasn’t tight enough for my taste, the skirt wasn’t full enough. And my mom was like, "I’m not sewing for you anymore," so I took over. How did you know your future was in fashion?
Hmmm, well, I didn’t. I took a detour for a while in my career before I came around to what comes naturally to me for a living. But I do remember as a kid writing notes to my best friend about YSL and other designers we liked and about wanting to have our own store. Goofy eighth grade stuff.
for quite a while in various capacities, and the truth is being around her is pretty inspirational. I admire the way she built an incredible business on the strength of her ideas. In a way, the most important things I’d been learning while working with her all those years helped inspire me to start my own business.
You were an editor at Martha Stewart Weddings when you started Harvey Faircloth in 2009. What sparked this new adventure?
And this Mr. Harvey Faircloth, how did he play a part?
I had worked for Martha
He simply came into life at the right moment— we sat next to each other at a wedding—and then matchbook
I like solutionsoriented fashion thatâ€™s practical yet chic.
he went out again just as gracefully. He hasn’t been a part of HF other than lending his name and providing a crucial bit of inspiration. Have you seen him since? Does he know your clothing line bears his name? I haven’t, but we should see if we can get him a message. I’d love to f ill him in. We’re lusting over your spring collection right now. What inspired the ikat prints and deep blues? At the outset of any season, I look for fabrics
that feel new or interesting and the ikat just felt right. There was also a bit of a water theme behind the spring collection, which grew from the surfing image I used in a couple of my favorite pieces. As a redhead it’s never hard to convince me to use blue. What is it about redheads? Redheads have a different color sensibility. We’re born looking a bit like aliens, so we have to work with that since we don’t blend in. Red hair and cornf lower blue go hand in hand, and a redhead
dressed in red appeals to the contrarian in me. I didn’t consciously cast our model because she has red hair, but I clearly design with a redhead in mind. What style inf luences the overall HF aesthetic the most? The rich American sportswear tradition and my interest in the handmade—the surprising personal touches—like the splatter paint we’ve used in past seasons. Is there a particular era or time period in fashion that you’re drawn to? matchbook
It changes. I appreciate the big pockets of the '40s and '50s, the couture shapes of the '50s, the easy sexy tomboy thing you can glean from the '60s and '70s, the strictness of the YSL version of the '70s, the bold color and exaggerated proportions of the '80s. And whatever decade it is, I have a particular fondness for the American sportswear tradition—Claire McCardell, Bonnie Cashin, Geoffrey Beene, Perry Ellis. I like solutions-oriented fashion that’s practical yet chic. Who is the HF woman? She may be a tomboy, she may be willing to wear a strong pattern or color or shape. She may be into something offkilter with a classic reference. To some generations, classic is a dis, but
I’m going to stick with my mom’s feeling about the word—that it’s the ultimate compliment— and let that combine with my own interest in newness. You clearly have a knack for modern elegance. Any tips on how to achieve the look? Oh, I would hesitate to suggest that someone mimic my personal approach. Sometimes I have a giggle when I get dressed—as in, ha, I’m going to wear all different stripes. Or look, all shades of green. Or, I’m going out dressed like a wayward Amish girl. Do you have a wardrobe rule of thumb? I have a thing for multicolored accessories— patterned shoes, beaded necklaces—which was, until now, my best secret
I appreciate the big pockets of the '40s and '50s, the couture shapes of the '50s, the easy sexy tomboy thing you can glean from the '60s and '70s, the strictness of the YSL version of the '70s, the bold color and exaggerated proportions of the '80s.
tip. Also, if I spot something French blue in my size, I buy it. Same with penny-related jewelry and yellow shoes. What is the significance of the Grandma Moses quote on the HF website: “If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens”? I can relate to the quote and to Grandma Moses. If I wasn’t in this field I would probably raise something—though it would have to be less stinky and ornery than chickens… Also, who doesn’t love a late bloomer? Do you have any advice for the Matchbook girl who might want to create her own line? I probably do, but naïveté is a beautiful thing and best left intact in this case.
I have a thing for multicolored accessoriesâ€” patterned shoes, beaded necklacesâ€” which was, until now, my best secret tip.
LOVE STORY Written by Mackenzie Horan Photography by Ali Harper Styling by Ginny Branch Stelling
Ann and Sid Mashburn met in New York in their early twenties-he designing for the likes of J.Crew and Ralph Lauren and she working for Vogue and then Glamour. Since then they have married, had five daughters, and launched two eponymous stores in Atlanta. We caught up with this Southern power couple on family life, personal style, and love at first sight...
Tell us a little about how you met. Ann: Sid and I met by
chance on the beach and then on the train when we were both very young and living in New York. I laid eyes on him and had to figure out a way to meet him. He looked pretty great in his swim trunks and had that killer Southern accent that for me made him all the more charming.
What do you recall about your first date? Sid: Other than being
nervous, I remember how pretty she was, what she was wearing (a Norma Kamali jumpsuit), and where we obvious. At Polo, I learned went (The Odeon). the importance of finesse.
Sid, you started your career designing for J.Crew and later Ralph Lauren. Did you always know you wanted to launch your own brand? Sid: Yes. When I left for
New York, I knew I wanted to be a designer, but that’s evolved into something a bit broader. At J.Crew, I learned the design process and the fact that I really liked to design clothes that were accessible but not
Both valuable lessons! Ann, what did you take away from your time at Vogue and Glamour? Ann: I was very influenced
by the older women that I worked with at both magazines. They were all so incredibly confident and chic! It had very little to do with outer beauty; it all came from the inside. I swore I would never be afraid of getting old if I could just be like them!
That’s such a lovely sentiment. Was there anyone in particular who influenced your sense of style? Ann: Probably Polly Mellen,
who was the fashion editor of Vogue and my first boss. It was like going to Harvard for fashion. She was completely no nonsense and practical–but also completely smitten by something beautiful. Would you say that you both have a similar sense of style? matchbook
“My personal style is...my own.”
editor’s “[Vogue] wishlist was like going to Harvard for fashion. I was very influenced by the older women that I worked with there... I swore I would never be afraid of getting old if I could just be like them!”
“I laid eyes on him and had to figure out a way to meet him.”
Ann: My personal style is...
versatility and have the pieces there when you need them for special occasions. We want to dress men so that they will not have to do a wardrobe change if they travel from south Georgia to New York to Italy. We like items that are “evergreen” — always fresh, globally.
Sid: Our tastes are pretty
Speaking of south Georgia, I would love to know how you decided to launch your stores in Atlanta.
my own. That is actually a repeat of an answer that Sid had given to someone and I think it’s so polite! Sid and I have very similar tastes. Every once in a while, we both crinkle our foreheads at a choice, but not very often.
similar, but I would say I’m a bit more adventurous.
Ann, does that mean you tend to stick to the classics?
Ann: We pretty much
just pulled Atlanta out of
a hat! We knew we were going to open this business and looked at opening in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago... Atlanta came up at the last minute as a lark and we fell in love with the feeling it had. It was February and there were daffodils blooming. That pretty much did it for me! You have five daughters: Elizabeth (22), Louisa (20), Daisy (18), Harriet (16), and Pauline (11). How involved are they in the family business?
Ann: I love really classic
clothing because at the heart of me is a real practical gal. I pick and stick. I hate to get rid of things so I tend to love things that will never go out of style. That being said, I have worked in fashion my whole life so I love change and something just of the moment as well. I have said before I love fashion, I just don’t like to wear very much of it.
Sid, part of your mission is to “help men navigate the uncertainty of their wardrobe choices.” What should a man keep in mind as he outfits his wardrobe? Sid: The key is to maximize matchbook
“We like items that are ‘evergreen’ —always fresh, globally.”
Ann: Elizabeth really helped
me with the start-up of my store, coming home for her spring break two years ago to work on the logo, business cards, design, etc. She does copy for the web, some illustration, art directs all the email campaigns, and I just took her on her first buying trip with me. She will come on board full-time when she graduates from the University of Texas in May. All five girls put their two cents in on just about everything and help in my shop when they can, doing anything they are tall enough to do.
Ann, what’s your favorite item in Sid’s store? Ann: That’s hard! It changes
all the time. Right now it’s a pair of very English-looking dress shoes called the CapToe Balmoral. They are very grown-up to me and I look at Sid differently when he wears them. And to counter, his hand-dyed DayGlo Tretorns, which I have as well. Sid actually plays tennis in his!
That’s so sweet. What does a typical weekend in your household look like? Ann: Chaos and catch-up,
mixed with a bit of extra sleep. Sports, homework, church, family dinner, night out with Sid...
How would you describe your relationship? Ann: I am so grateful to
Sid, what’s your favorite item in Ann’s store?
have made it to the beach that day! We really kind of grew up together in many ways.
Sid: Ann [herself], in one of
Sid: Ann is my best friend,
the love of my life, and a gift from God.
FROM THE BOTTOM UP: Wardrobe Essentials for the Man in Your Life (According to Sid)
• A good pair of Sid Mashburn welted shoes that work with jeans or a suit • Dark blue jeans--your best bet is a pair of rinsed Levis 501s, slightly tapered • A great pair of Sid Mashburn dark grey two-ply tropical wool trousers, plain front • A simple leather dress belt that matches your shoes • A couple of Sid Mashburn two-ply white and blue spread collar dress shirts—again because they work with jeans or when you’re wearing a tie • A navy knit tie • A Sid Mashburn full canvas navy sport coat and/or a dark grey suit
FROM THE BOTTOM UP: Wardrobe Essentials for the Matchbook Girl (according to Ann)
• A white Ann Mashburn shirt: I recommend the classic fitted and the longer "boyfriend" version that has a more weekend feel without being sloppy. • Your own best-fitting jeans: we carry J Brand at the store, and love the fit. • A "drink and pray" dress: a friend used this perfect description and I can't let it go. This would be something, perhaps black, that is simple and pretty enough for either a cocktail party or a funeral. • A safari jacket of some kind: I love this for travel. It pulls together a tank top in hot weather, a turtleneck when it is cool, and you can travel the world and pretend you are Christiane Amanpour. • One absolutely gorgeous, extravagant silk scarf 126
• A tailored jacket to wear with a pencil skirt or dressed down with jeans: this is harder to find than you would imagine, and we hope to be making our own (up to my husband's standards!) by next season. • Essential underpinnings: tanks and short and long-sleeved t-shirts. Our current favorites are from Petite Bateau with pretty necklines and beefy cotton. • A striped French sailor shirt (Petit Bateau or St. James): it never gets old to me. • Shoes are my favorite accessory: a perfect simple heel (Manolo Blahnik), a ballet flat (we carry Pretty Ballerinas but will carry Bloch for fall), a sandal (K. Jacques), an espadrille (Castañer), a sneaker (Tretorn or Superga), and a cowboy boot (Lucchese).
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carrie bradshaw 's
bag. Adore this fashionista and newspaper columnist as much as we do? The print is available in Kristina's etsy shop.
Candace and Rich Kalasky The Location... 1316 Jones Street in Omaha, Nebraska We met... when Rich knocked on my door the night I moved into my freshman dorm room. The proposal... Rich nixed an attempt to propose by the Wisconsin state capital after a homeless man kept following us around, so he proposed in the car. My dress... had pockets that held my hankie and bright red lipstick all day long. It felt very "us" because... we wrote our ceremony together, and the venue was warm and welcoming. We honeymooned in... Negril, Jamaica. It was the perfect destination after many long months of planning. Photography by Gem Photo 130
Colleen and William Towers The Location... River House in Saint Augustine, Florida We met... through my best friend's husband. Will asked for my phone number and he left a message, singing "Today I Met the Girl I'm Gonna Marry." I guess he was right. :) The proposal... Apparently he had bigger plans in mind, but once I came over before dinner, he couldn't wait and proposed to me in his living room with just the two of us and the pups. It was perfect. My dress... was a Modern Trousseau Mimi, and I fell in love with the ruching on top, buttons in the back, and sweetheart neckline. It felt very "us" because... it was laid back with Southern touches. We loved watching our family and friends dance all night kicking their shoes off, laugh and eat comfort food, cotton candy, and drinks with striped straws. We honeymooned in... on the beaches of St. Lucia. Photography by Dana Goodson Photography
odds and ends
Katie & Jane share their latest obsessions...
“I'm in the midst of decorating our apartment and have my eye of this pretty blue for the bedroom.” -Katie Benjamin Moore Paint in Birdie's Egg, West Elm, $37
“A classic staple for the dining table come summer -- this blue shade is especially pretty ” - Jane
“This granny-chic doorstop has "Katie Armour" written all over it. Look closer.” - Katie Leopard
Needlepoint Doorstop, Agatha & Louise, $95
Gingham Napkins, scotts of stow, £18
“Never mind that I don't smoke, this black lacquer lighter is terribly chic, don't you think?” -Katie
Elsa Peretti Bean Lighter, Tiffany & Co., $160
“Spring is coming and I intend to greet her wearing this.” -Katie Tom Ford Lip Color in True Coral, Bergdorf Goodman, $48
odds and ends
“We're entering sandal season, and there's no pair I'd rather skip about town in than these denim espadrille wedges.” - Jane
Espadrille Wedge Denim, Marais USA, $110
“This book looks fabulously entertaining. The two penned over five hundred letters to one another. Can you even imagine?!” - Katie The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, Penguin, $30
“The square gold frames give these classic studs an updated look.” - Jane
Freshwater Pearl Square Frame Earrings, doyle & doyle, $135
“This darling lion cub (c. 3000 BC) is a piece from The Dawn of Egyptian Art. I'm looking forward to catching the full exhibit at the Met.” -Jane
The Dawn of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan museum of art, april 10 - August 5 2012
“If the packaging wasn't charming enough, water lily bar soap happens to smell divine too.” -Jane CLAUS PORTO Madrigal – Water Lilly Soap, aaron's apothecary, $17
“At just 2.9" wide, this handsome pocket-sized digital camera would come everywhere with me!” - Jane
Minox 24K Gold-Plated Special Edition DCC 5.1 Digital Camera, adorama, $300
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