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Issue No. 21 October 2012


COACH.COM / LEGACY


October 2012

The Matchbook Girl... prints her favorite checklists from the toolbox. never leaves home without her

Steven Alan coat.

dreams she can dance like

Ginger Rogers.

lines her stoop with freshly carved

pumpkins.

polishes her resume with help from The Levo League. bids on a

fabulous headboard at the Christie's auction.

wallpapers her foyer in

a Hovey sister design. has a serious weakness for

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candy corn.


Oct. 2012 issue No. 21

Staples 10 DATE BOOK 12 NOTE FROM KATE & JANE 16 EDITOR’S WISH LISTS

Autumnal Opulence Best in Show Tailgate Season

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110 DIRECTORY 111 WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG? steven alan

at his Chelsea store location Photography by Rima Campbell

Madeline

112 JUST MARRIED 114 odds & Ends matchbook

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History Lesson

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24 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT...

Roald Dahl

42 PORTRAIT OF A LADY

44 Kindred spirit

Ginger Rogers

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Classic is always in style.

Culture & Living 22 in your words

Your favorite Halloween costumes

26 MAY WE SUGGEST

Book, film and music reviews

30 Happy Memories

Charlotte Moss

34 Dear Matchbook 36 matchbook gallery

Hauntingly Beautiful 38 The icon

The Plaid Shirt

40 gadget girl

Photographer Kelly Moore Clark

48 how to...

Build a jewelry collection

Save 20% on your favorite brands using the exclusive promotion code: Matchbook

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Features 56 Welcome to The Levo League

Meet Amanda Pouchot and Caroline Ghosn, founders of The Levo League 70 Going, Going, Gone!

Behind-the-scenes at Christie’s Interiors

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56 86 The Life Eclectic

An afternoon with Porter and Hollister Hovey

99 American Classics

Steven Alan

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d a t e b o o k : OCTOBER

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Rod Stewart earns his first #1 hit with "Maggie May"

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Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is first published

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Saturday Night Live premieres

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Oscar Wilde is born in Dublin, Ireland

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American fashion designer Ralph Lauren is born in the Bronx

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John Adams marries Abigail Smith

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Columbus Day

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Elizabeth Taylor marries husband #7

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The Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City

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note from: katie + jane

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reetings girls! You may have have noticed some fun changes around here. Don’t you just love a good, old-fashioned makeover? We’re thrilled with the updates and hope you are too. The new features include a toolbox (download your favorite checklists!), an index of all the fabulous folks featured in our archive, a directory of our favorite online resources, and much more. A heartfelt thank you goes out to our friend Max McDonnell for coding our crazy ideas into reality. To say we had a fantastic time putting together our October issue is

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an understatement. Steven Alan’s expansive Chelsea annex blew our minds (we wanted everything...) and the terrifically fun gals at The Levo League have us genuinely excited to polish our resumes. Then there’s the oh-so-lovable Hovey sisters that graciously schlepped their taxidermy swan into Manhattan for a shoot. Their wallpaper collaboration with Anthropologie may just be the most fun thing we’ve seen all year. Oh and remember the time Christie’s Auction house let us loose in their interiors warehouse? A slice of Matchbook heaven!

Photograph by Rima Campbell

Enjoy the stories, explore the site, and please, let us know what you think! We have lots more fun features rolling out over the next few weeks and are anxious for your feedback.

Onward and upward! katie + jane


Katie & Jane's Coach Legacy Favorites The Matchbook girl loves colorful classics so naturally Coach's Legacy collection has us head over heels. From the farmers' market to the dance floor, below are the pieces that have us crushing the hardest!

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1. Tanner Tote in Cognac, $498 2. Haydee Loafer in Carnelian, $188 3. Haircalf Colorblock Mini Crossbody, $198 4. Metallic Leather iPad Clutch, $178 5. Leather Soft Wallet in Cobalt, $118 6. Leather Large Wristlet in Emerald, $108 sponsored by coach

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contributors

the matchbook team rima campbell

Photographer Brooklyn, NY

carol dronsfield

Photographer Brooklyn, NY

Katie Armour

co-founder editorial director Jane Lilly Warren

co-founder creative director Jamie Ericson

copy editor

Katie Evans

illustrator

Erin Newkirk

Writer Minneapolis, MN

rand Niederhoffer

Writer New York, NY

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molly & sally miller

Guest Editors, Bloggers at A Piece of Toast Dallas, TX

Scott Wade

Writer New York, NY

sarah Tolzmann

associate designer Amelia Moye

editorial intern


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1. YSL Nail Lacquer in Bleu Cobalt and Fuchsia Cubiste, Nordstrom, $25 2. J.Crew Paisley Silk Pants, Net-A-Porter, $285 3. Malachite Cocktail Napkins, Caspari, 20 for $5 4. High Society, Amazon, $46 5. Cire Trudon Spray, Jayson Home, $142 6. Merona Croco Clutch, Target, $20 7. 10 Strawberry Street Double Old Fashioned Glass, Bloomingdales, $16 8. Green Aventurine Chandelier Earrings, Taigan, $375 9. Elsa Peretti Lacquer Bangle, Tiffany & Co., $425 16 matchbook


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jane lilly warren, creative director

you don't need 101 reasons to adore this print

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1. Black Dots Artwork, dwell studio, $2,200 2. essie nail polish in devil's advocate, zappos, $8 3. Wedgwood速 Jasper Conran Mosaic 5-Piece Place Setting, bed bath & Beyond, $100 4. Spotted Haircalf Perfect Block Heels, ann taylor, $198 5. Dalmatian, anthropologie, $788 6. White And Black Polka Dot Rug, art & home, $816 7. 6" Black & White Hobnail Cake Stand, sweet & saucy supply, $50 8. Spot Coasters, furbish studio, $18 for 4 18 matchbook


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CHIT CHAT

“Karl Lagerfeld was my best.”

“I had on overalls & Pippy's whole get up. My mom made freckles on my face with an eyeliner pencil. I won an award for it.

@MarielleHe

@DarlingBonnie

“Poison Ivy.” @mmarthaac

“Either a bag of

Jelly-Bellies or a group costume Lawn Ornaments (I went as the reindeer made of white lights).

in your words

@Pagina924

@MatchbookMag: What was your best ever Halloween costume? #chitchat

“A firecracker when I was six!” @marnizarr

“Rainbow Brite,

1986. My mom made the costume herself...! I carried a little Starlight toy, too.

@whitwestbrook

“Monopoly. The

money was my dress, the houses and hotels were my straps, and the silver pieces I made into earrings!

@AbGabGal

“As a former tomboy I

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“I was Madeline in

kindergarten. My mom made the navy coat and spray painted a big hat yellow and added the black ribbon!

@FloridaBelleBAH


“Amelia Earhart - my dad

made a cardboard plane cutout to make it look as though i was sitting in a plane!

@msels89

“My best friend and

I dressed in contrasting colors and carried a hula hoop each - we were a Venn diagram!

@IdesOfMarsh

“Holly Golightly - when she's waking up!” @typed_for_miles

“I found a vintage

crepe dress and was a botticelli renaissance girl with fake flowers woven into my hair.

@KendallHoxsey

“Oscar the Grouch!” @AmandaPearly matchbook

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10 things

Roald Dahl

10 Things You Didn't Know About... Best-selling children’s author Roald Dahl was a curious Englishman with a vivid imagination. Born in 1916 in Wales, he flew fighter planes and worked as an intelligence officer before eventually falling into his trademark macabre storytelling. Some of his most beloved titles include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion of the World, and The Witches. And now, a few lesser known facts... 1. Dahl credited his success

of his operations -- he used it as

years. They had five children

with children to his tactic of

a paperweight.

together: Olivia, Tessa, Theo,

conspiring with young people against adults. "It's the path

Ophelia and Lucy.

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to their affections...Parents

English he also spoke French

8. He preferred to write

and schoolteachers are the

and Swahili.

everything in pencil on

enemy," he once explained.

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He was a very tall man --

yellow legal paper.

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for the James Bond film “You

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Only Live Twice.”

traditional gypsy wagon and

6’5” according to his passport.

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During WWII he was a

He penned the screenplay

it became his writing room. It

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He didn’t begin writing for

fighter pilot in the Royal Air

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Force. After crash-landing

when he had children of his

in the Libyan desert he

own. He wrote all his stories in

suffered major injuries and

a small hut in his garden.

underwent several surgeries.

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Champion of the World.”

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He was buried with a

few of his favorite things including chocolates

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CULTURE CLUB

May We Suggest... O ur picks in books, movies and music this October

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he Life of Objects begins as a classic fairy tale. The poor Irish girl, Beatrice, is whisked away by a rich German Countess due to her exquisite lacework. Leaving her cruel childhood behind, Beatrice is placed in the care of the kind Metzenburgs. Unfortunately, Beatrice is much better off staying in Ireland as the world she just moved into is Berlin in 1938. Here Susanna Moore presents a fairy tale much more in line with the Brothers Grimm than Mother Goose.

On Our Shelf

The Life of Objects by Susanna Moore (Knopf) $25

Available now

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As one of their servants, Beatrice is tasked not with making lace, but with cataloging and packing up the family’s breathtaking art collection for their move from Berlin to their country estate. In many places, The Life of Objects echoes Jane Eyre as the poor Beatrice navigates this new social world. Yet, the brilliance of Moore’s work is that this new social world is crumbling even more than her heroine can imagine.

The art collection that Beatrice helps move soon becomes the collection in need of hiding. As one can expect, this is the same case for the Metzenburgs as well. With the Nazi government closing in and the Red Army on the march, Beatrice is stuck in the middle of history. The great accomplishment of Moore’s work is that she makes us see this moment of history in a new, unexpected way. The naivety of Beatrice and her lack of historical hindsight makes for a vivid, frightening tale.


Ancient Light by John Banville (Knopf) $26

John Banville shows once again why he is considered one of the great living novelists with his understatedly brilliant new work, Ancient Light. As the aging actor Alexander Cleave ruminates on his life’s struggles and success, the story naturally meanders along with his unreliable and fleeting memories. He shares the pain, love and happiness brought to him by the three significant women of his life. Cleave is haunted by these women, from his wife to the middle-aged neighbor, who was his first teenage love, to the daughter whose suicide still haunts him decades later. Available october 2

Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (Picador) $16

The Scientists: A Family

For over 60 years, The Paris Review has been the darling of the literary world. In many respects, this magazine has been the savior of that delectable art form known as the short story. Object Lessons is a celebration of the finest short stories that have graced these precious pages. In a fantastic twist, twenty contemporary writers, including Dave Eggers, Jonathan Lethem, and Jeffrey Eugenides, select their favorite stories from past writers. With an introduction by each contemporary writer, works by such masters as Jorge Luis Borges, Daniel Barthelme, and Raymond Carver, are seen in a brand new light.

Marco Roth, the co-founder of one of the finest literary journals around, the openly high-brow n+1, finally puts his money where his mouth is. In The Scientists, Roth has presented a vivid display of his gift and opened family wounds for all to see. When his aunt hints at his father’s sexuality in her own memoir, Roth re-explores his relationship with his father, who died of AIDs that he claimed was contracted from his medical practice. Peering into his life of Manhattan privilege, Roth pulls the shades back on his family and with elegant prose, gives us all a heart-wrenching tour.

Available october 2

Memoir by Marco Roth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $23

Available now

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On The Stereo

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

Accessible without being overly fluffy, the new album by this Brit-pop phenom is eminently listenable. This genre-mashing crossover is just as at home in the club as on your headphones during a pensive commute. Available october 9 Taylor Swift - Red

At times anthemic, at times sweet, but it is at all time heartfelt. Taylor Swift's new album is a carefully crafted, catchy bit of pop perfection, with all of the trademark Swift moments: songs to make you dance, and songs to make you cry. Available october 22

At The Box Office Wuthering Heights

Taking a homeless boy ( James Howson) into his family, an English farmer gets more than he bargained for when the boy begins a passionate relationship with the farmer's daughter (Kaya Scodelario). This brooding rendition of Wuthering Heights is an intense take upon the beloved Emily BrontĂŤ tale. In theatersoctober 5 Smashed

When a young married couple have built a relationship ship on laughs, fun, and a whole lot of drinking, what is left when Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a schoolteacher, finds she needs to get sober? Kate and Charlie (Aaron Paul) attempt to negotiate their relationship, while Kate takes on the awkward task of facing up to her lies and tattered relationships In theaters october 12

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Text By Katie Armour

Happy Memories

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esign aficionados will welcome decorating doyenne Charlotte Moss’ latest addition to their bookshelf. The new title, A Visual Life, is hot off the Rizzoli press this month and bound to win the heart of souvenir-saving Matchbook girls everywhere. Pairing the personal scrapbooks of stylish women in history with her own personal mementos, Moss explores the deeply personal art of preserving memories. The book’s colorful pages draw from countless pieces of memorabilia collected by Moss over the years from White House dinner menus of Jacqueline Kennedy to cherished copies of Fleur Cowles’ short-lived Flair magazine. Matchbook asked Moss to share a few details on her endlessly inspiring archive.

wanted to fill in certain years, What has been the most of inspiring archives! How did add more...and so it goes. interesting or surprising thing you go about acquiring these I have spent days reading you’ve found in a historical wonderful bits and pieces of these magazines. Everything scrapbook or notebook to history? about them fascinates me, date? the editorial, the lifestyles of I have been a reader and the time, even the ads. Overall, it is the personal a researcher my entire life messages, written or visual and have been collecting as -- the insight into the heart long as I can remember. My of others. They recorded magazine archive includes a part of their life that approximately 50 years of adds measurably to our House Beautiful, House & understanding of them. Garden, Vogue and Harper’s This is something that no Bazaar. About 25 years ago I biographer could ever get had a windfall when a dealer to... Self-revelation suggests received a large collection honesty and generosity that and gave me a call. Then I I admire. You have quite the collection

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Of all the pieces from history you’ve acquired, what is your most treasured piece?

It is not the piece, but what I have learned that I treasure. What are your favorite things to save for your own personal scrapbooks?

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really important to me, to was it like collaborating with revisit them is such a gift. If Deborah Needleman, Pamela I had not taken those photos Fiori, Candy Pratts Price, Alexa I would have to rely on my Hampton, and Deeda Blair? memory -- imagine that! All of those moments have All of these women are incredible memories attached amazing on so many levels. They are good friends that -- happy memories. clip, catalog, and archive We love that the book has things that are important to been organized by theme them and they are all very -- was there a particular different. I love that..,similar, section you enjoyed putting but different. I am very grateful that they agreed together most? to share their thoughts and The last section! [laughs] their process in this book. Seriously, they were pretty I know they will inspire so much equal. Overall, it many people. They inspire was agonizing sometimes me. You now have several because it is so personal. wonderful titles in print -

The book has an impressive list of contributors. What

what do you hope A Visual Life will contribute to the

Charlotte Moss library?

Something very different. This book is about how I think, my process -professional and personal. Keeping scrapbooks about moments and events in our life, times that can not be recaptured, is so important. You are creating a family history in the process. I hope this book might encourage more people to do the same. As Candy Pratts Price says in the book, it lets her save the days of her life. Amen to that. A Visual Life will be published by Rizzoli on October 30th and is currently available for preorder on Amazon.

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ETIQUETTE

Dear Matchbook,

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Every time I think about throwing a party, I get overwhelmed

by the guest list. I’m fortunate to have lots of friends. How do I keep the guest list manageable

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This is a question I get asked a lot! One of the things my fabulously social grandmother always said about our generation is that everyone assumes they should be invited to everything. “Back in the day,” she explained, people had more frequent, but smaller parties and as long as everyone was eventually included, all was well. Interesting that this was an era well before social media, so parties provided much needed catch-up time with good friends. Parties were a little more intimate. And as

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a host, you made sure you spent time with each of your guests. Borrowing from that logic, we aim to throw several smaller parties for various groups and one big party as the catchall. {The big party is usually when the weather is nice, so we can include the outdoor space for added room.} The smaller parties celebrate our bonds of friendship and shared interests. A homecoming bonfire for school friends, a dinner party for work friends, an Oscar awards party for film buffs, a cocktail party for newer friends, a casual weekend brunch for close friends. If you think about how you met/know your friends, you’ll see they naturally fall into segments

too. Don’t be afraid to mix up groups, introduce friends to friends. People are much less likely to be offended to not be included or that you didn’t include their best friend if they don’t know everyone who is coming. Subtle things like having a theme and talking about why this theme is relevant to all who were invited also signals to your guests – and people who might ask why they weren’t included – that there was careful thought behind the invitation. One parting piece of advice. One of my dear friends has decided to make her parties social media free zones. So, no accidental sightings on Instagram or Facebook. Smart.


#fabulouslysocial Party Ideas for October Bonfire S’mores Bar

Our favorite of all fall parties. Head to the backyard fire pit and serve up a menu of gourmet s’mores. You didn’t get all those badges in Girl Scouts for nothing! Roller Skating Party

It’s National Roller Skating Month! Get some friends together, rent out the rink, queue up an '80s music station on Pandora, and get ready to roll. (Slow skate optional.) Halloween Costume Party

Just a few tricks, lots of treats. We always go with a black and white theme, layering patterns like chevron and tribal for depth. Throw in a few punches of orange with food and drink.

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On the popular holiday party nights

{Halloween, Valentine’s

Day, winter holidays}, I am

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occasionally invited to more than one party. Is it

rude to party hop?

Totally depends on what type of party, how you know the host, and how large the guest list is. An intimate birthday party? Not cool to bail halfway through. Halloween costume parties for 100+? Probably ok to split time. Your boss’s annual fete? Proceed with caution. Pick up your cues from the wording on the invitation and the time range given. Also, be transparent. When

RSVP’ing to the second party, make sure you let the host know that you wouldn’t miss their amazing party for the world, but that you have one other stop before you head on over at 8pm. {If it’s that 100+ person rager you know is going to go on until 2 in the morning...} If it’s the first party of the evening, spend at least an hour fully engaged in the scene. Seek out your hosts and thank them for their hospitality. Stick to your timeline. Don’t be overly apologetic, but also don’t throw your popularity all over the place. Be discreet, be gracious, and be thankful. Or else you’ll find yourself doing less party hopping and more party hoping.

Erin Newkirk is the CEO and CoFounder of Red Stamp, a company on a mission to make relationships stronger. For real-time tips on being #fabulouslysocial Download the free, award-winning Red Stamp app from the iTunes App Store - Like Red Stamp on Facebook - Or drop Erin a tweet at @redstamp_ erin or an email at erin@redstamp. com. She’ d love to hear from you! Items: Antique Mercury Pumpkins, Z. Gallerie, from $20 • Leather Guest Book, Graphic Image, $89 • Red Stamp Electronic Invite, Red Stamp

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the icon

The Plaid Shirt

Scotch Pl aid S h i r t, L .L .B e a n , $40

Whether it's dressed down with boyfriend jeans or up with a sequin skirt, the plaid shirt is a versatile classic that stands test of time. This fall catch the Matchbook girls sporting plaid with abandon... J .C r e w H o l d e n P l a i d, N e t-A -P o r t e r , $78

Merona Classic Plaid S h i r t, Ta r g e t, $20

Blogger Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow pulls off the plaid trend with serious style.

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Etoile Isabel M a r a n t, N e t-A P o r t e r , $3 70

Ta r ta n D r o p B a c k S h i r t, T o p s h o p, $56

Longsleeve Check S h i r t, T o p s h o p, $58

Shrunken Retropl aid B o y s h i r t, M a d e w e l l , $70

P e n f i e l d H av e r h i l l F l a n n e l S h i r t, M a d e w e l l , $80

Rangley Flannel Camp S h i r t, L .L .B e a n , $40

pair it with... Tory Burch E d d i e Pat e n t F l at s , N e t-A P o r t e r , $225

Moto Indigo Baxter Jeans, T o p s h o p, $80

J .C r e w J u d e P l a i d, N e t-A -P o r t e r , $88

L e g a c y L e at h e r D u f f l e , C o a c h , $348

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TECH SMART

photographer Kelly Moore Clark

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ouisiana-based photographer Kelly Moore Clark could never seem to find the perfect bag for her equipment. Naturally, the go-getting Matchbook girl designed one herself ! Her company, Kelly Moore Bag, now sells a variety of stylish camera carriers that are both functional and fun. Whether she's teaching a workshop for fellow photography aficionados or shooting a glamorous editorial, Kelly relies on technology to keep her on top of her game. Read on for the dish on this charming southern entrepreneur's favorite gadgets.

on kelly’s wish list I have always wanted to get a record player and I think my daughters would really enjoy it. They both love music and Posey, my oldest daughter, loves to dance. 1

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kelly’s favorite gadgets I just got this camera body and it is amazing!

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These watches come in fabulous colors and the company gives back to help those in need.

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This is our newest bag. It's so comfy wearing as a backpack while traveling, messenger style while on a photo shoot, and then will also convert to a one strap purse style shoulder bag.

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I have been doing a lot a canning lately using the fresh veggies from our garden and this tool has been handy. It allows me to core all veggies super quick and easy and with very little clean up. A must have for the kitchen!

I go through a lot of iPhone cases and this one is by far my favorite! I love the nest details.

1. Crosley Turntable, Urban Outfitters, $160 2. Ice Cream Maker, Cuisinart, $90 3. EOS 5D MarkIII, Canon, $3,499 4. Watch, Hello Somebody, $22 5. The Corer, Pampered Chef, $11 6. Convertible Backpack, Kelly Moore, $229 7. Bird's Nest Snap Case, Incase, $35 matchbook

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PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Text by Amelia Moye

“Backwards and in High Heels”

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inger Rogers, best known as the beloved blonde haired, blue-eyed dance partner of Fred Astaire, entered the world as a small town girl from Missouri. Born Virginia Katherine McMath in 1911, she was nicknamed Ginger after her cousin had trouble pronouncing Virginia. The name Rogers came from a stepfather whose surname she adopted. Her mother Lela encouraged young Ginger to take singing, dancing, and acting lessons. "My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months," Rogers later recalled. By age fifteen the young girl from Missouri had become the champion Charleston dancer in all of Texas. Ginger and Lela went on the road so the budding star could perform vaudeville acts across the South and Midwest. By age 18 Rogers was singing onstage in New York City and at 22 she caught her first big break -- a supporting role opposite a young Fred Astaire in “Flying Down to Rio.” Their song and dance stole the show and the rest is showbiz history. Over the next six years the Astaire and Rogers partnered in eight films singing and dancing their way to celebrity status. Though the dancing cou-

ple had great fun onscreen sparks never flew when they were off. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Rogers also took on dramatic roles and in 1941 found herself accepting an Academy Award for her performance as a hardworking Pennsylvania girl in “Kitty Fowl.” She wept on stage accepting the Oscar and in true Matchbook girl fashion thanked, "...the one who has stood by

me faithfully: my mother." After her Oscar win Rogers acting career continued to flourish onstage and onscreen. She took Carol Channing’s place as the lead in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and participated in summer stock productions of stage classics such as “Annie Get Your Gun” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” At one point she even had her own

Sure he was great, but don't forget Ginger Rogers did everything he did backwards...and in high heels! Bob Thaves

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nightclub act, though, as a strict Christian Scientist, the actress never smoked and very rarely drank. She loved to exercise (golfing and swimming were among her favorite pastimes) and was married five times -- all of which, sadly, ended in divorce.

By the time she passed away at age 83, Rogers was a Broadway and Hollywood legend having acted in over seventy films. Her six decades in the industry earned her the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in 1992 and naturally, the admiration

of millions around the globe. When asked what she was proudest of the ever optimistic Rogers replied, “The most important thing in anyone’s life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift.� matchbook

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How To... Build a Jewelry Collection


Safe Keeping store your gems in style...

Wolf Designs Jewelry Case, Amazon, $22 • Round Metallic Jewelry Case, Tiffany & Co, $75 • Jewelry Roll, Tiffany & Co., $250 • Robinson Tiny Jewelry Case, Tory Burch, $85• Betsy Jewelry Roll, Leontine Linens, $105 • Red Jewelry Roll, Asprey, $605 • Jewelry Box L arge in Indigo, Asprey, $3,600 • Round Jewelry Box, Smy thson, $395

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The Classics Twelve forever pieces that will never go out of style... 1. Pearl Necklace 2. Pearl Studs 3. Diamond Studs 4. Gold Signet Ring 5. Cartier Tank Watch 6. Gold Link Bracelet 7. Hermes Bangles 8. Cartier Love Ring 9. Maltese Cross Cuff 10. Van Cleef & Arpels Clover 11. Elsa Peretti Bean Earrings 12. David Yurman Cable Bracelet

Pearl Neckl ace, Tiffany & Co., $3,400 • Pearl Earrings, Tiffany & Co., $150 • Solitaire Diamond Earrings, Tiffany & Co., $1,500 • Oval Signet Ring, Tiffany & Co., $1,700 • Tank Solo Watch, Cariter, $4,100 • Twist Link Bracelet, Tiffany & Co., $2,900 • Hermes H Bangle, Hermes, $610 • Yellow Gold Love Ring, Cartier, $1,525 • Kenneth Jay L ane Cuff, Net-A-Porter, $400 • Stone Hinged Cuff, Verdura, $38,500 • Alhambra Stud Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, $3,000 • Elsa Peretti Bean Earrings, Tiffany & Co., $975 • Amethyst Color Cl assics Bracelet, David Yurman, $775

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” Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.” Sonja Henie

Birthstones January

Garnet February

Amethyst March

Aquamarine April

Diamond May

Emerald June

Pearl

July

Ruby August

Peridot, Onyx September

Sapphire October

Opal, Tourmaline November

Citrine, Topaz December

Turquoise

Garnet Studs Earrings, Zales, $49 • Amethyst Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • Aquamarine Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • ¼ Carat Diamond Stud Earrings, Zales, $319 • Emerald Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • Honora Pearl Stud Earrings, Zales, $80 • Ruby Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • Peridot Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • Sapphire Stud Earrings, Zales, $42 • Opal Stud Earrings, Zales, $42 • Citrine Stud Earrings, Zales, $49 • Turquoise Stud Earrings, 1000 Jewels, $50

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Metals Gold

Gold Plated

Silver

Coveted for its rarity and luster, gold is the most easily worked of all metals. Pure gold is typically too soft for use in jewelry, so it is often mixed with copper or zinc. When buying gold pieces, keep durability in mind.

A base metal electroplated with gold. The thin gold layer will wear off faster than gold-filled pieces.

A very soft metal that is, like gold, commonly mixed with other metals to improve durability. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% of another metal, typically copper.

White Gold

Sterling silver that has been gold plated. The highest quality Gold Vermeil is 24K.

A combination of pure gold and other white metals, such as zinc, nickel, platinum and silver. It is very durable and resistant to tarnish. White gold is a budget friendly alternative to platinum.

Gold-Filled

Rose Gold

Gold bonded to a base metal alloy such as nickel or brass. All exterior areas are solid gold.

Gold combined with copper to create a warm, reddish hue. The intensity of the rose gold lightens or darkens over time depending upon the amount of copper used.

Gold Vermeil

Silver Plate

A thin layer of silver placed over a base metal. Silver in this form is very thin and wears off easily. Platinum

A silvery, white metal that is regarded as more precious than gold. It is heavier than gold and costs significantly more.

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Reading List

Jewels: A Secret History, Amazon, $13 Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design, Amazon, $36

Amazing Cartier: Jewelry Design Since 1937, Amazon, used f rom $70

700 Years of Jewellry, Amazon, $23 Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, Amazon, $35 Bulgari, Amazon, $68

” Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.” Jean de la Bruyere

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A Famous Gem

Make them Sparkle

Taylor-Burton Diamond

Gold

In 1969 Richard Burton bought Elizabeth Taylor a 69.42 carat diamond from Cartier after a Sotheby’s auction. He paid over $1 million for what was renamed the “Taylor-Burton Diamond” and agreed to allow the jeweler to display the piece for a limited time in New York and Chicago. More than 6,000 people a day waited in line at the Fifth Avenue store to get a glimpse of the stone. Taylor had Cartier remount the diamond as a pendant necklace -- it was simply too big to wear as a ring. She first wore the piece publically (while accompanied by armed security guards) at Princess Grace of Monaco’s fortieth birthday party in Monte Carlo.

Simply add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to two cups warm water. Allow your gold jewelry to soak for fifteen minutes. For extra shine lightly scrub with a soft toothbrush. Rinse and dry. Diamonds

Add ¼ cup ammonia to one cup warm water. Soak diamonds for twenty minutes. Lightly scrub stone and setting with a soft toothbrush. Rinse and lay flat to dry. Pearls

Do not soak your pearls -- it may cause the string to stretch. Instead dampen a cotton cloth with a mixture of a few drops of dishwashing liquid to two cups warm water. Polish each pearl individually and allow to air dry. Silver

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Directory the Matchbook girl’s favorite baubles... Anita Ko

BaubleBar Blanca Monros Gomez Bulgari Cartier Charm & Chain Dannijo David Yurman Doyle & Doyle Elva Fields Finn Jewelry Fred Leighton Harry Winston Hermes Ippolita Jennifer Meyer Kendra Scott Kenneth Jay Lane Loren Hope Lulu Frost Melissa Joy Manning Mikimoto Oliphant Solange Azagury-Partridge Stella & Dot swell caroline Tiffany & Co.

SwellCaroline ADDICTIVE COSTUME JEWELRY

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Amanda Pouchot and Caroline Ghosn launched The Levo League this past year to help young women around the world achieve their loftiest career goals. The now thriving online social network not only lists career opportunities, but also hosts video chats with some of our business heros, provides mentoring resources, encourages peer networking, and much, much more. Based in the heart of New York just off bustling Union Square, The Levo League headquarters has become a manifestation of their inspiring mission. We sat down with Amanda and Caroline to get the full story behind their unique meeting place for women to celebrate and motivate.

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Y o u t w o m e t w h i l e w o r ki n g at M c K i n s e y. D o y o u r e m e m b e r w h at i t wa s y o u bonded over?

The first night of orientation activities McKinsey took all new consultants bowling. We were both getting our bowling shoes together and I noticed Caroline had on a pair Amanda:

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of coveted Chanel flats. We became fast friends.

a n d S ta n f o r d] – b e h o n e s t,

We had both moved out from California, so we instantly felt empathetic for each other. Our friendship really set the groundwork from the very beginning.

Yes! But it’s all out of fun. School pride is important and there is always an obligatory “Go Bears” moment when anything Stanford is discussed. However, Stanford and Berkeley share many core values. We may be rivals, but we’re also great partners.

Caroline:

We love that you went to riva l c o l l e g e s [ UC B e r k e l e y

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W h at i n s p i r e d y o u t o g o c r e at e t h e L e v o L e a g u e ?

Our personal experiences! I felt lonely transitioning from college to the working world. I didn’t know where to look for a mentor or where to seek professional guidance and support. We launched Levo to create a community of young professionals, mentors, and companies who are engaged in supporting each other personally and professionally. We are using technology to facilitate the advancement of women in the workforce and preparing Gen Y women to be the future leaders of all facets of society. Levo is our proposed solution! A:

D i d y o u a lway s e n v i s i o n y o u r s e lv e s b e c o m i n g e ntrepreneurs?

Absolutely, yes. I went to Stanford in part to learn from Silicon Valley, and was very involved in student entrepreneurship there. I believe that entrepreneurs can solve some of the world’s most complex issues through unprecedented avenues and creativity. C:

Not at all! I was planning to go to grad school to be A:

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We are preparing Gen Y women to be the future leaders of all facets of society. Levo is our proposed solution!

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a professor of organizational behavior. I wanted to research institutional leadership development. Interestingly enough, I feel that as an entrepreneur I am able to have the same impact I would have had researching and lecturing. It's just different. I can't imagine doing anything other than what I am doing right now. W h y s h o u l d M at c h b o o k girls use your social network?

First and foremost, a Matchbook girl can benefit from our job opportunities across industries, as well as learn from some of the "do's and don'ts" that our mentors and community members share. Levo’s smart design and chic aesthetic are right on target with the Matchbook girl! We will soon be launching some additional features that we really believe you will love. C:

Y o u h av e a l o t o n y o u r p l at e s ! H o w d o y o u t w o share the workload?

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vide and conquer. Amanda A m a n d a , w h at ' s o n e t h i n g is focused on building a vi- w e 'd b e s u r p r i s e d t o brant community of young l e a r n a b o u t C a r o l i n e ? women who are the essence of Levo and keeping A : She can sing! She can her pulse on Gen Y. I’m really sing and make up responsible for branding a song on the spot about and business development, anything. and I work closely with the product team and Levo's A n d C a r o l i n e , w h at a b o u t investors. Amanda? W e l o v e t h at y o u r h e a d quarters

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The fast pace and the career-driven atmosphere. It feels as though everyone in NYC is doing something and going all out! A:

She is bubblier and more outgoing than I am, but can also be much stricter! We play off of each other as yin and yang "parents." C:

Y o u h av e l o t s o f b i g p l a n s for the Levo League up y o u r s l e e v e s . W h at a r e y o u m o s t l o o k i n g f o rwa r d t o n e x t ?

I love how cosmopolitan C : I can't wait to reveal and diverse Manhattan is. some of what we have up It energizes you. our sleeves over the next few weeks. We will be one W h at h a s b e e n t h e m o s t big step closer to helping g r at i f y i n g m o m e n t o r Gen Y women achieve their o c c a s i o n i n L e v o L e a g u e dream careers. We hope that you will stay tuned, h i s t o r y t h u s fa r ? follow us on Facebook and A : There are so many. on Twitter (@levoleague), Facilitating relationships and participate in the next between women who can chapter of our journey! help one another find a job or a career-driven Count the roommate – it’s the most M at c h b o o k rewarding feeling. girls in! C:

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Carol ine’s

Matchbook Questionnaire Tea or coffee?

Both . And in extrem es.) I c o l l e c t...

Ever y thi ng

Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris, and New York have been my homes and they are like complementary siblings - you can never love one more, you just love them differently. Fav o r i t e c i t y ?

S p r i n g o r fa l l ?

I pref er summer.

Bloom of choice?

Black calla lilies or white sakura branches St yle icon?

I'm inspired by the collective street style of the women here in NYC Linens?

Fog linen by Yumiko Sekine. C h i n a pat t e r n ?

White china in organic shapes I ’ m l u s t i n g a f t e r ...

S piked sm oki ng slip p ers Most prized possession?

My time. I use it very carefully and always try to remember that it is finite and that I can't forget to appreciate it. Girl crush?

My sisters Nadine and Maya Boy crush?

My long-time lo ve, Nic holas I lo ve to rest and cook with my f r iends.

O n w e e k e n d s ...

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Amanda’s

Matchbook Questionnaire Tea or coffee?

I'm trying to drink green tea...

Pretty cards people have sent me over the years

I c o l l e c t. . .

Fav o r i t e c i t y ?

Any small surf town S p r i n g o r fa l l ?

Spring

Bloom of choice?

Country roses Linens?

Ralph Lauren Home C h i n a pat t e r n ?

I dream of owning Mottahedeh Blue Lace. They are beautiful Cal colors! Go Bears! I’m lusting after...

A full Rag & Bone wardrobe with full Giseppe Zanotti shoe collection Most prized possession?

Peanut, my kitten! Girl crush?

S enator Kirsten Gil libr and Boy crush?

Jack Dorsey I'm moving and outside as much as possible!

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Y o u ’ v e b e e n at C h r i s t i e ’ s s i n c e 2 001 a n d h av e w o r k e d i n s e v e r a l d epa r t m e n t s . How has y o u r r o l e e v o lv e d o v e r t h e pa s t e l e v e n y e a r s ?

role for many years, but in a variety of departments, most notably the Iconic Collections department in which we sold celebrity collection property. This department really allowed for a lot of freedom and creativity in terms of marketing and packaging the sales.

with a number of decorative arts markets and my team building and financial management skills, but it was my role in the Iconic Collections Department that really taught me how to approach Interiors as a merchandising and marketing opportunity rather than just another decorative arts sale.

I started out as an administrator in the wine department - a market that had little to do with the art history I had just spent four years studying. After a year W h at d o e s y o u r c u r r e n t or two of that I started to p o s i t i o n a s H e a d o f I n- W h at i s t h e m o s t u nteriors demand? usual piece you’ve ever work more in the business seen auctioned? management side of the de- In my role now I rely heavily partment. I carried that same on my experience working Well, I’ve worked in depart 74

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ments ranging from Pop Culture to American Indian Art, so I have seen a wide range. In 2006 I worked on an auction celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Trek and we sold a life size space pod from the show. That was pretty wild. With so many incredible p i e c e s at y o u r d i s p o s a l , how do you go about c u r at i n g t h e s a l e s ?

The specialists on my team really have a key role in the curating. They each have a specific area of expertise, and when they are evaluating property for sale, they are acutely aware of what the market wants and what will fall flat. My role once we have amassed these 1000 lot sales is to really comb through and see what is visually compelling, what has a particularly interesting story or great provenance, or what may resonate with what is going on in the design world. Auction provides such a unique and rare opportunity to acquire truly one-of-a-kind pieces, so I also try to highlight the unique and rare for our buyers. Is there anywhere in pa r t i c u l a r you look f o r i n s p i r at i o n ?

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look through paint chips, fabric and wallpaper samples, and fashion magazines for this. The J.Crew catalogue is also a great source of color inspiration. I was a Domino fan, so I always look at Matchbook and Lonny and also The Selby and Pinterest. We also have the opportunity to offer property from iconic American designers like Dorothy Draper, Tony Duquette, and Billy Haines. I like to look through their old designs for ideas as well. W h at i s o n e t h i n g w e might be surprised to

well. Bidders have the option of bidding in person, on the I think people would be sur- phone, or online in the comprised to learn how demo- fort of their own homes or cratic and easy the auction offices. process really is. There is a I f y o u c o u l d b u y a n y perceived exclusivity sur- o n e p i e c e i n t h e u p c o m rounding auction, but in fact i n g O c t o b e r s a l e , w h at our galleries are open to the w o u l d y o u c h o o s e ? public seven days a week and We have these large scale all of our auctions, with the French blue and white paintexception of a small hand- ed cast-iron Jardinières from ful, are open to the public as the 19th century that are well. We encourage poten- amazing. I have never seen tial buyers to come and in- anything like them. Everyspect property in person, but thing from their scale to the if they are unable, each item lions heads on either side to is available for view online as learn about the tion process?

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their patina makes them truly fabulous. W h at i s y o u r fav o r i t e a s p e c t o f w o r k i n g at Christie’s?

Hands down the people are what makes Christie's so special. I love working with an international group of colleagues who are so immersed and accomplished in their respective fields. It’s as if I work alongside several hundred art history professors from every imaginable field. The ability to be around such a vast variety of property from every collecting category is also truly amazing. W h at a d v i c e d o y o u h av e f o r y o u n g w o m e n i n t e rested in a career in the auction business?

Getting into the auction business is extremely competitive, but I think we do reward hard work and experience above all. Excel in your art history courses, intern in the arts during college as much as you can, and definitely include an auction house in the mix if possible. Like any other industry, auction is one in which you must pay your dues, but I have found if you put your head down and work hard in your internship or entry level job, you will succeed. Be patient. Hard work does pay off.

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Porter Hovey says reaching for her glass of rose, perfectly stacked bangles jangling with the motion. “I think everyone feels awkward in high school, but I truly felt: wow, no one gets me. It was classic angst.”

once were. Their unique aesthetic and eye for eclectic imagery has garnered them a dedicated following within the New York design community. In 2009, the New York Times heralded them as pioneers of “The New Antiquarian” trend and they have Porter is perched comfort- The Hoveys are by anyone’s been featured on blogs and in ably atop a leather sofa in her measure a far cry from the magazines such as Elle Décor Williamsburg loft, which she KC high school misfits they 88

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and House Beautiful, as well as Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. “People in design are looking back at what’s classic right now. Back to great quality, craftsmanship and things that tell a more unique story,” says Hollister. “It’s a moment that’s referential to the past. But it’s also simple and beautiful.” For the Hovey sisters, the home is a Proustian canvas where objects evoke vacations past and furniture pieces, many bequeathed to them after the passing of their mother in 2002, are photo albums in 3D. In their apartment, taxidermy shares pride of place with the kind of large paintings that you more typically see in Virginia museums on colonial America. An infantry of tiny figurine soldiers adorn a mantelpiece next to the couch and small hatboxes, and vintage suitcases are piled precariously next to a tufted sofa. “A home should tell the story of who you are,” says Hollister. “It should give a picture of your life.” The statement is one of the cornerstones of Hovey Design, the sisters’ recently launched interiors company and one that encapsulates 90

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the decorative zeitgeist of their newly minted homewares collaboration with Anthropologie, which debuted this September.

for people doing unique things. And what Porter and Hollister do with their home is so cool. I felt in my gut it would be a great collaboration. They add this aweThe Anthropologie Homesome refined edge that I had wares line came about afin my mind,” Carly says of ter Anthropologie Designer the process. Carly Blumberg Ackley tapped the girls as collabo- The first edition in the colration material. “Anthro- laboration is a wallpaper that pologie’s look is so eclectic. features unique, whimsiThey’re constantly looking cal items from the Hovey’s 92

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out our years,“ says Porter. For the shoot, Hollister and Porter turned their house into a studio, setting up a seamless in the living room and borrowing Porter’s lights to photograph the contents of their home piece by piece. The resulting product is a concise, curated vision of the girls’ home. “It has a masculine anglophile feel that’s two parts Ernest Hemingway, with a touch of Mid-Century Modern,” Carly says of the papers. The Hovey’s self-professed love of “doodads and trinkets” seems poised to go mainstream. The line is to be preceded by a bigger collection that will land in stores this holiday, followed by the launch of Heirloom Modern, their book published by Rizzoli out later this March. When pressed on the sisters’ recent string of successes, they answer with characteristic modesty: “If you can be completely honest and dork out and be completely who you are and say what you really love, then the world is big enough that you find loads of people who are actually a lot like you.”


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f we had to shop at one place for the rest of our lives, we would be more than content doing it at Steven Alan.

For over fifteen years the impossibly cool fashion designer been reinventing American classics and doing it with style. He not only designs clothes under his own eponymous label, but also sells designs by fellow Matchbook favorites such as Lauren Moffatt, Clare Vivier, and Isabel Marant. With his own goods in more than three hundred stores worldwide he's clearly destined to be an American classic. We stopped by Steven’s new Chelsea store to see the sprawling space and pick Steven’s brain on the best of fall style.

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What three words would

New Yorker. Was it culture

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shock going to college

Steven Al an brand?

in Arizona and Southern

Subversive, classic, artful Who in your life has influenced your st yle?

My cousin who grew up on the West Coast; I grew up in New York. He’s always been into fashion and it's always great getting his point of view. You’re a born and raised

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in smaller brands seems to grow.

California? Did either pl ace

This Chelsea annex is

influence your st yle?

your newest and biggest

Yes, I really liked getting away f rom everything I knew L.A. was great, particularly living in Venice. How has the fashion world changed since you l aunched your very first retail store in 1994?

Every year the interest

location here in New York. How did you settle upon Chelsea?

I enjoy visiting the art openings in the area and often eat at Cookshop. I thought it would be amazing to be on the High Line. It’s also fun and exciting opening in an area with very little retail.


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You clearly have a knack for finding new talent. Who are some emerging designers you're particul arly keen on at the moment?

No. 6, Sea, Hope, Our Legacy, and Shinola Like you, we’re big on the cl assics. What are three pieces every young woman should have in her wardrobe this fall?

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breasted blazer that is timeless and transitions easily f rom day to evening. The Flora Dress – It’s an elegant, longer-length dress that can be very edgy, depending on how it’s styled. It can be layered and worn more casually and looks great with boots and tights or on its own for a more formal occasion. The Lilly Bag – It’s so versatile which is why

women have been loving it so far this fall. It’s a dual-compartment shoulder bag with a removable strap to convert into a clutch. You always seem to have a cool, new project up your sleeve. What’s up next for Steven Al an?

Working on building the home goods part of the business and more fun collaborations.


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Cameras Favorite city?

New York

Spring or fall?

Fall

Bloom of choice?

Peonies

Style icon?

Dylan Linens?

Old linen sheets are the best. China pattern?

Iron Stone

I’m lusting after...

A weekend place Most prized possession?

A Chris Johanson painting that I purchased from Aaron Rose many years ago Girl crush?

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7. Cropped PJ Top, $198 and PJ Short, $135 8. GATHERED SWEATER, $248 9. Dominga Dress, $295 10. Cindy Top, $225 11. Shrunken Fit Reverse Seam Shirt in Gingham, $168

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may we suggest...

A Piece of Toast facebook twitter Pinterest instagram website

on our shelf Ancient Light by John Banville

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The Levo League instagram facebook twitter website

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christie's tumblr twitter pinterest facebook website

Porter Hovey instagram twitter website

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Steven Alan facebook twitter website

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Hollister Design website tumblr facebook Hollister Hovey instagram twitter blog

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Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story The Scientist: A Family Memoir by Marco Roth The Life of Objects by Susanna Moore at the box office Wuthering Heights Smashed on the stereo Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Taylor Swift - Red


in her bag

Madeline! illustrator kristina hultkrantz imagines the fabulous finds inside madeline'S BAG. Adore these children's books by Ludwig Bemelmans as much as we do? The print is ALSO available in Kristina's etsy shop!

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just married

Michael & Kristen Mills The Location...

Saint Petersburg, Florida at The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Gold Club We met...

Mike had our family and dearest friends come to our old Florida beach house. He proposed after dinner. Everyone else knew. It was perfect.

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was a gorgeous Priscilla of Boston gown with a pearl and crystal bodice. I felt like royalty. It felt very "us" because...

I was being set up with his brother, but met Mike instead. Instant love. The proposal...

My dress...

we Our wedding was small and intimate. The room was overflowing with love, warmth, and the presence of the Lord... Oh and candles, lots of candles! We honeymooned in...

We honeymooned in Los Cabos at Las Ventanas resort. Amazingly overindulgent!

Photography by Michael Schuhmann


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odds and ends

Katie & Jane share their latest obsessions...

"Living a 20 minute stroll from Bergdorfs is a very dangerous thing. This book celebrating their 111th anniversary is great fun..." - Katie

"These colorful specs make a fun statement!" - Jane

"I'm smitten with Leontine's applique monograms, and this pouch is ideal for traveling." - Jane

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"A fabulous tribute from one artist to another..." - Katie

"My go-to shade for fall." - Katie

"I adore the Quadrille zig zag table surface on this little side table." - Jane

"The rich tweed texture makes this the perfect fall pullover." - Jane

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See you next month! In the meantime, we hope you’ll j oin us on our adventures on

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Matchbook Magazine, October 2012 Issue