Tastemakers’ Guide to Fall
Wed, October 13, 2010
Tastemakers Guide to Fall
Trick-or-treating with my boys. This year we’re using the special FEED Trick-or-Treat candy bags that benefit UNICEF.
Our house in Southampton.
I always pack my L.L. Bean tote with my favorite textured sweater, cords and waterproof boots for walking on the beach.
This fall, I love how easy and stylish a poncho is.
Café Sabarsky’s special mulled wine—it makes me feel like I’m in a Swiss ski chalet.
Grant Thatcher, Publishing Editor, LUXE City Guides
In the UK, digging in the vegetable garden and planting the asparagus bed. In Hong Kong, keeping out of the heat and planting loofah seeds!
Bangkok is only two hours from Hong Kong and it’s shopping/spa central at crazy prices.
A swimsuit, sunglasses and a Stieg Larsson book is all you’ll need.
No matter the season, a Negroni made with Punt e Mes or Carpano Antica vermouth never fails to warm my cockles.
Lulu deKwiatkowski, Founder, Designer Lulu DK Fabrics
Horseback riding through the colored leaves. My father used to live in Greenwich where we did this yearly. Now we’re in LA and the color change isn’t as extreme, but there is a beautiful park called Tree Park that still gives me a little feeling of the East Coast fall.
When you have two-year-old twins and are expecting another boy, there is no such thing as a weekend excursion.
A Nikon D300 to capture every moment of every season.
Hmm…everything! And hot cocoa while skating at Rockefeller Plaza rink.
Patricia Greene Isen, Director of Special Projects, Anthropologie
Being home with my family.
Lots of wood in the fireplace.
A cozy, warm sweater.
Glenn O’Brien, Writer
Making jack-o’-lanterns and watching football (the Jets.)
Our house in northwest Connecticut.
Wine, cheese and movies.
Loro Piana cashmere slippers and my Adam Kimmel knit cashmere coat.
Pumpkin or any seasonal fruit pie.
In L.A., fall is really a continuation of summer. I like to walk on the beach at sunset, take day trips to Malibu and enjoy all the amazing treats that arrive at the farmers’ market. Even though I’m on the West Coast, I still look forward to fresh hot apple cider!
We love to go to Santa Barbara on the weekends, and, once it cools down in October, Palm Springs.
We just had a baby girl so I think we will be bringing along all of her must-havesâ€”including anything that squeaks, rocks or bounces!
A great pair of riding boots and a cozy, oversize camel sweater. I’m also loving the whole splatter paint trendâ€”I think I need the splatter painted Tory Burch jeans that everyone is talking about!
My favorite restaurant in Venice (CA not Italy!) serves an incredible hot apple cobbler with cold vanilla ice cream that is crave-worthy.
Nina Garcia, Fashion Director, Marie Claire
I love apple-picking with my family under the beautiful changing leaves. Picking a Halloween pumpkin with my son is another family tradition!
I head out to my home in the country whenever I have a free weekend—it’s my escape from the craziness of Manhattan.
I live in cargo pants, flat boots and soft, layered knits. My traditional Barbour jacket is my country must-have.
A camel coat. It was the hands-down star of the Fall 2010 runways.
Apple cider—it instantly puts you in an autumn mood!
Michelle Kessler Sanders, Fashion Director, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
When in the city, we bundle up and have lunch outside at Bar Pitti with our friends and all of our kids, stay as long as possible, drink wine and chat with Giovanni and his gang about Tuscany.
Upstate New York.
Layers of Rick Owens cozy cashmere with a bit of leather, a Vera Wang shearling vest, Prada Linea Rossa boots, and a J. Mendel mink hat.
I don’t eat dessert. Genmaicha green tea.
Sally Singer, Editor, T: The NewYork Times Style magazine
Shopping at the Union Square greenmarket for pumpkins, apples and bitter lettuces.
Paris the weekend before the collections really get underway.
Repettos for riding on a Velib bicycle, yoga clothes, a Givenchy peacoat, a YSL men’s sweater and Balenciaga jeans in raspberry.
Lots of Halloween candy.
Hot buttered popcorn (and a night in with a Criterion classic DVD).
Julie Janklow, Owner, Sweetiepie Restaurant
Lighting the first fire of the season with my son.
Wainscott or Maine.
A vintage peacoat and oversized V-neck cashmere sweaters to wear over wool tights while stomping around in cozy Stella McCartney flat boots.
A boyfriend and a cashmere blanket from Turnbull & Asser.
Our Sweetiepie house-made hot chocolate with a whiskey shot.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Director of Fashion at Lincoln Center, Consultant for IMG
The morning rush of school drop-off. Even as a proud working mom, I relish these “June Cleaver/Carol Brady” moments.
Crisp, autumn outings to Katonah, New York.
Jeans, T-shirts, chunky sweaters and cozy scarves—all amenable to chasing after my children.
Luxe-tinged classics. Think leather tanks and jackets, shearling coats, detailed trousers in wool and my September-through-February essential, fur vests.
Routine suggests my usual Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks.
Amanda Ross, Stylist, Global Fashion Director of W Hotels
Pull out the cashmere scarves and fur vests and watch the leaves turn.
Cashmere sweaters, jeans and riding boots.
Dries van Noten blazer.
I prefer a bit of chocolate. Maison du Chocolat, Godiva…
Ji Baek, Owner, Rescue Beauty Lounge
Walking through Central Park with my husband as frequently as possible. In fall, New York is at its most romantic.
Luckily, we live half a block from Central Park, so no packing necessary. Just packing in the free time together.
Soft delicious furs, cozy cashmere, nubby knits.
I’m not a huge dessert person but my husband and I look forward to white truffle season. I prepare a simple fettuccine with light butter, plenty of Maldon salt and freshly cracked pepper, topped with shaved white truffles—who needs dessert!
Bronson van Wyck, Event Planner
Duck hunting with my cousins in northeast Arkansas.
San Francisco, Nashville, Palm Beach, Miami, Minneapolis, Memphis. Athens and Amman for international variety.
My BlackBerry and a good book. Right now I’m reading Washington Rules by Andrew Bacevich and A. J. P. Taylor’s The Course of German History.
A positive attitude.
Adam Glassman, Creative Director, O the Oprah Magazine
I love to go apple picking with my nieces and nephew. Then we go home and make my grandmother’s apple pie!
Visiting with friends in Wainscott. No crowds or traffic, the restaurants are happy to see you and the leaves are plum, garnet and bright orange.
My iPad, my toothbrush and my spirit of adventure. The great thing about hanging with old friends is that nobody cares what anyone’s wearing.
I’m a sucker for a great scarf. My current obsessions include: A crazy lettuce green Isaac Mizrahi, a washed cashmere Lanvin, and one from a little known company called Fluxus. And If I happen to win the lottery, a gold Rolex and a new Tom Ford suit.
I’m currently avoiding dessert and alcohol, but who knows how long I can hold out? Check back with me in the spring.
Lucy Danziger, Editor in Chief, Self
Biking and jogging outside, in the gorgeous late summer, early fall light. It’s like a hyper-real scene, where everything just looks so beautiful!
I go to see my kids at boarding school in Connecticut and Massachusetts
I pack cashmere sweaters, black jeans and flats. I love the chance to have time with them and see their worlds.
A great bag. It’s my office on the go: iPhone, camera, Flip, and the usual makeup, wallet and sunglasses. Love it.
I am a chocolate lover from way back: Chocolate chip cookies with a Venti Redeye from Starbucks. Kind of a year-round thing for me!
Kate Betts, Contributing Editor, Time magazine
Bicycle riding with my kids on the West Side Highway bike path.
I always bring a swimsuit in case there is a surprise Indian summer day and we can take one last dip in the ocean. Otherwise, it’s jeans, sweaters and sneakers. Clothes to walk and bike in.
Jonathan Franzen’s new book Freedom.
Pumpkin pie. So easy to make—so delicious!
Kelly Corrigan, Author, The Middle Place and Lift
Planting bulbs with my girls.
Up to Point Reyes, CA. Dinner at Toby’s Feed Barn with all the bookish foodies up there.
My friend Kia’s upside down pumpkin pie (recipe on request!).
Christene Barberich, Editorial Director, Refinery29.com
Cleaning out my closet and updating it. Yard sales. Apple picking. Sleeping in on a cool Saturday morning.
For a weekend upstate or at Fire Island (which is even better in fall than summer), I pack a few Petite Bateau T-shirts, my Rag & Bone cashmere sweater, black Keds, APC jeans, Zimmerman underthings, and my Burt’s Bees lip shimmer.
A huge vintage Razza necklace in the shape of a ram’s head. It looks like it should be in the Smithsonian. Tory has gorgeous jewelry, too, so I’d probably wear a piece like her Gold Bar necklace a ton.
My mom’s apple crisp.
Fiona Marin Kotur, Designer
My favorite fall event in Hong Kong is the Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s a family event and the children gather outside at dusk, carrying lanterns. It’s a beautiful sight, like a Sargent painting. There is always a harvest dinner, the Chinese version of Thanksgiving in the U.S.
Going to my parents’ house in the Berkshires. The foliage and colors are breathtaking, and I love the crisp air, I miss it living in the tropics!
I always pack a Flip phone to record my kids.
Apple cider. It brings back memories from childhood, when our neighbors gave us cider from their orchard.
K. Cooper Ray, Editor, Social Primer
College football Saturdays in the Deep South. It is a very full weekend of family, friends and fun even if our team loses. But if we win? Oh, what a sweet feeling.
Blue blazer, corduroys, button down, sweater, Gucci loafers or L.L. Bean Duck boots and a silver flask full of bourbon.
Camel hair peacoat from Billy Reid.
Bourbon chocolate pecan pie. It is as rich and as good as it sounds.
Jennifer Livingston, Photographer
Taking pictures in the leaves!
My mom’s cheesecake.
Kathy Freston, Author
A drive up to Woodstock; I used to live there and cursed the “leaf peepers” … now I’m one of them! The Bear Cafe in fall is just perfect.
I am a hippie at heart, and feel right at home at Esalen in Big Sur.
All I bring is a pair of jeans and a sweater and yoga clothes. They have dancing, hiking, workshops, yoga and a cafeteria with lots of vegan food. Massages are only $60!
Jmary coat in tangerine.
Hot soy milk with agave.
Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Décor
Catching up on museums shows—especially at the Met and MoMA—and movies. And I don’t mean on Netflix.
My house in upstate New York.
Everything’s there, so I just throw the day’s newspapers and the latest magazines into an LL Bean canvas tote.
A couple of great scarves. Ok, a dozen.
Anything pumpkin—bread, muffins and especially pie.
Derek Blasberg, Writer
Trips home to Missouri, where there is vintage shopping ripe for the picking!
My dachshund, Monster, and lots of bug spray.
I’m very into luggage right now, especially my Rimowa cases.
The Mercer’s butternut squash soup.
Emanuele Delle Valle, President, Creative Disptach
Taking my children to the American Museum of Natural History.
Anywhere by the ocean.
I’ll pack my Patagonia jacket and my Hogan hiking boots.
Jonathan Franzen’s book Freedom.
Flourless, sugarless chocolate cake.
Michelle Adams, Editor in Chief, Lonnymag.com
Early morning flea marketing with a warm latte and my iPod.
Back home to Michigan. The leaves look spectacular, the air is crisp and there’s plenty of bluegrass shows to catch.
I usually pack jeans, boots, and a coat with three-quarter length sleeves.
A leopard print coat and long leather gloves.
Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider.
Kristina O’Neill, Executive Editor, Harper’s Bazaar
Boo at the Zoo, a charming Halloween-themed activity at the Prospect Park Zoo. My daughter Stella loves it—she will be in her Little Red Riding Hood costume every weekend in Oct.
A trip to Virginia once the leaves change.
My waffle knit Rag + Bone pants, Alexander Wang t-shirts, YSL cashmere scarf and Rick Owens jacket are my musts.
Hot chocolate with marshmallows.
Ana Maria Pimentel, Accessories Director, Harper’s Bazaar
Apple picking in Litchfield County
Not much—Wellies and a Barbour jacket.
A loafer and a good book.
Apple pie and apple cider.
Gigi Mortimer, Designer, Glamourpussnyc.com
Harvesting my garden. I love making homemade tomato sauce and freezing it for the winter. The watercress is good for picking, and the apples are great for making apple turnovers. Another specialty is my poached pears.
My home in upstate New York.
A Glamourpuss NYC No-No scarf in army green.
Hot bouillon with a wedge of lemon, and poached pears.
Ariel Foxman, Managing Editor, InStyle
Reading on my iPad in front of the fireplace in our home in Bellport, Long Island. That, and eating leftover Halloween candy.
Just bought this bright blue Buffalo plaid button-front shirt/jacket from Aspesi when I was in Milan for work. It reverses to blue nylon.
Sarah Cristobal, Senior Fashion Editor, StyleList.com
Long hikes and bike rides.
Anywhere in New England at the height of the leaf peeping season.
Water, an iPod and my Leica camera.
A new coat and cool booties.
Homemade pies. Apple, blueberry, pumpkin. I really don’t discriminate.