• Bottega Veneta’s New Pony Bag

    Bottega Veneta’s New Pony Bag

    I loved getting an email from my uber-stylish former T&C editor friend yesterday… “Are you designing for Bottega Veneta Now?” her headline jokes… But, in all seriousness, Bottega Veneta pretty much sets the bar for quiet, confident...

  • Steeplechase Picnics: no deli trays, please :)

    Steeplechase Picnics: no deli trays, please :)

    At the Far Hills Steeplechase last weekend, as I watched legions of steeplechase guests stream through the boutique area, I was struck with how presentation is everything.  And although, yes, I mean that on several levels… I was actually most focused...

  • Tailgate Style and Must Read Tips

    Tailgate Style and Must Read Tips

    In the fall, top-drawer tailgaters tilt in top fashion along the rail of steeplechase courses across the country.  Tailgate Style in full color:  well-dressed spectators revel: attending to friends, their drinks and the setup of their tailgate spread…...

  • Equestrian Fall Fashion v1

    Equestrian Fall Fashion v1

    8:15a:  morning feed is done… I quickly peel my coat off, kicking my wellies to the back of the boot closet…sock footed i skid into the bedroom grab my rag and bone paddock boots, cashmere sweater coat and my oversized structured Carteret...

  • Details of an Equestrian Handbag

    Details of an Equestrian Handbag

    This girth motif – against the Phony Pony fabric, is subtle yet unmistakeable – the iconic look of a gleaming dark bay hunter in show tack.   Like the halter square motif, this girth was chosen not only for its aesthetics but also for the...

  • Far Hills Steeplechase

    Far Hills Steeplechase

    I am getting very excited for our pop-up OUGHTON shop at the Far Hills Race Meet October 18th!! I love the Far Hills Steeplechase and the sport in general as a gilt-edge pursuit with a raucous spectator turnout. Referred to by regulars as simply, ‘the...

  • Blake Lively and Preserve

    Blake Lively and Preserve

    Blake Lively, whom we already love for her chic Bedford countryside style as well as her advice that we chronicled last year to ‘curate your own life’ has us agreeing once more.  Her recently launched blog, Preserve celebrates small batch...

  • Steeplechase Style

    Steeplechase Style

    And they’re off! The horses break from the starter’s flag, and jockeys settle their mounts and prepare for the first fence. Swoosh. They’re up, over, and heading for more.  The horses gallop over the miles of lush turf and look for an edge. Cheer...

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