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Equestrian Fall Fashion

For me, fall shopping is about every day wear. It's back to business and as the hectic school year gets underway it needs to be easy, functional, layered and a bit of fun. I find a new coat, some new jeans (I often scoot to the barn and wear my [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:48-05:00September 18th, 2014|Style Guide|

End Of The Show Season Gift Guide

After a great summer of showing, I owe a heap of thanks to a bunch of people.  Showing is definitely a collaborative effort, a team endeavor, with some horses more than others ;) My trainer and her team are amazing- just such great horseman and horsewomen that I trust them [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:49-05:00September 1st, 2014|Style Guide|

My Favorite Haircalf Wallet

Yellow is my favorite color.  It has always been grey, taupe, brown, members of the neutral family... and maybe its that I am increasingly layering a bit of funk onto my otherwise classical outlook, but I love a bit of bright yellow as an accent.  Too much and it definitely [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:49-05:00June 29th, 2014|Equestrian Chic, Style Guide|

Deborah Needleman’s Interior Style

Well-worn and heavily earmarked, stacks of back issues of Domino Magazines are archived onto the shelves in my studio. There was always a little low, a little high, a smart mix of different decades. Layered and personal, quirky, inviting and comfortable were the trademark's of Deborah's style.. Luckily for us, [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:49-05:00April 7th, 2014|Equestrian Chic, Style Guide|

Equestrian Inspired Gift Guide

I love gift guides, particularly artisanal finds that I can order from my couch and beautifully acknowledge the person I am gifting for all their support throughout the year.... Oughton's recommendations of luxe equestrian gifts for the horse [or equestrian lifestyle] lover... For the tireless trainer, who wanted your zone [...]

2015-11-18T23:18:11-05:00November 26th, 2013|Style Guide|

Custom Tailgating Designs

The Equestrianista brought to my attention a much needed and interesting little niche business; Middleburg, Virginia-based interior designers Jennifer Buracker and Charlotte Buracker, are tailgating experts. The mother-daughter team (Jennifer is the mother in the equation, Charlotte, her talented offspring) create customized tailgating setups and tablescapes for horsey clients, many [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:50-05:00October 13th, 2013|Style Guide|


I recently got this great note from one of my customers, Amy Eisenberg. She’s bought many Oughton bags and she rides in my neck of the woods. “I carry my schoolbooks in my Field Tote and everyone on campus compliments it, even girls that have no idea it's equestrian styled. [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:51-05:00September 29th, 2013|Style Guide|

Black Walnut Manor

Former apothecarian, Janet Hill’s oil paintings are simultaneously whimsical and eccentric. She now makes her living from painting full time and although she does amazing commercial work for Tiffany and Co. and Harper Collins as well as private collectors, my favorite works of hers are uniquely personal and have an underlying [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:51-05:00September 29th, 2013|Style Guide|

Nice Brushes

Nice brushes are an investment. The best are made from natural fibers, (boar, horse, goat) with wooden backs, and require several steps by hand to assemble them. Natural bristle brushes last longer than synthetic and work better because they pack in a lot more bristles per square inch than the latter. [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:52-05:00September 8th, 2013|Style Guide|

Healthy Stables by Design

"When you take a horse out of its comfort zone- the wild-it's your obligation to create an environment that protects its health and safety. A poorly designed barn can be worse than no barn at all. A good barn is not just a building, it's an engine." -John Blackburn. John [...]

2015-11-18T16:33:52-05:00September 8th, 2013|Style Guide|
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