The Mist In Miami

29th April, 2016

Writing for this site has taken me on epic, unexpected adventures and opened up so many unbelievable experiences ~ one of the most incredible of these was the opportunity to go on set last year with Peter Lindbergh, for the making of the Donna Karan Cashmere Mist campaign. Interviewing Lindbergh about his work was a complete honor, and getting to also sit down with Donna Karan muse Andreea Diaconu was absolute icing on the cake!

I’ve always appreciated the power that scents have to evoke memory, and that indelible encounter is one I’m able to relive every time I spritz a bit of eau de parfum on. I keep a bottle on my dressing table in New York, and another at all times in my Miami beach bag  ~ its essences of Moroccan jasmine mixed with sandalwood and amber make it perfectly sensual for city or seaside.MiamiMist2b
MiamiMist4IN MY BEACH TOTE, ABOVE| Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Anti-Perspirant, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Eau de Parfum ~ both great gift ideas for Mother’s Day!  BELOW| headphones, fruit, and Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Anti-Perspirant 
MiamiMist3The perfume has long been a go-to of mine, but the anti-perspirant is a newish discovery. I had no idea what I was missing out on! Firstly, the packaging is so chic that I’m perfectly comfortable carrying it around with me (the same could not be said for any drugstore deodorants); more importantly, it works brilliantly (a tough feat in the Miami heat!) and feels impossibly luxurious on the skin ~ much like cashmere, its inspiration and namesake.

The ocean has always been my happy place; with a wide-brimmed hat, a good book and a soft fragrance to refresh me from the sun, I could sit and stare at the sea all day.MiamiMist5WEARING| hat, scarf, top, swimsuit, scent

  • Mar Donderis

    Lovely pics! 🙂

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  • Stunning:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Really nice… Hope to try this perfume soon !

  • This perfume is amazing! My mom and I are big fans!

  • Unnati Silks
  • aspiringsocialite

    Love this beach day!


  • I love your site… and your pictures are stunning ! So nice !:

  • Jamie

    Hi! Would love to hear your recommendations for a weekend in Miami!

    Thank you 🙂

  • it-moi VERÓNICA

    Wooooow! Amazing! Taking notes.


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  • Ming zhu

    I like this style
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  • Jessica Jefferson

    Dear Kelly,

    I really respect your work and I would love to work for you on your blog. I think that you do great work and that you really do know your fashion. I am a die hard fashion lover myself and adore everything high fashion.

     I did fashion design as my topic of choice in art and I did very well. When I was in my last year of school at Multinational School and still lived in Riyadh, I went to Saks Fifth Avenue in Kingdom Mall. I talked to one of the main people who worked at Saks and she was very impressed with my vast knowledge of fashion.

     How I knew about most of Tom Ford for Gucci’s collections, how I know different names of handbags like the Saffiano by Prada, the 2.55 by Chanel, the Birkin by Hermés, the Antigona by Givenchy and so on. I know different names of magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, W, V magazine and so on. I know the names of big fashion editors like Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Glenda Bailey, André Leon Talley, Suzy Menkes and so on. I know different names of fabrics like silk, cashmere, chiffon, denim, brocade, rayon, cotton, leather, mink, ostrich feathers, polyester, chinchilla, silk gazar, satin and so on. I know how to put outfits together and I am very stylish. I know the names of big luxury department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Printemps, Galleries Lafayete, Holt Renfrew, Bloomingdale’s and so on. I always look at sites like Net a Porter, 1stdibs, The Outnet, Yoogi’s Closet, Lollipuff and so on for a leisure activity. I am hooked!! I know clothes from different periods, too! I love the models Kirsty Hume, Naomi Campbell, Giselle Bundchen, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Carolyn Murphy, Natalia Vodinova, Stella Tennant anf many more!

    Because she was so impressed with me, she let me go up on the woman’s floor in Saks Fifth Avenue when it was prayer time and the matowa (Saudi religious police) would not be in the store. She warned the female customers beforehand. I looked at all of the beautiful dresses in awe! There were also little bags to put your dogs in and designer abayas (the religious covering for women in Saudi Arabia.) At the end, she asked me if I wanted an internship at Saks on the accesoires floor. Unfortunately I declined, so my heart was so set on being a model at the time. But now I am kicking myself for that missed opportunity.

    I used to be dressed in head to toe designer clothes by my parents when I lived as a boy and before they disowned me for my need to live as the real me and be a woman.

    I feel that I can bring a lot to your blog and I am a very hard worker and determined person. I never give up until something is done and I have a real drive. My ideas are fresh and different and I have an appreciation for a well made garment, down to the tiniest stiches, how the buttons are placed and the tiniest details. I can tell a fake from the real thing a mile away and I am incredibly meticulous!

    I hope that you consider me and thank you for listening.

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