• Works Like A Charm

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: childhood charm bracelet (that she's added to ever since).

    Jul 12, 2012 | Permalink (9) View/Leave Comments

    Shep left a comment on 8/7/2012 at 8:52 PM:

    Fondly reminds me of the high school sweetheart with that beautiful face…

    Piaffe Girl left a comment on 8/4/2012 at 7:50 PM:

    Love the look—especially the bracelet. The “arm party” with charm bracelets have been making the rounds in the equestrian world too.

    Angel left a comment on 7/24/2012 at 12:48 AM:

    Hellooo Nurse!! I’m with AEV here, Classic and Simple - it has been lacking lately. Well done F.E.

    Also, anyone else see a hint of young Cindy Crawford in the face?

    Angel’s Point of View

    Whitney Worthington left a comment on 7/23/2012 at 5:37 PM:

    Love her hair - she has great volume. She does have a classic Jackie O outfit on - regardless of the weather, us Preps pull it together!

    nora left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 10:33 PM:

    wow so cool my sister is famous.

    Jennifer K left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 4:10 PM:

    Really really cute. Ditto JLT with the awesome hair. She looks so pulled together, but not trying to hard. Happy Friday!

    JLT left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 3:06 PM:

    I like her hair

    AEV left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 1:48 PM:

    Stylish, classic, simple. Finally.

    khordkutta left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 10:58 AM:

    Dig this overall look…Nice Play on the blues, like the pants crinkle and fullness, jacket is a nice touch on a wet day, pretty girl, appears to have some height on which aint bad either.  I presume the only strap on the sweater is around her neck..very nice.


  • The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History

    Music & Books  

    Food is a beautiful thing. It brings people together. Its preparation is an expression from the heart. And I suppose that is where most great food comes from, the heart. Ricky Lauren's latest coffee table cookbook, The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History is certainly no exception.  She recently signed copies for adoring fans at an exclusive signing event held at the women's mansion on Madison. Many members of the Ralph Lauren company (including a handful of out-of-towners traveling from as far as Houston, TX—loved seeing you ladies), as well as the entire Lauren clan, turned out to support the culinarian matriarch. Lauren frames her time-tested recipes within the four Hampton towns she has called home over the years. While appetite-inducing photographs inhabit practically every page, it's the recipes that will have you hankering. The Curried Butternut Squash-and-Apple Soup is a personal favorite of mine. And for summer? Brussels Sprouts Salad served at room temperature, without question. Despite it being a beautiful hardbound book, don't be surprised if you keep finding this one on the kitchen counter instead of the coffee table.

    The signing was invite-only and hosted not only employees of Ralph Lauren but many media personalities over two nights

    Jul 10, 2012 | Permalink (1) View/Leave Comments

    Mindy left a comment on 6/28/2012 at 3:38 PM:

    Love the book. Already tried the cheese souffle and tomato tart. Wonderful :-)


  • Summertime Blues

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    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: Tretorn Nylite canvas sneakers, braided leather belt, button-flap patch pocket (not seen) on oxford.

    Jul 5, 2012 | Permalink (16) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 9/2/2012 at 11:01 PM:

    @Stroh—The shorts are a salt wash chino short by Rugby.

    stroh left a comment on 9/2/2012 at 9:36 PM:

    info on shorts?

    PB left a comment on 6/22/2012 at 5:22 PM:

    You seem to dig those sneakers since they come back quite frequently… Nice history with Borg wearing them but seen from the front I personnally find the central piece of canvas coming up to the rubber is not very nice.
    I do not think they are distributed in France anyway. Can’t you find Supergas or Spring Courts in the US or do you really consider Tretorns are “preppier” ?

    Angel left a comment on 6/21/2012 at 1:13 PM:

    Not bad, I was did the “front tuck” quite often in my golfing days with polo shirts. Not sure if I dig it with a button up. Then again I have a big butt so wouldn’t look as clean on me anyways.

    Angel’s Point of View

    JNG left a comment on 6/20/2012 at 1:12 AM:


    Kiki Palome left a comment on 6/19/2012 at 5:13 PM:

    Such an utter treat to see Neal on my favorite blog! Love this look! I suppose Andrej has forgotten preppiness is also synonoymous with effortless…

    Gian left a comment on 6/18/2012 at 5:31 PM:

    Nice post!
    If you like take a look at http://gntstyle.wordpress.com/ I’d love to hear from you

    Take care
    Consultant Style Advisor

    david left a comment on 6/18/2012 at 2:38 PM:

    Sorry, but GQ’s street style could use some lessons in street photography.  They could start with reviewing the work here.

    Jarvis C. Veira left a comment on 6/18/2012 at 1:23 AM:

    Let’s see if this is preppy or not.


    Also, check out:


    Tom Bosché left a comment on 6/17/2012 at 9:55 PM:

    Forever ...

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 6/16/2012 at 7:52 AM:

    @Andrej—When has it not been OK?

    Andrej left a comment on 6/16/2012 at 3:58 AM:

    Is it still okay/cool to only tuck in the front half of your shirt?

    Karla Reed left a comment on 6/15/2012 at 4:19 PM:

    I like this look. All the basics are there and I like his laid back spin in it. Being a modern prep is all about inserting your own attitude into classics. Well done

    DBCC left a comment on 6/15/2012 at 3:57 PM:

    Great wheels.

    cam left a comment on 6/14/2012 at 9:04 AM:

    This is more like it…i would however tuck in the shirt and button that third button.

    Desmond K left a comment on 6/14/2012 at 7:05 AM:

    Nothing like a pair of canvas sneakers in the spring/summer. Gotta love it!!



  • July 2012 Playlist

    Music & Books  

    Listen on Spotify

    Jul 3, 2012 | Permalink (8) View/Leave Comments

    Claas left a comment on 7/22/2012 at 12:51 PM:

    Now it works. Cool stuff :D

    Kenneth left a comment on 7/21/2012 at 10:55 AM:

    Good playlist…..here is my current summer list

    Beach Fossils - Shallow
    Wilco- I’m Always in Love
    Sondre Lerche- Nevermind the Typos
    Wild Nothing- Shadow
    Of Monsters and Men- Little Talks
    Washed Out- Amor Fati
    Beach House- Lazuli
    Real Estate- Easy
    Stephen Malkmus- No One Is (As I Are Be)
    JEFF the Brotherhood- Hypnotic Mind
    Surfer Blood- Drinking Problem
    The Mary Onettes- Puzzles
    The Radio Dept.- This Time Around
    Tanlines- Brothers
    Passion Pit- Take a Walk
    Young the Giant- My Body

    Claas left a comment on 7/20/2012 at 1:40 PM:

    Well Spotify plays something but says the list is empty… seems to be a bug from the linux client… :-/

    Dane-Andrew left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 4:25 PM:

    I always look forward to the first of the month in hopes of the new playlist being available. Better late than never. And because it never fails to be anything shy of grand music, I dont mind the wait.
    Thanks a bunch Fred!

    Zach left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 12:27 PM:

    Fred, really solid playlist. I am totally in love with Frank’s album too.

    Desmond K left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 9:37 AM:

    I was wondering when you was gonna put out another playlist. I always look forward to then because I always end up learning about a new artist I previously never heard of. Its because of you that I’m now in love with the Mystery Jets!

    josh left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 8:22 AM:

    always enjoy the playlists keep them comin!
    - Josh in Denver

    Orgastic Future left a comment on 7/19/2012 at 4:16 AM:

    Hey F.E. Check out Freelance Whales! Awesome playlist as usual by the way!


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