C is for Carnival
The ultimate street party.
Veruschka, photographed by Hulton Archive/Getty Images, at Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, 1969
E is for Elaine’s
New York restaurant — nay, institution — presided over by the inimitable Elaine Kaufman. Regulars included Gay Talese, Woody Allen, Jacqueline Onassis, George Plimpton, Mikhail Baryshnikov….
Photo by Larry Fink, George Plimpton at Elaine’s, NYC, January 1999 © Larry Fink
K is for Koch
The legendary (and charismatic) three-term mayor of New York. An icon of the city, straight from the Bronx.
Photo by Ron Galella
P is for Paillettes
High-wattage sequins and spangles. Not just for night, they’re great as a subtle accent for more casual day looks.
G is for Greta Garbo
One of the Hollywood greats who was notoriously camera shy, hiding behind books, tissues and…umbrellas.
Photo by Martin Munkacsi
R is for R & R
Rest and relaxation. Acquired by spending a leisurely day swimming in the pool.
T is for Ten
Five plus five — and the name of stylish entrepreneur Daphne Javitch’s underwear line.
C is for Collage
A graphic cut-and-paste hybrid of elements, as seen in artist Tony Caramanico’s surf journals.
Teddy by Tony Caramanico
J is for Jump
As in jump — no, cannonball — into the New Year.
M is for Martin Parr and Miyazaki, Japan
Home to the world’s largest indoor watermark, as photographed here by Martin Parr.
The Ocean Dome, Miyazaki, Japan, 1996. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
S is for Sun-Kissed
And surf and sand and the Sixties — the ingredients to Ron Church: California to Hawaii 1960 to 1965, a book of vintage surfing photographs by the legendary lensman.
C is for Childhood Memories
A period rich with wonderful memories. Here, a young Tory opens Christmas presents by the tree.
S is for Sparkle
It’s the holidays, so go ahead, sparkle plenty and glamorously. Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue Italia, November 2005
M is for Military
The inspiration behind Tory’s pre-fall collection. Think structure and tailoring, with a side of ladylike polish.
L is for La Dolce Vita
The leisure life of the Beautiful People in Italy — and the name of the Slim Aarons’ new book.