Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Smokin' Hot

Today, I'm starving for the perfect summer "smoking jacket" (I prefer this name to "boyfriend jacket" as it sounds much chicer).

The piece that inspired this posting I discovered on Net-A-Porter, French label Sandro's Vegas Crepe Blazer. Like a wonderful recipe, the brand brings to life so many of my favorite fashion flavors, including wide lapel jackets that hint at the 80's after-dark supper club look--a look that Jami Gertz wears so well as Blair in Less Than Zero. She indefinitely rocks the smoking jacket to the point that I just want to be her (sans the frizzy hair, but you catch my drift).

Now that you have your pick of the perfect summer cover-ups and are all dressed up with nowhere to go, do some late-night entertaining, put on "Hazy Shade of Winter" by the Bangles and serve up an hors d'oeuvre the decade would be proud of, a smoked trout canape (see recipe below).

Become smokin' hot this summer by shopping the looks (from top to bottom): Sandro's Vegas Crepe Blazer; Halston Heritage's Boyfriend Blazer; Asos' Contrast Lapel Blazer; Joseph Lara's Smoking Chain Jacket; Vanessa Bruno's Fuschia Jacket.

Smoked Trout Canapes with Creme-Fraiche and Herb Sauce for Two

1/2 cup creme fraiche
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon snipped fresh dill, plus some fronds, for garnish
1 teaspoon snipped chives
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 squares mini-pumpernickel bread
4 ounces smoked trout, bones removed

For the sauce: In a small bowl combine the creme fraiche, herbs, lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper.

Assemble the canapes: Dab a teaspoon or of creme fraiche sauce on 1 side of the pumpernickel slices. Place 1 or 2 large flakes or chunks of trout on each, and top with a small dollop of crème fraiche sauce. Garnish each canape with a frond of dill, and serve.
- Rachael Ray Recipe and Photo (www.foodnetwork.com)


  1. Very creative. And here I was thinking that only men could wear smoking jackets... with pennyloafers and an ascot, etc. Thank you for setting the record straight. Keep up the good work and the great recipes.


  2. I LOVE your pics on the 'smoking jackets'.. that Halston blzr is fantastic! You are so talented!


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