Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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Serpent imagery always gets me going: it’s so seductive and elegant, and just a touch rock and roll, but also really feminine too, and it works as well on jewelry as it does on other, non-fashiony items. This stunning blank notebook from DL & Co has a spray of glitter on the front, lending it the kind of glamour one doesn’t typically associate with blank notebooks.

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I love how long and languid the snake looks here, and how you have to look twice to realize it’s a snake at all.

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This sweet little pillow just charms me to death.


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This is a whole lot of drama in a ring—it (literally) snakes down your finger and up your hand—but it’s got the power to transform even the most basic black sweater and jeans into a full-on compelling outfit.

play it as it lays

One of my prized possessions is a first edition copy of Play it as it Lays: crazy brilliant book, knockout graphic cover.

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Posted on January 21st, 2014 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    One of my favorite Didion novels – I also have this copy and love the cover. Have you seen the film with lovely Tuesday Weld? Beaucoup fantastic!

  2. Elyse Cogan says:

    I have that first edition also. I love the cover design and the book. I think it would be a very cool print for a t-shirt.

  3. Viajera says:

    Great pillow.

    I’ve been meaning to read that, and then watch the film.

    Snake imagery is great too because it has medical associations and that ambiguous and contextual quality, is it venom or is it medicine? Complex, fascinating, beautiful and a bit scary.

  4. KHM says:

    That pillow is awesome.

    Kim, again you were my shopping spirit animal. I needed an outfit that says “Don’t mess with me. I am a serious professional and a parent. I am a force to be reckoned with.” I went several places today looking for that outfit (a sophisticated pair of black pants, a black cashmere sweater, and a pair of black booties so I can walk in the snow and what not) to wear to a meeting at the capital. It’s been several years since I’ve worn any sort of business attire. I was appalled at the lack of professional work wear in all of my old haunts.

    However, I was at Nordstrom’s, and while they had a poor selection, they did have an Eileen Fisher cardigan that could change my life. I’ve never bought any of her stuff (I just turned 39) and my lifestyle in LA didn’t really support her style. Now that I am on the east coast (and older), I decided to try it on. I looked like a million dollars. Seriously. That paired with the seasonless wool trousers and the black leather booties. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. The pants and cardigan combo were outside of my current budget. I thought of you and your love of all things drapey. That cardigan will be mine someday soon and I will name her LaFrancy after you. LaFrancy, the fancy Kim France cardigan.

  5. daisyj says:

    That necklace is KILLING me. If they actually listed the chain length I would be a lot closer to buying it than I have any right to be.