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beach trash

  • Beach trash, artfully arranged. (Laughing Squid)
  • The remarkably pretty manhole covers of Japan. (Flavorwire)
  • I love this essay by a woman in her twenties confessing her forbidden love of Eileen Fisher. (The Cut)
  • Apparently we wear our best outfits to work on Mondays, and then it’s all downhill from there. (Daily Mail)
  • Recently deceased character actor James Rebhorn  (you know him; this guy) left behind a self-penned obit, and it’s a weepie. (Atlantic Wire, A.V. Club)
Posted on March 26th, 2014 16 Comments

16 Responses

  1. Jean says:

    Re: eileenfisher Being older does not mean looking bad or not sexy. We must just take care of ourselves. And not give up.

  2. c.w. says:

    Read the Eileen Fisher piece yesterday afternoon and thought of the times her clothing line has been mentioned (both positively and negatively!!) on your site.

    Got sidetracked on the Monday workwear piece by the “consciously uncoupling” piece regarding Chris and Gwennie. And for all these years I just thought I got a plain old divorce!

    Let Mr. Rebhorn’s obit be a lesson to all of us to let the ones we love know how much we love them and appreciate them.

  3. Jill says:

    Eileen Fisher style has never been for me…not in my younger years, not now, and (never say never, but I expect) not in my ‘even more mature’ years ahead. Those clothes don’t suit me. I also may be the only woman on the planet who doesn’t adore what Phoebe Philo is doing for Celine…for the same reasons.

    As for this: “There is a wish shared by women who consider themselves serious that the clothes they wear look as if they were heedlessly flung on rather than anxiously selected”

    I would always hope that my clothes would indicate that they are chosen for the sheer joy of wearing them, whether that joy comes from shape, color, texture, etc. They’re never “anxiously selected”. And maybe because I don’t consider myself “serious” – and I’m not in academia or the legal arena or a psychotherapist, having fun with my wardrobe is more important to me than seriousness. To each their own.

    So sorry to hear about James Rebhorn! He was one of those actors I loved watching – you always knew it was going to be good (even if he was good “bad”) when he showed up.

  4. Viajera says:

    Beautiful trash photo! Also loved the manhole cover.

  5. Cynthia says:

    I too have a deep love of Eileen Fisher. I think it’s oversimplifying to see simplicity as giving up. It’s a different kind of wardrobe discipline is all.

    • Jean says:

      Yes, I didn’t mean to suggest that Eileen fisher attire is a sign of defeat. I think I am objecting to this idea that only 26 year olds can wear bikinis and that somehow being older means that you are no longer attractive. I think older women can be very attractive (tilda swinton, many French women) And some young ins do not look all that great – sometimes we need to grow into ourselves.

      • Jean says:

        And I actually like some Eileen fisher pieces. I have an orange scarf and black dress from there that me feel great. But it is pricey.

  6. GT says:

    When I worked for the graduate theatre program at Columbia University, Jim Rebhorn was one of our alumni. He was friendly, unassuming, eager to help other actors, and a great joy. A talented man and a nice guy. Thanks for drawing our attention to his lovely obit.

  7. EVE says:

    love the beach blues.

  8. Caroline says:

    Eileen fisher makes some nice clothes.. Really.
    I almost went for the pretty gray poncho in the fall….But while they are super comfy, they’re also deeply unimaginative. For a mature women with an expanding waist..super..
    For a lively young women in her twenties..what the heck! Eileen fisher clothes may have many positive attributes but fun they are not. Perhaps I’m missing there youthful appeal..!

  9. GT says:

    Not all “mature” women wear stretchy waistbands. I wear small sizes and love Eileen Fisher’s styles for complementing the showier pieces that I also love: wild prints, “statement” jewelry, trendier clothing, etc. Her clothes don’t fight with anything (including the wearer), and there IS a variety of beautiful color. Wearing her stuff definitely does not mean you’ve given up, just that you appreciate beautiful fabrics/ cuts/ colors — oh, and it’s nice to support a female designer who also clearly respects women!

    • Caroline says:

      Absolutely. very nice clothes .designed for mature women.
      But a twenty something girlis does not need to be that mature.
      If she can afford to buy Eileen fisher,she can afford a whole lot of fun with her wardrobe.And still be youthful and respected.
      It’s good for the soul to rebel a little…might as well do it while your young!

  10. Viajera says:

    Kiiimmmmmmmmm…..

    withdrawal happening here.

    I know. How old am I?

    Plus, if you are off having fun, or stuck in snow or something (hope it’s the other thing), carry on. I’ll be o-kay.

  11. KimFrance says:

    Oh Dear Viajera, it’s been a rough week. So sorry. Will be back and running on Monday. xxx