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Archive for September, 2014

Friday links

meryl streep

  • I’m not certain why this slideshow of celebrities riding the subway is so satisfying, but it totally is. (New York)
  • Relatedly, here are a bunch of famous people on what they were like as teenagers. (Flavorwire)
  • This interview with reclusive heiress Huguette Clark’s biographer, who was granted access to all of Clark’s possessions, focuses on her extensive collection of porcelain dolls but hits upon many other topics and is fascinating.  (Collector’s Weekly)
  • “Here’s to alcohol, the rose-colored glasses of life,” and more vintage F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes. (Mental Floss)
  • On the occasion of the recent death of Deborah Mitford, who was the last one standing, a brief history of the Mitford sisters. (BBC News)

 

Posted on September 26th, 2014 7 Comments

Top 5 of the day: Sweatshirts as fashion

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It’s a whole thing this season. This slouchy, drapey option is so up my alley, and nicely priced as well.

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 12.53.49 PMA nouvelle boho print fantasia from the print-meisters at Ace & Jig.

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A little trompe l’oeil trickery makes this splurgy option look like a big old chunky sweater.

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Sheer sleeves are a counterintuitive little style statement that totally works.

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Quilting and stripes: it’s that nice mixing-textures-with-prints thing I’ve grown so fond of recently.

 

Posted on September 26th, 2014 4 Comments

Thursday links

birds against wallpaper

  • Just a bunch of exotic birds against wallpaper. (Slate)
  • Oh, the Japanese and their wacky food trends. (Ever-so-vaguely-NSFW. Dangerous Minds)
  • Those of you counting the moments until Gone Girl opens can now stream the soundtrack over at NPR. (EW)
  • Come out of the closet, Gilmore Girls devotees: it’s time to take the superfan quiz. (Vulture)
  • And finally: nice to see that justice is finally being served in this awful case. (Jezebel)

 

 

Posted on September 25th, 2014 1 Comment

Go bold

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Photo via Style du Monde

A scarf, as I have noted many times before, is the ultimate lazy girl’s styling tool. Throw one on with your most workaday blazer and jeans and poof! You’ve got a look. And while nobody has ever accused editor Giovanna Battaglia of being a lazy dresser, the truth remains that in this picture, she is zhushing the heck out of a plain old grey sweatshirt with that acid-bright Hermes scarf (about which: I have gone my entire life without coveting an Hermes scarf until exactly now). I’ve got scarves in every somber autumnal tone imaginable but this season I’m thinking it might be fun to make like Giovanna and also foray into crazy-poppy territory.

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A bunch of improbable colors, totally making sense together.

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A palette of pink and red never fails to bring out the happy.

ianthe scarf

And here we have my answer to Giovanna’s brilliant Hermes number: Liberty’s classic art nouveau Ianthe print, done up in an audacious mix of hues.

 

Posted on September 25th, 2014 10 Comments

Print of the week

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Possibly some of you will recall a post I wrote some time ago about my obsession with the Indian block print t-shirt, an item from my prep school youth embraced—to extremely different effect—by both by the scary hippie chick faction and the super-preppy girls alike. Now Madewell’s gone and created their own rather genius grown-up version in silk—a development that very much pleases the unreconstructed nostalgist in me.

Posted on September 25th, 2014 9 Comments

Wednesday links

these plants can kill

 

Posted on September 24th, 2014 2 Comments