Archive for January, 2017
- Popular movies get broken down into color palettes. (Visual News)
- I wrote a piece about dressing your age. (The Cut)
- A timeline of all of Hollywood’s many Zelda Fitzgerald biopics-in-the-making. (Vulture)
- 10 works of architecture in harmony with nature. (Flavorwire)
- The ACLU received a record $24 million in online donations this weekend. (Slate)
Wardrobe classic: the striped button-down
I love a striped button-down: it’s so classic and fresh and masculin/feminin in the best possible way. Mostly I wear them with jeans—oversized and half-tucked—but they’re great with skinny trousers and skirts too. Very smart. I don’t own very many of them because I’m quite picky about which ones clear the bar, but here are a few that do.
This one is cut for an oversize fit—just how I like it—and the blue is exactly right.
And here’s one that’s flannel, which is just so nice and toasty this time of year.
A nice, crisp poplin number.
A slightly unorthodox choice, but I think it’s fun.
Some of the stripes here are actually rows of dots, which is cool.
And finally: I’m very tempted by this cotton band-collar from Everlane.
- As long as we’re still mourning Mary Tyler Moore, here’s an excellent oral history of Ordinary People. (EW)
- Dynasty is coming back—on the CW, which seems about right. (Vulture)
- Eight Oscar nominations that were revoked. (Mental Floss)
- I’m not the most consistent Quentin Tarantino fan, but I did enjoy this supercut of his visual references. (Pajiba)
- Here are some early drafts of songs from Hamilton. (Kottke)
Not the same old blazers
This is not to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the same old basic navy blue or black blazers—to the contrary, we depend on them—but a girl’s got to have a little variety sometimes, and I’m liking the less-than-orthodox shapes, colors, textures, and patterns here. This striped Rag & Bone number is so English schoolboy. Or uproariously mod, depending on your perspective.
Just a really easy, super-Frenchie one-button option.
So excellently tweedy and fringe-y.
A very polished, slim-cut chambray jacket.
I always think an inverted lapel looks really clean and modern.
The pairing of the pinstripes with the silver buttons here is just good fun.
Nicely cut, in a bold black and white.
I’m digging the truly funky lapel and great blue-on-black print.
A super-casual, throw-it-on-and-go choice.
- Fun with his and her fashion. (Dangerous Minds)
- 25 Notable women on their mentors. (The Cut)
- The Devil Wears Prada is headed to Broadway—as a musical, natch—and Elton John is behind it. (Vulture)
- Hilarious. (Elle)
- Feminist author Roxanne Gay, seriously walking the walk. (Flavorwire)
Suddenly intrigued by: Pale pink
I’m kind of liking this barely-there hue, which at first glance might strike one as overly prissy, but upon second consideration has a nice and nuanced sophistication to it. I prefer it as shown here with all light colors, but it can hold its own with darks, too.
Madewell’s Transport crossbody tote looks extra-fabulous when executed in pink suede.
I very much like the engineered slouchiness of this cashmere sweater from Vince.
The tweedy texture on these Seavees sneakers is just excellent.
I love a clog that has studs and not staples, and these are not too expensive either. And the color is just right. If you want them, buy them soon, because I fully expect them to sell out.
A really nice, gentle V-neck sweater from Theory.
And finally, this nifty foldover clutch from Everlane.