Archive for April, 2014
These studded clogs make every pair held together with workaday staples look like the same old same old. Oh Isabel Marant: how you madden with your lunatic prices and then slay me with your spot-on details.
- There is some fascinating stuff happening on the roofs of New York. (Visual News)
- Do let me know in the comments what you think of the new Kate Moss for Topshop collab. (Racked)
- It’s official: Marcia Bradys run the world. (Slate)
- Say it isn’t so. (A.V. Club)
- There shall be a movie about the Tupperware revolution, starring, possibly, Sandra Bullock. (Vulture)
Tube skirts are as comfortable as the day is long, unrestrictive, and—if you take care to find a good one, and pair it with the right top—not quite so tricky as they seem. I bought this one from Maria Cornejo not long ago. It wasn’t cheap, but sucks you in like you’re wearing Spanx from hip to knee.
A little bit of strategic ruching works wonders for those of us with less than diminutive hips.
The peaked hem on this (quite reasonably priced) option is a nice little touch.
For me, some degree of hip and butt coverage is essential here—but I don’t go too big, as the silhouette starts to get weird. This draped front top dips satisfyingly low in back and has a nice amount of interest up front.
I like a tee that has enough volume to provide coverage, but not so much that it will add unnecessary bulk. (I also like that this one also comes in a decent assortment of shades.)
A crisp oversize cotton button-down is exactly what I’ll want to be pairing it with come summertime.
As will a big old blousy tunic.
Bird, the Brooklyn boutique chainlet that pretty much tops my list of favorite places to part with my cash, is celebrating its 15th birthday with a quite excellent anniversary collection—for which designers Maria Cornejo, Jane Mayle, Tsumori Chisato and Rachel Comey have all created special limited-edition pieces. I am in particular dying for this Maria Cornejo dress, because with a print like that of course I am.
A quilted jacket gone anti-folksy in washed-out black—with the just-exactly-right amount of sparkle.
- For those of you who worship at the congregation of Patti Smith: I bring you very rare early-career footage from 1976. (Dangerous Minds)
- Words named after people. (Mental Floss)
- Surprisingly affecting photos of great meals in literature. (Laughing Squid)
- Enter, if you dare, the weird and wonderful world of cheerlebrities.(Atlantic Wire)
- It’s all about the headline here. (Mother Jones)