1. I keep trying to add more color to my wardrobe, but it’s just so hard (why does black always end up looking like the best color?). I’ve come to realize though, that it’s harder for me to do soft pastels than it is to just jump in with bold shades.
For some reason, I am really drawn to this Autumn Cashmere sweater and its particular shade of pink. I’m not even a fuchsia type person, yet I think this color just looks so bright, fresh and young. I’ve added this sweater to my sale watch list. Do any of you ever find yourself drawn to bright colors, when you’re usually only all about the neutrals?
2. I loved this little interview, via Garance Dore, of her with Emmanuelle Alt talking about personal style. I’ve always admired Alt’s fashion sense and love that you never seen her posing in crazy fashions on the street during fashion week. She’s consistent and dresses in a way where I can imagine her actually wearing the clothes for her daily job and life.
3. Burberry is ending its various lines – Burberry Brit, Prorsum, and London, and combining them all in one brand. This article in the NY Times – Burberry Puts the Nail in the Coffin of the Multiline Brand is a good summary of what’s going on, and the reasons why. What do you think? Personally, the three brands always confused me as well – I thought I had a pretty good idea of what each stood for, but then would see some item that would totally surprise me with how it was labeled.
4. For those who were saddened/surprised by Raf Simons’ departure from Dior, check out this interesting interview between Simons and Cathy Horyn, via System Magazine.
5. Some readers may recall that I’m a big fan of Margaret Atwood – I’ve read almost all of her books, and she’s one of the few authors where I’ll automatically buy their new release (no matter how bad the reviews). So this week, I’m starting to read her latest work, The Heart Goes Last.
On top of loving Atwood, I also love dystopian settings in novels (to the point where its led me to some truly awful young adult fiction), and The Heart Goes Last is classic dystopian Atwood. So far I’m really enjoying the story, and I’d recommend it especially to fans of any of Atwood’s past work (especially The Handmaids Tale, and the MADDADDAM trilogy).