Weekend Update

1. Nicholas Kirkwood is one of my favorite, and in my opinion, slightly underrated shoe designers. I say slightly, because he’s already pretty famous, but should be even more. One of my favorite shoes he makes is the fabulous Beya flat.


I love the pointed toe (great for elongating legs) and the great stacked heel with metallic detail. The price at $425 is also quite reasonable (believe it or not…just take a look at what other designer flats are going for), and I feel like since its a flat, the cost per wear will actually be decent. You can also find this flat in even more yummy colors (like forest green), at Saks.

I also slightly suspect that Everlane was heavily inspired by this flat for a few of its shoes, especially for its Modern Point, which I love as a good lower priced alternative.


2. I really enjoyed this article about the Rules of Couture Shopping, via the WSJ. It was both informative and had a bit of a “Real Housewives” kind of entertainment value, ha! And for the record, I’d love to have something by Alexis Mabille, any day!

3. I found this article, via Business of Fashion, about the secret going-ons behind the Yoox acquisition of Net-A-Porter, very interesting. Warning – only those super interested in the fashion industry will probably find this article interesting. I also found the article a bit unnecessarily long…but it was a worthwhile read overall.

4. Ines de la Fressange fans, I enjoyed this little interview on some of her fashion favorites, via The Cut. By the way, is it true about her being sued by her maid? Anybody know the story?

5. This week I’m doing some fun reading – Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling.


I read Kaling’s first book, and liked it well enough. I actually liked Why Not Me? better though – she speaks frankly about her current day life, being successful in Hollywood, and what it’s like being a TV celebrity. I also especially liked her frank anecdotes about how hard she works, every day – instead of portraying herself as one of those “everything is effortless” celebrities, Kaling describes how everything she has achieved came via hard work and determination. It’s all in a witty, light fashion though of course…making it a fun and easy read.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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    January 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I think MGemi’s pointed flat (the stellato) is a lot more comfortable and better price point than Nicholas Kirkwood. It will have more colors as we move through the season. I have both and the Mgemi will be on repeat. It is slightly wider from NK and it works better for my feet.–stellato/00_1246_01.html/#!/color/001

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      January 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Thanks Alissa! I’ve never tried M Gemi. I’ll have to keep an eye out for more colors, I wish there was a tiny bit more of a heel though!

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    January 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Yes, Ines de la Fressange and her partner were sued by her housekeeper in Provence. The court has already ruled that the couple should pay the due salary. It has not yet ruled on the “abusive firing”. Apparently the problem was the house keeper did not want to be treated as an “indepedent enterpreneur” which may change some pension scheme in her disfavor.
    Ines de la Fressange also has got some problems with her house in Tarascon as she apparently built something of 100m2 for the housekeeper without construction permit. This was reported first by the French newspaper “le canard enchaîné ” which is famous for scoops.

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      January 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Interesting, thanks for the details Hui!

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    January 22, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Katherine, thanks for the heads up on that everlane sweatshirt. I think I’ll order it for my daughter to replace a top very similar by Madewell, that shrunk horribly to half its xs size after one wash.

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      January 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Let me know how she likes it! At the very least they have great customer service so I’m sure they’d take care of you if something were to happen to the Everlane one.

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    Whitney Farris
    January 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I very much like that Alexis Mabille clutch with violets. I think violets are just so feminine and fresh looking.

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    January 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I read the “rules of couture shopping” article while at the library. I was thoroughly entertained, I secretly wish to join this club one day, but for now I’m quite happy to step into Zaras. Excellent reading recommendations.

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