1. I’m wishing happy birthday to myself (well to this blog…) today, which is five years old now. Five! I can’t believe it. Thank you all so much for your readership and conversations over the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It has been such a wonderful pleasure, and I hope I can continue this blog for at least another five years. Then I’ll have a ten year old webspace…will that make me the Geocities of 2021?
If you have any feedback/suggestions for topics you’d like to see – I’m always open and love to hear them. I have heard the request for more interviews – I’m slowly trying to work on this!
Anyway, if I could buy a theoretical (theoretical as I’m trying to be nice to my wallet currently) happy birthday present to myself, I would get this Pomellato Maxi Nudo ring.
I’ve eyed the Nudo rings for ages, but never took the plunge because some other shiny thing always distracted me. I recently saw though that Pomellato released a maxi size – I love this, since I think it can be worn both stacked or alone and still have enough of a “presence” on the hand.
By the way – if you’re interested in learning more about Pomellato, I really enjoyed this article via the WSJ on the brand, from a few years back. I love the idea of everyday, wearable fine jewelry.
2. Do you find yourself saying “Yes” all the time? I loved this article, by Lena Dunham, on the power of saying no. No!
3. Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? Did you pay attention to the fashion? If so, check out this article, via The Business of Fashion, on what goes on behind the scenes when stylists are dressing stars – Inside the Oscars Dressing Game. And if you liked the article, I’d really recommend Teri Agins’ Hijacking the Runway, which goes much deeper in to the business of dressing celebrities for events.
4. A nice review of fashion week, via Vanessa Friedman at the NY TImes – I knew passively that there were a ton of designer changes/departures going on, but I’ve been kind of desensitized by this point, to be honest. At Paris Fashion Week, A Ghost Season.
5. Some of you may have seen this book on my Instagram over the weekend – a graphic novel rendition of Swann’s Way, by Marcel Proust, as adapted by Stéphane Heuet.
I’ll be very clear upfront that I’ve never read any of Proust’s works – just the mere description of them (difficult to read, lots of flowery language, monumental, and the always annoying, it’s better in French) were enough to scare me away. I love graphic novels however, and when I read the great reviews for Stéphane Heuet’s adaption, which he spent years on, I thought I’d give it a try. And I’m so glad I did! The drawings are beautiful, the story is interesting and lush, and it actually makes me want to (one day) read the original material one day. I’d recommend Swann’s Way to any fans of Proust, graphic novels, or both (if the latter, you are the most impressive reader ever and I worship at your feet).
Have a wonderful weekend!