Thank you all very much for your support for the Sabi Shawl! First orders should be arriving by either end of this week, or early next. All three color ways are almost equally popular, which makes me happy as I obsessed quite a bit over all three (and started with quite a few more color varieties which were agonizingly eliminated). If you have any questions, feel free to let me know or leave in the comments.
Now onto this week’s Weekend Update…
1. The Net-A-Porter sale started this week, which is always one of my favorite sales to shop. Top on my list is this adorable Sophie Hulme card holder. I love the sleek design, and it’s just $102 at the sale price.
The only thing stopping me right now is the fact that I have a bit of a card holder addiction, and have amassed a little bit of a collection. They are so incredibly useful though, and if you’re looking for a mini card holder/wallet to hold some cash and cards to tuck into a small purse, this would be a great option.
2. A few fashion related crimes (and not the Kardashian kind) to share this week. First, read about how Louis Vuitton’s store in Rio was robbed just days after the brand staged its Cruise collection show there, via The NY Times.
Then, read about how a Virginia woman was able to buy $1M in authentic handbags from stores, and then return fake ones (and teach at a Montessori to boot, without proper credentials). Unbelievable and also a bit scary…you’d hope that buy buying directly through department stores you would have guaranteed authenticity.
3. A fascinating and somewhat snarkily titled article via The Washington Post – Does Rodarte Actually Exist? It’s a really interesting piece that I’d recommend checking out, especially if you’re interested in the fashion industry. It raised some questions in my own mind – is there anything wrong with how the Rodarte sisters are managing their business? Should to be honored with a CFDA award? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Also, I admit to owning one of the Radarte hoodies mentioned…I still love it years later!
4. I thought this article, via Vanity Fair, about Jack Dorsey and the future (and past) of Twitter to be a worthy read. Do you use Twitter a lot (or at all)? I have to admit I’m not on there very much at all anymore…it’s fascinating to read about the turmoil behind the scenes of such an important tech “unicorn” though.
5. This week, I finished Opening Belle, by Maureen Sherry. A friend of mine (who happens to be a female quant working in finance) recommended the book as an easy, fun read and I have to say it delivered.
Opening Belle is what I’d describe as “Wall Street chick lit” where the protagonist herself works as a very successful NYC trader (a refreshing change from many other chick lit stories, where the husband is always the one on Wall Street). It’s a fun read and many aspects of it felt very true…not everything gets resolved the way that you’d like. That being said, it is still chick lit, so if you’re looking for something more serious, I’d look somewhere else. Recommended for a fun read with some interesting insights to working as a woman on Wall Street.