1. For Gucci shoe fans, I wanted to share a great loafer option I recently came across, the Kings slingback mule.
This slingback is a great option for those who have always wanted the Princetowns, but worry about the shoe slipping off – the slingback is handy and looks very sleek. An added bonus is that the elastic actually can slip back into the shoe easily, which means you essentially can wear this shoe both ways! Check back if your size is sold out…these are going fast!
2. An interesting interview with Deidre Quinn, CEO of Lafayette 148, with some great career advice (though I don’t know if I’d show up an hour early to all my meetings).
3. A feature on the always stylish Victoria Siddall, via FT. Click around to check out the rest of the interviews if you have some time – a lot of nice ones lately!
4. News via Recode that Nasty Gal will be filing for bankruptcy. Are you surprised? Danny Rimer is a very respected VC in the retail space, and I’m so interested to know what happened at the company behind the scenes. I’m sure there will be more articles to come. For an interesting article set pre-bankruptcy, check out this Jezebel piece.
PS: love the last line in the Recode article.
5. Have you been following along with what’s going on in South Korea lately? Read this piece from the NY Times for a quick summary, and then check out this post for more details/background. In short, the President of South Korea has been revealed to have been heavily influenced by a shaman for the past few decades….but there’s way, way more.
6. This week I finished The Whistler, by John Grisham.
John Grisham books are my guilty pleasure, and The Whistler is one of the best Grisham books I’ve read in a while. The protagonist as well as the “bad guy” in the book are both female, which I enjoyed – I think we need some girl power right now, wouldn’t you agree? I recommend The Whistler for anyone looking for easy weekend/holiday reading…or just an escape.