Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Red suede lace up flats from Jimmy Choo, now 60% off (also check out their simpler patent companion pairs, now under $370),  a sexy bell sleeved dress from Milly, now 60% off (click on the pink for the sale price), a chic asymmetrical dress from Rag & Bone, now 60% off (also a black/white gingham version here), and suede ankle tie slides from Vince, now $100. 

1. For anyone looking for a great date night/statement top – I’d like to submit this one below, from WAYF, for consideration.

First of all it’s sub $70, which is always a welcome development in an age where I can click on something random on Moda Operandi and find out it’s over $2K. It comes in a variety of colors, has just enough to make it interesting without looking like you’re wearing the pirate shirt on Seinfeld, and plus the fabric has a great feel and drape. Very nice.

2. A nice little post from InStyle (my first time linking to them I think), about what it’s like being an editor at NYFW.

3. A great, snarky little article from The NY Times about the spectacle (and relative lack of true substance) seen at NYFW – A Lot of Sound and Supermodels, Signifying Not Much. Vanessa Friedman is one of the few fashion journalists who will still dare criticize designers… increasingly rare these days.

4. I’m embarrassed that this article was the first I’d heard of the scandal at SoFi and the recent resignation of its CEO. This NY Times article is an excellent primer and analysis. Also, a companion piece I’d highly recommend, an excerpt from Ellen Pao’s new book, via The Cut. Long but 100% worth it.

5. This week I finished Less, by Andrew Sean Greer.

Less is the story of Arthur Less, who is about to turn fifty and whose (maybe) love of his life is about to be married. Partially to drown his sorrows, he goes on a tour of various activities around the world. This is the sort of book I’d describe as a little “quirky” but I don’t think that’d do it nearly enough justice – it’s a beautifully written love story, quite light hearted but with real sorrow and sadness at times. I found myself rooting for Less as the book went on, and was more than satisfied by the ending (that’s all I’ll say). Recommended!

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  • Sonya
    September 15, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Thank you as always for your book recs. I enjoyed People Who Eat Darkness and will be ordering Less. Please keep doing them!

  • Amy
    September 15, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Second Sonya’s comment. And congratulations on the baby girl XO

  • Elizabeth
    September 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Third on the book recs. I have found everything from Kevin Kwan to crime thrillers from you! Have you read the Tara French “Dublin Murder Squad” books? I am three in now and while I think the writing is gorgeous, they are a bit dark!

    Thank you for the InStyle editor diary. This was the perfect fluffy but interesting read. I do have to question a man who thinks Jolly Ranchers are sugar but Maltesers are not, and who would go to Black Seed and only get coffee – but he’s so entertaining!

    Finally which should be first, your parenthood diaries are wonderful. So thrilled for you, Mr. Feather, and the mini Feathers. Your honest take on motherhood is rare, refreshing, and also reassuring as hubby and I head that way 🙂 xo

  • sydnee
    September 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Love the statement top! And I always look forward to your book recommendations!