happy friday and happy second day of march! in some ways the year seems to be flying by…maybe because i feel like i’ve been on the move so much. after a very fun 72 hours in philly with my family, i’m off to l.a. (specifically venice) next week for our summer photoshoot. usually when i’m there, i’m in santa monica or silverlake but there’s so much to see and do in the downtown area, so i may stay for the weekend to do some exploring. this weekend will be catching up with friends, checking out the new everlane store, and watching an oscar nominated movie or two.
hope you have a lovely weekend and my friends on the coasts stay dry!
- the academy awards are sunday and i’m looking forward not only the fashion but also the commentary on politics and sexual harrassment. e’s ryan seacrest is the latest person to be accused of assault, and many celebrities are opting to boycott him on the red carpet. this isn’t the first time this season the network is having to deal with an issue of sexism during a live broadcast, but this time it’s their #1 guy that’s at the center of the storm.
- in a big shocker, former givenchy designer riccardo tisci was named the new creative director of burberry. personally i would have loved to see tisci take over lanvin, which has spiraled greatly since the departure of alber elbaz (i was really rooting for bouchra jarrar, but she left the brand after 18 months). as with hedi slimane heading céline, this could go really well or really poorly but a few people it could be just the jolt the brand needs.
- with target launching their new internal brands and partnership with who what wear, they haven’t done a big collaboration in a while. yesterday, the company announced they will be pairing up with hunter for a collection of clothing & accessories for the entire family plus home goods launching april 14. even better, most of the pieces will retail under $30. to me, this seems like a great marriage between two loved but also functional brands.
- a couple years ago, i started going down a huge youtube rabbit hole and discovered a lot of amazing content creators. i mostly stuck to interiors, fashion, and beauty, and one those that i still follow is jackie aina. her beauty tutorials and reviews are always on point (and it doesn’t hurt that her coloring is pretty close to mine, so i can relate to her picks even more). the cut interviewed her and i learned more about how she got started, her skincare routine, and more. do you have any favorite youtubers i should check out?
- man repeller has been killing it with its content and stories recently (like this from last week). this editorial featuring a modern take on 90s black sitcom style, featuring the work of one of my role models shiona turini, is so. on. point. but it’s also not just about the fashion. the written piece is just as good and works seamlessly with the photography. it’s the kind of thing i’d love to see in today’s fashion magazines…but probably won’t (thank god for the internet!)
photo via chanel spring 2013 ad campaign / photographer: karl lagerfeld / models: stella tennant, ondria hardin, yumi lambert