One of my most treasured possessions is a book I bought at Shakespeare and Co on my first trip to Paris.
Alicia Drake’s Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris follows the rise of two men who would change fashion forever—Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent—through delicious snippets of gossip, bringing fashion history to life.
My goal in life is to look like I don’t care.
I know there are people reading this who think this could correlate to my actual personality because I can be a bit tough to read. Listen, living in New York, you see all sorts of crazy things everyday, you’d get a good p-p-p-poker face, too.
In this instance, I just mean I want to look pulled together, effortlessly so.
I hate horoscopes.
I never know if something I’m experiencing is because of a seed planted by some weekly “reading.” Maybe, I was going to have a great day, then I read I was going to have a bad one, not to spend any money, so I didn’t, and now I have a hunger headache, making it a bad day.
‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”
I wanted a vampy, sooty, almost-black lipstick. And I needed it to match my Chanel Rouge Noir nail polish.
I can’t remember why I took these pictures, but I was reading an old issue of Lucky magazine and cover girl Zooey Deschanel said something that reminded me of, well, me.
“There’s this picture of me that I wish I could find,” she said. “I would buy these fluffy ‘50s prom dresses from the thrift stores and just put them on with a tiara and sit and type at my computer.”