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Posted on July 4, 2012
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Whoops, things have been a bit wonky over here. Stuff broke, and is still sort of broke. I might change some things up around here, site-look-wise, but don’t hold your breath. I’ve been BUSY AND IMPORTANT and ignoring my site of late (anyone else read this article? I’ve been thinking about this stuff a lot recently).

So what have I been up to, and what are some super-random things I want to say and show you?

ONE. Marilyn Monroe played a blonde doll for much of her career, but she was quite the reader in her off-duty hours (while wearing hi-waisted shorts, NATCH). Here’s a list of what was in her library. I just bought The Dud Avocado to read at the beach which didn’t happen, see item TWO, but I WILL read it….what are your must-reads?

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TWO. Work’s been demanding a lot of attention recently, but who can complain when you get to spend intimate time with some of the most beautiful paintings ever made? We just opened Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, and it’s safe to say that you can truly get lost in these meditative paintings. Go forth, enjoy the AC, and do yoga at the Corcoran (yes). OK. Work plug over.

THREE. I’ve been helping an entrepreneur friend with a summer picnic series featuring cool writers, thinkers, art people, education people, food people. Cool, unexpected locations around town and more importantly, great unexpected friendships and conversations. Invitations to the Series are issued based on an application, with SUPER HARD-HITTING questions like how one’s life might taste as a pie.

FOUR. I’ve got a lot of things on my shopping list of late (more on that, for sure), and one thing I wanted this spring but didn’t get was this burnout baseball tee. I love the idea of taking something basic and tomboyish and adding a soft, feminine skirt or a bunch of necklaces. It landed on my Spring Clothing List (on my phone…yes, I do this) because of I Want to Be Her, a personal-style blog from Andrea Linett, the co-founder of Lucky magazine. I really like the simple format and the way she profiles her subjects. Good tips, links, and aspirational style that’s actually achievable.

FIVE. Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem. You’re welcome.

I’ll be back. I promise. Otherwise I’ll just be around, talking on Twitter, and also probably throwing up random posts like this or because I just made this gorgeous cake! and want you to PAY ATTENTION TO ME AND MY BURSTS OF MARTHA STEWARTNESS! Are you having fun yet??

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Mad Men Shoot for the Newseum

Posted on March 14, 2012
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I’m very excited to share some behind-the-scenes photos from the styling shoot I did for the Newseum the other weekend with my B+C collaborators. It’s for an ad for the Mad Men-themed issue of Newsweek slated to come out this Saturday, March 17. I can’t wait to see and share with you the final product!

{Photos by Luke of USR}

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We love the 90s: Angelina + Liv

Posted on January 31, 2012
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A few weeks ago, a good friend threw herself a middle school dance-themed 30th birthday. There were bottles of ! perfume, mixtapes featuring Julianna Hatfield and the My So-Called Life theme, babydoll dresses, and possibly best of all, stacks of early 90s fashion mags from the collection of a person with a more severe magazine-hoarding problem than mine. There is a lesson to be learned here, and that is this: there was a time – that’d be 1992 – when Liv Tyler was on the cover of Seventeen (age 15!) and Angelina Jolie was hawking prom dresses (and looking just as EFFING AMAZING as she does now). Also, never throw away magazines.

Are you ready for this?:

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I love the ninetieeees (oh yes…there WILL be more).

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A favorite bag

Posted on January 24, 2012
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I found this amazing antique bag at a Goodwill a few years ago and I always get compliments when I wear it out. Not exactly Goodwill pricing, but here is an identical-looking one on eBay.

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