“When searching my inbox last night for an e-mail from Nora, to get the specifics of her phrasing, I came upon this sign-off to a short but sweet one thanking me for lunch: “see you somewhere… xox.” Somewhere, it turns out, is everywhere. I see Nora in the home I wouldn’t live in if not for her, the shot list I make in the van to set in the morning, and the jacket I slip into when the sun comes down (she always sent links along with tips). I see her when the craft services on set isn’t up to par, or in the process of getting to know a man who seems to understand. I see her in the worst hair moments and the best soup moments. I know I am only one of hundreds of women, people, who will miss Nora’s company, and millions who will miss her voice. The opportunity to be friends with Nora in the last year of her life informs the entirety of mine. I am so grateful.”
– Lena Dunham on her short but sweet friendship with Nora Ephron. The whole thing is beautifully written and totally worth a read. [New Yorker]
I never thought I’d say this, but Jessica Alba might just be my celebrity style icon at the moment. She’s does casual so well. She manages to look super cool and comfortable without dressing like a total schlub. Here, in a polka-dotted shirt, pink pants, and cute little mules, she is the epitome of Chic Mom. Which makes sense, since she is one.
I love, love, love Gilt Groupe, because I am a lazy person that loves to shop. And there’s nothing more lazy than online shopping. Gilt usually has a good assortment of designers, and semi-reasonable prices. Over the past couple of years, I’ve purchased several things from them, including a 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, a Tracy Reese cardigan and a pair of great Faryl Robin wedges. If I count it all up, I’ve probably bought around 10 things from them, but of those, three items have fallen apart just weeks after buying them. Keep reading »
The border city of Juarez, Mexico — found just across the river from El Paso — has a woman problem. Women disappear, are sexually abused, and they often — way too often — wind up dead. The women are young and hopeful — some of Juarez’s victims are as young as 13. And their discarded bodies are often found dumped in dried up river gullies and empty lots, hastily buried in mass desert graves and abandoned buildings. Keep reading »
Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what it all meant. After all, Supreme Court rulings aren’t just like, YAY or NAY. They’re hundreds of complexly worded legal documents. So because both CNN and Fox News were concentrating so hard on being first with news of the ruling, instead of right, they both went to air with the wrong information. It’s a very “Dewey Defeats Truman” kind of moment, isn’t it? And it proves that reading really is fundamental.
There’s being a wino (like our own Amelia), and then there’s being a freaking wino, and wearing pants made out of wine corks. I mean, how crazy unbelievably uncomfortable must that be? Also, it’s probably nearly impossible to sit down. If that’s not enough, maybe you want to wear a blazer out of wood? It’ll really accent your eyes. [WOW]