Ah, Sunday. What a lovely day – to get sick. The cold I’ve been having some tough negotiations with over the last few weeks finally got the upper hand today, so I spent the day in bed, laptop on my belly, stack of magazines beside me, thinking about… bulbs. Specifically, where I could find the kinds of bulbs I saw at the Capsule fashion fair a few weeks ago and really liked. And how I’d put them up in the apartment when I found them, since I’m apparently a traditionalist when it comes to lighting, as I only have lamps with actual lamp shades. Just one bulb over, say, the living room table? Or hang a few in a row in the dining room? What do you think? Do you have any exerience with bare bulbs? How did you decorate them?
*Something else I did today: Watch the Hollywood Reporter roundtables online. The magazine gets a bunch of actors, actresses, directors etc. together every awards season and sits each group down for an hour-long chat. My favourite this year is the directors’ group, with, among others, the delightfully crazy Quentin Tarantino, the lovely Gus Van Sant and the who-knew-he’d-be-such-a-great-director Ben Affleck.
*The Vanity Fair Hollywood issue weighs approximately eight pounds this year, but it’s worth every strained muscle from carrying it home for the Bruce Weber portfolio alone. The way he sees it is actually what I hope Hollywood looks like.
*They don’t make ’em like her anymore. And I loved this story about the infatigable Lee Radziwill in T Magazine.
*There’s a piece by Suzy Menkes in the same issue of T, in which she laments, very eloquently and entertainingly, what a circus the fashion shows have become since blogging has turned into a huge business. While I don’t agree that you need to work for a magazine to have an informed and valid opinion about hem lengths, I think she’s right in saying this about how the fashion world has changed: „There is something ridiculous about the self-aggrandizement of some online arbiters who go against the mantra that I was taught in my earliest days as a fashion journalist: ‘It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.’” Discuss!
*On a related note, there’s a fantastic slideshow in New York Magazine showing street style stars before they were stars.
*The new issue of The Gentlewoman is here! And it’s got Queen Bey on the cover.
*More good news: Weekday have finally opened their online store.
*Have you heard? Phoenix have made a new album. The first track is getting it’s world premiere on Radio One, 7pm GMT, Monday. Am I excited? ONLY A LITTLE BIT!
Right, now I have to lie back down.
Have a good week!
P.S. And here’s the new Phoenix song, Entertainment. After listening to it 20 times, I’ve decided to love it. What about you?