Happy Monday! I had a very relaxing weekend filled with lots of time to myself (I think I really needed it), and as a result, have a couple cool things I discovered and wanted to share with you today. I’ve been meaning to read the book The American Heiress for several years now, since I judged the book cover (positively!) the first time I ever saw it and love me a good historical fiction novel. After plowing through it this weekend, I thought the book was just okay. But because of it, I started looking around online and found this awesome online exhibit of Gilded Age fashions created by the house of Charles Frederick Worth (who’s mentioned many times in the book as THE couturier for the wealthy during this era). This exhibition goes into wonderful detail about the designs, who wore the dresses, and offers an awesome zoom feature that allows you to really see each pieces’ details (I mean, the velvet on the first dress. Wow.). The Gilded Age has always been an interesting time in American history to me; now, living in New York, it’s even more fascinating! If you love a good costume exhibition, you must check this out.
Next, Joe and I spent several hours this weekend watching episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise, if you actually need me to explain it to you, is this: Jerry calls up a comedian friend and asks them to get coffee. He picks them up in some kind of historic, significant car (sometimes jalopies or clown cars; other times ridiculously beautiful vintage sports cars). They drive somewhere and get coffee. It’s kind of a show about nothing, but it’s fantastic. It’s so cool to see him and his guests talk as friends, about life, family, friends, comedy, work…everything! If you need a place to start, I laughed a lot at this episode with Ricky Gervais and this one with Louis C.K. And this one with Sarah Silverman was great too. But really, there hasn’t been a dud in the bunch. The episodes are beautifully shot, have the most charming music, and are just super fun.
Finally, this clutch. It’s no secret how much I adore Sézane, and in addition to recently breaking down and buying this tote in camel (it’s awesome), I also had to have this gorgeous, will-use-it-all-the-time clutch. It’s a mix of the softest black leather and smooth, velvety suede, and even has three interior pockets to keep your shiz organized. I love, love, love it!
Anything you’ve been liking/loving/or lusting after lately?