SWIPE LEFT: For everyone that read the Vanity Fair article from last week and were bummed out by it, here’s the flip side. Maybe the stats aren’t quite what they seem…and as commenters say, these apps are what you make of them.
#SPONSORED: So I guess various government agencies really are watching. Kim K got scolded by the FDA this past week for a drug she was hawking on Instagram. I share this because I think it’s interesting to watch the interplay between government regulations and the rise of social media, since one of these changes and adapts so quickly and the other…well, usually doesn’t. You can figure out which is which, I’m sure.
A FAIRY TALE DAY: My friend Maryann sent me a link to these unseen photos from Charles and Diana’s wedding day. They were snapped by a family member, who was the only person allowed to take informal photographs that day. Really interesting to look through.
#SPEAKINGOFWEDDINGS: You’ve no doubt experienced a wedding hashtag at this point, right? It’s pretty crazy how quickly they have risen in popularity over the last few years! Here, a short essay on wedding hashtag etiquette, the pain of picking one, and why some couples just don’t even go there.
IT SMELLS GOOD IN HERE: This is what I am hoping friends will say when I try out Tiffany’s homemade air freshener. Super simple, and I love that you can use up leftover produce to make this.
SPACE: Okay, so this is kinda cool for such a huge retailer. Nordstrom is getting ready to launch this thing called SPACE, which will feature new and emerging designers from all over the world. The splash page for it is fun to explore — you can click on all the tiles to learn more about the featured designers. In addition to having a home online, many Nordstrom locations will have their own SPACE shops (including SF, for any local readers!) You can read more about the program and what Olivia Kim (Nordstrom’s Director of Creative Projects) has been working on in this New York Times piece.
THE GIRL WITH THE FLOWERS: Loved looking through these pieces from artists Raven Roxanne, over on Tobe’s blog. I’m especially taken with the feminine yet modern feel of her series of faceless women holding bouquets. Really, really cool (you can follow Raven on Instagram here).
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: Julia shared a bunch of fantastic tips on getting control of your finances. There really is no better peace of mind than when you do! I’d also add my own tidbit for individuals who are self-employed — ask your accountant about a SEP IRA. It has good tax benefits and you can grow one alongside more traditional types of IRAs!
ALL ABOUT NET-A-PORTER: New York mag featured a fantastic piece this week about the history of Net-a-Porter, its recent buyout, and where the company’s going. A really great read if you’re interested in fashion and the recent explosion of e-commerce, especially designer e-commerce.
Yay for the weekend! This one is a bit unique in that I’m flying solo again. Joe is off to a bachelor party, so it’s me and Lucy for the next couple of days. I have a feeling the weekend will feel short, though — I have brunch and dinner dates with a couple girlfriends, am taking care of lots of errands that have been on my to do list for far too long, and am planning on taking myself out to dinner tonight (I was kinda inspired by this piece on ‘how to spend time alone’). Should be a good few days. Any fun plans for you?
Happy Friday, everyone!