Rachelle's Reading List
Native American writer Tommy Orange, author of There, There, just penned this op-ed in the Washington Post that is worth a read. I'm motivated to join him in celebrating these significant works by Native American writers this Thanksgiving.
And, speaking of the holiday season, how to say no without having "your life explode into a fiery ball of chaos," an illustrated guide.
We are helping to celebrate 20 years of Girl Power with The Powerpuff Girls and Cartoon Network. As part of a collective vision for empowering girls and women, all profits from these sweaters will be donated to the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Email us to order!
I am very much looking forward to watching this new documentary on A&E called "The Clinton Affair."
Also interested in checking out The Teacher's Pet, a podcast about the murder of Lyn Dawson, that I hear is RIVETING.
Everyone started putting up their holiday gift guides, and I for one LOVE sifting through them. My favorites are from Goop, the NYT, and, weirdly, Cup of Jo, a mama blogger I adore reading. Which ones do you love?
If you're looking for a quick and easy gift idea from us, might I point you to our embroidered stationery set? (pictured left) We just restocked it and it is unique and fun! The back of the cards is the best part!
Oh, check out Kaval for gifts for any horse lovers in your life.
And, is anyone else obsessing over Kintsukuroi? In case you don't know, it's the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. It's beautiful. And all over Etsy.
Or, maybe you wanna pull the plug on one of the Ashley Longshore paintings hanging up in our new Bleecker store?
There is a van that has been parked outside of the Waverly Inn that is apparently for rent on Air BnB for $69 a night. Only in New York.
There are so many shows I want to see on Broadway right now. There's Bryan Cranston in Network, Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem, and, everyone seems to be talking about The Ferryman. Who wants to join?
Check out these EDIBLE potted plants from Cake Atelier Amsterdam. Those are moss cookies on the bottom and they are also for eating! Thanks for the heads up, Jane!Some friends of mine have books out! Add Eva Chen's Juno Valentine and Putnam & Putnam's Flower Color Guide to your holiday gift lists.
Giorgio Armani's Milan home is nothing like I expected it would be.
My friend Chloe wrote this article for the Wall Street Journal on why smart, chic women are abandoning high heels forever. It also goes into the history of high heels which I found fascinating!
I'll leave you with this video of the Good Place actors teaching Ted Danson how to do the floss. I'm not sure why, but I can't stop watching it!
Finally, A Quick Note on Black Friday:
Many of you are asking if we will be holding a Black Friday sale. We will not. We don't believe in sales and have only offered discounts once (on voting day for people that proved they voted). Because everything is hand stitched, made to order and season-less, we don't have extra inventory sitting around waiting for us to get rid of. We sort of think the fashion industry needs a rethink and we hope you support our decision. Sales are wonderful for consumers, but indicative of a larger problem (we are producing far more products than we need to be). More below:
According to a recent report, the textile industry emits more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and aviation combined. And the amount of waste the industry generates, as well as how much water and resources it uses, is increasing. Since 2000, global clothes production has more than doubled, and the average person now buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as they did 15 years ago. In the USA, over 85 percent of those clothes end up in a landfill." Read more here.