Belle’s Weekly Reading: April 4, 2014
Apr 4, 2014
1) Why don’t luxury brands like Chanel, Celine and Dior sell their clothes online? This article answers why little black dresses and little black jackets are only available at brick-and-mortar stores.
2) A friend of mine is getting married next weekend. She planned her entire ceremony in four days. Her dress is Tadashi Shoji, and it’s awesome.
3) An MLB player took three days paternity leave following the birth of his newest child, but some former professional athletes and commentators didn’t approve. One even suggested that if his wife really understood what it means to be in professional sports, she would have had a c-section before the season started. Wow, some people are stupid.
4) Zwilling J.A. Henckles twin knives are some of the best on the market. Bloomingdale’s is having an unbelievable sale. 50-percent-off this 7-piece set, 66-percent-off this professional set. I’m thinking about buying this 11-piece set that’s 50-percent-off and will earn me $15 cash back on Ebates. These are knives that will last you for the rest of your life, so if you have someone who loves to cook who needs a gift, look no further.
5) This video from Laughing Squid describes how small talk changes from city to city. If you’ve lived in D.C. for more than a minute, you can guess what question people ask most often.
7) From Mozart to Dickens, how history’s greatest thinkers managed their time.
8) The first place I go when I’m searching for stylish, casual attire? Piperlime’s under-$150 page. From a bold red maxi-dress to these sliver-wedge sandals, you can find good stuff. My favorite piece? This chevron striped dress from Collective Concepts.
9) Why May 1st was a nightmare in 19th century New York City. (Hint: You think you hate moving.)
10) The Reiss sale section is a great place to look for good deals. The Hailie dress is one of my favorites. This Arlo print clutch is bold. I also love the way they styled this snakeskin-print, silk blouse, it’s exactly how I want to dress for work.
11) The first modern style guide was 1977’s How to Dress for Success. Into the Gloss has snippets from this gem, like “don’t wear floral prints” but “do wear a maroon fedora with a little feather.”
13) You may have seen the stories about how the government can save billions of dollars in taxpayer funds by switching to a single font. Not exactly accurate, but it’s an interesting read.