In the Soup!


Starving for style? Dive into the media soup. Savour the following delicious suggestions to spice up your life. Emerge, hours later, transformed--late for everything, but revitalized, inspired, and refreshed.

Three Documentaries:
Dries: Dark interiors and cool Belgian skies set a Renaissance mood for designer Dries Van Noten’s world of color, pattern, and gardens. 2017. (Available to stream on Netflix)
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards: Michael Roberts’s love letter to the charm and brilliance of Manolo Blahnik, everyone’s favorite shoe designer. Don’t miss the clip from Sex and the City! 2017. (Available to stream on Netflix)
Joe’s Film by Joe McKenna: Short and unforgettable, McKenna’s black and white homage to Azzedine Alaia was released just months before the designer’s unexpected death in November 2017. Fabulous archival runway footage. 2017. (Available, free, on Vimeo)

Two Films:
A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola). It appears that Irene, a beautiful forty-something Italian, has the dream job: traveling the world to anonymously rate luxury hotels. But is she happy? In Italian with subtitles. 2013. (Try the library, Netflix DVD, or Amazon)
Frances Ha: Greta Gerwig, as the 27-year-old Frances, careens through months of ennui in a New York City that does not seem to have a home for her. Filmed in black and white, with a nod to French New Wave. 2012 (Available to stream on Netflix)

Two Blogs:
The Chic Flaneuse: A Cabinet of Chic Curiosities. A banquet of style. Nicely done!
LaDoubleJ: Milan style, deconstructed. Wonderful voice, revelations of the women who epitomize the “The School Sciura.”

And on Instagram:
@janesvanity: Dreamy!
@accidentallywesanderson: Be swept into a Wes Anderson world.

Smiley-face emoji, right here. Now, back to work!

-Kate L

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