Best of the Week 3/10/17




I was actually searching for down vests when this cool Kate-Mossian medieval-wench-by-way-of-the-seventies number popped out at me. All of a sudden I realized it was just the thing to give shape to bigger, shapeless dresses and I am all over it. It’s the little things, after all.

I recently came down with one of those horrid underground pimples that kill and need the attention of a dermatologist and a big ole shot of cortisone. Cut to my buddy Edie (of Edith Machinist!) telling me about this very un-glamorous ye-olde-looking product and then cut to me politely smiling, because I couldn’t imagine anything over-the-counter could ever work. Well it turned out to be nothing short of a miracle! I put it on and the thing was gone in the morning. No lie. Such a life changer.
Back in the ’90s my friend Christine (of Ganeaux!) turned me on to a sheer glossy bra that made you look perky but like you weren’t wearing one at all, which in turn looked really sexy (I will never understand those foam-cupped bras). Alas, they stopped making it, but I recently found this similar one and have been wearing it non-stop.
A chunky gold chain is so cool with anything (especially just a white tee), but a solid one would set you back a good several thousand dollars. Mara Carrizo Scalise’s gold-filled version looks super rich and keeps its color beautifully.
 I am bananas over this stackable porcelain mug which is very 1970s-advertising office. It also makes me think of macrame wall art and hanging plants. I want a whole set!




  • March 10, 2017


    I too have a cyst on my chin so huge that my boyfriend greets it in the morning, when we get home from work, and at night. I just ordered the salve. Fingers crossed.

  • March 10, 2017


    I always call that kind of zit “my evil twin sister.”

    Love your description of the corset vest! Haha!

    Glossies!!! I remember those from when I was skinny and tiny boobed. You’d understand foam lined cups if you had nursed 3 children for a total of 6 years and your nips were stretched to oblivion. It’s a thing. 😉

    • March 10, 2017


      Then I should rephrase I never understand young women who don’t have kids wearing those bras. You’re excused! xx

  • March 11, 2017


    re: foam cupped bras, wait till you hit middle age!

  • March 14, 2017

    Kelly Simmons

    OMG, glossies. Bronze with an underwire. That was my bra. 🙂

  • March 14, 2017


    zits: It’s the sulpher – those jar masks at the latino markets do the same thing for less. No lie.

    Um, on the foam cup bras. If you were busty and worked in a corporate or mostly male workplace, then yes you would wear one. It’s a work/nipple thing. I am not a mom, just have sorta alert nipples that are NTSFW. I like eye contact.