Hey, we haven't done one of these in a while! There are lots of good stories out there this week, though, so let's jump in.
- My favorite article of the week is this piece on Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant. A great quote from Matthew Weiner, the creator of the show on working withing the time period: "People don’t always change with the times. Part of the story that we are trying to tell is about the loosening of all this stuff—the crudening of manners and style as the period changes. Janie and I talk about that all the time and try to signal it in little ways, like with a character taking off his hat in the elevator."
- P.S. Did you know Janie Bryant has a style book coming out this fall? Pre-order here! I am psyched.
- This article made me want to move upstate and live in a tiny Victorian cottage.
- Definitely go see the images for the 50s-inspired Fall 2010 Louis Vuitton ad campaign (pictured above). Could Karen Elson be any more beautiful? I think not.
- Interesting piece about celebs who get paid to advertise for fashion lines on their Twitter feeds.
- From Jezebel: "Edith Shain, the former nurse whose image became world-famous on August 14, 1945 when an unknown sailor dipped her back for a kiss, died on Sunday at the age of 91."
- On the "Rhetoric of the Real Woman," I say this: THANK YOU.
- A play about Isabella Blow will take stage next month. Will you see it or wait for the John Galliano-produced film?
- Full-Figured Fashion Week happened, to positive response. Hurrah!
Have a happy weekend, friends.