Thursday links



  • These wildlife photos, from the National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest are pretty stunning. (My Modern Met)
  • This story, about a “socialite” grifter who duped all sorts of fabulous people in New York, is pretty juicy. (The Cut)
  • It’s Tracy Morgan and it’s been too long. (Vulture)
  • I like these sculptures of everyday objects made from scraps by artist Lydia Ricci. (Kottke)
  • The time somebody tried to make glass dresses a thing. (Atlas Obscura)

In the mood for colorful sneakers


puma sneaker

I think these Pumas are so cool—and even quite versatile—in mustard yellow. I also like them in purple, and this improbable-but-it-works maroon and orange platform pair.

adidas originals

These Adidas originals are so excellently candy-colored.

royale sneaker

This pair is by the Brooklyn-based sneaker company Greats, and I find them quite graphic and appealing.

nike air max

I wish I had a lipstick in this color—it’s a perfect plum.

green nike

This is such a good dark green, and they’ve got a little snakeskin detail on the tab, which I like.

leopard adidas

OK, these aren’t all that colorful, but why not have just a tiny bit of fun with a leopard-striped pair?

old skool

Of course I love the blue and black color scheme of these Vans Old Skools.


Here is an easy way to indulge the trend for all things lavender, if you’re feeling it. Also: this.

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The colorblock situation here appeals. I also like them in gold.

pink superga

Such a happy, poppy pink.

blue adidas

I like the slightly faded-out blue on these Adidas Gazelles.

And I also I dig the striped lining on this chambray pair from New Balance.

iniki runner

I think these are spectacular.

nike air force

And these have way too much going on, but it all kind of works.

Dare I do a post on shorts?


mother shorts

Few issues divide the GOACA community quite like shorts do: some of you like them just fine, others find them to be nothing short of an instrument of the devil. And I understand the loathing: they can be tough to wear and unflattering too. But if you wear a shoe with some height, I think even the less-than-perfectly-willowy can get away with them. I love the way a Bermuda-length short looks with a button-down—very casual preppy chic—and this pair is nicely slouchy.

halogen shorts

This red pair is awfully snappy.

vince shorts

I showed you these Vince shorts last week in black, but I think they’re pretty classic in the khaki too.

perse shorts

I bought a version of these James Perse shorts a couple of years ago, and they are insanely comfortable.

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This chambray pair is pretty cute.


And I’m a big fan of the check pattern here.

fisher shorts

These are linen, which is a nice material to have next to your skin when the weather turns toasty.

lang shorts

I almost didn’t include this pair, because the last time I showed denim cutoff shorts, a whole flotilla of you complained that they’re the easiest thing in the world to make yourself and not worth the cash, but every time I try to make my own cutoffs I screw it up somehow, and possibly you are the same. Anyway, I like how these hit right at the knee.

hudson shorts

Same here.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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