Madewell ventures into extended sizes territory


I’d heard a while back that Madewell was looking to expand their selection of sizes, and this little collection is a very nice start. I’ve chosen some of my favorite pieces, starting with their classic short-sleeved Central Shirt.

A good basic army jacket that looks nicely broken-in, but not sloppy.

I dig the button pockets on this chambray shirt, and the nice faded wash.

Madewell now offers jeans in sizes up to 35. This pair has been tailored specifically for those with an hourglass shape.

Just a cute floral top on a black background, which is how I like them best.

Seen any good movies lately?


I am dying to see Eighth Grade, which a lot of people are saying is one of the best films about adolescence ever made, if not the best. Have you seen it yet and how did it make you feel? What else has you intrigued, and what did you love?

A fashion risk that paid off


I wasn’t at all certain I’d get a lot of wear out of these No. 6 sandals when I bought them, but I was so attracted to the hue—a kind of perfect, slightly acid-y yellow—that I did it anyway. I thought they’d be good for days I was wearing all black or white, but I end up wearing them with all sorts of colors, and they sort of work with everything, weirdly.



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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