Friday links



  • I very much enjoyed these popular songs reimagined as 50s-style pulp fiction. (Dangerous Minds)
  • These extreme close-up photos of butterfly wings are just glorious. (Colossal)
  • 13 great horror books written by women. (Vulture)
  • You’ve likely seen this chick by now, but if not: enjoy. (Newsweek)
  • And finally: here are some fantastic Bill Cunningham photos and a great essay on him by Hilton Als. (New Yorker)

Checking out the Serena & Lily friends and family sale



Everything on this home design site is 20% off until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, so hop to it. I think these baskets are nice and graphic and very sturdy-looking.

An alpaca throw that could bring some much-needed excitement to my sofa situation.


I always just serve cheese on a regular old plate when I have company, but one of these cheese stones would be so much more elegant.

A lovely embroidered duvet cover.

I don’t know why this wicker tray appeals; I think I want to be the type of person who entertains more, and owning items like trays would maybe facilitate that.

Likewise: candlesticks.

I’m in the market for a couple of table lamps, and this one is so cool and beachy-looking.

Feeling plaid, part 2


This pleasingly fuzzy cardigan feels retroish and modern at once.

There’s metallic threading on this top, and I’m really digging touches of metallic lately.

The plaid on this coat is nicely subtle and therefore very versatile.

I just like how the orange and black looks together on this button-down—very chic, not at all Halloween-y, as orange and black sometimes does.

This blazer couldn’t be a whole lot snappier.

Another coat with a nicely subtle print, and a really beautiful cut.

Just a cute little jacket for throwing on whenever you need a little spring in your step.

I do like a knife pleat skirt, and this one hangs so beautifully.

I’d wear this cami under a big huggy cardigan.

I’m intrigued by the notion of slouchy, wide-legged pants, and these are so appealingly fresh-looking.

I like that this sweater looks hand-knit and one-of-a-kind.

A graphic black and white jacket that’d be great on its own or layered under a puffer.

I adore black and yellow together, and I like the side-belt on this skirt too.

A pleasingly loud—but not too loud—sweater with excellently over-long sleeves.

A simple single pleat keeps these pants flattering.

A windowpane plaid shirtdress for throwing on when you don’t know what to wear.

The proportions of this oversized shirt jacket are pretty great.

And I just really like how the colors pop 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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