What do you absolutely not need, but very much want?


Yes, those of you who were wondering, I’m still down for Fornasetti, and I’ve always had a thing for stars, and so this candle is just aces in my book.

A whole ton of cute cardigans


A sweater like this paired with sweats is becoming my fall uniform lately—it’s a look that says I made an effort, but not a huge one, which sounds about right at the moment. This one from Madewell is made of recycled cashmere, and I like the patch pockets and really good navy hue.

Spacedye is always chic, and you could easily fool people into thinking this one is Missoni.

The cropped dimensions here are good for when you want to look a little more put-together. It also comes in grey.

I am crazy for the texture of this one (which also comes in a few other good colors). It reminds me of a much, much pricier sweater by A Detacher I splurged on a couple of winters ago.

And here’s another furry one, which is very well-priced.

The side tie on this one is appealingly Japanese-y.

This Fair Isle sweater has such an appealing color combination, and I really dig the gold buttons, which give it an authentic, old-school feel.

The pockets here make this one a good stand-in for a jacket on days that aren’t too too cool.

This one looks like it was dug up at a vintage store, and I like the shawl collar, which is something I typically do not like.

The polished detailing here is kind of Chanel-ish.

If I was only going to buy one sweater this season (and so far I’ve actually purchased none) it would be this extra-versatile one from Vince.

The contrasting stripes here are cool.

The leopard print details at the pocket on this one are just fabulous.

This cropped number would be perfect for pairing with a dress.

This is pretty much the perfect long black cardigan. Its beauty lies in its simplicity.

The white buttons here really pop, and it’s the just-right amount of chunky.

OK, this one is on the splurgier side, but it’s boucle cashmere, which just sounds so luxe.

And finally: a nice long one that’d be ideal for lounging about.



Friday links


  • Various big-time visual artists are selling $150 prints (like this one of Lupita Nyong’o, by Sebastian Kim) to combat voter suppression. (Colossal)
  • A lovely appreciation of Dolly Parton. (New Yorker)
  • Stevie Wonder has released two new songs, his first in fifteen years. (Rolling Stone)
  • This short film of a snowball fight from 1897 is just a delight. (Kottke)
  • Please ladies, if you haven’t already, listen to this week’s podcast episode with memoirist Claire Dederer. I know I always say this, but it’s a really good one.
  • Why LeBron James is a hero: this piece is quite moving. (The Undefeated)
  • Check out the goods on offer at the auction of  relics from the Waldorf Astoria, which closed in 2017. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • One of not-my-president’s domestic workers tells all. (The Cut)
  • Dexter is coming back for a limited series. (Vulture)
  • Every episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, ranked. (The Ringer)






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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