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Top 5 of the week: journals


Do many of you journal? I’m very curious about this, as it seems like a number of people I know are doing it in earnest now for the first time since adolescence. I’m very intrigued by the notion—I think it’s a good creative practice—and and like the idea of writing freehand, in a pretty notebook, like this one from Christian Lacroix. I also just like notebooks like this for jotting down anything I run the risk of forgetting, like phone numbers, names of TV shows I mean to watch, dreams, songs that randomly came on my Spotify, and so much more. I know that’s what the Notes function on your phone is for too, but it’s not the same.

This one from Need Supply comes in a few colorways, but I’m partial to this red and orange.

Such a pretty floral, from Rifle Paper Co.

Of course I’m feeling highly partial to this leopard print.

If this were a silkscreen, I would 100% hang it on my wall: so punchy and graphic.

Brand I like: Alex Mill


I haven’t been buying from or posting to Everlane lately because of this unfortunate business, which I really hope resolves itself soon, because I appreciate what they do well, and trying to find another brand that mines the same reasonably-priced-classic-style vein has been challenging. But I do think Alex Mill gets a whole lot right, and as a whole their clothes are chicer and more forward than Everlane’s, while still being deeply wearable.  This jacket gives off serious Nili Lotan vibes, but at a fraction of the price.

This utility jumpsuit comes in a lot of good colors that are well worth checking out, but I like this crisp white.

Just a good basic striped tee with a nice neckline.

An easy popover will cool dropped shoulders and military-ish pockets. It, too, comes in lots of colors: I’m also a fan of this blue.

Wearing a blazer doesn’t feel like the most intuitive thing in the world right now, but this one is so pleasingly slouchy that I could totally see throwing it on for the afternoon dog walk.

A sweet top with the just-right amount of flounciness.

And finally: these sunglasses are part of a collab between Alex Mill and Warby Parker, and I really dig the blue lenses.



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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