“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to humankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate… and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear.”—Martin Luther King, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
I like florals all year round, and in the winter they’re especially sweet and even optimistic, reminding us as they do of balmier days. This Vince dress has such a pretty, almost impressionistic print.
I like Fair Isle sweaters a lot: they’re preppy, obviously, but really graphic too, and they even qualify as an ethnic print in my book. You can also have all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with them, and this one—with its pared-down color palette, would be a good candidate for that.
Mixing grey and brown here shouldn’t really work, but it totally does somehow.
And finally: I really like how the Fair Isle pattern is just barely visible here.
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.