Category Archives: Books

Spring Awakening: Beauty & Books

Spring has sprung, and it’s really early this year. It was 73 degrees in NYC this week so goodbye winter, hello global warming and LA weather everywhere. But I digress. One of my favorite things as seasons come and go … Continue reading

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Gift Guide, Part Two

So many cute things arriving in my box this week, it’s hard to resist. I love the holidays, not just because its an easy excuse to spoil friends and family but also I really love a good gift guide. Can’t … Continue reading

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Nothing is True & Everything is Possible

A friend of ours who we used to drink and talk politics with in Moscow just had his first book of essays published about modern day Russia. Peter Pomerantsev‘s observations are interesting and accurate about the country that gave birth … Continue reading

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The Letter

The letter written by Neal Cassady, which inspired Jack Kerouac’s writing style for On The Road and had been lost for 65 years was recently found in San Francisco in an old box. Like most liberal arts school graduates I … Continue reading

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Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart

From the Ukraine to Moscow, Vienna, Rome and New York and for us finally, Baltimore, Gary Shteyngart‘s memoir is basically a retelling of my Russian childhood, adolescence and 20s from a male perspective. I picked it up at The Strand … Continue reading

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Chloe, Attitudes

Beautiful hardcover book from Rizzoli, out this month with text by Sarah Mower. Packed with the brand’s history, collections, ad campaigns and other fashion nuggets. Bummed to miss the cocktail party in LA but in love with my new book. … Continue reading

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Memos, The Vogue Years, Diana Vreeland

This book of memos from Diana Vreeland to every fashion legend that ever lived, from Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton to Countess Crespi and Polly Mellen is beautiful. Edited by Alexander Vreeland Memos, The Vogue Years hits stores October 15th!

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Colette’s France

Look what Rizzoli sent this week! A gorgeous book by Jane Gilmour on “Colette’s France,” which comes out October 1st, just in time for my birthday. The French writer Colette is known for her love affairs with women and young … Continue reading

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The Many Lives of Miss K

Got this book in the mail last week from Rizzoli. Can’t wait to dig into Jean-Noël Liaut’s “The Many Lives of Miss K.” Toto Koopman did everything from posing for French Vogue covers as the first bi-racial model in the … Continue reading

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Difficult Men

No, the title of this post is not biographical, at least not today. It’s the title of Brett Martin’s new book, Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and … Continue reading

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