Last weekends amazing weather is something I wish we could have on repeat. Sunny and deliciously light and crisp. Today however the weather had other plans. Rainy and balmy… Not exactly what you’d expect from a nearly mid-October day.
Despite the weather, we’re headed over to the ANFA gallery in the South Park area for the Paper-Cut-Project exhibition that runs now through November 14th. The exhibition features the collaborative work of co-founders Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry who have transformed sheets of paper into dramatic silhouettes. The artists blend fine art with fashion and has created commissions for some of the top fashion houses such as Hermès, Cartier, Kate Spade and Valentino. Their work has been featured in well-known publications such as the New York Times, Numero, and Italian Vogue.
What I’m watching…
If you’re looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix, Enola Holmes should definitely be on your list. The movie is based on the first of a series of books revolving around the cases of Enola Holmes (the younger sibling of Detective Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft). After the disappearance of her mother, Enola’s brothers visit the estate where Enola has lived all of her life in a sorry state. Mycroft who is Enola’s official guardian is intent of turning Enola into a lady and plans to send her off to boarding school.
Rather than leading the life that her elder brother has planned out for her, Enola decides to find her mother herself and meets a ‘useless boy’ along the way giving her not just one case to solve, but two!
I really enjoyed this movie and I hope Netflix will come out with a sequel!
Emily in Paris
There’s a new series on Netflix from the creator of Sex in the City and Younger. It stars Lily Collins as Emily, American who moves to Paris for a job opportunity. Her purpose? Bring an American’s POV to a French marketing firm. Through the series we follow Emily as she discovers what it’s like to live in a foreign city, navigate the ins and outs at the market firm and makes new friendships (and more) along the way.
What I’m reading…
The Chanel Sisters
I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from the author herself prior to it’s December 29th release. Chanel is one of the Paris based fashion houses that I’ve been keeping up with for years, and this novel gives us an inside look into the lives of Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters. Keep an eye out for my interview with Judithe on the official publication day!
Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family at a young age, they’ve grown up under the guidance of nuns preparing them for simple lives as the wives of tradesmen or shopkeepers. At night, their secret stash of romantic novels and magazine cutouts beneath the floorboards are all they have to keep their dreams of the future alive.
The walls of the convent can’t shield them forever, and when they’re finally of age, the Chanel sisters set out together with a fierce determination to prove themselves worthy to a society that has never accepted them. Their journey propels them out of poverty and to the stylish cafés of Moulins, the dazzling performance halls of Vichy—and to a small hat shop on the rue Cambon in Paris, where a boutique business takes hold and expands to the glamorous French resort towns.
But the sisters’ lives are again thrown into turmoil when World War I breaks out, forcing them to make irrevocable choices, and they’ll have to gather the courage to fashion their own places in the world, even if apart from each other.
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The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”– Audrey Hepburn