in honor of the first day of fall, i thought i’d post one of my favorite seasonal lookbooks. this is among the first few years of kule's venture into womenswear and the mix of 'tomboyish' and 'work appropriateness' (because these are real words) is perfect. also, can we please talk about that holy-crap-so-good purple lipstick?
"We could be on ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ terms."
"Later, [Duchamp] will become a member of the French national chess team and participate in four Olympic Games."
Again, from Florian Illies, 1913: The Year before the Storm.
Oh hey, I’m an inferior person in every way? Cool, thanks for the reminder Marcel.
Hubert Duprat, Trichopterae
"Duprat, who was born in 1957, began working with caddis fly larvae in the early 1980s…. After collecting the larvae from their normal environments, he relocates them to his studio where he gently removes their own natural cases and then places them in aquaria that he fills with alternative materials from which they can begin to recreate their protective sheaths."
"But who knows what good might come from the least of us? From the bones of old horses is made the most beautiful Prussian blue."
— Joy Williams, “Dimmer” (The Paris Review, Fall 1969)
In a series called Native Ground (2008), Rob McDonald—an English professor at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia (where both my grandfather and uncle attended college)—uses “a primitive hand-held film camera and available light” to photograph the homes and surroundings of Southern writers. “They are particularly intimate photographs,” he writes, “that propose narratives of connection in the development of vision and voice.”
Above: the homes, surroundings, and birthplaces of Ernest Gaines, Eudora Welty, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Erskine Caldwell.
"I believe in the truth, and I believe in saying what you think. Why not? Do you have to go around whispering all the time or playing a game with people? I just don’t believe in that. So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that."
— Lauren Bacall, By Myself
"I pretend nothing has happened because nothing has happened that I can explain."
— Gina Keicher, “Especially the Bread”