WCR:  Surprise Solo Time with October Vogue.

WCR: Surprise Solo Time with October Vogue.

I took my 4-year-old son, Teddy, for a walk to the library this weekend and the most miraculous thing happened, he fell asleep!  Not sure what to do with my freedom, I continued as planned, thinking I'd just sit silently somewhere and be really pissed I hadn't brought my book.  Immediately, a kind librarian sensed my fluster and pointed me in the direction of the magazines on the second floor!  Eureka!  

I spent the next hour paging through art and education publications and then I found the jackpot... the October issue of Vogue.  And, boy oh boy, is it chock-full of goodness.  I thought I'd share my top findings with you-- and expand on the them a little so you get the COMPLETE cool rundown!

First off, fashion... Tweed power suits!  All over the place!  You KNOW if Sienna Miller's wearing one, you better get serious about it.  

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 James Corden is the cutest.

James Corden is the cutest.

Here's a link to my fall tweed guide.  I think loafers are an obvious follow up.   

Next, beauty... this piece on Emily Weiss, founder of Glossier, was fascinating.  

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I didn't know she was a blogger ("Into the Gloss") before she started the line. 

Like I've said before, I love this and this and hear great things about this.   

Onto film (about lit)...  Hooray!  Did you know there's a Joan Didion documentary coming out soon?  Her nephew, actor and director, Griffin Dunne, made it, with Didion's blessing.   

It's called We Tell Ourselves Stories to Live.  Here's the trailer:

It'll be available on Netflix October 27th.  

Art... I was excited to see one of my favorite artists, Toyin Ojih Odutola, featured in a piece about an up-and-coming curator.  

 Rujecko Hockley just curated a show of Toyin Odutola's work at the Whitney

Rujecko Hockley just curated a show of Toyin Odutola's work at the Whitney

I've been wanting to do a feature on Odutola (and perhaps I still will) but I thought you needed to see her beautiful work stat!

 LEFT: Toyin Ojih Odutola, Hunting Season (Mother and Daughter), 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, RIGHT: Toyin Ojih Odutola, A Misunderstanding with the Mistress, 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper 79 1⁄2 x 60 inches (paper) 83 1⁄2 x 66 x 2 1⁄2 inches (framed) Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York(Image via Vice)

LEFT: Toyin Ojih Odutola, Hunting Season (Mother and Daughter), 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper, RIGHT: Toyin Ojih Odutola, A Misunderstanding with the Mistress, 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper 79 1⁄2 x 60 inches (paper) 83 1⁄2 x 66 x 2 1⁄2 inches (framed) Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York(Image via Vice)

What's crazy is these are mostly drawings.  She uses charcoal, pencil, and pastel.  

 Toyin Ojih Odutola, The Marchioness, 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper.  (Image via VICE).

Toyin Ojih Odutola, The Marchioness, 2016, Charcoal, pastel and pencil on paper.  (Image via VICE).

Odutola's show at the Whitney, called "To Wander Determined," is her first solo show. 

Finally, Music...  You've heard about Ibeyi's new album, Ash.  Pitchfork says it's some of the "Best New Music."  But, have you heard it, yet?

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Here's "Deathless"!  It's going to make your week!  (The vid is a little unsettling, FYI).  

Isn't it good?!  Make's me feel invincible.  I'm going to keep vibing on it. 

All the power to you, mom!  Have a great week.  

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Thanks, Vogue, for the inspiration.  Thanks, Teddy, for staying asleep despite the cramped conditions.  

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The Most Genius Geniuses

Fashion Friday:  #Mood

Fashion Friday: #Mood