Saturday 3rd December 2016
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Friday links

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  • Check out these cool portraits of women doing jobs that aren’t typically done by women. (Kottke)
  • The 20 best long-running shows for serious binge-watching. (Vulture)
  • This is wonderful. (The Cut)
  • The Paris Review has just put its entire archives online, which is pretty great. (Paris Review)
  • There will be a limited TV series based in the life of Marvin Gaye—it’s the first time his family has agreed to cooperate with such a project. (A.V. Club)

 

Things I bought, things I want

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I am mad, mad, mad for my new body and hair oil infused with Portrait of a Lady perfume by Ferederic Malle. It’s my all-time favorite scent—so elegant and warm—but I can’t bear to wear perfume (too fume-y) so an oil is the perfect, subtle way to go. And the stark black bottle is so mysterious and chic.

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I finally caved and bought a Mansur Gavriel bag—is this not the best red?—and am so glad I did: it’s nice to know that no matter what I leave the house wearing, I’ve got a built-in pop of color going.

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And more red: I saw this Everlane cashmere crewneck when I attended a preview in their showroom a while back, and have been waiting patiently for it to turn up on their site. Now all that stands between me and it is the trick of somehow justifying the purchase of yet another Everlane sweater.

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Are my new gloves not desperately cheerful?

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And yet again more red: Some of you were asking in the comments which red lipstick I like, and the answer depends on the day. I just popped into Sephora on Wednesday and picked up this Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Beetroot—it’s a nice, berryish red, which is easier to wear, I find, than straight-up red red.

Save big on jewelry, today only

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Polyvore is running a special on jewelry from Iconery today, with select pieces—and I mean really good ones—at a whopping 50% off. A few of the pieces I designed for them are up for grabs, but I’ve got my eye on this gorgeous sapphire diamond crescent pendant necklace. Offer expires at midnight, December 2. Just type in POLYDEAL at checkout.

Thursday links

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The most attractive puffers I could find—an annual survey

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If you live where it gets seriously cold, there is no getting around owning a puffer. Which is somewhat of a drag, as they are not the chicest outerwear ever invented, and by the end of every winter, I, for one, am so tired of wearing mine I’m ready to burn it. But they get the job done, no arguing with that, so I feel like the least I can do is bring you guys some reasonably nice-looking specimens to choose from. This Canada Goose parka also comes in military green and black, but I think it’s just so chic in impractical ecru. Also, the fur part of the hood is removable, for those of you who find such things objectionable. (For those of you who’d just as soon not purchase an item with real fur in the first place, I’ve got options below.)

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I like this clean-lined, collarless option from & Other Stories.

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The faux fur hood here is fun.

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Your very well-priced option.

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Nice and long—without looking shlumpy, as long puffers so often do—and the army green is cool.

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A solid,-investment-y choice from Mackage.

Wednesday links

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  • The 12 most unexpected spinoffs in TV history. (Vulture)
  • In the ongoing spirit of keeping up the good works, here’s a list of progressive organizations to throw your weight behind. (Flavorwire)
  • This Hamilton/Beyonce mashup is good fun. (Kottke)
  • The first trailer for the sixth and final season of Girls is here. I think the fifth season turned out to be rather good and I’d pretty much lost interest in the show before that, so I’m looking forward to it. (The Frisky)
  • Good on Patagonia for donating 100% of the proceeds of their Black Friday sales to charity. (Fortune)