Reading: John Singer Sargent: Painting Friends by Barbara Gallati
Art: “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works” at the Museum of Modern Art
Vivienne Westwood is one of the true, enduring originals of modern style. Today is her 74th birthday! Join me in raising a glass to Dame Westwood, the “mother of punk.”
(You can read more about her life and designs at the V&A website.)
Image: Vivienne Westwood at her shop World’s End in 1985, via Corbis.
Baby, it’s cold outside! I hope you’re keeping snug, wherever you are.
Reading: “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s.” My era, my music.
Video: Mr. TC and I just started watching “Better Call Saul.”
Audio: The new Bjork album, “Vulnicura” …
Image: Charles of the Ritz ad from The New Yorker, February 8, 1946, via Vintage Ad Browser.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Rose Privée, the newest fragrance from L’Artisan Parfumeur. You can read it here.
Image via L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Facebook page.
The Coiffure, 1890-1891
Drypoint and aquatint on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.257