Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Conway’s “American” Revolution

Kellyanne Conway departs for a church service before the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington
Kellyanne Conway, advisor to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, departs for a church service before the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

This is just one of many, many significant images from the past week, but it’s one that really bothers me, for small reasons that are indicative of a larger situation.

Kellyanne Conway described her Inauguration Day outfit as “Trump revolutionary wear.”

And media outlets quickly picked up on the fact that Conway’s tricolor coat was a Gucci ready-to-wear design that cost $3600, but no one seems to have looked more deeply into its back-story.

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Passing Fancies ~ December 2016

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Reading: For something light, the 1930s mystery novel Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay

Video: We finished watching “The Crown” but haven’t moved on to anything else yet.

Audio: I’m listening to lots of Cocteau Twins albums I haven’t played in ages.

Drink: Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee. Also, plotting some hot mulled wine for an upcoming gathering.

Eats & Treats: Rose- and lavender-infused chocolates from Shane’s Confectionary.

Garb: A black down-filled coat. Now I look just like every other woman in NYC, but now I also understand why they’ve all been wearing these puffy coats for the past decade. It’s a game-changer. I didn’t realize how cold I really was until now.

Beauty Products: Lots of CeraVe and Aquaphor for dry, chapped skin. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Tulip and Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote to cheer up my face on cloudy winter days.

Pleasure: A recent weekend escape to Philadelphia with Mr. TC

Worry: Will I ever finish writing my Christmas cards?

Stray Thought: Yes, recent events on the world stage and national politics have been horrible, but 2016 was a good year in other ways.

Images: Kate Greenaway, Almanack for 1891, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.