Just look at this massive line outside the first ever permanent Everlane store in NYC! It filled a whole city block. I really wanted to go inside but someone in the front of the line told me she waited 45 minutes. I don’t have the patience for that! I’ll try coming back when it’s less crazy and report back to you guys.
I went down a rabbit hole reading about anti-trend aesthetics yesterday. It felt like I was reading a manifesto in some ways. I think a lot of blogs (like mine) are talking more about “basics”, “classics”, and “essentials” but when you take a closer look there are subgenres within that with slightly different ethos and functionality. Continue reading “mega post: Everlane’s first permanent IRL store + every anti-trend aesthetic + what I’m currently doing/eating/wearing.”
Here are a few links that captured my attention this week:
1. Congratulations to Rosie on her TED talk on failure and vulnerability. She talks about how creative work makes you vulnerable and relates an ability to tolerate vulnerability to perseverance and success. I resonated with how hard it can be to get negative feedback on creative work. I got flashbacks of my university painting critique. Every person’s work before mine sparked lively discussion. When it was my turn, there was dead silence. It was awful, soul crushing. It ended well though because weeks later the dean of the art school stole my painting and had it exhibited at the state capitol building. It can feel vulnerable writing here too. I’m not a “writer”, I just happen to write (mediocrely), and in order to keep doing it, I had to develop a tolerance for negative judgment. Continue reading “Links”