*I ordered the Book of Disquiet. I can't remember how I found out about it, but it looks rather amazing. I've been ploughing through a spate of books I haven't got on with so I'm hoping this will break me out my reading rut. Has anyone read it?
*Also, has anyone read The Dogs and the Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky? My first reading of Suite Francaise will always remain a transporting moment, but when I read some of her other books I was disappointed. I think some of her earlier work was reissued to capitalize on the success of Suite Francaise, but the novels I read were written years before SF and I found them uneven. Obviously the urgency of the real life events that makes Suite Francaise resonate so strongly plays a role in its iconic status, but could The Dogs and the Wolves be in the same league?
*Ah, these are the perfect boots but, they're from Topshop. And Topshop heels, especially Topshop platform heels, do not unbroken bones and good balance make. Do I risk it just for those rare taxi to seated moments?
*Lanvin was beautiful, and I understand wanting to use modern fabrics but...polyester? Is that modern? A petroleum derived fabric seems a little old world order to me; unless you're an Arab princess. If I had £2000 to drop on a dress, it would be a Lanvin dress, but not one that doesn't allow my skin to breathe and may catch fire. Alber is a thoughtful, intelligent chap so I can't imagine the use of polyester is just there to make a statement. Or is there really no new fabric technology that's more environmentally friendly/breathable? That to me, would be modern. (Though Alber, if you're reading, I would never say no to Lanvin. Or to tea and scones with you to discuss the non rhetorical polyester question.)
*edit - p.s. Remember when I was in Paris and was freaking out about the cool mini adult children in their perfect clothes, but wasn't quite sure how to approach the "may I, a complete stranger, photograph your toddler" question? Maya has bravely collected some evidence.
Believe it. (They don't just look like that because they're fashion maven spawn and it's fashion week.)