PIcture this. It’s c. 1973 along the Cote D’Azur and a young, beautiful woman is singing a ditty that gets you in the mood for yet another lazy summer weekend ahead…
Jane Birkin, 69, is still singing and her most recent appearance was in Montreal this past June where Gainsbourg classics were set to symphonic interludes. Here, she sounds off in an interview with W Magazine. Her advice for aging gracefully? “Stay curious.”
Supermodels Grown Up: How the fashion world is finally waking up to the power of the older woman, The Telegraph. The zinger in this link is a one-liner from renown fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh: “It should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women and finally everyone from the terror of youth and perfection.” Sure he’s a seasoned photographer in his 70s who has built a career taking pictures of pretty, young women all his life, but let’s find some comfort that he said it.
How about some good ol’ fashioned decor porn to scroll while your kids are running through the sprinkler or jumping off the dock: Escape to Ibizia/French by Design Blog, Glamping au Portugal/Planete-deco, and a Renovated Blacksmith Studio in Greece/Bodie and Fou. There’s a theme here – Euro chic holiday homes. Sigh.
5 Reasons to Obsess Over Stranger Things, Every Girl. If you haven’t seen this Netflix show yet, well, you’re making a serious streaming faux pas. This is a sci-fi/thriller/horror mash-up of E.T. and Alien that brings you right back to the 80s along with a synth-pop soundtrack that will make you feel like slow-dancing in a school gym again. Best of all, it stars Winona Ryder who fires up her Oscar-worthy acting chops (let’s remember she was nominated for her performances in Little Women and The Age of Innocence). The Cut gets personal with the star here.
The Viral Appeal of Baroness Von Sketch, The Walrus. Writer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer sums it up: “There comes a time in a woman’s life between age thirty-five and death that I call cronedom, a period so abhorrent society does its utmost to neuter it, to shut the lid on its earthy melody. Apparently, nothing happens for women in cronedom—we just get wise and sit around waiting for someone to require our expertise. The crone shrivels up and dies patiently waiting and waiting.But now, bam! For the last six weeks, the Baroness von Sketch Show has arrived like an anthem to the crone—a raucous, offbeat, gorgeous tribute.” Enough said. Enjoy.