January Favorites

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I thought it'd be nice to keep track of the things that I've read, watched, listened to, bought, and loved each month – the things that I can't stop thinking about and recommending to friends – in a new column. It's nice to look back and remember what I was into each month, since this world moves so fast and we evolve even faster with it.

So, for January, here's what I loved:

1. Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
2. Oprah's Golden Globe speech. (I made this above artwork inspired by it, you may get the print in my shop – I'm donating 50% of the proceeds to the TimesUp Legal Defense Fund).
3. And of course, Oprah's Super Soul Conversations podcast, especially the episodes with Brené Brown, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, and RuPaul.
4. Body Love, by Kelly Leveque
5. Ingrid Goes West 
6. The Post
7. Testing out this Watermelon Glow Sleep Mask from Glow Recipe.
8. Yoga with Adriene! I love this 5 minute morning video for when I just gotta get going.
9. These high-waisted Madewell jeans changed my life.

What are some things you discovered and loved in January?
 

Netflix Recs For Your Weekend

On weekends, I've been diving deep into the Netflix abyss to find new things to watch instead of watching the same favorites over and over (which by the way, is a sign of creativity as a child – not sure if this applies to adults). Here are two documentaries that we've recently seen that I'd highly recommend:

1. Advanced Style – Born from this chic blog, the documentary chronicles the life, spirit, and most importantly fashion, of the over-60 set. These vivacious women are truly inspirations in proving that life can still be fun and chic in your later years.

2. Mind of a Chef – This actually is a PBS series, and we actually binge-watched Season 1 in a weekend. There are sixteen 22-minute episodes, and each season follows one or two chefs. The first was David Chang of Momofuku fame, and it was fascinating to follow him through gastronomical adventures from ramen to rotten food. He eats with his other renowned food-friends & you get inside the renowned kitchens throughout the world, along with giving some cooking lessons along the way.

Check them out this weekend and let me know if you have any recs for me!

SUNDAY STYLE SECTION: ULYANA SERGEENKO

  Images by Ulyana Sergeenko, found  here .

Images by Ulyana Sergeenko, found here.

I recently rediscovered these gorgeous lookbook photos for Ulyana Sergeenko's FW 2011 collection. Ulyana Sergeenko is described by W magazine as "porcelain-skinned and with a pinup figure, the 32-year-old wife of the Russian insurance billionaire Danil Khachaturov is both adored and imitated for her glamorous 1950s babushka style (think full skirts, fitted mohair sweaters, and a head scarf tied à la Grace Kelly)". 

Sergeenko may just be my new favorite fashion designer. Her collections are feminine and 1950s-vintage infused, which are right up my alley. She personally is also an international street style icon, a quick google search of her will pull up outfit inspiration for days. But for today, I'm just sharing her gorgeous debut collection.

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