Bon Weekend: 2 October 2020
Even though it’s autumn in New York, I’m thinking about springtime in Paris thanks to Emily in Paris and some other things going on this weekend and month. You will enjoy them no matter where you live.
I’m finishing up my last day of Prolon Fast Mimicking Diet so I’ve been home all day binging Emily in Paris on Netflix. I was excited to see how this show compared to my experience living in Paris and there are so many similarities except for her over the top wardrobe and my ability to speak French. She actually works a stone’s throw away from where I lived for the first month in Paris beside the Palais Royal so it’s very close to my life and it’s making me want to move back tout suite. It’s also exactly the optimistic show we need right now. C’est Magnifique!
I really hope the pandemic is over before the new Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition at the Palais Galleria Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris ends on March 14, 2021. I’ve seen a lot of photos on Instagram and it looks amazing.
“The first part of the exhibition is chronological; it recounts her early beginnings with a few emblematic pieces, including the famous 1916 marinière, the sailor blouse, in jersey. You are invited to trace the development of Chanel’s chic style: from the little black dresses and sporty models of the Roaring Twenties to the sophisticated dresses of the 1930s. One room is devoted entirely to N° 5, created in 1921 and quintessentially the spirit of Coco Chanel.”
“The second part of the exhibition is themed and you are invited to decipher her dress codes: the braided tweed suit, two-tone pumps, the 2.55 quilted bag, black and beige naturally, but also red, white and gold… and, of course, the costume and the fine jewellery that were intrinsic to the Chanel look.”
If we can’t make it to Paris, luckily there is an accompanying book Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto which is “a richly illustrated, in-depth retrospective of the life and work of fashion icon Gabrielle Chanel.”
There are other things to look forward to this fall besides the changing leaves. Armie Hammer and Lily James star in Rebecca which will air on Netflix on October 21, 2020. For those not familiar with the novel by Daphne du Maurier, “a young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.” The fashions and sets make it look like a must watch.
Just another reminder that On the Rocks, the new film from director Sofia Coppola available to stream on Apple TV when it’s released in October 23, 2020. The comedy about relationships starring Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, and Marlon Wayans is set in New York which looks like it plays another character. Seeing them in Bemelman’s in the Carlyle Hotel is making me sad that we can’t go there now.
I haven’t been shopping that much in NYC yet but I look forward to going to Bergdorf Goodman and then eating outside at BG on Fifth, they’re new outdoor cafe. They don’t take reservations.
I have been dipping my toe into museums and look forward to seeing the new David Hockney: Drawing from Life exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum that runs through May 30, 2021. “The exhibition will be unique in exploring Hockney’s practice on paper through a small group of sitters he has depicted repeatedly over the years: his muse and confidante, the designer Celia Birtwell; his mother; his friend and curator Gregory Evans, master printer Maurice Payne; and the artist himself. Each of these individuals have been important to Hockney. Over time he has rendered them in different forms: pencil, pen and ink, etchings, photo-collages, iphone and ipad drawings. In re-visiting these people over decades, Hockney gives us a unique insight into how his practice has evolved over time.”
I took advantage of the Tuckernuck sale this week to pick up a few things including this Blue Pinstripe Lola Maxi Dress. I love buying things I know I will wear even if I have to wait until another season to do it.
The Ralph Lauren Polo Face Masks aren’t available yet but I have a feeling they will sell out as soon as they are so make sure you sign up for an alert. They are what every best dressed preppy will be wearing this fall.
I just ordered these Grey Flannel Sneakers because they combine all my favorite colors for fall, grey, nude, and tan, with my favorite pattern snakeskin. They will be perfect for walking around New York this fall in my grey cashmere sweaters and double faced wool coats.
I’m finishing up my second round of the Prolon Fast Mimicking Diet and I can’t wait to eat real food tomorrow. Although, it was much easier this time. I was much less tired and low energy than the first time I did it in August. I lost seven pounds the first time and kept it off and so far, I’ve lost six pounds. It also helped me curb my sugar cravings and I haven’t had any desserts or sweets for over six weeks. They suggest you do it once a month for three months in a row the first time so if you’d like to try it, Prolon is offering HC readers $25 off and a free 30 count variety of the the Fast Bar plus free shipping. You just click on the link and the offer is automatically added to your cart. I bought the Fast Bars after my fast and eat them for breakfast now.