We had talked about getting together and she texted me that she'd be at this one restaurant with friends...my dad and I went to the Strand and then walked to the restaurant just to pop in but they weren't there. We kept walking and went into one place that looked cute and WHO WOULD BE THERE EXCEPT JULIA HERSELF? Her phone had died so she couldn't text me that they weren't .at the first restaurant..we talked for a while and then my dad and I ate dinner and then we came back and talked some more. She is one of the sweetest people ever...it is impossible to not want to plan a shopping/Woody Allen movies day after talking with her for five minutes.
And...books bought at The Strand.The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey-No explanation needed. It's genius! And a classic! When you like stories about little children that are killed! (Also Edward Gorey is the Edward fellow who is not amused in my sidebar to those who ask)
Fashon Now 2-I have to be honest, when I first saw a BOOK called FASHION NOW, I was kind of..wtf? It's a BOOK. Not a magazine, which is periodical and very..NOW-y. I thought it would make more sense for i-D to just have done a super duper special edition issue with all their trends since, yknow, it's fashion NOW, and soon NOW will not be NOW. And books are things that generally last even when NOW becomes...then? And magazines are more about NOW. Ok, I think you get it by now (NOW). (You know, after a while, the word NOW looks really funny).
ANYWAY, after actually, erm, y'know, LOOKING AT THE BOOK I saw that it's about designers and not trends and that obviously made more sense. I haven't gotten a good look through it yet but I can vouch for the pictures being very pretty! Er.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland-I usually don't buy books until I've read them and know that I need to own them (aside from when I bought Invisible Monsters which was..a waste of money) but D.V. is kind of a must, DUH. Can't wait to read this.
Also, Part One of September issue reviews coming up...