Weekend Links

“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

It’s the first of November, everyone’s a bit confused as to where the year has gone, and we’ve turned on the heating for the first time. We are once again in that magical time of year where you can use your pipes to dry your laundry. Urban living, kittens!

In related news I finally replaced my winter coat (several years old) with a sleeker model, bought some ridiculously luxe smelling and seasonally appropriate candles, and picked up some slippers. I think cool weather has arrived. Even though the British weather is being, well, British and we’re having an odd, alternatively warm and cold weekend. I’m convinced the Brits talk about the weather so much because it makes no sense and all and sundry are constantly baffled by it.

Anyway, here are your links and let me know what your getting up to this week!

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Garance Doré on French style.

Speaking of fashion, there has been a number of major shakeups in the industry lately. WWD has a good piece on the topic, burnout, and whether or not we have reached peak “fashion.”

Thoughts on working from a reformed overworker.

Big fan of this idea!

Number five, all the way.

Hm. Perhaps if Jeff continues to veto my desire for a partially shaved head a la Natalie Dormer, this will be deemed acceptable?

Well, let’s face it, this is a holiday necessity!

NaNoWriMo returns! Know anyone who’s doing it?

Saying no. Brilliantly.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers

Costume designs behind my beloved Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

A surprisingly great read about a lesser known part of the postal service.

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