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TFRL Uniform:
(Better Than Ballets)
Jenni Kayne’s D’Orsay Flat


Jenni Kayne D'Orsay Flat


Every now and then, a new basic arrives on the scene that makes you say “of course.” Well-cut, fit to your body, 2% lycra  jeans; button-front shirts with a flattering, made for the female body cut; ballet flats — they’re all such an obvious part of our wardrobes, it’s hard to imagine a time when they didn’t exist. Well I can imagine it. I was there. And I can tell you that dressing quickly and stylishly has gotten so much easier since these stylish wardrobe basics arrived on the scene.

Add California-based designer and blogger Jenni Kayne’s D’Orsay Flat to the mix. The D’Orsay Flat is an investment. Price range from $425 for denim to $450 for suede and go up from there to $495 for leather and crock, and $610 for lizard, with a couple of stops in between. My shopping philosophy, though, is “better to have a handful of higher-end things than a wardrobe of second-rate schlock.” I’ll admit this is a hard principle to live by — especially if your budget is such that you have to save up — but I promise it’s worth it in the end. Through trial and error, I’ve learned that I have a happier and better-functioning wardrobe when I focus on buying even just a few better quality things. My few high-end basics help me feel like a million bucks — and they aren’t more expensive than a boat-load of cheap in the end.


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The Revelry [Week’s Best]

THE REVELRY [WEEK’S BEST] explores some of the week’s best social & cultural finds from around the Web.

Interview with Photojournalist and Change-Maker Mr. Sebastian Meyer
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Natalie Massanet was on to something when she founded Net-A-Porter, the online luxury retailer wrapped in a media brand. She understood that she wasn’t just selling clothes, she was selling a story. Massanet followed her first stroke of genius with another, the Net-A-Porter brother site, Mr. Porter. This week, on Mr. Porter The Journal, Mr. Chris Elvidge interviews Photojournalist and Change-Maker, Mr. Sebastian Meyer who has lived in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, since 2009. He runs Metrography, Iraq’s first photography agency, which he helped establish and which now represents more than 60 photographers. In the Mr. Porter interview, Mr. Meyer speaks eloquently about empowering a nation of photographers, the curiosity that fuels his work, and the upside of letting romance lead the way. Read interview here.

The Place|California’s Central Coast
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T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine, has a wonderful spread in its Travel Fall 2012 edition on California’s Central Coast. The four-parter, written by Tanvi Chheda,  introduces the young, talented winemakers (a few still under 30) pushing the boundaries of winemaking in more experimental Paso Robles, with acclaimed results, and showcases an array of Central Coast gems, from  inns and restaurants, to artisanal food you can sample right on the farm, to the slew of wineries and the local-centric restaurants that have sprouted up in the midst of the verdant farmland of the Central Coast. Read articles here.


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