[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 23
Last stop: MEXICO CITY.

Last stop: MEXICO CITY.

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1. This week, we've been back on the west coast to celebrate The Working Woman's Handbook in the company of some our original friends and supporters (if you don't know the founding story of The WW Club, check out this piece from the press archives!) Thanks so much to Beats by Dre for supporting - you can stream the (all-women) playlist I created especially for the evening on Apple Music over here.

2. The bad news? The Working Woman's Handbook tour has almost come to an end. The good news? We're going out with a bang! I am so, so excited to go back to Mexico City - my new favourite place on earth - to host a celebration at the stunning Habita Hotel in collaboration with Tuza Jewelry aka the brand behind that vagina pendant necklace and those gold hoops. We have an incredible panel of women speaking so if you're in DF, or know anyone who might be, come through. Full details over here.

3. Milk Makeup just launched a new editorial platform - called VIBES, appropriately enough - and I'm honoured to be the first subject of its Book ClubRead the full interview over here.

4. 62% of Sephora's tech workers are women (vs. 23% of at the top Silicon Valley companies). Unsurprisingly, it seems to be going pretty well for them. Wall Street Journal offers further explanation as to why.

5. Last week, London-based creative website It's Nice That marked World Mental Health Day by gathering creatives from across the worlds of graphic design, illustration, art, film and more for a one day takeover of the site. I was honoured to be included in their number bysharing this excerpt for the book, which covers self-care strategies for success.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait at MoMa explories the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor.

LONDON

Jasper Johns, one of the world's most influential living artists, is shown at the RA until December 10th.

MEXICO CITY

The Working Woman's Handbook tour ends here on October 26th and I couldn't be more excited. Tell a friend to tell a friend. 

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Music is life. I use these Beatsx headphones every. single. day.

Music is life. I use these Beatsx headphones every. single. day.

Currently on heavy rotation: the dreamy, sultry new album from Dvsn. 

Currently on heavy rotation: the dreamy, sultry new album from Dvsn. 

Winter = time to add a hydratinghyaluronic serum to your skincare regime.

Winter = time to add a hydratinghyaluronic serum to your skincare regime.

I'm yet to try to it, but many of my friends are raving about lingerie from The Great Eros.

I'm yet to try to it, but many of my friends are raving about lingerie from The Great Eros.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 16
Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Manhattan' on a Monday

Georgia O'Keeffe's 'Manhattan' on a Monday

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1. Thank you, New York, for an absolutely incredible launch for The Working Woman's Handbook. It was a magical experience that I won't ever forget. Check out some photos from the event - which took place in the beautiful High Line Room at The Standard High Line - over here. [Photo credit: My fab fellow Brit, India Sleem].

2. More thanks due to my amazing panel of speakers at the launch, all of whom are also featured on the pages of the book.Watch me in (emotional!) conversation with Sarah Law (KARA), Sandy Liang, Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan (Sky Ting Yoga), Sandeep Salter (Picture Room) and Kai Avent-deLeon (Sincerely, Tommy) via Facebook Live.

3. If you're interested in how/why I wrote The Working Woman's Handbook in the first place - I broke it down in a piece for i-D. Read it here.

4. In other news, here's an interesting article series on building bulletproof brands from retail analysis site, Loose Threads. The section on networks - which uses Supreme, Glossier, and Peloton as case studies - is particularly fascinating.

5. My appetite for reading about other people's work and life routines is apparently insatiable. I'm currently devouring everything on Extraordinary Routines, especially the pieces on Ann Friedman(she's in the book!) and NY-based writer, Ashley Ford. Fellow lifestyle voyeurs (is that all of us, now?!) - enjoy!

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Black Skin, White Masks at BAM is a programme of films inspired by the work of the influential anti-colonialist writer and revolutionaryFrantz Fanon.

LONDON

As a big fan of Brutalist architecture, British Post War Public Art - a photography exhibition documenting sculptures that were placed in public areas in the post-war era - looks right up my street.

WORLDWIDE

If you're in hibernation mode and prefer to intake your autumn culture from the comfort of your couch, might I suggest you order a copy of newly-published book The Pedro Almodóvar Archives from Taschen and flick through it while you back your way through his incredible back catalogue.
 

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A ring-pull sweater feels just right for right now. Via Sincerely, Tommy.

A ring-pull sweater feels just right for right now. Via Sincerely, Tommy.

KARA's leather panel tote is the most perfect travel bag I ever did see.

KARA's leather panel tote is the most perfect travel bag I ever did see.

We're all about to spend a lot of time staring at our living room walls. Dress them according with this Maia Ruth Lee print from Picture Room.

We're all about to spend a lot of time staring at our living room walls. Dress them according with this Maia Ruth Lee print from Picture Room.

Can't decide what I want more: Sandy Liang's Chambers fleece, or a hug from her grandma who's modelling it.

Can't decide what I want more: Sandy Liang's Chambers fleece, or a hug from her grandma who's modelling it.

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(And just to round out this 'Women of The New York Book Launch' special accordingly - an infra-red sauna session at Sky Ting Yoga is the very definition of self-care.)

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 9
Cy Twombly on a Monday.

Cy Twombly on a Monday.

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1. Wow! The list for tomorrow's New York launch of The Working Woman's Handbook at The Standard High Line is totally full. So excited to meet some of you! For those who weren't able to get a ticket / aren't in NYC, I'm going to livestream the Q&A component of the evening via Facebook Live on The WW Club page. Lock in around 7.30pm EST or watch back at your leisure!

2. Kelela is an incredible artist and a truly inspiring woman. Be sure to explore her new album Take Me Apart and read her cover story with The Fader over here (a great piece, but worth a click for the outfit inspiration alone).

3. I'm never not fascinated by other people's creative practices.Here's a great article on Man Repeller (so much good writing on that site these days, btw!) featuring five authors on how, why, and where they write...

4. ...which is a neat little segue to remind you to check my podcast episode on the process of writing The Working Woman's Handbook, if you haven't already. More episodes coming soon!

5. This Inc. piece on how a Millennial founder - Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix - created a $730 million startup, is pretty inspiring.

6. As is this story on Rupi Kaur, the Punjabi-Canadian poet whose latest collection Milk and Honey is the best-selling adult book in the U.S. so far this year. Wowsa.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Now open at the MoMa, Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.

LONDON

This sculpture and installation exhibition from Ann Veronica
Janssens at White Cube Bermondsey
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SPAIN

If you've been wanting to book at last minute Euro culture trip, the international flower festival FLORA in Cordoba looks like a stunning reason to make it happen.

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Maroon is the best 'zine I've seen in ages. Pick one up here.

Maroon is the best 'zine I've seen in ages. Pick one up here.

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