[MONDAYS ARE FINE] NOVEMBER 19
 Anna Maria Maiolino on a Monday

Anna Maria Maiolino on a Monday

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1. Oprah x Michelle O. Say no more. 

2. Monday already got you stressed? Here's a very calm place on the Internet. And breathe...

3. Continuing in this vein... Some compelling thoughts on slowness, via the ever-thoughtful Vestoj.

4. Five universal laws of success, according to someone who did the research. 

5. Is it the responsibility of the artist to elevate the taste of his or her audience (at least in part)? Some food for thought via the always-inspiring BrainPickings.

HAPPENINGS

LONDON

At Shape Shifters at the Hayward Gallery, 20 artists from Anish Kapoor to Yayoi Kusama have created sculptures small and large that are designed to disrupt our sense of space, in honor of Hayward’s 50th anniversary.

NEW YORK

Do your sun salutations in one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful venues: surrounded by artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, c/o Adidas. November's sold out quick - get tickets to 12/8 now.

LOS ANGELES

Explore and be inspired by avante-garde graphic design from California from 1975-1995, a time with dizzying technological innovation and social change at West of Modernism: California Graphic Design at LACMA.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] NOVEMBER 12
 Toyin Ojih Odutola on a Monday.

Toyin Ojih Odutola on a Monday.

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1. Let’s start the week on a tasteful note, shall we? The Gentlewoman’s EIC Penny Martin recently spoke to The Cut about politics, academia, and her unexpected career in fashion. It makes for an inspiring read. (For more from Penny, check out her interview inThe Working Woman’s Handbook.)

2. There are things that come up in life that you can’t just navigate around. You have to go straight through them.” Heather Havrilesky (aka Ask Polly) is a wise woman and a brilliant writer (interviewed here by Broadly). Can’t wait to read her new book, What If This Were Enough.

3. Ever feel lonely? Often feel lonely? You’re definitely not alone (no pun intended). Psychology Today explores an ‘epidemic’ of our times, and offers some helpful ideas for reconnecting.  

4. Stop giving your power away. No, but really

5. For visionary make-up artist and creative director Isamaya Ffrench,the future is bright

HAPPENINGS

LONDON

All I Know Is What's On The Internet is an exhibition at The Photographer's Gallery in which contemporary artists document 21st-century photography and how we consume visual knowledge on a daily basis. 

NEW YORK

See works from Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola alongside Elijah Burgher and Nathaniel Mary Quinn in For Opacity at The Drawing Center downtown. 

LOS ANGELES

Inspired by American painter and film critic Manny Farber and his legendary underground essay “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art” (1962), One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at MOCA of over 100 paintings is “termite art” in that, in Farber’s words, “the artist seems to be ingesting both the material of his art and the outside world through horizontal coverage.”

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] NOVEMBER 5
 Hilma Af Klint on a Monday

Hilma Af Klint on a Monday

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1. New month, new mood! This November, #THEWWCLUBCO18 is all about cultivating a mindset of fulfillment and a mood for success. Subscribe for weekly assignments and monthly worksheets over here.

2. “Not all projects and assignments are created equal. Start each day by asking yourself, “Is this the most important thing I can use my time and skills on right now?” If the answer is no, consider whether you can eliminate it, delegate it, or replace it with something with higher impact.” AWAY founder Jen Rubio’s philosophy of doing less to achieve more is a BIG mood for these final (busy!!) months of the year. 

3. Hilma af Klint was an early-20th-century Swedish mystical abstract painter whose work evoke bright and beautiful dreams of the future, against all odds. Learn more about her here, and see her work at a new Guggenheim exhibition (info below). We’ll see you there. 

4. Always feeling behind on your work, no matter how much you try to catch up? Maybe try to catch up less, and even more crucially - do lessMore on this.

5. Tiffany Haddish describes her spectacular career as “a delicious roasted chicken”This profile offers some insight into her not-so-secret recipe.
 

HAPPENINGS

LONDON

The Fashion and Textile Museum just opened exhibition entitled Night and Day: 1930s Fashion Photographs, showcasing the day and evening looks during one of design’s most transformative eras, ditching the glitz of the Jazz Age for the utilitarianism of World War II. 

NEW YORK

That Hilma Af Klint exhibition we mentioned above is open now at the Guggenheim.

LOS ANGELES

Ms. Lauryn Hill. SZA. Jorja Smith. Tyler, The Creator. Virgil Abloh. Enough said! (If you need more convincing, check out the entire amazing lineup of Camp Flow Gnaw, November 10 and 11 at Dodger Stadium)

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 29
 Barbara Hepworth on a Monday.

Barbara Hepworth on a Monday.

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1. Big thanks to the Wall Street Journal for featuring us in this articleabout the ways in which women are seeking mentorship outside of work. An honour!

2. Life itself is an exercise in finding balance in ever-changing permutations, and it can be interesting to know how other people go about it. The Guardian’s The Balance column is full of helpful ideas to add to your own unique formula - last week, we liked Adriene Mischler’s advice to ‘focus on three things intimately, rather than 300 things half-arsed.’ What are your three?

3. The only thing better than the promise of a forthcoming Solange album are the interviews we get to enjoy until it arrives. Here, she’s celebrated by The New York Times Style Magazine as one of the ‘Greats’. Amen. 

4. As you probably already know, it’s Halloween this week. Mark the occasion by grappling with the truly scary shit in life, with a little help from our fear-fighting fact sheet. Better the devil you know, right?

5. How well are you feeling this Monday? And what does wellness even mean to you? In a great new series by Fariha Róisín for Healthyish, NY-based chef Angela Dimayuga offers one of the best definitions I’ve read“Wellness to me means staying ambitious to your cause but being conscious of what your body and mind need to get there.” Let’s get there."

HAPPENINGS

LONDON

Check out BeautyStack’s online/offline pop-up salon in Kings Cross this Tuesday and Wednesday (and make sure you download the app, too!)

NEW YORK

Bitten is a new kind of food conference, exploring the cultural, political, and social implications of the stuff that sustains us. It’s happening this weekend in NYC.

UNITED KINGDOM

If you’re in Yorkshire - or the general vicinity - make a trip to The Hepworth Wakefield to check out The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture, which opens on Friday. 

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 22
 Maruja Mallo on a Monday.

Maruja Mallo on a Monday.

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1. Women on power – and powerlessness: This new series from The Cut explores one of the most complex and important social dynamics of our times.

2. “You have to go through the darkness, through the underground, before you get to the light.” Oliver Burkeman’s profile on the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami feels topical in more ways than one.

3. If you were unable to make it to The New York Times’ New Rules Summit last month you can check out all the coverage of the panels - which focused on the barriers facing women as they enter their careers -  over here

4. While you’re planning your Halloween look, maybe take a moment to think about the work-related project or idea you’ve been putting off because it scares you. How could you get out of your own way and take a step towards your creative fulfillment? Our FEAR-FIGHTING FACTSHEET is formulated to help you do just that. Get it here.

5. For further reading on fear and the creative process, check out this list on the ever-excellent Brainpickings - and then download the full Q4 syllabus from The WW Club Class of 2018, which features plenty more recommendations for helpful podcasts, articles, and talks.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

If the painting by Maruja Mallo at the top of this week's newsletter caught your eye, don't miss your chance to see it in the flesh at an exhibition of the surrealist artist's work at Ortuzar Projects.

LONDON

Looking to add a live music moment to your autumn calendar? Consider Blood Orange at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on October 29.

LOS ANGELES

LA #UNSHUTTERED at the Getty Center showcases the work of 23 Los Angeles-area high schoolers exploring social issues through photography. 

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It’s about to be trackpant szn. Stock up.

 Can’t go wrong with a  Vintage Valentino vibe .

Can’t go wrong with a Vintage Valentino vibe.

 A  new HG lipliner  (for those of us who still wear lipliner). 

new HG lipliner (for those of us who still wear lipliner). 

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 16
  Suzannah Pettigrew  on a Monday.

Suzannah Pettigrew on a Monday.

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1. Looking for a regular dose of motivation to carry you through the rest of the year? Get all our Q4 homework assignments sent straight to your inbox (for free!) over here.

2. What's it like being an 18-year-old girl around the world? The New York Times sent teen photographers from various parts of the planet to capture what being 18 looks like in their communities. Eye-opening, for real.

3. You're likely familiar with the idea of Attachment Styles as they apply to romantic relationships - but how does being Fearful Avoidant or Anxious Preoccupied affect you in the workplace?

4. Bored of reading books by old white males? Us, too. The Paris Review's Feminize Your Canon explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors, to help you bring some balance to your bookshelf.

5. Who doesn't love a glimpse into the habits and routines that make up a creative life? Filmmaker Crystal Moselle meditates twice a day, does Pilates on YouTube, and loves cheap bronzer. A woman after our own hearts (read Phoebe's interview with her in the current issue of Riposte).

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Trace the history of the most polarizing color at the Museum at FIT's Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color starting in the 18th century until today, featuring contemporary pink designs from Rei Kawakubo, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and more. The show is on display until January 5.

LONDON

Presented by NYC’s New Museum, The Store X will be exhibiting work from 21 acclaimed artists and filmmakers who have shown their films at the museum over the last 10 years. This collection will explore the ways in which images shape memory. Running until December 9.

LOS ANGELES

Each piece in Craft & Folk Art Museum's Of Thorns and Love exhibit was created by Egyptian-born, LA-based artist Sherin Guirguis and was inspired by the work of early 20th-century Egyptian feminist poet Doria Shafik. Shafik’s legacy has been largely erased by history, and Guirguis’s work aims to change that by creating a new space for her in contemporary feminism. Show runs through January 9.

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 For days when  you mean business .

For days when you mean business.

 A  perfect crewneck  is worth its weight in gold (or quality cotton).

perfect crewneck is worth its weight in gold (or quality cotton).

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] OCTOBER 8
 Bridget Riley on a Monday.

Bridget Riley on a Monday.

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1. Face the fear - and have faith in your ability to overcome it.That's the energy we're coming with for the first month of Q4, which is all about working well (definitely not the same thing as working more, btw!) Enroll in the CLASS OF 2018 for worksheets + weekly homework assignments that will act as your personal cheerleader/business coach all OctoberFind out how to get in on it here.

2. Libra season is upon us, and we could probably all do with taking a moment to channel its rebalancing energy. Forgotten how?! Here's a reminder of how to keep calm in almost any context, via the brilliant writer (and Libran, obvi), Sarah Nicole Prickett.

3. What an overall beautiful production this NYT profile is, featuring "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins, styled by fashion's own Shiona Turini, set designed by brilliant artist Mickalene Thomas, and written by Angel Flournoy, author of "The Turner House". A pure pleasure read.

4. Vanity Fair's Future Innovators List is here and they predict that there are big things to come for: "Diversity, firms funding women, critics of Big Tech, disinformation experts, and leaders in categories like agriculture, tech, and logistics." There are plenty of forward-thinking women on this list you'll want to read up on.


5. No one person has all the answers (alas), so it might be worth diversifying your support network. Here's a strong case for why you need these 5 types of mentors in your life.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

See the long-unrecognized talents of Hilma af Klint - whose colorplay and radical abstraction were remarkably ahead of her time - at the Guggenheim starting on October 12 at Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future.

LONDON

Until October 25, London is brimming with amazing pop-ups and events for City Life Festival. They've got everything on the calendar from an evening of "Forgotten Women" storytelling with UK Broadly editor Zing Tsjeng to a West Indian Sunday roast. The line-up is all over the place, but in a great way.

LOS ANGELES
The mission of the inaugural Female Filmmakers Festival’s mission is to create space for and celebrate women filmmakers and inspire other film fanatics along the way. From October 10 - 12 at Downtown Independent.

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A sassy (yes, I said sassy!) antidote to rainy days.

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Just repurchased this at the airport and can report: It's still the best.

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