[MONDAYS ARE FINE] SEPTEMBER 17
  Alexandria Coe  on a Monday.

Alexandria Coe on a Monday.

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1. Work in the present. Yes, Q3 is winding down and it's easy to get caught up in your plans to crush Q4 - but make the most of the time you have in this quarter. Push yourself creatively with our BACK TO SCHOOL worksheet that helps you to create your own curriculum + fill the last few weeks of Q3 with good books, thoughts, and ideas.Download your copy here.

2. For our New Yorkers looking for some new places to eat, work, and shop or out-of-towners trying to explore, I shared some of my go-to Brooklyn restaurants, bars, shops, and more with travel app TRIPPIN. Download it here to check out a few of my favorite neighborhood spots.

3. "No one likes to be judged unfairly. It is dehumanizing and traumatizing. When you are a person with a disability, feeling like people are looking at you or judging you is one of the most fraught experiences. So what do you do when your job is to have people look at you?" writer Keah Brown asks of three models with disabilities for Teen Vogue.

4. Viola Davis answers New York Times' reader questions on finding roles worthy of her talent, proving herself time and time again, andhow all good projects have to cost something.

5. The intro of Fader's profile on Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange)poetically captures his sonic excellence and knack for capturing the energy of summertime in the city. Peak music journalism.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy at The Met Breuershows artwork from the last 50 years, examining the rightful distrust of government by civilians. Opens September 18.

LONDON

Beirut-based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan's new show Earwitness Theatre at Chisenhale Gallery investigates the politics of 'earwitnesses' and their statements, using 95 pieces from real legal cases to explore "how the experience and memory of acoustic violence is connected to the production of sound effects."

LOS ANGELES

Perfect way to bring Q3 to a close: an evening with the Carters. Catch Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On The Run II Tour at the Rose Bowl on September 22 + 23.

PHOEBE LIKES

 Currently obsessed with  Penguin's short reads series  - this box set would be a great gift.

Currently obsessed with Penguin's short reads series - this box set would be a great gift.

 I'll take  Nanushka's entire AW collection , please.
 My friend Sandeep's new Brooklyn store  Salter House  is chock full of  tasteful objects like this .

My friend Sandeep's new Brooklyn store Salter House is chock full of tasteful objects like this.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] SEPTEMBER 10
 James Turrell on a Monday.

James Turrell on a Monday.

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1. Counting down the last few weeks of Q3 - let's keep it chill, but productive. Compile your list of absolute *must-do's*, determine what tasks or projects can wait for next quarter, plan out the leisure time you have left. Get our Digital Detox guide for one last pre-fall refresh - or sign up to become a The WW Club member for access to all of our CLASS OF 2018 Q3 (and soon-to-come Q4) content.

2. In the Business of Fashion's new podcastDiane von Furstenberg talks about building a resilient fashion empire in an ever-changing world, what she's learned during 45 years in the business, how she created the iconic wrap dress from scraps (while pregnant) and the eternal importance of being your own best friend. A revitalizing listen.

3. We loved this roundup of books that acclaimed writers would include in high school curriculums if they could. 

4. Gal-dem sat down with British Vogue's new Digital Editor Alice Casely-Hayford on changing the face of one of fashion's oldest institutions.

5. Why trying to dodge jet lag is only setting yourself up for failure - physically and mentally.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Between 1963 and 1983, black artists across the country were creating some of the most revolutionary artwork the world has ever seen. See over 150 pieces from the era at Brooklyn Museum's newest exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

LONDON

You don’t want to miss the chance to see Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer tour. Lucky for you, she's playing two shows: September 11 + 12 at Roundhouse.

LOS ANGELES

Don't forget: LACMA is free for LA County residents on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3–5 PM, and Friday from 3–8 PM. Right now they're showing a wide range of exhibitions, like Fantasies and Fairy Tales and The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art.

PHOEBE LIKES

 A trip home to London always requires a  Neal’s Yard reup .

A trip home to London always requires a Neal’s Yard reup.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] SEPTEMBER 3
  Anna Valdez  on a Monday.

Anna Valdez on a Monday.

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1. It's almost the one year birthday of The Working Woman's HandbookIf you still don't have a copy, treat yourself to some back-to-school inspiration courtesy of Elaine Welteroth, Sharmadean Reid, Penny Martin, Sandy Liang, and many more fabulous women who get it done. Cheers to that.

2. What puts some of the world's top writers, artists, and designers in their best creative headspaceFind out here. Then repeat.

3. Roxane Gay has some thoughts on Louis C.K.'s return to comedy just nine months after admitting to sexual misconduct.

4. A gem from the archives: The Guardian asked a number of authors (including Zadie Smith) for their ten rules of writing. The lists are worth reading/revisiting, regardless of your creative medium.

5. Viral stories about gifting sick days to pregnant coworkers or celebrity promises to donate to widely-ignored causes (like Elon Musk tweeting that he could fix the water crisis in Flint) aren't hopeful - they're a reminder of the ways that minority groups are systemically undermined. Ann Friedman writes about the "libertarian fantasy that we exist in a world where companies and charities and private individuals can take the place of government."

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Brooklyn Museum's new exhibitionHalf the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, highlights work from over 100 artists that explore the intersections of gender, race, and class.

LONDON

The Unlimited festival is back for five days of music, comedy, dance, and theatre from disabled artists, taking place at Southbank Centre from September 5 - 9. Catch the lineup here.

LOS ANGELES

Anonymous LA brand 69 creates clothing for people of all genders, races, and ages. Their show at MoCADéjà Vu, experiments with the transformative powers of denim in our day-to-day lives.

PHOEBE LIKES

 I feel strongly that this will be a winter of vivid (faux) furs.  Start here, maybe?

I feel strongly that this will be a winter of vivid (faux) furs. Start here, maybe?

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 27
  Kyle Yu  on a Monday.

Kyle Yu on a Monday.

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1. Last week of August comin' our way! Now's the time to put down your phone, spend some time on anything but work, and rack up those relaxation hours - they'll all benefit your working life in the end. Like I always say, presence over productivity.

2. We're living in an "attention economy", with technology-based companies in a constant state of attacking our senses. If you're finding it hard to concentrate lately, you likely aren't to blame.

3. Hear from some of fashion's biggest names (Tracee Ellis Ross, Virgil Abloh, Elaine Welteroth) about what it's really like to be black in the fashion industry.

4. Chinese billionaires are hiring professional thieves to break into European museums and steal back Chinese art - and this whole story needs to be made into a movie.

5. Better understand how your daily habits affect your emotions with these incredibly easy-to-use mood tracking apps. Sometimes, it's the subtlest of patterns that can throw you off the most - like too much caffeine or spending time with people who drain you emotionally.

6. Tiffany Haddish for President. 

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

This perfect end-of-summer art show - appropriately called Something Lush and Hot, Drippy - features the work of four women artists interested in exploring the human form through abstract paintings. It's showing at the Monya Rowe Gallery until August 31.

LONDON

Oakland-based artist Jenny Odell unpacks the surrealist side of the technology that we use everyday in her Neo-Surreal show at The Photographers’ Gallery. Open until September 30.

LOS ANGELES

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 at the Getty Center traces the “first” artistic fashion photograph, when the industry was more niche, through the decade as it became accepted as an art form and adapted to modern technology.

PHOEBE LIKES

  Neon turtleneck?  Suddenly sounds about right.

Neon turtleneck? Suddenly sounds about right.

 Will buy anything with  a rose print , tbh.

Will buy anything with a rose print, tbh.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 20
  Rachel Schultz  on a Monday.

Rachel Schultz on a Monday.

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1. Was the internet particularly chaotic last week or is it because Mercury was in retrograde or is the world just crazy now? If you need a short break from the bizarre celebrity news cycle and mindless scrolling, a DIGITAL DETOX is in order. Buy our six-page worksheetand assess exactly how much of your summer has been spent online, the ways social media affects your emotional well-being, and establishing healthier URL habits.

2. If you weren't able to get your hands on a copy of gal-dem's takeover of Guardian Weekend - which is 100% full of content from women and non-binary people of color - catch the digital highlights over here.

3. Considering your co-workers "like family" can damage your career in the long run, according to Allison Green of the book, column, and blog Ask A Manager.

4. Learn how to give the best pep talk of your life - because your friends and family deserve it. Apparently the secret lies in an approach called “autonomy support" - AKA hyping up what they actually have control over in a situation.

5. Yes, the perks of freelance life are plentiful, but the remote gender wage gap is very much a reality.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Jump at the chance to see some spectacular writers (like Doreen St. Felix and Mayukh Sen) at a reading that benefits RAICES Texas - a non-profit that aids refugee children and families. Get your tickets right here.

LONDON

Looking for an impressive (and free!) exhibit to add to the agenda this weekend? Jenny Holzer's Artist Room at the Tate is the right amount of moving and mysterious. If you're already a big fan, this show includes some lesser-known works.

LOS ANGELES

If you haven't made it to see the James Turrell show at Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery, this is the last week to catch it. What are you waiting for?!

PHOEBE LIKES

 Always on the lookout for  a new hoop .

Always on the lookout for a new hoop.

 A grown-up autumn spin on the  denim jacket .

A grown-up autumn spin on the denim jacket.

 The countdown to  Notting Hill Carnival  has begun.

The countdown to Notting Hill Carnival has begun.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 13
  Kate Ballis  on a Monday.

Kate Ballis on a Monday.

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1. If you're not regularly connecting with clients old + new, wyd?It's the best way to keep yourself fresh in their minds in case a new project pops up - or to keep tabs on what they're looking for from future pitches. Make reaching out as seamless as possible with ourCONTACT PLANNING worksheet that helps you keep track the who/what/when of contact management. Print out a copy every quarter and fill it out anew.

2. Post-grad budgeting can be a shock to the system, especially if you're in New York City (even more so if you're moving here for the first time!). Find out how I make it work financially, alongside other New Yorkers - and see that it's really a never-ending process offiguring it out.

3. An installation of The Cut's How I Get It Done that you won't want to miss: Cynthia Nixon. Let's just say, she also checks her phone first thing in the AM and doesn't get quite enough sleep. Celebs, they're just like us!

4. Do you need a Money Mentor? Something to consider when you'renegotiating salary or need some financial perspective.

5. "Did I create the myth of Chinatown, or did the myth create me?" A beautiful read from writer Xuan Juliana Wang on finding both community and anonymity in the Manhattan neighborhood she made into a home.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

At the International Center of Photography's show Multiply, Identify, Her, an intergenerational group of female artists explore what identity means to them. Highlights include work from Mickalene Thomas, Lorna Simpson, and Sondra Perry.

LONDON

Make a point to hit up Newport Street Gallery's new show True Colorsand see the work of three emerging female artists who all work with a similar kaleidoscopic palette to tackle very different themes, from sexual psychology to mortality.

LOS ANGELES

Explore a surrealist version of Palm Springs, where iconic locations are saturated in vibrant pinks, reds, and blues - as imagined by Kate Ballis for her show at Garis and Hahn called Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism. (The photo up above is from her show!)

PHOEBE LIKES

  Beauty Food Mango Slushy  you say? Sounds like August in a glass.

Beauty Food Mango Slushy you say? Sounds like August in a glass.

  For the Aries  (or Aries-lover, or just sweatshirt-lover) in your life.

For the Aries (or Aries-lover, or just sweatshirt-lover) in your life.

 Currently putting  snail mucin  (?!) on my face, and seeing actual results. Who knew.

Currently putting snail mucin (?!) on my face, and seeing actual results. Who knew.

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[MONDAYS ARE FINE] AUGUST 6
  A  kila Berjaoui  on a Monday.

Akila Berjaoui on a Monday.

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1. Hello, August. It's too hot to operate on 100, and nor should you attempt to. August is a time to take your pleasure seriously, in whatever form you please. This week, add a *would love to* for every *have to* you add to your to-do list. (Need more encouragement? Enroll in the Class of 2018 for more friendly reminders like this one).

2. As a response to that viral Money Diary, Refinery29 launched a week-long series called "The Ultimate Scam: Women, Ambition, Money & Why We Love To Hate Them For It". They examine how the world critiques women's money choices and what greed means during an era of extreme wealth inequality. See the fantastic line-up of$$$ stories right here (and don't miss this incredible read: "The Myth Of The Gold Digger Endures — But Black Women Know It's BS").

3. Goop might be the most-critiqued wellness site out there, but find out how Gwyneth Paltrow still leveraged it to become $250 million brand. "Her business depended on no one ever being able to be her. Though I guess it also depended on their ability to think they might," NYT staffer Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes, in this unnerving read. Is the *wellness* backlash upon us?

4. Leave it to Beyoncé to make Vogue history by hiring the first-ever black photographer to shoot a cover for the magazine - and the September issue, no less. Check the full story - along with stunning images from 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell - over here.

5. On the pleasures and sorrows of holidays.

6. Writer Najma Sharif writes an ode to sisterhood in its many forms - and how it taught her that self-care is a community effort.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

BAM debuts their Women at Work: Radical Creativity film series this week, featuring a wide range of movies that highlight the political and social contributions of visionary women. See the line-up here.

LONDON

South Africa-born, London-raised artist Lisa Brice’s show at the Tateuses large-scale paintings to reimagine historic female nudes from paintings, photographs, and the media with a new sense of self-possession.

LOS ANGELES

Enjoy a garden-inspired cocktail, bring a picnic, or just stroll around at one of the last Summer Nights in the Garden at NHMLA. Also, check out extended hours at California African American Museum in conjunction with Summer Nights in the Garden!

PHOEBE LIKES

 Speaking of weddings... I wore these to one on Saturday and got a  lot  of  compliments .

Speaking of weddings... I wore these to one on Saturday and got a lot of compliments.

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