Stuff to Read on the Internet 004

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You know the drill: grab a soothing beverage and dive in.

The most incredible interview I’ve ever read – Quincy Jones has a story for that.

My imaginary mom in conversation with Vulture. Some found this controversial. I did not. Anyone want to discuss?

How not to die in America. Heavy.

If you’re into schadenfreude, here are the editor’s notes on Milo Yiannopoulos’ book.

The Loved Clothes Last zine.

Talking with the man behind Tyler Durden.

How taking a vacation at the beginning of the year helped my mental health. Noted.

 

BONUS!  One thing to watch.

73 Questions with Donatella Versace. In which the icon says she wishes minimalism as a trend in fashion would go away forever. I’m not mad at her.

The Leather Sneaker

I have to admit that there are quite few brands with ethics I applaud and products I’d probably never buy. Silhouettes are important to me and I find that quite a few responsible brands don’t make ones that I particularly like.

Nisolo is one of those brands. I learned of it through Andrea and watched its popularity grow among the conscious consumerism set. While I am all for the mission of paying partner suppliers above and beyond fair trade wages and responsible production methods, I could not find anything that suited my tastes until recently.

With the launch of the Elayna sneaker, I now have something I can hope to own; and they don’t look so precious that I can’t actually wear them…unlike a certain pair of loafers that are still sitting pretty in their packaging. Vachetta leather ages beautifully over time and it’s a great, atypical option for a sneaker. Right up my alley.

I’m only plotting on them for now, but  I’d be remiss to not mention that Nisolo gives us both $25 off when you use this link. Each one, reach one.

 

Mood: Bored

Nayyirah Waheed | the only boots that matter | Kendrick.

Growth and change are difficult and necessary. Sometimes, wisdom is the reward; sometimes, bitterness is the by-product.