• The Blue Album

    Top Drawer | Music & Books  

    Mar 24, 2015 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Corey left a comment on 3/28/2015 at 3:43 AM:

    Mr. Castleberry, why not allow your readers to comment on your original content but allow your readers to comment on content borrowed from others (the you tube clip)? Your blog seems to have less energy as it once did, and I rather enjoyed the comments as much as the content itself. At one time, I really enjoyed the photography of random people (some not so random?) because I liked to see others dressed as I like to dress. In short, your photography of others who embrace preppy style offered variety but it seems you only post photos of yourself and disable the comment feature. Not good, in my opinion. Your blog could be so much better…


    RCP left a comment on 3/27/2015 at 1:01 AM:

    “And if you look to your left, you’ll see the rapid decline of what was once a really great style blog!”


    Fred left a comment on 3/26/2015 at 2:49 PM:

    This is what you do now - aggressively, constantly ape Wes Anderson and tweet about whole foods. Jesus.


    Sam left a comment on 3/25/2015 at 8:28 AM:

    Saw them play this album at LIU Post in 1994. Still one of my favorites.


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  • Brilliant Thief

    Top Drawer | Miscellany  

    Brilliant Bicycle Company launched their beautifully simple bicycles today in what is sure to change how America buys a bicycle. While cutting out the middle man in the industry is disruptively exciting, what's even more alluring is the insurance program Brilliant is rolling out later this year. For a paltry premium each month, Brilliant will insure your bike against damage, theft, and astroid collision. No questions asked. So go ahead and feel free to finish that bagel.

    Mar 23, 2015 | Permalink (0) View/Leave Comments

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  • Dream American

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  • How to Be Parsian Wherever You Are

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    I don't know what it is about women's style books, but I love them (Amanda Brooks' I Love Your Style is still heavily dog-eared). Perhaps it is because they celebrate everything I love about women. Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas have been friends for years, making up a Parisienne clique that is all too common—and necessary—in French society. "Without her girls gang, the Parisienne is incomplete," they confess. And they're right, everything is better with friends: cocktails, heartbreaks, and spontaneous countryside getaways.

    In How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, the authors—unmarried but attached, with children—take you inside what it really means to be a Parisienne woman today. They let you in on their secrets and flaws while also making fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. With deft advice from their experiences, their mothers, and their lovers, How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will have you laughing out loud and tapping into your inner cool. Here, in their signature tongue-in-cheek delivery, a handful of my favorite beauty and lifestyle tips.

    • Find "your" perfume before you turn thirty. Wear it for the next thirty years.
    • Your look should always have one thing left undone—the devil is in the details.
    • If you only own one sweater, make sure it's cashmere.
    • Always be prepared, he could be just around the corner.
    • Age should never be an excuse to go to bed early.
    • Be financially independent, so that you love only for love.
    • Spend a fortune on lingerie no one will ever see.
    • And don't forget to daydream in the bath, just like when you were little.

    Audrey, Caroline, Sophie, and Anne

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  • Down to Earth(tones)

    Top Drawer | Dress Code  

    Photographed in New York, NY

    Noteworthy: John Wrajez, head of men's Ralph Lauren Polo, shows how the casual summer suit is done. What you don't see here are the cutoff chino shorts that introduce a welcome nonchalance.

    Sep 18, 2014 | Permalink (0) View/Leave Comments

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