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Robin Williams
Road trip. Fresh light. Unfamiliar landscapes. Wildcat heroines. Togetherness. Mystery. “Don’t look back.” This is the Chloé manifesto for autumn/winter, but it could very well apply to these last weeks of summer too. Especially in the view of this week’s sad news.

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
Here are my latest finds and news from fashion, style and beautiful living.

• Women get better with age, too. And it’s a man who says it.

• An interesting interview with Franca Sozzani, the Italian Vogue editor-in-chief since 1988. “Before fashion, I love images. I love to find a new way to make an interpretation of fashion. I use the frames to send messages, like frames of an old movie. Besides the culture of our past, Italy has cinema: Fellini, Visconti, Antonioni. You want it to be aesthetic but with meaning. Otherwise you get tired of even the most beautiful things.”

• Vivienne Westwood unveils the story of her colorful life for the first time, in a biography co-written by Ian Kelly, to be published in October.

• Sofia Coppola shoots the lookbook for California-based label Calder, saying that she tried to show the line how she would wear it.

• Malian born artist and designer Aboubakar Fofana about making natural indigo yarn and fabrics. “Everyone wants to say they’re making something organic and environmentally friendly. That is the fashionable thing, even when it’s not the case.” If you are interested, LatteLisa has done a nice write-up about the artist.

• Taylor Tomasi Hill tells The Edit how she went from fashion to flower arrangements.

• When it comes to summer eating, here are two things I can’t get enought of these days: watermelon basil salad and spiced blueberry cobbler.

Have a wonderful weekend!

photo: unfortunately I had this photo saved in my files without the proper source, so if anyone can help me with the credit, I would really appreciate it

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