Joan Didion

From the desk of… Joan Didion



Joan Didion auction

Everyone’s talking about Joan Didion’s stuff.

The late writer’s personal effects are going up for auction at Stair Galleries this month and as is usual these days, there’s a forensic unpicking of the icon’s possessions as an insight into her mind and creative genius.

As a writer she was lauded for her minimalist prose and sharp cultural observations. As a woman she was admired for her self-assured independence and also a cool aloofness. That enigmatic quality no doubt adds to the interest in her possessions; a promised glimpse of ‘the real Joan Didion’. As Rachel Tashjian observes in Harper’s Bazaar, these vignettes present the “warmest portraits ever painted of her”. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CAROLINE ISSA FOR NORDSTROM, LISA ELDRIDGE FOR LANCOME, A DETACHER, JOAN DIDION FOR CELINE



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. FIRST LOOK AT NORDSTROM SIGNATURE & CAROLINE ISSA

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This week we got a first look at Nordstrom Signature & Caroline Issa, the collection that Issa has produced with the US department store. Vogue has the scoop here (and I have my eye on this timeless leather coat). The collection launches on February 9th and will come out four times a year. (more…)