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TT Vol. 86
WWIII, Commenteer Coffee, Target Easter, FW22 Women's & Window Shopping
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The EU is trying to decide what the Russian sanction package is going to look like. Depressingly, Mario Draghi, the Italian PM, won concessions that would allow Italian luxury brands to continue selling inventory into Russia1.
We don’t usually cover actual current events here, but this seems like the only news that really matters this week. For the first time since World World II, Europe is at war. In his late 90’s glory days, Thomas Friedman famously posited that countries with McDonald’s franchises would never go to war with each other. At least according to this McDonald’s fan page (!)2, Friedman’s Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention has been disproven.
Last year, there were plenty of rose-tinted COVID takes promising a new Roaring 20’s. And yet, it seems we’ve skipped past The Sun Also Rises and straight to A Farewell To Arms.
As new parents, we are always looking for ways to caffeinate ourselves. The first word Raquel says every morning is “coffee.”
We’ve been testing out frozen coffee pods from Cometeer. They are ridiculously easy to use: take a pod out of the freezer, squeeze it into your coffee cup, add hot water.
The pods are flash frozen and stay super fresh. They are then shipped to you frozen on dry ice. Quite indulgent and over the top for a simple cup of coffee in the morning, but that’s the system. I’d also like to see them roast their own beans; right now, they are sourcing their coffee from various purveyors, and when it arrives it’s a bit of a mish mash of roasts/brands/styles.
That said, loving how fast we can get coffee in the morning, even compared to our beloved Aeropress.
She designed almost the entire Threshold Easter collection linked here, which is now in thousands of stores around the country. 😍
More background on this week’s podcast.
The fashion calendar bounced from New York back to Europe (Milan, London) for more FW22 Women’s shows.
In Milan, Glenn Martens continued to push boundaries at Diesel. This is the set attendees walked into for his FW22 show: enormous Niki de Saint Phalle-esque blow up mannequins were everywhere.
Meanwhile, the Raf Simons show was perhaps better than the Prada show? This Raf model clutching her coat was all over the internet this week, while there were plenty of great details (luxury halloween earring, oversized bow, furry helmet mask3).
Prada has been a bit off lately, and have been pushing a very lukewarm Tom Holland campaign. He doesn’t look good in Prada! On the plus side, we did like seeing Euphoria star Hunter Schafer on the runway.
Whitehouse Children in the news this week: Ella Emhoff is starting a knitwear line, Hunter Biden learned to cook crack at the Chateau Marmont.
Last - this Jil Sander look **chef’s kiss**
Chris & Raquel
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However, more encouragingly, major Russian banks are now banned from SWIFT and the international banking system.
Who knew such a thing existed! The comments in here are out of control!
Kudos to whomever came up with this name.
adidas is still far behind its peers in the collab space, but congrats to their product marketing team on landing another big partner.