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TT Vol. 87
King Richard, Paris Fashion Week, Marin Headlands & WINDOW SHOPPING
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We’re slowly making our way through all of the Academy Award nominees. After finishing Nightmare Alley, we (read: Raquel) needed a palate cleanser.
King Richard stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, father and coach to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. The film focuses on Williams as he mentors and pushes Venus to her pro debut in 1994.
It is a super fun film - lots of tennis, of course, and a look into the extended family dynamic. We hadn’t realized that Williams had pulled the girls out of junior’s tournaments in the early 1990’s, which was very controversial at the time. The father both pushed his girls hard on the courts, while also trying to shield them from the public eye for as long as possible.
In connection with the film, the sisters were recently profiled in Harper’s Bazaar. The piece alluded that there could be future films in the works that look at Venus’ pro career, as well as Serena’s. Think the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but for the Williams sisters.
We chat more about the Williams sisters and their brand in our podcast.
Women’s FW22 shows continued in Paris last week. With so many happening, we’ll try and highlight a few over the next week or so.
In perhaps the chicest invitation we have seen, Balenciaga engraved used iPhones with the show details and sent them to guests.
In Matthieu Blazy’s Bottega Veneta debut collection, he received accolades for a collection that both departed from his predecessor’s work (no parakeet green!) but was highly commercial. Plenty of these pieces are going to S-E-L-L.
Much discussed were his first two looks, trompe-l'oeil leather garments that looked like cotton denim, a tank and a shirt.
And still there was more! Will talk more of the ready-to-wear shows next week.
I had a few days off this week, and got to do some real biking for the first time since Noemi was born. I rented a Canyon Endurance, went through Crissy Field, up and over the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Marin.
Compared to NYC, the bike infrastructure is ALOT more developed. Getting from sea level up to the Golden Gate Bridge meant following a separate, well-maintained bike path. Getting onto the NYC-equivalent George Washington Bridge bike path is ridiculously complicated and dangerous, and usually entails dodging tractor trailers coming off of I-95.
There is also a lot of military infrastructure sprinkled around the waterfront, both in SF and Marin. My working hypothesis is that the military really expanded during WWII, and there was space to do that in California but less on the East Coast. In general, there is much more public land West of the Mississippi.
It was excellent to spend a few hours clearing my head out in Marin, and will definitely be back over there soon. I need to start building up strength to do a Mt. Tam summit ride.
Not seeing this reported anywhere yet, but per JP’s IG account, Marine Serre is going to be collaborating with On Running
Chris & Raquel
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I would love if someone created a non-preppy, non-scandi cycling apparel brand. Help! There aren’t a lot of great options out there.