First, as predicted by many, Nashville lived up to its golden pedigree. This isn’t a show about country music per se. It is a modern soap set in a town run by country music (which is a meaningful difference). Connie Britton hasn’t ever disappointed me, and I’m so happy to see her strong performance drive this staring vehicle. Hayden Panettiere isn’t really that good of an actress so I’m assuming she was typecast because she delivers a surprisingly nuanced performance. In sum, Nashville is worth tolerating a twang for.
Are we boycotting the Isabel Marant knockoffs? Some of the downmarket versions are cute, but isn’t it embarrassing to wear something when the inspiration is so obviously stolen? A quandary for sure, especially for those on a budget. My opinion? The copies I’ve seen are a little too close, but not close enough to get it quite right. This time save up for the real thing or pass altogether on this tired trend and start a new look that’s all your own. With autumn comes a vengeance of sneezers and coughers. I know these cold sufferers are feeling really sorry for themselves, but seriously, cover your mouth and wash your hands. Here’s a novel notion: if you are that sick, stay home, sip tea, and ask yourself why you were Patient Zero among your clan during this season of sickness.
In the market for new workout wear? I get so many compliments on my Margarita yoga pants made by hand in Israel. They hold up as well as Lulu, but have much more personality.