Throughout the week we come across a good deal of interesting reads, some long some short, that didn’t make it into our ‘Hotness in the News‘ daily morning newsletter, that we think you should still check out. From celeb gossip to case studies and ways to help develop better habits personally and professionally, we’re always reading about something useful and always in the mood to share with our readers in the chance they would enjoy it too. To subscribe to the morning daily Hotness In the News, which curates and delivers 7 news stories making headlines that day into your inbox so you can make small talk, better, sign up here. Here’s our recommended must read news for the week.
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The Art Institute of Chicago announced the acquisition of an extraordinary memorial window, made by Tiffany Studios in 1917 and attributed to Agnes F. Northrop, the firm’s leading landscape window designer in her day. Originally commissioned for the Central Baptist Church (now known as Community Church of Providence) as the gift of Mary L. Hartwell in memory of her husband, Frederick W. Hartwell, the Tiffany window is a pinnacle achievement in the medium of stained glass.
The window measures 23′ high x 16′ feet wide, made up of 48 different panels for a scene depicts a distant view of Mount Chocorua, one of the most beloved peaks of the White Mountains in New Hampshire; In its scale, intricacy of design, and complexity of glasswork, it is one of the largest and most ambitious landscape window projects ever undertaken by Tiffany Studios. The window will be installed this fall in the Henry Crown Gallery at the top of the Woman’s Board Grand Staircase. Prominently installed in the Art Institute of Chicago’s galleries, “with the rich architectural history of Chicago as a stunning backdrop, this singular work will certainly inspire visitors and undoubtedly has the power to become one of the museum’s icons” says President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago James Rondeau. The window will welcome visitors as they begin their journey through the museum. [INBOX]
If you’re looking for a mood brightening fashionable account to follow on Instagram, we give you Denise Kokonis. Not only does her curated feed give life and such colorful vibes, she actually makes you wanna shop the outfits she’s wearing If only my dad were Jeff Bezos or Lakshmi Mittal who gave me $10,000 monthly lifestyle allowance 😭😭. [DENISEMARIEKO]
European Central Bank boss, Christine Lagarde, has come under fire after she refused to echo her predecessor and say the bank would do whatever it takes to protect the eurozone from a recession triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. [GUARDIAN]
As the coronavirus continues to be evaluated and contained, several major music and lifestyle events scheduled for this month and next few moths out have now been cancelled though in the case of Indio, California’s Coachella, postponed until October. Neon Carnival, co-sponsored by Levi Strauss & Co., is expected to return in October, as is Rachel Zoe’s “ZoeAsis” event in Palm Springs.[WWD]
A media brand that started 10 years ago in the heyday of black celebrity blogs is still going strong after some of its predecessors and peers floundered, NYTimes profiles Jasmine Brand on ‘How to Build a Media Company.’ [NEW YORK TIMES]
A cautionary tale and evaluation of DTC brands that are now struggling to make profit, stay afloat or learn from the lessons of those that’ve shut down. A look at Casper, Away, Brandless and the Warby Parker Clones that’ve imploded. [MEDIUM MARKER]
Celine Dion, Meghan Markle, Rita Ora, Lupita Nyong’o, Karrueche Tran, Lauren Speed Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton all gave us enviable leaks this past week that made them the Best Dressed celebrities on the scene. [SOCIALIFECHICAGO]
In 2019, three museum mega donors passed away. With the aging population of the so called mega donors, a new crop of young (art) museum patrons are giving back but just in a different way and museums are adjusting to this. [ARTNET]
The Coronavirus, now a pandemic, has been spreading with case counts rising in the US. Could the response of the federal government been better, perhaps more effective, had the president not disbanded the National Security Council’s entire global health security unit, a team put together to address global pandemics in the event it ever happens? [MSNBC]
OMG Former Pres. Barack Obama is just like some of us, he follows a porn star which has got the internets talking. Georgina Chapman, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife spotted in public since his sentencing. Barron Hilton and wife Tessa are first time parents. Amy Schumer cancels the gym amidst coronavirus. Winona Ryder defends Johnny Depp. [PAGE SIX]
Pilot Peter broke up with Hannah Ann Sluss, whom he proposed to on the TV finale of The Bachelor, then in turbulent(ha!) switcheroo, he picked Madison Prewett. Days later they both announced they had split up, which we are sure Peter’s mom is glad. But now there’s rumor that Peter Weber is dating his Bachelor producer Julie LaPlaca. [US WEEKLY]
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What We’re Eyeing, Loving & Shopping This Week
Can’t commit to wearing lots of color but still want the hottest shoe brand this season? These Amina Muaddi Gilda crystal-embellished satin mules are on our radar. Shop
My skin tends to react very quickly to certain skin products especially thicker moisturizers but this Charlotte Tilbury brand Charlotte’s Magic Cream has been a skin saver and even a good primer when I want that dewy skin look. I’ve been using this for and its time to re-up. It reminds me of the thick Pond’s moisturizer mom used to use back in the day, in a good way.
Jacquemus had us all coveting tiny bags and the trend isn’t dying down though we predict this La Boîte à Gateaux tote bag from Jacquemus in pink calf leather is going to be one of the hot accessories for spring.
My goal for 2020 is to live a life of leisure and stress free clothing and that means stocking up on robes and caftan like outfits. This La Vie Style House No.348 floral-jacquard kaftan dress is just what the fashion doc ordered. Would work with a bright skirt
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