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Friday finds, Volume IX (March/17/2017)

Friday finds, Volume IX (March/17/2017)

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Make a wish, and find a rainbow. Your Fairy Leprechaun will grant your desires!

    To avoid discussing the unseasonal season, spring starts in four days! That means new, bright, eclectic, and colorful spring trends, longer days, and warmer lunches au-dehours! It is already the middle of March — before we know it, Memorial Day will be here!

    To stay in the moment and enjoy the extra light we have as of Sunday, ALB's Friday finds will enlighten you with gripping happenings, ideas, and nouveaux novelties.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend! Read on...

“Of the 371 designers leading the 313 brands surveyed by BoF across the world’s four main fashion weeks in September 2016, only 40.2 percent were female.” // When men are ambitious, it’s celebrated. But when that word is used to describe a woman, it’s generally used in a negative way,” Tory Burch accurately says. Women should not feel shame when speaking about themselves in this way.

Tory Burch's  Embrace Ambition  initiative. Image via Tory Burch.

Tory Burch's Embrace Ambition initiative. Image via Tory Burch.

Eva Mendes, a #girlboss who follows her heart instead of the pressures of Hollywood. // It is not that she does not want to accompany Ryan down Red Carpets, but she loves staying home with their two girls, watching their daddy on TV.

Los Pollos Hermanos in Austin, Texas. // Yes, it is what you are thinking; the fried chicken chain owned by Gus Fring.

The real life version of Los Pollos Hermanos at SXSW. Saul Goodman's Suzuki included. Image via Adweek.

The real life version of Los Pollos Hermanos at SXSW. Saul Goodman's Suzuki included. Image via Adweek.

40 lessons in 40 years. // Valid also for 20 years. Side note, number 15.

“Learn to code. Learn Photoshop. Learn InDesign. Learn another language. Learn to play pool. Learn to change a tire. Learn chess and stick shift and American history and how to stuff a chicken. Learn to upholster a chair. Despite what your left-leaning liberal arts education instilled in you, reading, writing, and creating is a luxury not a right. Entitlement is thinking otherwise.”
— Vogue Contributing Editor and Stone Fox Bride Creative Director, Molly Guy.

Podcasts are the new TED Talks are the new podcats. // A few you do not want to miss.

Chanel cell phones?! // Ok, not really. But Chanel emojis are here! Embrace the diamond quilted lambskin and tweed!

Rachel Shechtman, Founder of Story. // Be in the know. Also, because ALB wrote about her on Monday.

“I don’t like Paris.” // But, it is romantic. Sartorial fairy tales. What is going on with the fashion industry? How does it make you feel? You, yes you, are entitled to your own opinion.

The well-traveled flash their stamps. Image via Pinterest.

The well-traveled flash their stamps. Image via Pinterest.

How pretty does a fully stamped passport look? Image via Pinterest.

How pretty does a fully stamped passport look? Image via Pinterest.

Sleep, jet-lag, and your mental health. // When your circadian rhythm is off, it can really hit you.

Red, blue, green, and black. // Passport colors. What does each mean?

And speaking of passports, it is almost here. // Time to think about summer travel plans. ALB’s choice? Europe!

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Image via Getty x Condé Nast Traveler.

Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Image via Getty x Condé Nast Traveler.

XOXO,

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Header image, a magical rainbow in Palm Beach, Florida.
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