october fixations

by clé tile | published: Sep 28, 2023

dior, fall 2023

for some of us, october brings that blast of heat. for others, it’s apple picking with a fleece (or two) on. for others… it’s “what’s a season?” and for everyone: “what ever am I/the kids/the dog/the cat (don’t you dare) going to wear for halloween?” wherever you are, here’s what we think will serve as distraction and inspiration. it’s a bumper crop…

of course, we had to start with fashion week. just a little more left (and then we’ll give you our top picks — because we do live for this, you know.)

martin puryear, via the new york times

get arty: wherever you are in the world (well almost) October has something for you.

Bay Area: the venerable Artwalk SF and you know the weather will be perfect.
London: oh an embarrassment of riches. Rebel: 30 years of london fashion at the London Design Museum. all your favorites (molly, grace, simone and of course, alexander) plus Bjork’s swan dress. at the other end of the spectrum, there’s gabrielle, the Chanel retrospective at the Victoria and Albert (we’re thinking the catalogue would be a nice addition to your coffee table); then there’s Frieze London; Decorex
New York: frenemies (aka Manet / Degas)
New York (north): go for a beautiful walk — puryear at storm king; or fancy a little scarpa? you know we do. explore some goodness here.
Paris: c’est le ne plus ultra Art Basel Paris!
Richmond, VA: Cy Twombley, Morocco, 52/53 because we have a soft spot for Cy
Venice: yes please, venice design week

carlo scarpa, via maggazino italian art

Shop: get offline and into a store (better yet, in Paris). l’objet of my affections. pick up a little something for us? don’t worry about choosing, we want it all.

Read: maybe even give (or put on your holiday wish list… just saying)

you know we’re dreaming in plaids and checks these days: and if you need a little more inspiration
feel the wonder: Ed Ruscha: Now Then: A Retrospective
because you know we love that color combo: Blue and White Done Right
they broke the mold with her: Steven Meisel: Linda Evangelista
dream a little dream. of piet oudolf. you know, winter’s a perfect time to start planning. and if you’re looking for a bit more formality, there’s this.

White casale rustico tiles behind wine, garlic and peppers on a table.

Still from Asteroid City

when a stranger knocks… Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal answer… in Foe
it had to be wes. The wonderful story of Henry Sugar (AKA Wes Anderson does Raoul Dahl); Asteroid City (with Roman Coppola). savor the newness. because you don’t know when the writers and actors will be back.
because we all have ‘em. past lives. feels like a top ten forever film. also, for you aficionados, the rom com is back. start with this.

Sufjan Stevens: Javelin 10.6
Troye Sivan: Something To Give Each Other 10.13
James Blunt: Who We Used To Be 10.27

on one of our favorite subjects.

Hermès Tutti Twilly d’Hermès
Tom Ford Café Rose

pomegranate and pistachio (what could be better?)

the ultimate cultural moment: Madonna, The Celebration Tour, 40 years of music launches Oct 14, London

blink and you’ll miss it.
Divalicious running until April 2024.
Get stoned in LA. Through February 11.
Ed Ruscha: Now Then @ MOMA.