Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Joan Didion, Céline's Latest Poster Girl


Joan Didion is a writer whose books have been an influential part of literature and American culture for the past 50 years. Didion’s influence extends beyond the world of literature; her timeless style has turned into fashion inspiration for designers, stylists, and artists.

Her packing list, published in her 1973 book of essays The White Album, clearly breaks down the wardrobe essentials:
To pack and wear:
2 skirts
2 jerseys or leotards
1 pullover sweater
2 pair shoes stockings
bra nightgown, robe slippers
cigarettes bourbon
bag with: shampoo, toothbrush and paste, Basis soap, razor, deodorant, aspirin, prescriptions, Tampax, face cream, powder, baby oil
To carry: mohair throw
typewriter
2 legal pads and pens
files
house key

Céline's latest ad campaign featuring the legendary Joan Didion is intelligent! Who better to represent Philo's aesthetic than than Didion. This move just elevated the French House to new heights; I am impressed.

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