Obviously I'm not the first to bring this to anyone's attention—I may even be the last to bring it to yours. (See VOGUE and Man Repeller.) However, the selection of Joan Didion as Céline's Spring 2015 advertising muse is so deeply, painfully cool that I couldn't resist sharing it myself.
It's a pairing that totally makes sense, no one can deny that. Céline is a fashion line that represents everything that is sleekly modern, simple, and purposeful—and sets all trends worth following. Joan Didion is a woman and an author with the same brilliant, inspiring, smart female power as Phoebe Philo.
I'll leave you with a quote from Slouching Towards Bethlehem (her first collection of nonfiction essays, published more than 40 years ago), that feels just right for this first week back in New York City in 2015. A little something to remind us why this city has an energy and a seductive power, unlike any other.
“...quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out out of the West and reached the mirage.”[Image credit: Vogue.com]
* Is now a good time to mention I'm also tumbling things over on Tumblr? There's Taylor Swift, whiskey, breakfast foods and forest photos. You'll like it, I promise. *