Neha Gandhi, deputy editorElaine Showalter
, The Vintage Book of American Women Writers
— "I took a class on the American short story with Elaine Showalter in college, and it was amazing. She's brilliant and hilarious (fun fact: Her son is the Showalter behind Wet, Hot, American Summer
) and really understands the entire landscape of women in American fiction. Going through her curated picks of the women who count is exactly how I want to spend this summer."
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Small Clipper — "I take the same teeny-tiny, child-sized rollerbag with me on all trips under a week. And it's starting to look a little beat-up. I think this wedding season, I'm going to do my weekend traveling with an upgraded bag. This one isn't cheap, but the leather is so buttery soft, it might just entice me to pack a little earlier than the morning of my flight (wishful shopping?)."
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Dolce & Gabbana
Crayon Intense Eyeliner in #8 Blue — "When the weather warms up, I essentially give up on makeup, but when I don't line my eyes, I end up getting a lot of 'Oh, are you sick today?' which is generally upsetting. So, I've started using a smudge of navy liner instead of black for summer. It feels softer, but still does the trick. And this shade of crayon is the absolute perfect shade of dark, deep blue."
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Fine-knit wool jumpsuit — "I'm so reliant on boring neutrals in my day to day that I have to make myself buy at least two intensely bright or printed pieces each season. This certainly checks the bright box, and I think this shade of pink pops nicely against my skin. Plus, the narrower, slightly cropped pants mean it's a lot more flattering than the average jumpsuit."
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