Stylish readers! I’m London bound for a series of really promising events. Tomorrow evening I will be heading straight from the airport to the Auburn & Wills clothing store in Notting Hill, for a double-booking with the visibly fabulous Molly Parkin:
“the queen of bohemia resplendent in her urban turban”
This event must not be missed by anyone who (a) is in London, (b) loves literature, and (c) needs to pick up some light yachting wear.
Seriously when we were going over the schedule, my publicist mentioned that I should pack something elegant for a photo shoot. I immediately got demoralized, because all two of my pairs of leggings now have holes in them – and then I was like, “Wait – if I’m reading in a clothing store, can I just buy something there?”
“Oh, yes – I believe you get a discount,” my publicist said, a shade hesitantly. “It’s just, the clothes might be a bit preppy.”
STONEYFOLD CARDIGAN, £189
Clearly Ms. Parks and I are gonna fit right in. I actually have my eye on this rather attractive duvet cover to wear to my next engagement:
BELLERBY DUVET COVER (DOUBLE), £119
This will be at the British Museum on February 21, where I will talk about Cervantes, Balzac, and Double-Entry Bookkeeping, as part of the LRB Winter Lecture Series, the other two speakers in which series being, hilariously, Judith Butler (who spoke on the Kafka papers controversy) and TJ Clark (who spoke on Picasso). A huge honor and I plan to dress accordingly.
Apropos of all my hard work researching Kafka and kittens last year, I was delighted to note that Quirk Classics, the visionaries who brought us Android Karenina, are finally putting out a Kafka-kitten mash-up:
Looking sharp, little guy!