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Autumn Sonata

Perhaps the least desirable item to buy vintage: bath towels. Lilli Elias, an archivist based in Amsterdam, has sourced vintage patterns and enlisted European mills to make fresh towels inspired by antique designs. The first collection, now available for pre-order, offers three patterns that aren’t “too loud, or too generic.” My favorite is the Karin, an elevated checker print that’s inspired by the Indonesian ikat weaving technique and bamboo mats. While Autumn Sonata sells only towels for now, more homeware is to come. ($88, —Jensen Davis


Ghia x Sophie Lou Jacobsen

I’m a devoted fan of the non-alcoholic aperitif Ghia for several reasons. To start, it’s a delicious and satisfyingly complex counter-proposal to the boozy spirits currently occupying my wet bar. What’s more, the stylish, retro-looking bottle has earned it prominent placement among many esteemed barkeeps’ lineups. Now Ghia is making stunning glassware that matches the elegance of the bottle. A first-time collaboration with the artist and designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen, the Totem Glasses—stemless martini glasses—take inspiration from the totem poles of postmodern designers such as Ettore Sottsass. Whether I’m sipping a dirty martini or a Ghia and soda, I have even more incentive to savor the occasion. ($110, —Laura Neilson


Sania’s Brow Bar

It’s a confusing time to style eyebrows. While some people have stayed devoted to the natural-brow trend, others have embraced the 90s’ laser-thin style—and some have gone even further, bleaching or shaving off whatever is left of their brows. Regardless of your preference, everyone could benefit from brow stylist Sania Vucetaj’s expertise. (Her clients include everyone from Rihanna to Sarah Jessica Parker, to Olivia Culpo.) In the industry for 25 years, she’s a firm believer in only tweezing. She helps new clients remedy damaged brows and uses her signature brow pencil to fill them out as they grow back. Since 2011, Vucetaj, her two daughters, and her niece have welcomed clients on the top floor of a breezy Chelsea loft. Vucetaj is waiting once you finally stop testing out new brow trends. ( —Clara Molot

Maggie Roche

Kin Ya See That Sun

Terre Roche’s charming Kin Ya See That Sun project—a limited-edition book and CD of live recordings and outtakes—looks back on the period when she and her sister Maggie, then 17 and 18, respectively, performed and toured the U.S. (Younger sister Suzzy later joined, and the trio found fame as the Roches.) The slim volume is packed with clippings and photos, Terre’s delightfully drawn set lists, and Maggie’s droll lyrics: “Yeah, well I ain’t got the belly for this / And you ain’t got the brains / And if you emptied out all your pockets, honey / You could not make the change.” Kin Ya See That Sun is an affecting tribute from Terre to her late sister—Maggie (above) died in 2017—whose prodigious talent was evident when she was barely in her teens. ($45, —George Kalogerakis


Guest Register

In 1975, portrait photographer Penny Wolin moved from her hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Los Angeles, landing in the St. Francis Hotel, right on Hollywood Boulevard, not far from where movie stars’ handprints line the cement along the sidewalk. The hotel was a Hollywood hot spot, and the characters who passed through fascinated Wolin. She took her camera, a single strobe light, and a tape recorder from room to room to capture the residents. Nearly 50 years later, these black-and-white portraits and snippets of text make up Guest Register. The book itself is trimmed in worn leather to make it look like a hotel sign-in register. “A photograph can definitely be worth a thousand words,” Wolin remarks in the book. “But match a few words with one good photograph and you have told a whole story.” ($125, —Clara Molot



If Miuccia Prada is involved, it’s worth the wait. At long last, Prada has launched its first fine-jewelry collection: Eternal Gold. The 48-piece debut is genderless, minimalist, and stylish—plus, the rings, bracelets, cuffs, and necklaces are made in Italy from certified recycled white and yellow gold. Prada’s triangular logo makes an appearance in many pieces, such as on a velvet ribbon, worn as a choker, and in geometric drop earrings. There’s a lot to love, but get to a Prada boutique immediately, because this collection will not be sold online—and holiday gift-giving season is imminent. (Prices available upon request, for stores) —Ashley Baker

Issue No. 171
October 22, 2022
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Issue No. 171
October 22, 2022