May 16th, 2018
In Memorium

Tom Wolfe

Author Tom Wolfe will always be remembered for The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby and his white suits. One summer while in college I read all of the books that he’d written up to that point and loved them all. Thank you for the wonderful stories and style inspiration, Mr. Wolfe.

Alexander McQueen white suit, By Malene Birger, Racil, Bella Freud, The Row.

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Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

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medium Trunk shoulder bag

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Gold vermeil hoop earrings

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Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

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  • I plan on re-reading my favorites this summer.

    JenniferMay 16th, 2018  7:17 AM

     
  • Jennifer, that is an excellent idea.

    bisbeeMay 16th, 2018  8:11 AM

     
  • At the last moment, the graduation speaker for my niece’s graduation from Chapin was cancelled and Tom Wolfe replaced her. I had read most of his books and was very excited. He showed up in his 3 piece white suit and gave a wonderful, witty and inspirational talk. I’m going to reread some of my favorites of his as well.

    KathyMay 16th, 2018  8:42 AM

     
  • That’s great story, Kathy. We are a Chapin family and I’m sorry we missed hearing him speak.

    PrestonMay 16th, 2018  9:20 AM

     
  • Preston, can you believe it was supposed to be RBG that year too and she couldn’t make it!

    KathyMay 16th, 2018  4:16 PM

     
  • NO! That is ironic…

    PrestonMay 16th, 2018  7:18 PM

     

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