Weekend Reading: Brand nostalgia, accepting criticism, and the fashion of Twin Peaks



We’re working hard on getting things set up over here.

Well, Meg and Kenn are working hard. I’m basically doing the same kind of work I always do.

Today’s an especially big day because we’re getting all of our inventory delivered, so that we can bring our shipping back in house after years of having a separate warehouse. I’ll have another very very good announcement regarding that next week. It’s going to be a huge win for everyone.

Weekend Reading:

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Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Ahh! That Twin Peaks sweater post is the bee’s knees! There’s a cardigan Norma wore, like, once that I’m obsessed with but I can never find a good picture. Fingers crossed that this is my chance.

Also, everyone should check out the fashion show they do in the second season. The show is such a mess at that point, but the fashion. Oh, the fashion.


Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about the fashion show!

My favorite sweater is Audrey’s cardigan with the tree branches. So good.


Fashion shows are my favorite part of any TV show or movie. There’s a clerical fashion show in Fellini’s Roma that you should check out. Nuns on roller skates. It’s the best.


The sweatshop article was fascinating. She makes some excellent points.

And thank you for posting the Learning to Love Criticism link. :) I’ve seen it from friends over the last week or two and loved it, and was hoping you’d share it after the friendship/competition post and discussion.


Thanks for sharing the Nobody Knows What They are Doing article. It was especially comforting to be reminded that we all struggle with uncertainty about our abilities especially when faced with new projects. It is nice to be able to accept this uncertainty as part of the creative process. In fact, it makes creative work more exciting.


Just wanted to say that I’m so excited for you as Colette makes this huge transition :)


Thank you so much for the Twin Peaks link. I can’t wait for the new season that will be on Showtime in 2016!


I’m excited but apprehensive! I sort of wish David Lynch were doing a new show instead of reviving TP, but maybe I’ll change my mind when I see it.


Great links Sarai. Thank you for sharing them. I especially loved the “Nobody Knows What the Hell they are Doing” article. I have been doing a job I don’t normally do, at work this week, so I have been out of my comfort level all week. Reading this article came at the right time for me. Fake it ’til you make it! ;)

Katie Emma

The Madewell article was particularly interesting and thought provoking. Thanks for linking to it.

bleu sapphire

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The sweatshop article was interesting. My mother worked in the sweatshops in now chic Soho NYC in the 50’s and did piecework for so little money. She did not die but she eeked out a living just to provide us with milk sometimes and at times was very sick from the fibers flying around the factory (she was asthmatic). I don’t care if someone uses the word to describe horrid work conditions or Starbucks latest latte flavor, it’s all about context I suppose.

hannah frost

Learning to love criticism will be useful!


Thanks for the Twin Peaks link! Can’t wait for the new season – 2016 :D


I vehemently disagreed with the Mohr article. She starts out by citing a study that says that women are criticized more harshly and on more personal grounds than are men. Constructive, honest criticism is fine, but there’s no reason for women to embrace unfair criticism. That’s irrational.


I don’t think the article says to embrace it, but to prepare for it. It seems to be one of those cases where the headline (probably written by an editor) diverges from the content of the article substantially.

To me, it said that you have to find ways for it to impact your self-esteem less, especially when it’s unwarranted personal criticism.

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