hope you’re having a nice, cozy long holiday weekend. This year, we celebrated with friends who put together a Korean barbecue on Thanksgiving, which was a nice break from the traditional turkey. One fun story from this week I wanted to share is a profile of the celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly by WSJ. staff writer Lane Florsheim. Reilly is the woman who’s responsible for street style looks that have become so ubiquitous, like an oversize blazer paired with a crop top and baggy jeans or miniskirt. She’s worked with celebrities like supermodel Hailey Bieber and actor and musician Janelle Monáe. Right now, her best-known client is probably Megan Fox, whom she’s helped make into a style icon through outfits like the shiny, Barbie-pink jumpsuit Fox wore to the iHeartRadio Awards and the lace-up, beaded red Peter Dundas gown she wore to her first Met Gala. I thought what Fox had to say about their collaborative process was sweet: “It basically consists of [Maeve] convincing me I can pull something off while I list 30 reasons why I can’t. And then I anxiously agree. And she’s always right.” Read the rest of the profile, with photos by Amanda Hakan, below.
Elsewhere in the newsletter—and well timed for all the weekend sales—enjoy a funny gift guide tied to the Great Resignation. What will you get for the software engineer who’s left his job to become a tie-dye artist, or the venture capitalist who’s decided to switch it up and become a chef? (And please stay tuned for more gift guides rolling out over the coming weeks.) Enjoy the latest in our My Monday Morning series, in which Katy Perry tells us about her go-to verbal ritual and the song she listens to at the start of every day. And take a tour of a beautiful, homey upstate retreat that belongs to designer David Weeks and his wife, branding executive Georgie Stout. Plus, from our archives, I’d like to share our September 2018 cover story on actor Alexander Skarsgård, who Succession fans will see in tomorrow’s episode. I can’t wait for it.