#170: Taylore Scarabelli
Taylore Scarabelli drops in to tell us about Gingher Shears, Spending A Day Reading On The Couch, Sunset Bike Rides, and more.
Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Taylore Scarabelli to share some recommendations on Perfectly Imperfect.
Taylore Scarabelli is a Manhattan-based writer and fashion critic. She’s a cofounder of the blockchain-based network, relevant.community, and the Senior Editor of my favorite magazine, Interview, where she has a monthly column called Trend Cemetery. Check out her Indie Sleaze and Metaverse Fashion Week stories for Interview, her recent essay Y2K GROUNDHOG DAY for Editorial Magazine, and her piece on Praying for the latest print issue of Highsnobiety. Lucky for us, Taylore is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
I have a full time job and live in Manhattan so thrifting isn’t an option for me, which is sad because I think the best-dressed people buy the majority of their clothes from thrift stores. Thankfully there’s Poshmark, a place where you can peruse the closets of Floridian housewives and Las Vegas showgirls from the bathtub. Pro tip: online shopping is a brain massage made better accompanied by bad TV. I recommend pairing low ball offers with the latest season of 90 Day Fiance, or Gossip Girl reruns (the original series, not the new one)—if you’d like to feel especially numb.
✂️ GINGHER SHEARS
It’s spring and the ultra-short skirt/crop top trend is about to pop off. But before you take your kitchen scissors to your wife beaters Julia Fox-style cop a pair of Gingher shears. They’re heavy and sexy and silver and used by people who actually know how to make clothes. I’ve been “customizing” my wardrobe for years but it’s only recently that my raw hem skirts and sweaters aren’t totally jagged and wonky. It’s called maturity, girls.
📚 A DAY ON THE COUCH READING
I like to think of it as a vacation day. Just because you’re not lounging somewhere tropical doesn’t mean you can’t experience the joys of devouring a juicy beach read at home. Put on your best sweatpants, prepare your french press (lately i’ve been using espresso beans from Grumpy), and grab a book you can finish in one sitting. I recently read Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel, but any murder mystery or celebrity memoir would do.
🧼 NOU NOU SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER BY DAVINES
Investing in a good shampoo and conditioner is key when you have bleach blonde hair in recovery from blasting it with one of those round brush blow dryers the kids on TikTok like to make fun of. I don’t really believe in sustainable consumer goods but this Davines shit is amazing and it comes in “biodegradable” packaging that you can throw in the garbage instead of pretending to recycle it.
🚲 SUNSET BIKE RIDES
I’m from Vancouver where the only cute thing to do is ride bikes by the ocean. During covid lockdowns, I realized you can kind of do the same thing in NYC. I like to take a Citi Bike along The East River to Battery Park, and then up to one of the west side piers if there's time. This makes for a cute date if you want to pack a picnic, but I’m usually late and lazy so I just end up going to a restaurant in the village after the sun goes down. Last time it was Genes.
Check out her writing on Interview Magazine
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