Behind the Collab: Limited-Edition Tees by DEERDANA


A graphic tee is something of a wearable billboard, an homage to the people or places that influence your style. So when we set out to create a limited-edition run of illustrated shirts (and when we say limited, we mean it—there are very few in existence), we knew exactly who to call: Dana Veraldi. She’s the New York-based artist behind DEERDANA™, and her irreverent portrait tees have a cult following amongst the artists, musicians and writers she draws and their loyal fans. Considering we don’t have an official office mascot of our own, we had to get creative…

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How Do You Do Denim? Four of Our Friends Tell Us


With the variety of fits and rises available, choosing a pair of jeans—and deciding how to wear it—is truly unique to each person. So we asked our denim-loving friends (and Madewell models) about the denim style rules they follow in their “off-duty” wardrobes. Here, Imaan, Michele, Mijo and Jihye share a few jeans memories, their denim icons and the style tricks and tweaks they live by.

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Inspired by Madewell et Sézane: An Illustrated Guide to Our Favorite French Words


cultivée: well-read

We had so much fun teaming up with Sézane® (our favorite Parisian label) for a second time, and it wasn’t long before we started racking our brains trying to remember some of our high school French. (We have a thing for other languages, which you probably know if you’ve been reading our Weekly Roundups.) An illustrated French lesson, after the jump.

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Noticed: On Sézane Designer Morgane’s Radar (+ a Little Sneak Peek of Madewell et Sézane)


When we teamed up with cult-favorite French label Sézane on a second collection, we knew just where to look for inspiration: two of our favorite cities (and our respective hometowns), New York and Paris. And we can’t wait for it to arrive next week. To tide you (and your closets) over, we asked designer Morgane Sézalory to share a few other things inspiring her.

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Ode to the Summer Nap (And a Few Facts About Napping)


If there’s one thing we love nearly as much as our summer clothes, it’s a summer nap. Unplanned and entirely indulgent, it’s sort of the ultimate luxury. But before you go getting all “who has the time?” or “why waste it napping?” let us explain and share a few facts about napping. You’re getting verrrrry sleepy…

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