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Valentine’s Find
This 1972 edition of How to Pick Up Men! was secured by Laura McLaws Helms, a Fashion/Cultural historian. The book invites us to ”Learn How the Liberated Woman Always Gets Her Man”. See also the boxful of beautifying potions by In Fiore, including this leather pouched solid perfume. We’d say it’s a pretty good overall Valentine’s package. 
Miraculously, we found an exact copy of this ourselves on eBay (buy it here). There’s a few other similar gems here too. Who would have thunk the liberated woman was writing so much in the 70’s?
(Photo: Laura Helms)   

Valentine’s Find

This 1972 edition of How to Pick Up Men! was secured by Laura McLaws Helms, a Fashion/Cultural historian. The book invites us to Learn How the Liberated Woman Always Gets Her Man”. See also the boxful of beautifying potions by In Fiore, including this leather pouched solid perfume. We’d say it’s a pretty good overall Valentine’s package. 

Miraculously, we found an exact copy of this ourselves on eBay (buy it here). There’s a few other similar gems here too. Who would have thunk the liberated woman was writing so much in the 70’s?

(Photo: Laura Helms)   

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Just a reminder for all those New Year’s cocktails tonight… watch that the drink doesn’t drink you! To read more words from the genius himself, take a look at all the F. Scott Fitzgerald books found in eBay’s antiquarian and collectible section.
(Graphic and text by Jauretsi)

Just a reminder for all those New Year’s cocktails tonight… watch that the drink doesn’t drink you! To read more words from the genius himself, take a look at all the F. Scott Fitzgerald books found in eBay’s antiquarian and collectible section.

(Graphic and text by Jauretsi)

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Happy Birthday Moby Dick

A hearty congratulations to Moby Dick, the great American novel turns 162 years old. eBay has a slew of awesome special edition printings to gift any young readers not familiar with Herman Melville’s masterpiece.

(Photo: classicpenguin. Text: Jauretsi)

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The Virgin Suicides

One of our fav tales about a household of melancholic sisters, brought to celluloid life by director Sofia Coppola. If you’re feelin’ nostalgic, eBay has the original book written by Jeffrey Eugenides in stock. It’s a beautiful read. They’ve also got plenty of the classic posters, too.

(GIF uncredited. Text by Jauretsi) 

(Source: jessepnkman)

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This weekend saw the launch of a project by photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh. It’s a book, jewelry collection, and fragrance aptly titled Pretty Much Everything. The event took place at Barney’s New York Madison Avenue.  

(Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com)

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Hanging with Masha Orlov: Books
"I am indeed a book junkie and I gravitate to all kinds of books and themes" confessed stylist Masha Orlov, whom we visited last week at her New York digs. In addition to coffeemugs and sunglasses, it seems the fashion sensei has a penchant for books.  
"I dream about living in a large apartment with books covering the walls or having a room that is just a library." On her favorite topics: "I love books about music, cinema, spirituality, health, trees & plants and of course fashion, art & photography."
Dig into eBay’s vast choices of cinema, spirituality, and photography among others. To see more of Masha’s work, visit BrydgesMackinney.  
(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS. Text by Jauretsi)

Hanging with Masha Orlov: Books

"I am indeed a book junkie and I gravitate to all kinds of books and themes" confessed stylist Masha Orlov, whom we visited last week at her New York digs. In addition to coffeemugs and sunglasses, it seems the fashion sensei has a penchant for books.  

"I dream about living in a large apartment with books covering the walls or having a room that is just a library." On her favorite topics: "I love books about music, cinema, spirituality, health, trees & plants and of course fashion, art & photography."

Dig into eBay’s vast choices of cinema, spirituality, and photography among others. To see more of Masha’s work, visit BrydgesMackinney.  

(Photo: Aaron Stern for TIS. Text by Jauretsi)

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Graphic We Love: Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman is an expert at avoiding “self-fulfilling paralysis.” Listen to her awe-inspiring commencement speech delivered to the graduating class at San Jose State University on Brainpickings.org.
While you’re at it, we found a bunch of cool books by Debbie on eBay. P.S. She makes these nifty doodles too. 
(Image: Image by Debbie Millman, via explore.com. Text by Jauretsi)

Graphic We Love: Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman is an expert at avoiding “self-fulfilling paralysis.” Listen to her awe-inspiring commencement speech delivered to the graduating class at San Jose State University on Brainpickings.org.

While you’re at it, we found a bunch of cool books by Debbie on eBay. P.S. She makes these nifty doodles too. 

(Image: Image by Debbie Millman, via explore.com. Text by Jauretsi)

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Jenny Bahn Talks Love in New York

If you’ve been reading The Inside Source for the past year, you’ll recall one of our writers, Jenny Bahn, a young curious spirit with a voracious appetite to sift through eBay and document trends. This month, we’re proud to announce the release of Jenny’s first book, Brooklyn Love Stories. With such a compelling title, we decided to ask Jenny a few questions on love in the big apple today, and how she deals. 

Jauretsi: Was there an a-ha moment when you realized you were ready to write your first book? Why this topic? 

Jenny Bahn: Because the book is a collection of short stories, it was more of an accidental curatorial process. I started writing these vignettes in October 2010, after getting out of a long-term relationship in Los Angeles and dating in New York for the first time. Let’s just say it was interesting. I think these stories were how I coped with being incredibly (and charmingly) naive?

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One review glowingly described your characters as “kids who belong to the generation that tries not to care.” How would you describe this motley cast of characters?

I think dating in New York is really a beast unto its own. People come here with extreme prerogatives — money, success, career. Love can often seem like the obstacle in the way of the rest of your life. As a result, people get thrown away really quickly and without much thought. It’s on to the bigger and better deal, whatever or whoever that may be. The characters in Brooklyn Love Stories are a reflection of this. Through them, you see the emotional consequences of living in a city that operates like this. They’re trying to be strong and callous, but at the end of the day, they’re just like any other person in any other city who just want to be loved. We’ve all got hearts.

Who do you relate to more? Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw or GIRLS' Hanna Horvath? Why?

Oh, man. A little bit of both. GIRLS is on point with the current extreme self-absorption I’d like to say dominates our time. There’s a guarded callousness and neuroses that I find totally honest and unique. And for it’s part, Sex in the City really captured the freak show that is dating here. You just meet so many people… so many wrong, wrong people. You get into weird situations. For as tough as it is, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. So many stories to tell. Good, bad, romantic, heart-wrenching — you have to live for those stories in your life.

As one of the curators for The Inside Source, tell us your own top 3 essentials you constantly search for on eBay?

I don’t think I realized it until recently but I am an eBay junkie. You can seriously get whatever you want. Like a grab-bag of awesome/weird — sort of like dating in New York!

1) Art books — Vintage or new, I buy a lot of these, especially when I’m doing research for a project. I recently scooped up a handful of books by Slim Aarons for this script I’m working on. Before that, it was vintage children’s books by people like Shell Silverstein. 

2) Beauty products — Recently NARS discontinued my skin cream and I went on eBay and bought, like, two year’s worth. I use eBay like my persona </h3> </3) Home decor — My best purchase on eBay ever was a midcentury chandelier that hung in my LA dining room until I moved to NYC. I literally had a nightmare the night before the auction ended that I didn’t win it… which probably isn’t normal.

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Jenny Bahn’s book, Brooklyn Love Stories is available here.  

(Photo: Caitlin Mitchell Studio. Q&A by Jauretsi)

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Photojeanic

Photojeanic: The Jeans Cult by Giovanni Bianco is one of those vague and illusive books that make you question what the title really means. In the age of Google, this is no small feat. Shot by fashion photographers (according to one website), the book features photography exploring our obsession with denim in clever ways and obscure settings, making us consider the strong universality and democratic nature of this famed fabric.

(Photos courtesy of Giovanni Bianco. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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The Full-Court Press
We&#8217;re only two months into 2013, but this is officially Beyonce&#8217;s biggest year. It&#8217;s been a PR firestorm, with her performance at the Super Bowl, an HBO documentary, March&#8217;s cover of Vogue, a Pepsi contract, and even this precious cover for The Gentlewoman (seen above). All eyes are on you, Queen Bey. Seriously.
(Photo courtesy of @naomiaccardi via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

The Full-Court Press

We’re only two months into 2013, but this is officially Beyonce’s biggest year. It’s been a PR firestorm, with her performance at the Super Bowl, an HBO documentary, March’s cover of Vogue, a Pepsi contract, and even this precious cover for The Gentlewoman (seen above). All eyes are on you, Queen Bey. Seriously.

(Photo courtesy of @naomiaccardi via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)