In the middle of Soho there is a jewel box called, Form Atelier. Run by husband and wife duo, Quy Nguyen and Avril Nolan, stepping into Form Atelier is like stepping into the inside of a collector’s mind. It’s no surprise as Quy is the Director of Style for Ralph Lauren Home and a seasoned antiques collector while Avril spent a decade in fashion prior and has traveled and collected vintage clothing and antique pieces for as long as she can remember. Together they’ve amassed an inspiring collection that is constantly changing. We were so excited to give you a little peek inside…
It’s November, which means one of our most important national holidays is nearly upon us: The Crown season three binge-watching. The beauty of properly hunkering inside and watching a show in one sitting is that you only need a few things: Netflix subscription, snacks, and a cozy spot inside.
There are two distinctly different halves of my life. The first half was one spent on operating tables, hobbling around on crutches for years at a time, finding ways to wear clothes that fit over the metal cage fixed to my leg (snap away pants–thank you), and patiently answering the same questions from curious strangers like “Oh, No, What Happened?!” Or, my personal favorite, “Oh, No, What’s Wrong?!”. The second half of my life hasn’t actually been a half at all– more like the last five years– and is one where I’ve gotten to know the simple pleasure of moving through life crutches-free and questions-free without orthotics, without unsolicited prayers of healing over my body in airports (yes, this happened often) without meeting someone new and waiting for the moment when we talk about why I’m on crutches, and without basing my life’s plans around future surgeries.