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What writers Rachel Rabbit White and Nico Walker use daily

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Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Amelia Golden, Graham Hamaker; Illustration: Joe McKendry

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably wondered what celebrities add to their shopping carts. Not the JAR brooch and the Louis XV chair, but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked Cherry author Nico Walker and his wife, poet and essayist Rachel Rabbit White (whose new lifestyle blog, Temporary Paradise, premieres July 1), on their Spanish typewriters and indie-sleaze sunglasses .

Typewriter El Granero Olivetti Pluma

I ordered typewriters from this location in Malaga, Spain. I like the Olivetti Pluma 22 with a Spanish keyboard (it’s like the Ferrari of typewriters), although currently I’m using a Swiss Hermès with a French “azerty” keyboard. I prefer French keyboards because they are ideal for cigarette smokers (the reason being that you don’t need to press “Shift” for apostrophes). Anyway, the typewriters I received from El Granero are all clean and in working order. They arrive well packaged and safe, and you don’t have to do anything to make them work like they’re supposed to. Which is very different from, say, buying them on eBay, because I’ve bought some 1947 Royal QDs and Arrows on eBay and sometimes they’ve turned up in pretty bad shape and almost always dirty, with 80 years of dirt all over up in the works, and so there are only a few places left that I would fuck with for typewriters these days, El Granero being one of them.

Permanent vacation

Jim Jarmusch’s first feature film project was made in ten days in New York in 1980 for almost nothing and without a filming permit. For me, it is a perfect work of art. It’s beautiful, and there’s good ethics and it’s not boring at all and there’s humor about it. Rachel and I have been watching all the Jarmusch films that have been on Criterion lately, like on repeat. Even when we’re not together, because she’s in New York and I’m stuck at home on federal probation, we watch movies together on the Criterion channel, where I have to fast forward a few seconds and then listen where she is on her side and tries to time the play button with the exact time she gets to where I left off. By the lawThis is another Jarmusch that I fuck really hard with too. It’s the most realistic version of prison I’ve ever seen in a movie.

Burnt-Peach Double Knee Painter Pants

Grapefruit is a clothing brand from Water Valley, Mississippi, and they’re sort of reinventing — renovating, if you will — workwear. I recently wore them with a white Paul Smith shirt and a fake Canal Street skinny Louis Vuitton scarf, and some teal and orange Adidas Stadts and no socks and with the pants a bit cuffed, and (I felt, at least ) the adjustment worked. I was going to return them but I wore them outside recently with no underwear on and was walking around a bit when it was super hot because it’s Mississippi in June so I guess I’m going to To keep. I fuck with them, and they look good for the summer. And it would be rude to return them now.

A new heaven and a new earth

Chariot Wish’s collection of poems is one of the best things I’ve read in the last year. If you’re a writer and writing gets you down, this is a must read because it’s so exciting it’s inspiring. Another good to fuck is and oldie but a goodie: Four screenplays by Ingmar Bergmanwhich is the one I fuck with from time to time as a reference point to anchor myself to when I’ve become completely indifferent to storylines.

Morphe 18A Blue Ya Away Art Palette

My current nighttime look is a dark blue smoky eye with a hint of feathering on the brows. It’s a throwback to ’90s Pam Anderson or Jenna Jameson glam, and it’s hard to find an eyeshadow palette with the right tones, as most still focus on millennial mauve and burnt-red shades. In fact, I first bought this palette for Nico because he likes to do a Bowie-style shimmery blue eye when we go out, and I ended up borrowing it so often that I had to buy one. for me. The quality for the price really can’t be beat, and I’ve struggled to find a palette that offers multiple shades of blue ranging from a more twiggy 60s light blue to a darker 90s one. Barbed wire midnight blue.

Youth to the People Mini Superfood Antioxidant Cleanse

I really have a hard time removing my makeup at night. The problem is that I always go out too late and want to pass out as soon as I walk through the door. I recently had a HydraFacial at Plump in Soho (thanks to injection king Dr Blinksi) and my facialist, Brittany, told me that although I was blessed with decent skin, the signs of aging she had noticed seemed to stem from this bad makeup habit. I swore to try to change my ways and looked for a new cleanser. I love Youth to the People’s Kale and Green Tea Cleanser because the name alone makes me feel healthy. Even though I know I feed on fries and Juul pods, it makes me think I’m the type of person who could fall for a yoga class. I have dry skin, but this face wash makes my skin super clean without drying me out. I haven’t completely cured my habit of not removing makeup at the end of the night, but my new tip is to wash my face and leave eye makeup on in case I need a smoky look -eye persisting for some time.

Colored satin shirt and short pants set

In the summer, when I’m running errands or writing in cafes, I only wear pajamas and slippers. I believe in going from zero to a hundred with my look, and unless I’m going full glam, it’s “street style” without makeup, just out of bed. My current favorite for this style is Gelato Pique, a Japanese homewear brand with a boutique on the Lower East Side. I love her lightweight satin short sleeve pajama sets. When I leave the house, I tend to pair a satin pajama top with denim cropped shorts or the satin shorts with a white tank top and a pair of their booties (I love the Bunny Square Toe Room Shoes or the Eco Fur Heart Room Shoes) to give my feet a break from six inch heels.

Vacation Classic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

I never remember to put on sunscreen before being in the sun so I have to keep the Vacation sunscreen in my bag because unlike a spray it slips easily into a purse and smells super fresh with it. hints of “coconut, banana, pool water, pool toy and swimsuit lycra.” It’s a good blend to cover any lingering fake tan smell, and it pairs well with perfumes with ozonic notes.I keep the classic lotion in my bag, but they also have an SPF spritz that’s great for the face before or after makeup.

Ray Ban RB2184

I love designer sunglasses, but the challenge for me is either losing them or styles changing so quickly from season to season that you might as well have lost them. For the past few years, I’ve been content with a classic: a pair of Ray-Bans in brown tortoiseshell. I have a pair, and haven’t lost them, but even if I did, the price isn’t that bad. I like the RB2184. Nico was actually the one who brought me back to Ray-Bans. When we first met and he was still in the halfway house, he wore a pair of prescription Ray-Bans everywhere we went, including to dinner. (Coming from a time capsule of the late 2000s, he anticipated the return of indie sleaze before it happened).

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