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In The Knockoff, by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, Imogen Tate is a highly accomplished fashion editor at the top of her game, in spite of the fact that she is a bit tech-challenged (she’s barely mastered e-mail). Eve Morton is her ambitious assistant at Glossy magazine. When Imogen returns from a leave of absence, Eve has taken over and is determined to turn the beautiful pages of Glossy into an app. Imogen has to reinvent herself in ways she never imagined as she struggles to re-gain control of the magazine. Office politics have never been quite so stylish. Lucy Sykes is the former fashion director of Marie Claire and Rent the Runway. Jo Piazza is the Managing Editor of Yahoo Travel. It’s a co-author match made in heaven: The Knockoff is filled with insider dish on the worlds of fashion and tech. Here are a few of their favorite things to do, see, and read–offline as well as online. LUCY AND JO’S FAVORITE THINGS Jo’s Favorites 1. Favorite sites and apps
- I travel so much that most of my favorite sites and apps are things I can use on the go. I use Buddhify to meditate on the road.
- I am an NPR addict so I have the WNYC app, but then I individually have the This American Life and The Moth apps, which I listen to constantly while I travel.
- My favorite hotel booking app is Hotel Tonight for last minute booking (and I am almost always last minute). I use City Maps to get around in a new place and I am obsessed with the Go Pro app.
- Yoga, cooking dinner, skiing.
- Also…seeing how long we can go without looking at our phones.
- The play All About Eve inspired so much of The Knockoff that we have to mention it here (in addition to the movie).
- Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In
- I am obsessed with Girl Boss right now. I think Sophia Amoruso is my spirit animal.
- I also love Kelly Cutrone’s If You Have to Cry Go Outside
- I remain obsessed with the movie Working Girl (Oh the shoulder pads!)
- 9 to 5 (obviously)
- Baby Boom (First time I girl-crushed on Diane Keaton!)
- Legally Blonde
- The Devil Wears Prada
- My Flybarre App is friendly, quick, and simple. It makes working out seem easy!
- My Instagram is right up there–being a visual person and having the attention span of a gnat, it gives me a jolt of excitement 4 or 5 times a day. Does that sound naughty?
- Netflix is so amazing. I get into bed and put my headphones on and I am off on a fascinating bizarre creepy story while my boys watch boring football–perfect!
- I adore Flybarre an amazing super hectic sexy boot camp/ballet class–all the rage in NYC. I have taken all my friends and my husband!
- I adore cooking for a dinner party, totally from scratch, once a week. I call it farm stand to table, as I buy everything from Farmer Harry down the road. I also love to buy vintage cocktail glasses and old silver. Lots of white flowers and candles are my tricks to making a pretty table.
- Hanging with my family–all the cousins, aunties and uncles and grandparents. Watching my elder son become a passionate sportsman and a good guy. Seeing my young son playing the part of Lysander was a first, and making fairy cakes with him –and eating all the mixture first.
- All About Eve (Well, the play is as good as a book–it’s so sharp, timeless and true!
- The Help
- The Women
- Legally Blonde
- All About Eve (My total all time fave–Marilyn Monroe has a bit part–one of her first roles!)
- Mildred Pierce (Both the original and remake are fantastic.)
- The Help
- Mad Men (Technically not a movie, but it so often feels like one!)