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Joan Didion Is The New Face Of Céline And It's The Best Thing Ever

Just playing it as it lays, NBD.

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This is Joan Didion, author of Goodbye to All That, Slouching Toward Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking, and a slew of other fantastic books and essays.

The one-time Vogue editor honed her classic look as a reporter in the '60s and '70s.

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It's also when she famously developed her simple but ridiculously effective packing list, which she catalogued in her collection of essays, The White Album.

Her secret?

"Two skirts, two jerseys or leotards, one pullover sweater, two pair shoes, stockings, bra, nightgown, robe, slippers, cigarettes, bourbon. Bag with: shampoo, toothbrush and paste. Basis soap, razor, deodorant, aspirin. prescriptions, Tampax, face cream, powder, baby oil."

That's it.

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