Emily Writes Back

Emily Sanders Hopkins
This is an advice column for brilliant people, by cartoonist and essayist Emily Sanders Hopkins.
Created 19 Jun 2019
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  • Skinny, with animals
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 1
    This is a What to Wear This Very Second installment of Emily Writes Back, an advice column for brilliant people, by Emily Sanders Hopkins. When I showed the photo of myself that this drawing above is ...
  • 9 last-minute Halloween costume ideas
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    This is Emily Writes Back, an advice column for brilliant people, by Emily Sanders Hopkins, essayist and cartoonist. One year, my friend Sarah asked me to draw extra eyes and mouths and noses onto her...
  • When you are at home with animals
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Today, or at least one day this month, wear something that would be beautiful as a pillow, curtain, or the entire interior of a lush Mongolian ger, with the carpets overlapping and the fire roaring. D...
  • I didn't want to make that point anyway!
    19 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 1
    This is Emily Writes Back, an advice column for brilliant people, by Emily Sanders Hopkins, essayist and cartoonist. Good morning! Marshall and I played our regular doubles tennis match against the tr...
  • So you want to be an entrepreneur?
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 8 4
    The above donkey photo available for purchase as a print at fineartamerica.com I woke with a start at 5:24 this morning, our room dark, with this thought: “I have never seen a baby donkey.” Do they em...
  • #3 Cableknit sweater dresses
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    This week, two people’s ensembles have stopped me in my tracks and given me the thrill of witnessing true achievement in the getting dressed in the morning category. The first was a student walking fa...
  • When you're a hot mom
    07 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 2
    Dear Emily, Like you, I'm an unspeakably attractive woman and I like to wear daring, sexy clothes which nonetheless flatter my non-mainstream shape and features. Here's the challenging part: I'm not y...
  • #2: Are your pants complicated enough?
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Good morning! Do you have a pair of pants with little straps hanging off them all over the legs, including at the drawstring cuffs? Do you further have any long-sleeved tie-dye shirts with a black bas...
  • Cozy, funny, magical ... corrective?
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 6 0
    This is Emily Writes Back, an advice column for brilliant people, by Emily Sanders Hopkins, essayist and cartoonist. Also check out her other newsletter, What to Wear This Very Second, the world’s bes...
  • What to wear when you aren't sure yet
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is What to Wear This Very Second, the world’s best daily illustrated emergency fashion advice newsletter. Subscribe now Today: rainy, in-between two eras, calls for loose but well-structured clot...
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