Mirror: an owner’s manual

Mr. Nagel said his wife was particularly attuned to her own appearance.

“It was a matter of great attention,” he said. “She thought it was an art.”

She believed, Mr. Nagel added, that people should be concerned with how they look from all angles: “She thought you should always use the double mirror before you leave the house.”

— Thomas Nagel, on his late wife Anne Hollander. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/style/anne-hollander-scholar-of-style-dies-at-83.html