click click – 01-04-14

click click — Danielle on April 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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Found photographs of the Kansas City drag ball culture of the 1960s from the Private Birthday Party collection, discovered via Kevin.

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  • Sai Sivanesan – Sai took my new sidebar photo!
  • I want – I got – Anita recorded my Silhouettes and Signals performance.
  • Queen of Clubs – I designed the cover of this German crime novel, and now it’s translated into English and being released as a free serial. The cover star is an impetuous, vivacious brunette nicknamed Pochette.
  • Bee Walker- “I am a photographer based in New York City”
  • Jason Howlett“You aim to walk into the light but instead you pass completely through it… motionlessly.”
  • Bodymap“Restore your confidence from the inside to the outside: from smile to style.”
  • Be Fabulous Daily“It feels a bit fraught to make that choice when it’s opposite the signals that make life easier, opposite the trends in our culture.”

click click – 13-03-14

click click — Danielle on March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

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Lanvin by Kevin Tachman

Beautiful multiple exposures of FW14 fashion shows on analog film by Kevin Tachman, featured on Vogue. Above, Lanvin. Below, Versace. Lots of links, it’s been a while.

Versace by Kevin Tachman

Karma players,

click click – 03-02-14

click click — Danielle on February 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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Rick Owens by Steven Meisel, via E.P. Cutler.

  • Ana Kinsella – when it comes to fashion-focused link roundups, Ana gives click click a run for its attention deficit disorder. Great mix of long reads and gorgeous image galleries.
  • Vogue Voices – this wonderful series of famous fashion designer interviews is surprisingly revealing. In conversation with a (silent) Sally Singer, we discover what really preoccupies their minds, whether they embrace or resist change, and how their insecurities and sensitivities inform the way they work.
  • The life of a 1930s model in Clothes Pegs by Noel Streatfeild – a fascinating review of a contemporary romance novel which happened to be written by a former model, perhaps offering a quasi-authentic glimpse on the occupation at a time when it was rarely documented. Also in the category of the rare documentary; behind-the-scenes fashion photographs from the 1960s by Henry Wolf.
  • Principles in Logo Design Pricing – this one struck close to home for me as I’ve recently walked away from a large opportunity on principle too. As a freelancer accustomed to precarity, negotiating a big deal that somehow compromises your sense of what is fair is a truly agonizing experience, and few are brave enough to share their story like this – I know I won’t. Via Anne.
  • Resources on cultural appropriation in fashion – a great primer on a complex subject written by an educator for fashion students – the demographic that needs this information the most. Two tangentially relevant links: via Timo, On Gay Male Privilege, and via Fiona Duncan, Ghetto Fabulous.
  • The Portfolio of Greg Climer: Useful Designer – Timo’s friend Greg has done a lot of intriguing inter-disciplinary projects.
  • Fabulous Fashionistas – terrible title, awesome documentary about older women with inspiring style. Via Rea. Two other takes on age – On Jane Morris and Aging and On Turning 30.

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Karma is real.

click click – 08-01-14

click click — Danielle on January 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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From the series Mum

Photographer Nancy Newberry’s portraits of Texas teenagers and their ‘mums’ celebrate a form of modern folk art unique to American youth culture. Via Paige.

From the series Mum

Karma mums to pin on you…

  • Why did you wear that?“social commentary on love, life, fashion, and all things obnoxious.”
  • Paper Doll School“I spend as much time as I can creating art of all kinds, including my life-long hobby: paper dolls.”

click click – 09-12-13

click click — Danielle on December 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm

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A cautionary tale about profligacy, Hogarth’s engravings are an ever-incisive exposition of the dangers of fashion for fools.

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Karma giftie…

  • A Creative Reality“I am just a positive chic slightly obsessed with the creativity expressed in everyday life.”

click click – 18-11-13

click click — Danielle on November 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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Personalized leather bomber jackets, via DPopTart.

  • The Logic of Stupid Poor People – I was so excited to read this article, because this topic is rarely spoken of with the empathy it deserves. Fashion is a tool – a trick even – available to the disenfranchised to allow them to transcend the adversity they deal with. The most flamboyant and the most rigorous style cultures often come from where you’d least expect them, and there’s good reasons for it.
  • An Interview With Richard Gray – I love reading a fashion illustrator interview a fashion illustrator, because I know they will ask the questions I want to know answers to. This is a great example.
  • The Beautiful Faces of Makeup Artist Pat McGrath – excellent profile documenting the career and working style of this incredible, influential makeup artist.
  • Interview: Philip Treacy – wonderful, emotional interview with the celebrated milliner on his dream client, Isabella Blow.
  • Clayton Cubitt – stumbled across this photographer and admire both his work and the way he thinks.
  • Fashion and Sewing Pattern History – terrific four part series on the history – both ancient and recent – of home sewing patterns, which is tied very closely to the emergence of both fashion illustrations and fashion magazines as well.

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Karma because you make me =)

click click – 28-10-13

click click — Danielle on October 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Film stills of the ever-enchanting Marlene Dietrich in “Morocco” (1931) – via GlamAmor.

  • Yes Logo: On the Revival of Logomania – logos are back, but this time around we’re into subverting the emphasis on authentication.
  • Real Life Ukrainian Barbie – VICE’s documentaries are at their best when they allow the subjects to speak for themselves, without any commentary or mockery.
  • Follow For More: Screen Shots of Soft Culture – online visual subcultures offer a glimpse into how fashion functions in a post-material world.
  • Lanvin in the library: Why and how fashion schools maintain archives of clothing – I spent many hours alone in the Ryerson costume archives when it was just a dark closet that no one knew about – that’s the kind of fashion student I was. Now it’s been brought into the light for all to enjoy!
  • Sebastian Horseley – the late dandy records his experience walking for Comme des Garcons. If languid depravity amuses you, the rest of the archives are worth digging through.
  • Mysteries and Scandals – Clara Bow – this is a pretty cheesy show, but when I was sick in bed it was the perfect distraction, there’s loads of them on Youtube. It’s fascinating to see from a distance which old scandals are remembered and which were successfully concealed, and many shows were a disheartening reminder of how so many famous female stars were exploited and tolerated abusive relationships despite their money and fame. Of course, it’s also striking to discover what happens to people after they’re young and famous, as they grow old and leave their notoriety behind them.

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Karma tracker…

click click – 11-10-13

click click — Danielle on October 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

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Wonderful photos of women from LIFE Magazine in the 1970s. Above, Comedienne Phyllis Diller listening to the heart of a young woman during a ‘Stop Smoking Cruise’. 1970.” Below, “Bizarrely dressed woman spectator at Watergate hearings. June, 1973.” But this one is my favourite.

  • KANYE WEST – ZANE LOW FULL INTERVIEW – if you haven’t heard it yet, LISTEN! This is not an interview about music – West is preaching fashion.
  • Why Does Saint Laurent’s Spring 2014 Look Cheap? – I enjoy Slimane’s Saint Laurent collections, perhaps for all the wrong reasons. I find it fascinating to watch a designer tip fashion’s most sacred cow, so to speak. Here my Chromatherapy collaborator Rea speculates that the currency Slimane is after is attention – and for that, nothing works better than provoking the critics with straight-up ugly.
  • The Power of Colour - terrific radio trilogy about my current obsession.
  • When Clothes No Longer Make the Man - an op-ed about trends in using fashion in historical and contemporary fiction. Do you agree that modern fashion is about “self-protective understatement”, or do clothing choices still reveal something essential about character?
  • Good Morning Sinners… with Warren Ellis – if you’re as into the futile art of futurism as I am, you’ll enjoy this column. Hat tip Thom.
  • The Real Jessica Rabbit – excellent bit of vintage ephemera here, the forgotten real-life pinup inspiration for the sexiest ‘toon.
  • Chasing Tommy Ton – what makes Ton so amazing as a street-style photographer is his finely focused understanding of fashion’s details, yet it’s his ability to have a clear-sighted conception of where his own career fits into the bigger picture that makes him even more compelling as a creative. A delightful, revealing short documentary.

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Karmarama…

click click – 20-09-13

click click — Danielle on September 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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Maddeningly tiny scans, yet wonderful archive of the first six issues of i-D. Plus so many fabulous images of club kids, makeup and music at THE BLITZ KIDS.

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If you wanna, karma

click click – 03-09-13

click click — Danielle on September 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

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Evocative pictures of 1980s Brooklyn youth from the National Geographic Archives. This week is the first time I’ve ever explored Brooklyn. It is a vast city with so much vivid visual – and vocal – culture. Via Fiona.

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Karma, chroma, chakra -

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