Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
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.
- Retail Therapy: What Mannequins Say About Us – a detailed, well-illustrated history of our fashionable facsimiles. Via Melissa.
- Making Up Hollywood – the incredible story of Max Factor reveals how modern make-up aesthetics are rooted in the technological limitations of film. Via Rea.
- Does Beauty Drive Economic Success? – the answer is yes, (duh), and this article introduces the wonderful portmanteau “pulchrinomics”. Physical attractiveness an awfully arbitrary way to conduct business, but “human nature is what it is”.
- The Dawn of the Postliterate Age – it’s clear that the universal momentum of visual culture is rendering the more rarified art of words obsolete. Is this the end of human intellect, or is technology about to liberate us from both words and images and allow us to communicate more effectively than ever?
- What Happened to Lady Gaga? – this article attributes a great deal of Gaga’s success to her collaboration with the brilliant stylist Nicola Formichetti. It just goes to show that the power of image is greater than sound, as well as words.
- Jean Touitou of A.P.C. Says Be Cautious, Expect the Worst and Be Ready to Die – insights useful for anyone attempting to enter the fashion business on their own terms – “be ready for five years of no success.”
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