Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
If you’re looking for vintage magazine clips, as I was for this post, the best place to go, as ever, is The Fashion Spot. Above is a 1994 Miu Miu ad by Ellen von Unwerth, below is a 1988 Christian Dior ad.
- The curse of the freelancer – it is so refreshing when a fashion freelancer bucks the conventions of keeping up appearances and keeps it real. Some excellent jumper-cable jolts of advice too. Related – the entrepreneurial version, which explains a lot of disjointed blog comments.
- On Beauty Where Beauty is Privilege – a raw, readable response some recent trending conversations about careers, appearances, and female relationships. Read for context: Cindy Sherman’s superstar strategy and Are smart people ugly?
- The World at Her Feet – a high-profile blogger gets a bitchy profile that makes her seem like a total brat, and rebuts. As Tim Blanks says, people are galled by the good fortune of others. Hate is a coping strategy – there is an entire subset of blogs out there dedicated to tearing down fashion bloggers. This exegisis helps make it a bit easier to understand for non-haters.
- Which London tribe to you belong to? – a breakdown of the current cliques in my city of residence. An article that somehow made me feel awful, alienated and smug all at the same time.
- Savage Beauty – a terrific set of archival Alexander McQueen fashion show video clips, with narration by curator Andrew Bolton.
Karma for participants and players –