Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
I do love a doll-themed editorial – and this one that touches on the tangled concepts of Orientalism, Occidentalism, commodification of beauty and globalized manufacturing too? Right on. Hat tip E.P. Cutler.
- Nailed it! The unique history of race and class in Chicago’s nail art – when I did research on nail art for this post I was frustrated to find a huge gap in the available information on the social roots of this trend. Brittany Julious has done a wonderful job of filling in the missing information I sought. And we get to hear her talk about it too.
- The Fashion Historian – a really terrific blog that examines very specific aspects of costume history. From the perspective of a fashion illustrator, this in-depth series on society painter Tissot was especially fascinating.
- The Number One Girl – this is an oldie, but the internet antecedents to Olivia Palermo’s strange society debut is a reminder how the early days of blogging were a uniquely disruptive time where outsiders were briefly granted a key to the back door of notoriety.
- i-Profile: Sarah Mower – an advice-packed interview with a respected fashion critic, and she touches briefly on the odd absence of young fashion critics.
- the men under the influence – the struggle to see masculine dignity upheld while wearing female-gendered clothing continues. It’s discouraging that even if we believe in equality, the cultural auto-correct is still triggered when we perceive a man in women’s clothing as being somehow diminished.
Karma me, karma you –