Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
These beautiful portraits of elderly Algerian women by researcher Yasmin Bendaas record a lost tradition of facial tattoos once used for aesthetic and ritual purposes.
- AGOG – The Grandmother Diaries – I’ve been looking forward to seeing artist Meg Mosley’s documentary on her friendship with her grandmother and it is heartfelt, profound, personal, and GLAM. This film explores the undeniable bonding power of beauty culture at any age.
- Where is she now? Barbara Mullen, the misfit model of the 1950s – a great model can be obscured by her own chameleonic qualities. John-Michael O’Sullivan rediscovers her image, the meaning of her moment, the woman herself, and the triumphs and tragedies of her life. Further elaboration.
- Napalm and Silly Putty – ever since I was a teenager, I have always turned to the late great George Carlin when I need soul comfort. He reminds me that people are stupid and crazy and reassures me that the world is a senseless mess. Here he reads from his own material, without apparent sequence, and somehow it soothes my broken heart. And there is more.
- The Seat of Power – a profile of Bridget Foley, one of fashion’s premier opinionators who prefers to keep a lower profile, as the significance of the industry’s most enduring daily newspaper shifts along with the fashion it covers.
- The Cannibalistic - this was a short-lived blog that took on fashion trends from a wider historical and environmental view. I’m one to talk, as Final Fashion itself has gone through a lull this year, but it reminds me that very few sites approach fashion from this angle and I have a responsibility to get back into it myself if I want to read more of it. And I do.