Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
Watched Spring Breakers and thoroughly enjoyed it. Also into these polaroids of the ATL twins (who play themselves in the film) by director Harmony Korine. These kids turned their life into a lifestyle – it’s pretty much what 21st century youth is all about. Via DAZED. (MORE: candid profile here, including their suited-up day job style.)
- Women’s Typical Poses in Advertisements: A Pain in the Neck? – a really fascinating study of why a particular pose is used in South Korean advertising – why it works to sell you something. Makes me curious about reading the body language of other ubiquitous poses in fashion media. Tons of fascinating content on The Grand Narrative – also check out this post on the implications of the trend for “alphabetizing” female bodies across time and cultures.
- I Apologize for Inventing the Word ‘Fashionista’ 20 Years Ago – considering all the casual portmanteau-ing that I do, it never occurred to me how horrific it would be if one of them caught on and endured for decades.
- The Apostate – late to the cult with this one, it’s just so worth reading if you haven’t yet. It’s The New Yorker article about Scientology through the experience of Paul Haggis.
- Fashion Week Internationale – if you can get past the sensational headlines and gratuitous plastic surgery videos, this is some of the best video fashion journalism I’ve ever seen. All over the world people are hungry for fashion – and outside the official bubble, fashion is much more diverse and often more extreme, the delusions of grandeur have more pathos, and the corruption is barely concealed.
- Beautiful Liverpool – one notorious example of a local fashion industry that runs strong despite being apparently oblivious to bland international standards of good taste is Liverpool. This documentary is refreshingly free of narration and judgement. I also found some more info on Liverpool from the source and some historical context via The Beheld.
- Dirty Girls – a subculture can be as tiny as a few girls at a single high school, if they have their own unique style, philosophy, and of course, name. (UPDATE: Amber in 2013, on living wildly. Thanks to Melissa for the heads up!)
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