December 14, 2011
click click – 14-12-11
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
While Occupy was occupying the media, I joked on Twitter that I was anticipating a “police state chic” Meisel editorial for Vogue Italia. Then I found out it happened five years ago. Hat Tip to The Grumpy Owl.
- You Say You Want a Devolution? – incredibly fascinating Vanity Fair essay about the strange inertia of modern culture and aesthetics. Thanks Lucie.
- Malcom McLaren Speaks About His Life and Authenticity vs Karaoke Culture – a magnificent speech by a great iconoclast near the end of his life, making a poignant point about how education shapes our culture.
- Where have all the wild girls gone? – Sarah Nicole tries to untangle what could be wrong with fashionable conservatism. Personally, I’m not nostalgic for the fashions of the early Aughties, at all. BONUS: revisit Rachel Rabbit White’s take on the same topic.
- Freakonomics Radio – my newest go-to podcast, all about the “hidden side of everything” with a side dish of baseball philosophy. Peripherally relevant to the world of fashion: The Folly of Prediction and Faking It.
- 20 Signs You’re A Real Fashion Blogger – I’ve been a fan of IFB since it began, but lately I’m beginning to feel a real gulf between IFB content and my own identity as a fashion blogger. This list pretty much confirms that I am no longer a “real” fashion blogger.
karma kickbacks to internet kindred…
- FashionSchools – a recent interview I did on the subject of finding your role in fashion.
- Joanne Faith – “More than being ‘just a fashion blog’, she also loves to talk blogging, Auckland, and living a beautiful life.”
- Dana Constance Thomas – “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
- I Want You To Know – “Anything is possible, so expect a mix of musings.”
- Natalie Brooke Designs – “WLFD (We Love Fashion Design) is my Personal Directory of artists in the Fashion Industry who inspire me.”