May 8, 2006
Gosh, the WordPress categories thing is really neat. This new category, click click, is for those posts where I share what’s on my bookmarks, and any books I’m reading and just random stuff.
Verbal Croquis Portfolio Explosion!! I am just in awe. Serious portfolio envy/admiration/respect/love… Zoe, don’t ever stop! Just slow down. You making me look really lazy here. At the rate you work I’ll never ever catch up, you’re such a fashion superhero.
I am a girl who does not do the whole underwire bra thing. But Bra-Making with Bra-Makers makes me want a bra more than a hundred lingerie ads ever could. I now have a burning (but not bra-burning lol) desire to take a class with Beverly Johnson, she is clearly an amazing teacher with great authority on her subject.
Speaking of teachers, I was chatting with Kim, one of my favourite professors, who reads this blog! She expressed a genuine concern that I was becoming rather journalistic in style and influences and encouraged me to read some academic fashion writing. Journalistic writing can get too vague, broad statements on narrow subjects.
So I have picked up The Fashioned Body by Joanne Entwhistle. Read the first chapter on the subway today. From what I know academic fashion writing likes to explain vague, broad things in very specific ways. The gist so far is: fashion has something to do with the body. If I knew who Veblen and Foucalt were, this book would make a lot more sense. I suspect it may be philosophy? That’s the problem with academics. I don’t have patience for the pre-requisites. But I will stick with it! I’m sure it will get better. There’s pictures later on.
Julie, have you read this?