May 1, 2008
can’t stop clicking
That past week just flew by, and I forgot to blog! Is it obvious? Yet somehow I still managed to collect all these clicks.
Remember the FASHION magazine blogger search I posted about? They’ve sweetened the deal and are now offering $50 per approved post for one year (a minimum of 24 posts for $1200) for the top ten finalists. Check the Rules for details.
I would like to see some talented bloggers from smaller towns blog about living a fashionable life away from fashion cities. I hope it is not all about shopping. In a lot of small towns in Canada, the only good shopping is at Value Village or your parent’s closet. Fashion can happen anywhere, even Belleville Ontario.
I loved the Jay McCarroll documentary Eleven Minutes. It is the best fashion documentary since Unzipped – and for a lot of the same reasons. There are some pertinent lessons to be learned as well. I want to watch Unzipped again so I can get a sense of the difference 15 years make.
Unzipped led me to Isaac Mizrahi’s new website… which is full of these little segments called web-I-sodes which are a bit addictive. There are cooking bits, style bits, and these adorable bits where he answers viewer email. Isaac is a bit hyperactive and seems both sure and unsure but in this way which is totally endearing. Many laugh out loud moments.
On the subject of fashion designer documentaries, here are two very different ones I would like to see about the iconic designer Yves St Laurent.
The ultimate girlfriends trip to NYC. Much unlike my own solo sojourns, better pictures, more drinking and less fashion shows.
Couture/Couturier– We’ve bastardized it. Only use when referring to designs approved by the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.
________-Chic – Used as a suffix. Also see: Eco-chic, Aviator-chic, and Sailor-chic. Especially obnoxious when applied to actual ecologists, aviators, and sailors.
I might add…
_____-ista. ____-aholic. _____-ster. None of these are real suffixes. Don’t tack them on to just any old word.
Original. If it really is original, you won’t need to say so. Also: Unique.
Sometimes really good stuff on the internet eludes you mysteriously for a long time. Gala Darling, Keri Smith, and Nubby Twiglet are three such wonderful characters with well established web presences. Odd that I was unaware of them, because they are all incredible artists who are into stuff that fascinates me too.
From the comments…
what did you think of the Elle show?
Comment by sophie — April 29, 2008 @ 6:59 pm
Toronto Star fashion editor retires, freelances: Mentions blogs, espouses old fashioned journalistic values
Toronto Star fashion columnist now accepts freebie trips: Maria Sharapova wears featherweight pro sports watch by TAG Heuer
Fashion blog karma time… thanks as always to all the incoming linkers, commenters, and readers! Newly notable…
Audit Your Closet – a fashion entrepreneur audits hers