September 3, 2010
click click – 03-09-10
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
A bunch of friends recently got together to produce a Studio 54 inspired photoshoot to promote the upcoming Boobyball fundraiser (which I hear is almost totally sold out already). This photo is by the incomparable Caitlin Cronenberg. Reminds me of another fun Studio 54 inspired shoot I once took part in.
- Fake designer labels “good for industry” – fashion is counterintuitive in many ways, in this article the UK Home Office suggests that knockoffs may not be the scourge the luxury industry says they are.
- The Costs of Ownership: Why Copyright Protection Will Hurt the Fashion Industry – a very common sense essay laying out the argument against copyright protection in fashion. “The last thing that fashion designers need is to become dependent on the same crutch that has crippled the media industries.”
- Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women – an interesting lecture that studies the way that advertising – and especially fashion and beauty advertising – reinforces the status quo when it comes to traditional gender roles and society’s unreasonable expectations of women.
- Frankie is Australia’s fastest growing magazine – proving that great content can find a niche even in a shrinking market, it appears that people are still starting up print fashion mags and making them grow. (Relatively, growth is 31.6% from an unspecified starting point, presumably a modest one). Hat tip @gin_ev_ra for the link.
- The Fall of the House of Ungaro – a cautionary tale for all of those with more money than sense who want to resurrect a dormant fashion house – it is almost always best to let sleeping couture lines lie.
Plus +++ shoutouts and karma for shoutouts and comment karma.
- So Posh it Hurts – “My name’s Reese and I’m 27 and live in Montréal, Québec. I’m a multi-hyphenate too! a designer/writer/entrepreneur.”
- a resurrection of romance – “Jessica Rose creates tailored semi-formal dresses and knit accessories in a style that combines a romantic spirit with a modern edge.”
- FashCity – “your #1 destination for Toronto fashion”