September 13, 2011
click click – 13-09-11
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
These textural, meticulous paintings of textiles are a type of very abstract fashion illustration. The artist Andrea Higgins‘ obsessive reproduction of textiles worn, in this case by First Lady Jackie Kennedy, are a visceral/visual portrait. Via Covet & Want.
- Tents, but No Circus – another season, another nostalgic article from an established voice about the way things used to be. What was once raw and glamourous has become efficient and industrialized. Trite but true.
- Catwalk (1996) – the way it used to be. This is an excellent documentary, graceful without commentary, following Christy Turlington through fashion weeks in Milan, Paris and New York. Wonderful cameos of Gianni Versace, pre-Dior Galliano, young Kate and Naomi, clever Carla Bruni and others. Candidly captures a moment in fashion with such vividness. A terrific find.
- Nian Fish – terrific interview with a pioneer in the relatively young profession of styling. Via Sarah Joynt.
- The Long Tail – an oldie but goodie from 2004, all about a concept that I constantly refer to when thinking about media and entrepreneurship in the digital age. Geeky, but it applies to fashion too.
- The Fashion Industry Wants Tumblr to Get its Fucking Act Together – it just isn’t often that you get to see this kind of business scrap play out in public. The valuation of digital media is beginning to get defined. Wild west numbers are a thing of the past.
- How Sassy is Tavi Gevinson? – See for yourself. Watching her work develop is incredible.
Karma for friendly friends!
- Vote for Isabel! – longtime favourite Hipster Musings is hustling to water her alt-fashion magazine seed – and YES, you can help with just one click.
- The Science of Style – Sabrina includes my paper dolls in a window display!
- A Voice of One’s Own – “celebrating both individual authenticity and human connectedness by means of our voices…”
- All Twitter – “The Unofficial Twitter Resource”
- Rachael Hutton – “she finds inspiration, in life, love and loss – in the way there couldn’t be a fairytale without danger and strife to overcome .”
- Le Vrai Winston – “men like clothes too”