click click – 01-11-11

Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.

Fellow Canadian-girl and model-gazer Lynsie Roberts took photographs of London Fashion Week in September, pretty virtual postcards that remind me of one of my favourite-ever fashion weeks to date.

  • Inner City Youth, London – (heads up, music autoplays) a compelling photo-essay about the lives of disaffected youth in London housing projects – the same kids who participated in the riots. Their clothing and music – Grime – is heavily American-influenced, but with a London inflection. HT The Grumpy Owl.
  • The Movie Set That Ate Itself – reality is stranger than fiction is stranger than reality. I’m curious about anti-capitalist cultural backlashes. This example is so far-fetched.
  • When personnel get personal – Gucci designer Frida Giannini has been coy about revealing the man in her life for a while, and now we know why. Romantic/business partnerships in fashion aren’t that strange, but this is certainly a high-profile one.
  • Diving for McQueen – a really stellar video of a conversation between Sarah Burton and Cathy Horyn. Both design and media revelations are made – the essence is that what modern designers are missing is attention to craft, and what modern writers are missing is unique information.
  • A skinhead’s journey from racism to redemption and Reformed skinhead endures agony to remove tattoos. An interesting story about going from subculture to mainstream, and how critical the transformation of appearances can be.
  • Anatomy of a Listening Event – what it’s like hanging out with Jay-Z, listening to “Watch The Throne”.
  • Vreeland: “I see this in lettuce.” Burrows: “Done!” – nice recap of the life and work of New York designer Stephen Burrows. This blog – On This Day In Fashion – is currently on hiatus, but the archives are well worth a browse.

Karmalinks for shared affinities –

  • Doll from the Attic“The Attic isn’t just where we left yesterday, it’s where we’ve relished in the company of a dream or two.”
  • Charlotte’s Notes“Professional Illustrator and Artist based in Surrey, England.”
  • Nextness“Your one stop shop for what’s now and what’s next.”
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