December 22, 2011
click click – 22-12-11
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
I love these photographs of teddy girls by Ken Russell. I particularly enjoy the duality of these two photos – a vivacious girl in a quartet of girls, and then again surrounded by Teddy Boys, in a scene of bomb wreckage. BONUS: teddy boys grow up.
- Musings of an Inappropriate Woman – if you’re not already reading Rachel Hills, now is a great time to start. She’s writing a book and looking for stories about how people relate and mate. Her posts deliver high-density discussion at the intersection of women and culture.
- Punk Community a ‘New Social Disease’ – Indonesia is trying to rehabilitate punks. The narrative here is bizarre – followers of fashion senselessly criminalized. ALSO: a video portrait of Malaysian skinheads.
- Writers who don’t read – or maybe, they’re reading, but not books. Can mobile media consumers produce some type of literature? This relates to that “karaoke culture” McLaren was talking about.
- The problem with pre-fall – the subdivision of seasons leads to some pretty ludicrous descriptors and specialized shipments. Fashion seems to revolve more around social seasons than planetary oscillation.
- A discussion with Anna Wintour – (starts at 21:00) Charlie Rose interviews her in 1995, and then again in 2002 about Yves Saint Laurent. PLUS: British magazine editors Tilberis, Wintour and Brown, collated.
Karma kisses under the mistletoe for all my teds –
- the dexterous diva – Jo throws me a few questions about being creative and calls out for more – why not tell Jo about your schtick?
- Thinking In Shapes – “I post about vintage-inspired style and clothing construction.”
- Rebecca Howden – “Books, gender, fashion, culture, life”
- f514 – this is a wonderful fashion blog by a Montreal makeup artist, I adore her enthusiasm, honesty and ambition.