January 4, 2012
click click – 04-01-12
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
- “Hello, I Love you” or “Why Fashion Blogging Smells Like Raw Fish” – a popular teenage fashion blogger long before bloggers were famous, Isabel has never received the kind of accolades her USA equivalents have. This is a heartfelt post that reflects on the arbitrary nature of success in sophomore blogging.
- Stars, stripes and selling clothes – the fashion bloggers that are industry-insider hyped don’t necessarily have any actual influence on sales. Guess who does? Celebrity fashion bloggers. Unfortunately, news-stand economics apply online too.
- The 9 Lives of Carine Roitfeld – the transition from editor to brand is well underway. Watching her “work” is pure delight – “Zis is ze luxe.“
- The Oral History of Menswear Blogging and Street Style – a fascinating discussion about the adolescence of fashion blogging’s little brother.
- The Only Remaining Online Copy of Vogue’s Asma al-Assad Profile – Vogue occasionally has lapses that reveal its peculiar politics, though beyond the ideology the lens of fashion can be an unintentionally revealing one. Context.
- The Rise of Consumption Equality – what separates the rich from the rest now? Just fashion, apparently.
- iPood: Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Child as a Billboard – I was just chatting with my Mom about this – how the main difference between the clothes I wore as a kid and the clothes my niece wears now is the ubiquity of messaging – whether branded or ironic – all over them.
Happy new karma for keeps, peeps –
- Spoonful of Justice – these kids mashed up my paper dolls to create cutlery themed superheroes. This made me smile! I love seeing people use paper dolls as they were meant to be used – for playing with.
- Men’s Flair – Winston Chesterfield makes “A Case for Fashion Illustration”.
- Travel Write Draw – I adore discovering that my blog archives are inspiring to other fashion illustrators, and that sharing my experiences is helping others overcome their own post-grad anxiety.
- Wendy Ding – it’s amazing to me to see someone not only take inspiration from my blog, but take action. Well done on a banner year, Wendy!
- Love At First Blush – Sabrina was top of the class at my fashion school, I love seeing what she’s working on now.
- the stairs magazine – “a collage of words, looks, quirks and pics”
- Styled Silhouettes – “Don’t say a word, let your clothes do the talking!”
- Fits & Starts Vintage – “repeated bursts of activity”