February 4, 2012
click click – 04-02-12
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
- Interview Translation: Coco Chanel on fame, trousers, creativity and the moon – this wonderful post reveals a lot. I had watched the 1969 footage and was intrigued by the designer’s body language. I searched and couldn’t find a translation, so I’m grateful that brilliant Lucie provided.
- The Beheld – what Final Fashion is to clothes, The Beheld is to beauty. I’ve enjoyed digging into Autumn’s archives. Two recent posts riffing on ideas of intimacy and appearance – The Privacy Settings of Pyjamas and My Love of Slips.
- Six Theses on Pinkification – talking about symbolism and significance of my other favourite colour.
- The Blind Hem – a new collective my-kind-of-fashion blog with a great set of contributers.
- “Brand Me” – this article was making the rounds amongst the Toronto twitter contingent this week. I don’t think any of these subjects just “happen to be blonde”, and to be honest, I would consider myself one of them. The implication that self-creation is somehow insincere doesn’t reflect my experiences at all. I also think that the word “branding” is more accurately applied to inanimate products than people.
- How Maggie Thatcher was Remade – a closer look at the history of a very deliberate aesthetic strategy. See also – Costuming in The Iron Lady.
- waiter, there’s a hair in my satire – A great collection of caricatures mocking the excesses of Ancient Regime hairdos.
Old-school karma for new-school friends –
- Yes, Jessica? – “My name is Jessica. I live in Chicago with my two dogs.”
- Dressful – “exploring fashion beyond its surface: trend interpretation, fashion blogging, visual inspiration, fashion industry analysis and commentary.”
- Anytime Yoga – “I’m a longtime yoga student and an amazingly busy person.”
- Be Fabulous Daily – “icons and inspirations, as well as active strategies for frugality and wardrobe-editing that I’m pursuing in my own life.”