May 26, 2012
click click – 26-05-12
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
When asked what initially inspired me to draw the way I do, I have to pay a debt to Betty and Veronica. As a child I remember absorbing back issues minutely, less on the stories than the girls and their clothes of course. Sometimes I even used a magnifying glass. These terrific scans from the 1960s are borrowed from the collection of fellow B&V fan club member Oh, for the love of Vintage!
- Rise of the Anti-Lady Mag – this is the confusing title of an interesting discussion on the intersection of women and modern media. Very smart, articulate panelists.
- Up From the Streets – the interfashionet’s current must-read is this rambling GQ profile of Scott Schuman. Nothing new is revealed, but it’s worth it for the footnotes.
- Can using different types of models benefit brands? – boy dynamo Ben Barry has released his research findings, and they’re interesting to consider. I agree that ranking models by size only is silly and simplistic – like any creative field, talent ought to be the real measure of value. Still, I’m not totally convinced that a successful model should attempt to accurately reflect reality. I like it when models deliver beautiful lies.
- Wise Words for Graduates – or Anybody, Really – comedians delivering convocation addresses – all emphasizing cogent advice on how to follow your dreams… and allowing your dreams to change along the way.
- The Macroeconomics of Vajazzles – if you thought we could Vajazzle our way out of the economic crisis, think again.
- DIY Couture – this is a cute resource for those who would sew their own clothes… I’m going to be helping out at the paper doll station for a while at the book launch party in London on Tuesday – if you’re in town, come and check it out!
- The Street Idle – “A Toronto blog for those who sometimes treat fashion and life as a spectator’s sport”
- The Perfect Nose – “I’m only serious when-umm.. I’ll tell you when it happens.”