April 1, 2014
click click – 01-04-14
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
- Doll Divine – so many dress up games, some of them very good! If only I had these when I was a kid. My favourites section is Historical, but if you’re a stickler for accuracy you’ll like this better, via David.
- China’s National People’s Congress embraces “military chic” austerity style – begrudgingly! Via Adam – check his link roundup at FashionREDEF.
- James is a girl – a day in the life of a baby model in 1996. Lena Dunham cites this article as “important” in this interview.
- How “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” – an interesting historical example of how quickly cultural gender perceptions can be switched.
- How to Not Quit – don’t pitch, and cultivate diversity among your friends – two bits of advice I’d take and give.
- Think You Know Ugly? Think Again – think beauty is tricky to pin down? Try summing up ugly.
- Make Some Noise – this essential 1994 Toronto hip hop documentary, via Anupa. At 18:00, a girl succingtly breaks down the essence of trendiness “It’s just a fascination with abomination.”
- On Lena, On Rihanna, on Kimye: the Very Necessary Death of “Vogue” – this was really a coup for Anna Wintour, and Haley Mlotek tells us why. It’s also a significant moment in The Evolution of Black Masculinity Through Fashion.
- Sai Sivanesan – Sai took my new sidebar photo!
- I want – I got – Anita recorded my Silhouettes and Signals performance.
- Queen of Clubs – I designed the cover of this German crime novel, and now it’s translated into English and being released as a free serial. The cover star is an impetuous, vivacious brunette nicknamed Pochette.
- Bee Walker– “I am a photographer based in New York City”
- Jason Howlett – “You aim to walk into the light but instead you pass completely through it… motionlessly.”
- Bodymap – “Restore your confidence from the inside to the outside: from smile to style.”
- Be Fabulous Daily – “It feels a bit fraught to make that choice when it’s opposite the signals that make life easier, opposite the trends in our culture.”