2010 is drawing to a close — the first full year in which I dedicated my blog pretty exclusively to fashion and only fashion, and as of today, 2,000% (!!) more of you are reading this than did up to December 30, 2009. Thank you for that and I’m honored to have gotten to know some of you so well and look forward to fantastic things, working with more of you, and making more great...
American Art, American Fashion | Threadforthought →
Thread for Thought takes on all the recent nationalistic/ fashion exhibits in museums (including the Met and the Brooklyn Museum), questioning how we can define “American fashion” and the difficulty of defining fashion and categorizing it for exhibition purposes. I do find this particularly interesting, especially in the recent era in which fashion is recontextualized and...
…and we all know what that means by now. LOTS OF PHOTOS OF FOOD. And festivities, and, you know, that GIANT FUCKING BLIZZARD that stranded me for one extra day in the suburbs of New Jersey. More after the jump…. I don’t know what’s going on here but it sure looks exciting. For the record, the white blur over everything isn’t due to...
and what did you do on your holidays home with your family? BONUS POINTS IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY ANY OF THESE FINE FOLKS happy holidaze y’all
Loving Verlaine and, apparently, already sick of winter, since as much as I love the coats and wool and leather textures above, those breezy, drapey washed silk summer dresses look infinitely more appealing right now. Above: FW2010/11. Below: SS2011 lookbook and runway video.
NYT | the man-repeller: deflecting the male gaze →
Quite a few of you sent or mentioned this NYT article about Leandra Medine’s blog The Man Repeller to me this past week. I have to admit I was initially baffled — particularly by the NYT’s raving assessment of it as something radical, feminist, and extreme. I’ve apparently so succeeded in isolating myself into a little circle of assholes who are all to some extent at least...
The 30 Most Important Cats of 2010 →
Let’s be honest: this is the only year-end top-anything list I give a rat’s ass about.
Still not over layers of sheer blacks and Rankin’s film for Hannah Marshall captures them so well. Love the strict, business-y, minimalist silhouettes made edgier by all that transparency and sexed-up hems and necklines in her SS2011 collection:
THIS IS URGENT HOW IS IT THAT DONNA KARAN OF ALL PEOPLE HAS PRODUCED A COLLECTION, AND A PRE-FALL COLLECTION NONETHELESS, 75% OF WHICH I WANT TO DRESS EXACTLY LIKE, FOREVER AND EVER. HOLY CRAP. I AM EXTREMELY CONFUSED PLZ ADVISE. Does this mean I am getting old?! Is my taste officially housewife-chic?! Is it just a great reduction of the trends of the last two years or so? Does this mean...
The sudden onset of freezing winter weather’s left me revisiting FW2010 for ideas and finding myself shying away from my usual black lace and leather, and instead nursing a weirdly strong interest in layers, chunky knits, solid grey flannel, and dark textured wool… Loving tonal neutral or grey and black layers, slouchy trousers and paperbag shorts with ankle boots, or knee-length...
jeans acne everything else $5 and under from h+m etc shoes urbn jewerly oak, glamrock, leftover from 7th grade (ballchain and sodatabs what whaaaat) No, seriously, someone make me start wearing something other than variations of this all the time, I’m boring myself. From last night’s Oakazine launch party.
Here, first, we must take a moment to discuss how much I appreciated the current lady photographers exhibit at MOMA, which I had the pleasure of attending the opening party for with the ever-lovely Caitlin Mae Burke and other wondrous folks a few weekends ago (what’s with me taking forever to blog?), which despite the somewhat lackluster performance by the Raincoats and some mishaps...
Never thought I’d be posting photos from a goddamn Urban Outfitters catalog, but I these images by Cass Bird (of course) while, um, kind of nauseatingly Urban Outfitters, were too charming not to share (as if we didn’t all have it in our mailbox already, but shh.)
why "good morning midnight"?
Q: Why did you choose “Good Morning Midnight” as a blog title? A: The hat scene. • symbolism of clothing: “trying on hats” as a metaphor; Sasha’s social, emotional, economic, etc liminality/alterity as linked to her discomfort with all available options; this in turn as a modernist metaphor for our prepackaged options for life paths and social roles in an...