SO. My obsession with the LIFE Magazine archives has come up before, as well as my affinity for photos of white trash gangs of the 50s and 60s (how many times can I post Bruce Davidson photos?) Also I have recently become a Person Who Watches TV On The Internet after years of being a Person Who Does Not Watch TV And Makes Snarky Comments About People Who Do, which I feel medium-serious...
the throes of puberty
One of the most common questions I get on Formspring (aside from “do you eat/do you eat meat/how much money do you make/where do you find bras for small tits/where do you cut your hair/why and how are you queer/kill yrself plz”) usually involves something about how did you used to dress or how has your style changed or what did you used to look like zomgz. In conjunction with The...
NY Times || Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live... →
Parts of this are hella interesting in various ways I should probably discuss here (CLOTHES! GENDER! GENDER ROLES! FEMINISM! WOMEN AND THEIR RIGHTS! CULTURAL NORMS! DID WE MENTION CLOTHES!) but I’ll just be a lazy sod and post the link for y’all to contemplate.
broadway and kent
teenage camera cliches and love letters to the blue and gold geometry of this city in autumn
karine basilio for dress to kill magazine
I worked my ass off on this editorial (I work for Karine Basilio, the photographer who did it) and it was oddly gratifying seeing it up on FGR today. To be honest these things are way more complicated than they seem (you try figuring out how to get a model into the Empire State Buildling to shoot from across the street with a 400mm telephoto lens that comes in a small suitcase, sneak through...
Fashion week schmashion week. (Is it me or has everything been pretty, uh, blah so far?) I’m always somewhat surprised by how popular my food posts are and how many people email/comment me asking for more… Here’s some food-porn and apartment-porn from the lovely brunch we had over Labor Day weekend at my friend Alana’s. Featuring homemade waffles with stewed apples and...
fashion history + the silk city
Secret history geek that I am, I loved this little video with a brief history of the fashion industry and Fashion Week here in NYC, more than a little bit in comparison to the NYFW madness going on around me. I was psyched to see a video from a publication that addressed fashion history in terms beyond what the biggest designers sent down the runway and the richest, whitest women wore to...
Loving some of the slightly bizarre, fantasy-ish location-heavy images from Barcelona-based fashion photographer Vladmir Borowicz. More after the jump. [via LAEM]
thought abhors tights
At first read a bit cutesy and a few things I’d contest (like that simplification of female fashion which though I appreciate the sentiment is surely more complex, and the sort of dismissal of exterior thought as somehow lesser, and of course I’d want more on the semiotics of it all and the parallels between clothing and language, and also more about the clothing as armor/protection,...
and part deux of what was started here. styling + photography: alexa gould-kavet and meg clark
GENDER AND TISCI'S GIVENCHY IN W MAGAZINE
You know, honestly, why do I even read magazines anymore? Why is it that I etenrally have these epic high hopes for W, as if it’s somehow naturally superior to the rest of the bullshit out there? The September issue had a few hooks reeling me in again, though — a handful of gorgeous editorials (Mert and Marcus’ stunning oversaturated wide-angle golden-hour shoot in Red Hook,...