A collection of links from the past few weeks that I think are interesting/amusing/educational/insightful enough to read/watch/listen & think about over a cup of coffee.
I’m obsessed with SewUnravelled’s version of the “Sydney Jacket” by Tessuti Fabrics! I’m broiling now, but definitely want to make this pattern for next fall.
Clothing & Fashion
It’s pretty easy to dismiss fashion models & what they do. But what does a model actually do? “What does a model do?” from Coletterie.
John Oliver on fast & cheap fashion is hilarious. But I think you could have already guessed that.
Speaking of fast fashion, a new movie “The True Cost,” looks amazing & I definitely want to see it!
“Beacon’s Closet, Buffalo Exchange, and the Big Business of Selling Your Old Clothes” on racked.com, is a fascinating read on the ins & outs of buying & selling used clothing.
While buzzfeed is generally nothing but a time-suck, “10 Badass People Proving Androgynous Fashion is What You Make it” is absolutely worth a read.
Both ELLE articles are damn good reads, even if you have less than no interest in dressing like Kim Kardashian. I love a good clothing experiment, because I think a good clothing experiment really illuminates how powerful clothing can be in influencing how people (including ourselves) perceive us.
A long article, but with nuanced & depth. “Why Women Talk Less” by Debbie Cameron.
“‘Let’s talk about genre’: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation” – why are the boundaries between genres so wibbly? and yet, so rigid?
And finally, from BrainPicking “The Value of a Compassionate Lie,” because stories sustain us when reality can’t.