31 March 2008

A Nomad in Jammu

This woman is a nomad near Jammu. I feel I've seen this look on innumerable hipsters.

28 March 2008

Should Annie Leibovitz Be Taken To Task?

I know I posted on this a few days ago, but I'm still kind of stunned by it. It would take a great stretch of the imagination to believe that brilliant photographer Annie Leibovitz's could produce such an offensive photo in a strange fluke.

People had been comparing the cover to King Kong, but look at it next to this old racist propaganda. Look at the savage brutalizing the lily-white damsel. "Destroy This Mad Brute"?? My God, Leibovitz. I want an explanation.


19 March 2008

17 March 2008

Fashion Don't

This was ill-advised, but Hillary's advisers have been giving her consistently bad advice.



16 March 2008

New American Gothics

I gave a presentation in my Career Development class on Thursday. The purpose of the presentation was to describe how the class had helped me focus on a career and develop my hireability by strengthening interviewing skills and my resumé. I decided to be a smartass, as is my wont, and give a presentation describing why I'm more suited to being a farmer than to pursuing a conventional career. I even interviewed a local organic farmer for the project and looked into summer internships on local farms and with organizations like WWOOF. (A few of my friends have "Wwoofed" around Europe and loved it.) My classmates chuckled as I said I was more comfortable with poverty and gritty hard labor than with powersuits, profiteering and cubicles. Too bad I wasn't joking.

Well, imagine my surprise when I opened the Sunday Styles in my Times today to find an article called "Leaving Behind The Trucker Hat: Young urbanites, learning that dirt can also be soil, are using their overalls as originally intended." It's all about city dwelling young people kicking the dirt of the city off their shoes and heading off to the farm, so "their Carhartts are no longer ironic." "Many longtime observers of small farms say they have noticed an increase in recent years among college graduates who want to farm," says the Times.

Who knew? And who's laughing now, classmates? I've got the Times on my side.

By the way, I have a feeling I already dress like the woman pictured above.

07 March 2008

Ghastly Gams

"A model presents a creation from designer Dino Alves Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 collection during Lisbon Fashion Week in Estoril March 6, 2008." - Reuters

06 March 2008

New Acquisitions

Armani shades

A tiny plaid dress