-i know pretty much everyone else thinks karl lagerfeld is a god, but after reading this interview with him on jezebel, he just seems to me to be an elitist, misanthropic ass. :) seriously though, whatever you think of old karl, the interview (rife with discussion of the myriad things he loathes) is a laugh riot. (thanks to design that kills)
-this week i came across two articles from the the new york times that focus on body shape and size and how such is typically received in the culture at large. i felt that they are also quite connected to matters of fashion, body image, and the like, so i'm bringing them to your attention: one, a report on research that suggests that fat bias is worse for women, and two, a look at what life [is like] as a tall girl.
to the first, i say, damn right women find more criticism as a result of their size and shape, whatever it is. what say you? and do you think the results of this study are right on? or off-base? and if you're a man and you're actually reading this, what can you say about these matters? are men as criticized for their weight as women seem to be?
and as for the second, if nothing else, it sheds some light on what it's like to go through life being a little different from the norm. something i'm sure we all can relate to, in some way, shape or form (pun intended).
-speaking of body parts and body image: for the moment, fashion seems to have banished the bosom (via the telegraph). being a card-carrying member of the big-busted crew (not of my own will, but the will of a powerful little thing called...oh, genetics?), i take issue with this sweeping, somewhat misogynistic fashion movement, on behalf of my fellow busties and less-endowed sisters alike. one bust shape is not inherently better than the other. hey designers! stop making it hard for all of us to get dressed (depending on the moment and your ridiculous whims)...and be a little more realistic about the shape of the average human body and the bodies of your markets, else you risk looking like you're of minimal brain and minimal creativity.
-in combing over my blog's technorati links, i came across a lovely menswear-focused blog called style salvage. in the post i saw, they happened to be pimping wardrobe_remix (saying it needs more men, and i agree!)...so sweet. so i am making it my mission right now to pimp them. the content over there: smart, savvy, young, and approachable. keep up the great work, guys!
-ever wanted to get a small peek into the wonder that is thrift town, that great san francisco thrifting mecca i frequent every week and have mentioned here a million times? the venerable apartment therapy: san francisco grants your wish with this post on thrift town and the fab finds to be found within. granted, it's mostly about their home finds, but you get the idea.
the quick quick and dirty dirty:
-i am so envious of the nicely outfitted silkscreen printing studio of boston-based stationary printers two trick pony (recently featured on poppytalk)
-this big crumb rhubarb coffee cake by smitten kitchen makes me drool. (why am i posting this? because cooking is creative, natch!)
-i'm feeling a knee sock obsession coming around again in my life. in the spring? yes, i am weird. anyway, these clessidra stockings on knitty address and answer said obsession beautifully.
feel free to comment with cool links, as always...!