Archive for May 17th, 2010

May 17, 2010

The Pretty Reckless – Zombie

This song is well written, well sung, and entirely enjoyable.  Despite all the flack Taylor’s been getting, I think she can actually be a serious artist if she sticks it out.

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May 17, 2010

Inspiration: JC Report Trendsetter

So I’ve been subscribing to JC Report for about 4 years now.  It’s an online magazine that send me coverage ~bimonthly on global fashion trends.  My favorite column is the trendsetter blurbs where they interview industry insiders.  It’s lovely to get insight into the world as they see it.  Because everyone focuses on something different.  Mainly it’s about fashion but it encompasses so much more.  It starts an new conversation about the world I love so much.  So I’m sharing this one from about 2 weeks ago:

TRENDSETTER: ANGELO FLACCAVENTO

By Vanessa Caputo

What’s hot right now?
Twisted simplicity. Subtraction. Doing more with less. It’s easier to say than it is to practice, but challenges are always hot, no?

What is the essence of style?
I’m afraid style is impossible to define in a single way, or even to define for good. It depends so much on each individual’s personality. From my experience and point of view, I’d say its essence is a mix of rigor, obsessive dedication, disregard for rules and a healthy appreciation for the ridiculous aspects of life. Taking yourself not too seriously is mandatory, because, after all, it’s just clothes.

….See the rest of it here