First, the obvious: this blog has remained largely untouched for months now. I was going to write at length about blogging and growing out of it, but instead I've compiled a list of things I've read and enjoyed lately.
- Tame Impala's 'Currents' as reviewed by The Quietus -- also a current musical favourite.
- "It was completely different to what was happening in that moment; it was so strong and extreme… When it started, all of the hairs on your body stood up – and when it ended, you knew you had lived."
- Dirk Standen in conversation with Hedi Slimane. "Every single detail seems important. It is about consistency, an aesthetic equation that needs constantly to evolve. It is quite overwhelming to design all those elements, but if the house wants to keep a distinct voice there is no other choice."
- The Sound of Fashion.
- The New Yorker's 2008 feature on Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy. "Owens has built a multimilliondollar business out of a talent for infusing garments with the poignant beauty that resides in imperfection."
- Charlotte Rampling's 1976 fitness guide for American Vogue, photographed by Helmut Newton. (See the original piece here.) Full of gems like, "In Saint-Tropez, she jogs, right, up and down the steep hills around her villa for an hour every day, wearing her husband's, Brian's oversized, hooded American cotton sweat-shirt jacket—one of a batch Charlotte bought for him in Los Angeles."
- Rachel Syme's piece on Kevyn Aucoin's pre-YouTube beauty tome, 'Making Faces'.
- 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt. Enjoyed this so much I've struggled to really get into any books since, although I am trying to get through Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?'
Plus, a couple of things I've written for Nombre recently: