Quote of the day

Quote of the day: Carol Cooper



The Freaks Came out to Write

“The first person to ever write about Spike Lee in the paper was me. Spike cold-called me at The Voice one day….It was his school project. It was genius. I loved it….Chris Blackwell read what I wrote and got in touch with him and ended up funding She’s Gotta Have It.”
Carol Cooper, The Freaks Came Out to Write* via The Honest Broker

This recently published oral history of The Village Voice * by Tricia Romano looks like a cracking read and ticks my oral history bingo card nicely – 1970s, counterculture, New York – full house! Ted Gioia gives a small taster in his newsletter, The Honest Broker which talks about the death of counterculture publishing.

Instantly added to the want list…

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IMAGE: The Freaks Came out to Write by Tricia Romano
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Quote of the day: Christian Lacroix



Christian Lacroix System magazine

“For me, the question is: is fashion a way to be like your neighbour or is it a way of being yourself, different from your neighbour? Nothing is ugly nowadays. If you look at everyone’s Instagram accounts, there is beautiful food, beautiful flowers, beautiful muscles… everything is too beautiful. Bring back ugliness! Baudelaire said there is no beauty without something bizarre.”
Christian Lacroix, System magazine issue 13

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Quote of the day: Vanessa Friedman on why fashion matters



Vanesa Friedman on personal style

“It’s a gesture of respect for yourself and those around you. The momentum has been building since the world emerged from pandemic isolation, cycling out of comfort clothing into confusion, tugged toward the allure of the recent FX series about Capote’s “Swans,” and the erstwhile rituals of dress. Remembering what it means to construct the public self.”
Vanessa Friedman on the conviction of personal style, New York Times (unlocked link) (more…)



Barbara Kruger at The Serpentine



Barbara Kruger - The Serpentine Gallery 2024

“I follow Vanderpump Rules, the Housewives of various locales. It’s not about liking it, it’s about seeing how people choose to perform themselves in public. To see the brutality and the cruelty. We’re living in an incredible time — which is a car crash of narcissism and voyeurism.”

Can’t wait to see Barbara Kruger’s Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You at The Serpentine. If anyone can hold up a mirror to society right now, it’s Babs. Buckle up! (more…)