Lectura de sambata dimineata
„Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories”, scrie Alain de Botton in Status Anxiety.
„The first – the story of our quest for sexual love – is well known and well charted, its vagaries form the staple of music and literature, it is socially accepted and celebrated. The second – the story of our quest for love from the world – is a more secret and shameful tale. If mentioned, it tends to be in caustic, mocking terms, as something of interest chefly to envious or deficient souls, or else the drive for status is interpreted in an economic sense alone. And yet this second love story is no less intense than the first, it is no less complicated, important or universal, and its setbacks are no less painful. There is heartbreak here too, suggested by the distant, resigned eyes of many whom the world has elected to dimiss as nobodies.
The attention of others might be said to matter to us principally because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value – as a result of which what others think of us comes to play a determining role in how we are able to view ourselves. Our sense of identity is held captive by the judgements of those we live among. We would, in an ideal world, be more impermeable. We would be unshaken whether we were ignored or noticed, praised ot jeered at. If someone fallaciously complimented uus, we would not be unduly seduced. And if we had carried out a fair apparaisal of ourselves and decided upon our value, another person’s suggestion of our irrelevance would not wound us. We would know our worth.”
Nu stiu cat de mult va ganditi voi la aceste doua povesti de dragoste… In ultima vreme, eu am ales sa reflectez doar la prima dintre ele si, pentru a nu-mi pierde romantismul, sa ma inconjor de povesti frumoase de dragoste. Unele reale, traite, altele zamislite de gandurile altora – iar in urmatoarele 6-7 saptamani mi-am propus sa descopar iubirea in forma ei livresca, chiar daca Valentine’s Day a trecut de mult. Asa am descoperit intr-un anticariat „Cea mai frumoasa istorie a iubirii”, citesc pentru clubul meu de lectura eseurile din „Si daca dragostea ar dainui”, am pe noptiera „Dept. of Speculation”, „De ce te iubesc”, „Cealalta jumatate”, „Istoria cuceririi amoroase” si „Lucrarea iubirii”, iar daca mai ramane timp voi reciti si „Despre ce vorbim cand vorbim despre iubire”, il ador pe Carver.
Iar voi spuneti-mi: acum, in anotimpul in care totul explodeaza de fraged, de verde si de viata, ce iubiri traiti? Despre ce iubiri cititi? Carei iubiri ii sunteti martore? Cu voi insiva traiti o poveste de dragoste?
Pentru ca e un weekend deosebit, va las sa cititi recomandarile saptamanii (nu le-am mai strans de ceva timp, stiu!), nu inainte de un mic intermezzo „publicitar”: mai sunt 2 locuri disponibile la Style Masterclass-ul din 25 aprilie (asta e o invitatie pentru cele care vor sa traiasca o poveste de iubire, nu de ura si frustrare, cu propria garderoba!), iar joi, 23 aprilie, va invit la o intalnire despre stil si tendinte la Timisoara, in Iulius Mall – gasiti mai multe informatii curand (in cursul zilei de azi), pe pagina mea de facebook.
In sfarsit, va doresc sa aveti zile pline de soare, de bine si de frumos, pe masura voastra! Iar daca sunteti indragostite sau iubiti, acum e momentul sa il treziti cu un sarut si o cafea buna 🙂
Why Older Women Are the New It-Girls of Fashion – This past January, French fashion house Céline set the Internet abuzz with the release of its spring 2015 print campaign. The ads quickly went viral, blazing a path across Instagram, Twitter and the blogosphere before hitting The New York Times, Forbes and The Atlantic. In AdWeek
When did the catwalk become a kids’ club? – Could there be a more fitting symbol of the fashion world’s current juvenile mood than the Barbie doll? The plastic, no longer quite so fantastic, figure was the inspiration for Moschino’s collection for spring/summer ’15, in which creative director Jeremy Scott styled models as blonde-haired, bubble-gum-pink-lipped living dolls. In The Independent
‘The New York Times’ Proves Fashion Is Having a ‘Menaissance’ – On Friday, The New York Times debuted Men’s Style-the first new launch of a print section of the newspaper in 10 years. The insert will appear the first Friday of each month, and will incorporate stories about men’s fashions and grooming, profiles, and personal essays. In The Atlantic
How street style became big business – In the few years since bloggers started taking snaps of passers-by, Kate Finnigan has seen street style photography become a fashion fixture. In The Telegraph
The Music Festival Explosion and How Fashion Is Cashing In – „The ensembles favored by Coachella attendees are almost exact replicas of what their parents wore at Woodstock (in some cases-do the math-this could actually be their grandparents),” Lynn Yaeger wrote for this time last year. „These facsimiles are donned without irony.” In Racked.
Did Lord & Taylor’s Instagram Influencer Campaign Cross The Line? – It was a powerful illustration of the effectiveness of influencer marketing, but did it cross the line into undue influence? Last weekend, 50 popular fashion bloggers each posted on Instagram pictures of themselves wearing an identical paisley print dress from retailer Lord & Taylor. In Marketing Land
Iris van Herpen’s intelligent design – At a time when Silicon Valley is trying (and failing) to be fashionable, the Dutch designer is taking a different route – borrowing the discoveries of scientists, architects and even the military to create artistic pieces of great beauty. It began with a hollow whistling noise, the kind blockbuster directors and acoustic engineers have pretended outer space sounds like for decades. In NY Times
Mary Katrantzou in The Talks – „I don’t think you’ll ever lose that sense of insecurity. Louise Wilson told me once that confidence is a consolation prize for those less talented and I think it’s exactly that! Any creative is putting something out there in the world that, hopefully, is new and is offering your viewpoint on something. I think it would be inhuman to have perfect confidence like that.”. In The Talks
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Kanye West – For over a decade, the rap superstar has made music that pushes boundaries, courts controversy and divides critics. Now, the man who has compared himself to Jesus and Steve Jobs just wants to make clothes for the masses. In T Magazine
Apple Watch launch swaps high-street crowds for high-end fashionistas – There were no over-excited enthusiasts triumphantly brandishing white boxes at the Apple Watch launch at Selfridges in London. Instead, a handful of shoppers formed an orderly queue, enjoying Earl Grey iced tea served on trays by uniformed waiters, and patiently waited for their appointments. In The Guardian