TUBE OF WONDERFUL

the life and times of a latent coquette

I need terrible female engineers

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, stupid fabulous

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, stupid fabulous

excerpt from the diary of frida kahlo: an intimate self portrait

excerpt from the diary of frida kahlo: an intimate self portrait

blackballoonpublishing:

Stefan Zweig on Big-Brand Fashion
Stefan Zweig would have viewed people’s increasing reliance on a handful of copycat giant clothing retailers for their fashion needs as nothing less than the end of human individuality. Indeed, he was already lamenting this fatal conformism in 1925. In “The Monotonization of the World,” an essay he wrote that year, Zweig declared,

It is not with impunity that everyone can dress the same. … Monotony necessarily penetrates beneath the surfaces. Faces become increasingly similar through the influence of the same passions, bodies more similar to each other … minds more similar for sharing the same interests.

Ultimately, Zweig declared, the consequence of buying into mass-produced fashion was nothing less than the creation of a slavish “mass soul.”
— George Prochnik, Author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
KEEP READING: "What Would Zora Neale Hurston Think of Crowdfunding? And Other Important Questions"

blackballoonpublishing:

Stefan Zweig on Big-Brand Fashion

Stefan Zweig would have viewed people’s increasing reliance on a handful of copycat giant clothing retailers for their fashion needs as nothing less than the end of human individuality. Indeed, he was already lamenting this fatal conformism in 1925. In “The Monotonization of the World,” an essay he wrote that year, Zweig declared,

It is not with impunity that everyone can dress the same. … Monotony necessarily penetrates beneath the surfaces. Faces become increasingly similar through the influence of the same passions, bodies more similar to each other … minds more similar for sharing the same interests.

Ultimately, Zweig declared, the consequence of buying into mass-produced fashion was nothing less than the creation of a slavish “mass soul.”

— George Prochnik, Author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

KEEP READING: "What Would Zora Neale Hurston Think of Crowdfunding? And Other Important Questions"

last summer on a plane to austria.

last summer on a plane to austria.

Self portrait at The Old Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast (at Fort Davis)

Self portrait at The Old Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast (at Fort Davis)