Posts Tagged ‘manifestos’

i am told by a friend that chloe sevigny is bitchy and acts entitled when standing on line for a club. which is fine, and also, whatever who really cares; nevertheless ms. sevigny remains my top choice for actress-i-would-most-want-to-play-me-in-the-movie-version-of-my-life.

(this will someday happen, i am sure. and she will dye her hair brown and shrink a few inches and the film that ensues will be lovely and well-received by critics and fans alike. also the soundtrack and costumes will be fieeerce.)

chloe-sevigny-nytimes(photo from nytimes.com)

when questioned in pulse, karin nelson’s ny times column, she says, “I’m not feeling these modern, futuristic looks. It’s too hard. I love a frilly floral, and I always will. And I like minis. I tried to do a pencil skirt, but it looked too old. Lately I’ve been trying to dress sexier, but my version is still a little sad and frumpy and alternative.”

oh man, it is only a matter of time until we run into each other on the street and girlishly squeal over our mind-bogglingly similar style manifestos.

due to a lack of tv and/or hbo, i cannot watch my life twin on big love, but i saw this clip of her on vice‘s website once and have enjoyed it ever since (because she is snotty and know-it-all-y and i really like that about her):

as a girl who spends too much time on style.com, her actual knowledge of fashion trend history makes me really really happy. as does her companion’s moustache. as does the idea of having an expendable income big enough to buy a pair of balenciaga pants.

the end.

[ stefanie ]


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manifestos.net is a website devoted to . . .


obviously, we love this.

browse their titles page for multitudes of strongly worded statements of purpose from politics, the arts, and philosophy. if you need somewhere to begin, check out tristan tzara’s dada manifesto 1918. tzara (1896 – 1963) was born in romania. he moved to zurich in 1915 and took part in the cabaret voltaire (a notoriously raucous artists’ cabaret founded the following year; the art created in the cabaret was avant-garde and chaotic, referencing the inexplicable tragedies of WWI; it was here that dada was born; we suspect it was a rockin’ scene). later on, he edited dada, the most noteworthy of the french dada reviews. his manifesto is a really beautiful explanation of an artistic movement that, by definition, strives to be indefinable.

hugo-ball(this is hugo ball, another one of the cabaret’s founders, next to the text of a noise poem; we found this photo on boston.com)

abolition of logic, which is the dance of those impotent to create: dada . . . freedom: dada dada dada, a roaring of tense colors, and interlacing of opposites and of all contradictions, grotesques, inconsistencies: LIFE

[ stefanie ]

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