Stuff black people like? →
News isn’t always fit to print. But this is a tumblr. It can go on & on & on. There was an introduction to this, but I’m sure it was ultimately snipped because of the flabbiness. Also feel like the Du Bois reference wasn’t properly sketched out: I wanted to illustrate how the Canadian black experience (Africville/Caribana/Afrofest/etc.) differs from the American. I also...
Working out those kinks →
If you’re a working actress or model of colour, past experience has taught you to arrive on-set with a makeup kit in tow. Despite the raised awareness of ethnic beauty, hairstylist Ryan Reed and makeup artist Shauna Llewellyn still hear far too many stories of burnt hair and the wrong shade of red lipstick. “Hair’s the big one,” says Reed ruefully. “You hear things like hairdressers going to...
Eight rules for writing fiction: 1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a...– Kurt Vonnegut, Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons 1999), 9-10. (via ariah) (via davidmaddox) (via havent-got-a-prayer) (via ackb) (via inothernews) (via soupsoup)
There will be dislocations and resentments along the way, but the demographic...– The End of White America?
Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old,...– Joan Didion (via furrowedbrow) (via robot-heart) (via everybodycares)
Slammin’ jammies →
It’s all over: the holidays, your New Year’s buzz, your resolutions. Just admit it. You’re still facing down at least two and a half months of wintery days and nights. EDIT: I didn’t actually write the City Style for EYE this week - must attribute to the lovely Kate Carraway. New re-design, new columnists. (Un)fortunately, I’m still your Inspiration Point gyal (ppl read me? SAY...
If I could describe to you the terror - the sinking inadequacy - the blank...– Katherine Hepburn, Me (1991). (via Kate The Great, for lilsho)
The energy comes when you need it. I think out of this recession we’ll get...– Mary Quant
Canadian Vintage Wants (in no particular order,...
Classic Clotheslines trench. Judith Ann Bates silk faille blouse. A Winston Kong cocktail dress. Peter Fox court shoes. Anne Seally narrow cropped pants. Black jersey separates by Bent Boys. Emily Zarb wool jersey tunic. Anything Parachute (possibly a white pencil skirt with heavy metal hardware?). Anything Zapata (possibly something from their 1986 Empire line?).
From such a perspective, artists are devices for the accumulation and...– Darren Wershler
The Gates of Paradise →
David Daniels lives in Berkeley, CA. He has been making words out of pictures and pictures out of words for over 60 years. He is a common person. He is as common as dirt and grass. From the plumb of his wine dark mind cellar here is a taste of each year of his life.
I can’t run the Fiesta, be patroness of the arts, seduce young boys and be...– Diva Diaries: Carole Pope, Rough Trade & The Queen West Scene
Style icon set to return →
Before she decamped to London, Sandy Stagg brought panache to Toronto starting in the ’70s