You don’t think fashion matters?

Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada

Here’s the Friday teaser for the next article I am working on….

Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between two similar belts for an outfit. Andy sniggers because she thinks they look exactly the same] Something funny?
Andy Sachs: No. No, no. Nothing’s… You know, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I’m still learning about all this stuff and, uh…
Miranda Priestly: ‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.

Quote from “The Devil wears Prada” (2006)
Courtesy of IMBD

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They May be Bohemian (Poll)


Heres something fun to play with.

Who may be a Bohemian out there? Are you?
First up, the iconic singer from Iceland, Bjork

Bjork was born in Iceland (look up what year and you may be as surprised as i was), and is a true international star. Her songs are unmistakable and her strongly independent views on life are inspiring. She wore a dress a friend of hers made for her to attend the Academy Awards, and it was very cool, typically Bork and the honest humble way she proudly showed it off with clear affection to her friend was touching.

Of course the Hollywood media went nuts!

PS I voted YES!

Expression in modern music

This is a great topic I’m excited to get into soon.

Really, to me at least, woman performers have set the highest overall plateau  in expression in music for a while. And the first thing I’ll be posting my views on and more. From Ani DiFranco to Bjork, to Janis Joplin, and rising cult star Kerli will all be discussed along with others in brief and more detail as time permits.