28 October 2008

that new book from that guy from that fashion show


I've had it for like, three weeks? Thanks Mr. C. I heard it came out today. I don't remember most of it but it's got some handy dandy tricks like "Stylized Fashion Croquis" and "Setting Up Production" and and interview with "Tim Gunn". And yes I am "using" these "signs" too much but it makes me feel "powerful", so "shut up".

In all seriousness, here is a tiny excerpt from the book. From the great and wise Gunn, natch.

What elements do you think distinguish fashion from clothing?

Well, I say it all the time: We need clothes; we do not need fashion. We want fashion, we desire fashion, but we don't have to have it. We could navigate the world in really basic items of apparel, things that are just a front and back. Fashion for me is born out of content, and it's one that's societal, cultural, and historic, certainly, and it's economic and political -- and because it's born out of a context, it's constantly changing by definition. Clothes don't need to change-- they can just be the same season after season after season -- but fashion will change by definition. And there are people who are very good clothing designers, but they aren't fashion designers. Then there are people who really understand the pulse of fashion, and they're able to gauge it.

I think he's like the fashion Oprah. God, I love Oprah. Oprah and Korean Soap Operas and Chuck. Not the nerd chuck, the steaming loaf of SEX Chuck. Unlike Jenny. TV Jenny should just go away in her bubble of BAD SCRIPT and FAIL.


Also, this is mostly for Abigail. And for anyone who heartz Italian Vogue. Which by god, YOU SHOULD.

*mobile blogging from the doctors office. I did good, no?

32 comments:

InstantVintage said...

I love that man. Sounds like a good read.

louise or valentine said...

i hate jenny. and serena. it's all about blair and her amazing wardrobe.

Chessie said...

Jenny is very annoying, and Blaire is a bitch. I like Serena, though. Dan is also annoying. Chuck is hot. Thats my basic summary of the characters. Now agree!

J. said...

Blair <3 and YES CHUCK! mmm, he is a tasty boy.
Hope your doctor's visit went well!

Cakemaster said...

I disagree with Chessie and totally agree with Louise. Jenny turned into some weird chick... does anyone else think that the showpeople (producers? director? idk.) got lazy with plot development when changing her whole style/creating the love connection with Nate?
Chuck is such an asshole, but we love him anyway. What a complex.

Amelia said...

That book sounds amazing. Haha, I love the pic of Tim Gunn.

bewkworm said...

timm gunn read my mind. it's like he sticks his hand in my head, takes my words, and makes them readable. and as for that itialian vouge thing... it's a start. considering it is a fashion-based buisniess, it's the best they can do.

Anne Marie said...

Tim Gunn's the man.

Arabelle said...

oh i am so glad you approve miss martyr who sacrifices all her clothes and food and money and life for the homeless and less fortunate because the world is perfect and amazing and we all do what we should and not what we want.

Arabelle said...

^to jew, obviously.

caro. said...

tim gunn totally wishes he was a gangster. and that is why I adore him.

beccajanie said...

That picture is hilarious. I love that jenny's look totally metamorphosed between two episodes.

k. said...

dear belle,

we/i/mydeadgayson miss(es) you. i've been a-keepin' up with your blog, which i heartily enjoy, but i never comment because . . . well, i know absolutely zilch about fashion. but i like reading about what you know about it. anyways, we moved to a real website: www.mydeadgayson.com. please visit us. we miss your shiny happy face and are wondering if we should regret the move from blogspot.

xoxo,
gossip girl

we wear things said...

wow you blogged this on your phone..?! and i totally heard about the book.. was wondering if it was fantastic.

handbagsdealer said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it!

i love halloween!

Arabelle said...

yes, i did. i had a picture of the book and jenny already. also, i type fast. very fast.

xD

City Chic Please said...

well, i must say that tim gunn is one of my heroes. i love him...but daniel vosovic with a book? couldn't he have put that money towards a new line of clothes?

and congrats on your talents of mobile texting. it takes me nearly a year to actually type a text.

Copycat Sasha said...

Haha I went to this thing where Tim Gunn gave a speech..sounded sorta like that too

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh, Tim Gunn. He rocks my world.

Krissy said...

Blair is boss. The end.
and Jenny and Nate? wtf? people thought there would be a spinoff show because of the spinoff books, but that would just suck. spinoffs never suceed. look at Cory in the House. and That 80's show

Mimi said...

Never heard from this book before but sounds good.
Still didn't watch the latest episode of GG.Blair is stunning.

aimée said...

YAY

Arabelle said...

THANK YOU AIMEE. have a cookie.

aimée said...

*offers a trade of belgium chocolates and html codes (that may not work) for more fashion pirates' posts*

aimée said...

but what they heck i'll take the cookie too.

Arabelle said...

yeah i have been neglecting the blog / outfit photos... >>

oh well i'm off next week and will dutifully camerawhore myself in williamburg and my room to make up for it.

ryan manning said...

victory in japan

Clarisse Teagen said...

Shall pick up an italian vogue the next time I hit the mall

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