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post #86071 of 98208
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

What fucking advice though? I have credit cards and a line of credit. I'm not in debt and don't use CC because there's no money in my account but cause it is convenient. Hey kids get a credit card but akways pay it at the end of the month!! Oh and try to make money, your finances will be better if you're ballin. Ok wow, that was some amazing advice.

You are taking for granted your own ability to make logical financial decisions. There are so many people that are like "minimum payment option? awwwww yissssssss"
post #86072 of 98208
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

the benefit of opening a CC to develop credit history, and long-term need for that credit history isn't an obvious thing to do if you've got 0 exposure to credit (for whatever reason)

it's also kind of amazing sometimes how bold folks are to present certain 'facts' as givens based solely on their own experience...ironic too given the comparable ignorance it displays

Look there's almost no advice to give, this isn't the right venue for it and it can be summed with get a credit card and pay it off every month. Why don't you go on www.happyfinanceadviceyay.com if you want to read something else?
post #86073 of 98208
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


Others=maybe journalist, art critics, writers whatever. Commentary should be read as public or at least shared within the circle discussing the topic at hand. I'm basically crashing through open doors though, what I am saying is what everyone in art criticism thinks right now and has for a while so it's not like I am doing a bold intellectual gesture. The only domain where I regularly see creators explained through their biography and understood through their own comments is fashion, which says a lot about the seriousness and rigor of fashion criticism.

I would agree with you, except that we are talking specifically about fashion.

post #86074 of 98208
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I would agree with you, except that we are talking specifically about fashion.

I think I misunderstood you somewhere along the discussion and may have abruptly dismissed your viewpoint instead of engaging it fully, can you sum it up (succinctly) to get me back on the rails?
post #86075 of 98208

Dat feeling when you're wearing MMM velcro hi's and you walk into Target and see they're selling something that looks almost identical to women for $20... :confused:

 

http://www.target.com/p/women-s-xhilaration-kahsha-high-top-wedge-sneaker-black/-/A-14277821#

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Nobody's going to mistake your MMMs for Isabel Marant knockoffs don't worry.
post #86077 of 98208
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


I think I misunderstood you somewhere along the discussion and may have abruptly dismissed your viewpoint instead of engaging it fully, can you sum it up (succinctly) to get me back on the rails?

Nothing particularly new or profound.  I just said that just because someone may have talent in a particularly field, doesn't mean that they are verbally articulate, nor that they have particularly good analytical skills, two traits we commonly associate with "intelligence", and therefore, that they are often not adept at self-examination, nor at examination of their own processes or products.  They are often ill-equipped to talk about anything else.

 

The problem, however, is that artists of all sorts sound off all the time on all sorts of topics, from their artistic process (see Rei's silly statement), and end up sounding pretty dumb.  It shouldn't detract from their creations, but it often does, at least in the eyes of many observers.  At least she isn't talking about the cruelty of war, or Darfur, or whatever.

post #86078 of 98208
I still absolutely fail to see what's so silly about that (decontextualized) Rei quote (except for the suffering bit maybe), it's certainly not any dumber than the discussion it prompted here.
Edited by sipang - 11/4/13 at 12:20pm
post #86079 of 98208
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Originally Posted by sipang View Post

I still absolutely fail to see what's so silly about that (decontextualized) Rei quote (except for the suffering bit maybe), it's certainly not any dumber than the discussion it prompted here.

wtf?  It wasn't decontextualized.  It was a manifesto that she issued.  If you don't think that it's stupid, I certainly won't be able to convince you otherwise. "Not dumber than the discussion prompted here" is a low bar indeed, but she doesn't even manage to clear that.

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The statement about suffering, of course, is the the silliest part of the whole thing.  It reads like a freshman's writing who is just a little too taken with Goethe.

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Man, I love Goethe.

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post #86082 of 98208
i do think it's interesting that rei, at least according to that statement, doesn't find her main inspiration in movies or art or anything like that. contrast that with raf, who is all about that sort of thing, especially visual art these days (and the interzone!) i liked learning a bit more about her process/approach to designing.

to change the subject, anytime i try on a full length coat i feel like i look about three inches shorter. maybe just in my head

edit: moo, i think you mean gaultier. easy to confuse the two
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lolwut. how does that work? cali to here in bc to kentucky????

ups...srsly guise.

also. credit cards and like...designer philosophies
post #86084 of 98208
Need a Margiela replica credit card with manifesto print magnetic strip.
post #86085 of 98208
Ok so it's a "manifesto" that appears in the second issue of System magazine in which, coincidence, Kawakubo is also interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Chances are that so-called manifesto is just a highlight from said interview. In any case, it isn't something "issued" out of the blue in some self-aggrandizing gesture but something published in a magazine as part of a special feature on the designer. As for the content, it might be naive and subject to exaggeration and artistic license (big deal ) but it's also at least a tiny bit insightful and doesn't warrant this much vitriol.
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