Edited by APK - 8/1/14 at 10:59pm
Do you guys think that looking at the clothes rather than the model, as in separating the look of the outfit from what the physique and features the model brings to the outfit, is kind of a trained skill? I often find it difficult to do, and sometimes get annoyed that brands will use universally attractive models to enhance their lookbooks. But on the other hand, it's equally difficult to see the appeal of good clothes on unattractive, or more normal looking models, despite that being a more... responsible thing to do. Like I can't look at any totokaelo pants because of their bowlegged model. I can't focus on anything but his curved legs and it fucks up all my judgment.
Here's an interesting piece on the business of distressing (from the New Yorker). While I'm not in a position to get lions to maul my high end jawnz - as one manufacturer featured in the piece tried - I was thinking that I might be able to rub my Naked & Famous with catnip and let my cats do their worst...