How Mirrors Changed Art, And Other Rants Appropriate For First Dates
|Amy Widdowson||Feb 20, 2019|
Darlings! I just started my new gig, so I’m getting up to speed with very little time to peruse ye ol’ interwebs. Luckily for y’all, content on the web sleeps for no (wo)man!
At Odd Salon SPECTACLE, the amazing Casey Selden shared a story on the history of the mirror. Today, in the Odd Salon Something Weird Facebook group, Selden shared this take on how Victorians reacted to the new ability to see themselves on command, and how the mirror impacted art (spoiler alert: the selfie’s got nothing on this art disruption! Boom!)
Karl Lagerfeld passed away, and while some are lauding his sartorial accomplishments, I am reminded by this Vox piece “Karl Lagerfeld’s long history of disparaging fat women” that Lagerfeld once told a German magazine that “no one wants to see curvy models.”
In this piece on why millennials are discovering that expensive household appliances are worth it because they are constantly organizing and re-organizing our (tiny, rental) homes in order to stave off existential doom, I’m reminded that I spent much of my time off these past few weeks hanging curtains, deep cleaning, and picking out a new color scheme for my linens. DOING GREAT, FOLKS. DOING GREAT.
I love you all. Be kind to each other.