Tuesday, September 7, 2010

what i'm thinking about

image via my sparrow

"if it's true that depth-of-characterization in fiction is analogous to degree-of-acquaintance in life, then it would be similarly true that the deeper the characterization achieved, then the less clear we'd be about a character's motivation in a story."
—from the "knowing your character" chapter of
writing in general and the short story in particular
by rust hills

"empathy....one might even go so far as to say that the experience is an involuntary projection of ourselves..."
— from the penguin dictionary of literary terms and literary theory

"i had to try to get the feeling by the use of two or three words..."
—from a 1933 letter written by ernest hemingway to everett r. perry

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

an easy guarantee

moussy fall 2010 ad campaign
featuring abbey lee kershaw
image via sandi in the city

isabel marant fall 2010 ad campaign
featuring kate moss
image via filmifi

etam fall 2010 ad campaign
featuring natalia vodianova
image via design scene

parted mouth, mussed-up hair, sloe-eyed, and a bit of remoteness=guaranteed sex appeal

Saturday, September 4, 2010

fall into line

chloe pre-fall 2010
image via tais-toi, sois beau

whit fall 2010
image via refinery 29

elizabeth & james fall 2010
image via mama's a rolling stone

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the always unafraid

zippora seven
image via lashings of style

daisy lowe
image via pedestrian tv

cintia dicker
image via fotolog

obviously the girls are beautiful. and i especially like the kind of beautiful they are— big-lipped, broad-cheeked, with eyes wide apart. but what i like most about them in these images is that caught-off-guard-but-still-bold look in their eyes, almost defiant...somehow tender and vulnerable, somehow goading...there is an invitation, a challenge in those looks...and a clear sense of self-satisfaction...and self-determination. they have the look of the always unafraid.