One of the most important aspects of the film and Di’s challenge is our attempt to answer some very complicated and multi-faceted questions. Just for instance– the word style. Now there is a slippery and dangerous word.
This is a series of images created by Clive Branson–a talented and innovative photographer and long time creative partner of Di’s. An arresting mix of Di’s actual X-rays and conventional photographs, it highlight Di’s unique skeletal structure.
So there are two types of guys on the either end of the scale. This is universal and cuts across all cultures. It’s science (cause I say so).
Question: Would John Galt wear Lululemon. Answer: Yes– because it expresses the highest level of vacuous, self-fellating thinking for people who were born into the kind of cosmic good fortune God would laugh at, if A. it wasn’t so implausible and B. there actually was a God.
Terms like ‘Mission Statement’ make me think of Corbin Bernsen from LA Law. Anachronistic I know–but there it is. So for a moment I’d appreciate if you thought of me as some Hugo Boss wearing, Gucci shod, slightly amoral, over-coiffed snake oil salesmen who secretly has your best interests at heart.
Looking the Part: Social Status Cues Shape Race Perception. “It is commonly believed that race is perceived through another’s facial features, such as skin color. In the present research, we demonstrate that cues to social status that often surround a face systematically change the perception of its race. Participants categorized the race of faces that varied along White–Black morph continua and that were presented with high-status or low-status attire. Low-status attire increased the likelihood of categorization as Black, whereas high-status … →
Now I’m totally pissed. Here’s part of the reason why: Dov is a great executive director and American Industrialist, but there are hundreds of other decision-makers in our company, over half of whom are women. I suppose you have read a few too many negative pieces about us that have helped to form your opinion of who we are and what we stand for, and perhaps this has clouded your ability to give us a chance.
So, here’s something I’ve learned between the time I wrote the last blog and this one. I have an integrity crush on Nancy Upton. Woman be killing me with kindness. After I wrote the initial part of this (which you’ll just have to go back and read– I don’t even know how to thumbnail it) two-parter, I sent it to Nancy in the hope that she might respond and I could include that response in this blog. Well, Miss-Smarter-Than-I-Am thought … →
Di is a clever and malevolent creature. She ‘suggested’ that I have a look at a tumblr page by this woman, Nancy Upton. Tell me what you think, Di says… maybe there is a blog in it. CAN o’ WORMS. American Apparel, whom seems to me the sleaziest bunch in a fundamentally sleaze-tilted industry, had initiated a search for a plus sized model that could only be described as unambiguously condescending. Ms.Upton found both the premise and it’s wording denigrating, … →
Just caught this from a friend on facebook– it kinda rocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7JxfgId3XTs