|This week's must reads include Drag Queens and Trump, Sylvia Plath and Man Repeller Style Inspiration!
This week we've been talking about the Psychology of Fast Fashion, wondering if exercise the new 'going out'? and lusting after some statement accessories, but what have we been reading? Here are the stories that have gotten the Fashion Fix Daily team talking.
The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It "Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of Blogger — set everyone free, providing tools to address the world. In the history of communications technology, it was a development with echoes of Gutenberg. And so here we are in 2017. How’s it going, Mr. Williams? “I think the internet is broken,” he says. He has believed this for a few years, actually. But things are getting worse. “And it’s a lot more obvious to a lot of people that it’s broken."
Manchester crowd spontaneously sings Don't Look Back in Anger following minute's silence"Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute's silence for those killed in Monday's terrorist attack. Mancunian's gathered in St Ann's Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith. Gathered around floral tributes, the huge crowd fell silent at 11am - and, after the minute passed, the crowd erupted into a spontaneous rendition of Don't Look Back in Anger by Manchester band Oasis."
Why Drag Is the Ultimate Retort to Trump"In November, RuPaul tweeted that he was “finding it hard to carry on ‘business as usual’ after America got a giant swastika tattooed on her forehead,” and he told New York magazine’s Vulture website that Donald Trump’s win felt “like the death of America.” By the time I met up with him in March, right before the premiere party for Drag Race’s ninth season, his mood had improved considerably, but his focus was still on the political scene. “My optimism is back. I understand what it is we must do,” he said. “We’re going to mobilize young people who have never been mobilized, through our love of music, our love of love, our love of bright colors."
Two unseen Sylvia Plath poems have been discovered "Sylvia Plath, beloved author of melancholic totem The Bell Jar, also published a wealth of poetry. 54 years after her death, we thought we had seen her entire output as a writer. We were wrong. Scholars Gail Crowther and Peter K Steinberg, while working on a new book, uncovered two never-before-seen poems by the late author."
Sexting Not a Health Risk, Study Shows"There's a lot of controversy around sexting — and some of it is warranted. There are very real dangers with sexting, including the possibility that sending or receiving nude photos of someone under 18 could be considered child pornography, depending on your state's laws. But one worry about sexting now shows that at least some of the concerns some people have about sexting aren't warranted: a new study finds that sexting is not linked with other risky sexual behaviors."
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The Man Repeller Spring Trend EXTRAVAGANZA"Let it be known that the summer’s leftover sun in September has some sort of magical carryover power when it comes to spring-trend fever. That round of fashion week never fails to make you wish you could rewind right back back to June for a thousand outfit re-dos (Why didn’t I do THAT with my dresses? Why did I completely ignore the color yellow?) and yet come the following May — a full nine months later, hey baby! — it all looks lovely and fresh."
Community Is Core to Next-Gen Brands"A crop of emerging brands are bucking industry trends by doing more than just selling to customers — they’re developing fandoms."