The Mulleavy Sisters as Fashion DesignersWritten by Sher Matsen
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Kate and Laura wrote a letter to vintage guru Cameron Silver charming him with their 10 piece Rodarte collection. He invited them to set up shop during L.A. Fashion Week at Decades. Even without formal training, it is very apparent that this sister act has a sense of style and design as their small Rodarte collection quickly gains momentum. Their line will soon be found in some of countries best boutiques. LA’s Satine, Houston’s Mix, Chicago’s Ikram, New York’s Kirna Zabette. They’ve even managed a private showing for Vogue’s Anna Wintour. The collection ranges from $1300 to $2000 in price. It’s themed around romantic west, nature, and their personal family linage. Their black wool crepe bodice dress is an all time favorite. Made from strips of stiff fabric resembling tree trunks, with a delicate flowing skirt. The Earhart coat is a one pocket trench coat, and their military coat is black double faced wool accented with a thin row of pheasant feathers. How much closer to nature can you get? Their fast growing recognition has people wondering who they know. The reality is they haven’t made their debut because of who they know. They’ve come to be on talent and goodwill of fashion industry. Their current collection is exactly what stylish women want to wear. Their talent is excellent, there genuine about wanting to design and their personalities are drawing. It will be interesting to see where these girls are in a few years.
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Materialism and IndividualsWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
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‘The flower children and groupies are not often willing to do work that many business types and academics have done. I have found what I think of as independent thinkers (Which is main characteristic of a Hippie, I think.) in all social groups or walks of life. Michel Foucault and his students at Sorbonne or Pierre Trudeau and Jean-Paul Sartre and his beau are established thinkers of genre. This book and work required of any forum seeking change will try to explore why they are so unable to get a larger audience to actually take ethics they speak about and apply them in real world changes.
I will have to get past Hegelian Being-ness and other confused Neo-Platonic rhetoric to nuts and bolts of Gothic ideas and historical agendas again. I guess cultivation of positive emotions can assist in a therapeutic manner which will enable people. But wishful-thinking alone will not solve much of ethical issues borne through constant power-mongering or people needing to fight each other for more of that elusive and fictional One Pie. Let us strive to reduce any cherished illusions of our history if they do not stand test of common sense for good of all people. It may turn out to be an exploration of sublime inter-connectiveness and I hope I will be fair in seeing positives that Machiavelli and likes of Carlyle can offer real thinkers in present as well.’
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