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Jean Stories

i think i got onto Jean Stories because i saw a pic of a nice bum in a nice pair of jeans somewhere. that’s how these things start, you know. good bums in good pairs of jeans are kind of everything. sort of like The Selby meets Freuden von Freunden meets Closet Story – but in denim. it was started by Jane Herman Bishop and Florence Kane, both fashion writers at Vogue.

Jean Stories is all about denim – who’s wearing it and making it, why we love it, and all the ways it reflects our lives and styles. Jane grew up in Los Angeles selling jeans at her family’s Ron Herman stores, where she got an informal denim education from some of the industry’s best. Florence’s fondest denim memories were, until now, from the 90s: stealing her dad’s Levi’s and Pendleton plaids to wear to high school in San Diego; decorating her room with Calvin Klein Jeans ads.

plus they have this amazing story about Rachel Comey and her new store in NYC which i am dying to visit. why must i be 12,500km away?

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painting woodstock

this article in the December 1969 edition of US Vogue where they compare scenes from woodstock to famous paintings absolutely made my day – perhaps for obvious reasons. why can’t vogue still be like this?

All nature is but art, unknown to thee; / All chance, direction, which thou eanst not see.” Except you can. As clearly as you can see the sunlit discipline of Seurat you can see direction on those rare, risked occassions when an event slips it man-made plans and becomes a phenomenon, pulling order, unexpected, from chaos – and, at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, from muf. “Gettysburg,” they called it. A plague of people. A slough. A three-day anguish that no one who was there regrets: Hundreds of thousands of kids come together to enjoy each other in the presence of music, and of peace. They knew about art and nature what Alexander Pope wrote in 1773. They lived for a weekend in the still eye of a hurricane.

please note that i did not make these comparisons myself, i have simply recreated the image comparisons from the original magazine article in higher resolution for your viewing pleasure.

seurat – a sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte

manet – le déjeuner sur l’herbe

gauguin – spirit of the dead watching

cezanne – the bathers

vogue scans courtesy of youthquakers

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brief encounter

most of the time i skip past editorials in fashion magazines because they simply don’t interest me all that much. it takes a lot to make me pause, and this ed from us vogue certainly did. what an odd pairing in daria werbowy and david straitharn, playing the journalist + artist in a ‘brief encounter’ on what is presumably his southwest ranch getaway slash artistic love nest. if you don’t get it yet, this is why grace coddington is so beloved. i mean, i still think ah fashion it’s really all so silly isn’t it – how many outfits does this chick wear for one interview? regardless, it made me smile.

images from tfs

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august 1970

this particular vogue looks like a cracker. a cracker!

long skirts, flared pants, corduroy. check. check.

francoise hardy:

charlotte rampling:

michael douglas (!)

this coat!

and this rad chick

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dingleberry

a man’s take on fashion – from little brown pen

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paris vogue

can’t remember where i found these (probably tsf) – but they’re fantastico!

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