ALEXANDRA SARABIA

Sep 20

“Fashion now pivots on a show of the personal and the sensitive, on feelings, values, an air of education, a sense of fine distinctions, and a great play of self-confidence and independence—on what is packaged commercially, in short, as the Quality Life. The increasingly estimable-looking camouflage that fashion is taking on makes the process of detecting its presence and influence infinitely more complex, and makes anyone seem churlish who takes issue with it once it is detected.” — Kennedy Fraser, whose piece "The Fashionable Mind" ran in the magazine in 1978. (via newyorker)

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Sep 15

allismamihlapinatapai:

Caroline Issa

Favorite editor, the kind of woman I want to be.

allismamihlapinatapai:

Caroline Issa

Favorite editor, the kind of woman I want to be.

“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace and Other Stories (via bookmania)

“Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end.” — George R.R. Martin (via observando)

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“When it comes to other people, you can always come up with a reasonable explanation, but you can’t fool yourself.” — What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami (Knopf, 2008). (via chloefrielen)

(via fuckyeahreading)

Sep 09

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