Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.   

- Mary Ellen Chase, American scholar, teacher, writer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ex supermodels on ageing

About Face is a documentary that focuses on the way in which ex supermodels experience ageing. Looks fascinating. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Child labour and the fashion industry

Recently, it was discovered that most of the cotton used to make lingerie for lux brand, Victoria's Secret, comes from Burkina Faso where children are exploited to do most of the labour. This is of course not the first time that child-labour has been used to make clothes or textiles used to make clothes.One really needs to think about where your clothes are coming from. The need to have cheap clothes is causing suppliers to turn to child and even slave labour. Check out this short video on child labour in China.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Why the big fuss?

Everyone is going crazy over Andrej Pejic posing for HEMA, like it's something compeletely different to what he usually does, model clothes traditionally meant for women. Aren't bras exactly the same?

I think this is a great way to show that people are sexed in various ways and that the boundaries of what is normal and abnormal can actually start to break down.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lady Gaga's new video

Lady Gaga's new video is like nothing she's ever done. It's a music video and documentary combined. I am utterly fascinated by her. Her androgynous approach is such a fresh and different way of thinking and of being.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Freedom To Create

Catch the Freedom to Create photography project in Gardens, Cape Town. It is truly amazing.Below, Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi congratulates the winner of this year's exhibition.