An anthropologist friend of mine needs some distraction right now! So, dedicated to her and all my other brilliant friends, here’s some style reading about intellectual engagement with personal style.
- Style May Not Be Virtuous, But Is It Stupid?- Amid Privilege deconstructs the idea that it’s dumb/shallow to care about one’s appearance.
- Semiotics in Fashion – Emily Parker, brainy style blogger, gives us this crisp essay on semiotic theory and what we wear.
- Conference Chic, or, How To Dress Like An Anthropologist – “Wearing one’s fieldsite…” I also like Hook & Eye’s what-not-to-wear list for Canadian academicians.
- This Is What A Scientist Looks Like – Diverse scientific style!
- Final Fashion – The witty blog of a trend theorist/fashion illustrator. Posts on Hogarth and futurism in parallel with runway sketching and the time she was photographed for the Sartorialist.
- The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club For Scientists – Between this and the 2013 Stylish Scientist List, witness the power of having signature hair.
Intellectual style sources in Wellington: MP, Zambezi, Soup Fashion Rescue, Icebreaker merino garments, cleverly curated vintage accessories from Cuba Street’s shops, jewelry from Quoil and Things Unseen, and hair by Love Hairdressing and Jam.