When I started this blog, I made a clear choice not to take it in the direction of a business, so given that I'm having to focus on making that paper, it's going to be neglected. That's too bad but that's real.
I'm currently developing a site that I hope will become really big. It's called All World Dance: World Dance News and it's kind of my return to the dance world after many years absence. I expect to be at full steam by next week.
I'm also doing some blogging at Hypebot, the leading U.S. music industry blog, and I'm keeping a regularly updated list of my posts at Flux Research, my business writing hub.
On that note, I am available for freelance writing assignments and would love to be doing more local work.
Please contact me at: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com
This delicate layered work caught my eye in the window of Vintage Moon at 82-B N. Lexington, in part, because I couldn't tell if it was one piece or two.
Turns out that it's a combination of a petticoat from 1892, i.e. a real antique, and a piece by designer Gigi Reneé. I could see the top being quite sexy on its own though I'm feeling my photo doesn't capture it very well.
Proenza Schouler Talk To Fashion Bloggers at Evolving Influence
Although I'm not going to be doing much about fashion outside of Asheville, I thought this video of Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough speaking at the NYFW Evolving Influence blogger conference would be useful for folks who are still wrapping their heads around the value of being in a fashion blog, especially folks with an interest or involvement in luxury markets. I'm not saying I'm going to make anybody famous but they talk about their cluelessness four years ago, similar to someone I recently encountered, and how they and the industry have taken a while to figure out what's up with bloggers but are now embracing them.
For example, one of the guys discusses their first contact with a Midwestern fashion blogger, "this crazy girl in the middle of America!" (2:05), and how they just couldn't get it at the time. It reminds me a lot of people in the music industry 5 or 6 years ago who did not see the power of blogging even though some of us knew what we were and what we were in the process of accomplishing!
Honestly, once you've watched a new artist blow past the industry censors and get a deal because they're already famous due to bloggers or, in my case, once you've embarassed NY hip hop industry power figures in front of their peers from a laptop in NC, you know what's up! Especially when you get tipsters working in their offices giving you direct quotes...The industry did not see us coming and now all my old blogging buddies are the first to get leaks and hot tips. They're running circles around the magazine people who are watching their industry die!
But that was back in the day and this isn't about me, it's about folks coming from out of nowhere and changing the game. It's about not being shortsighted and not turning your nose up at things you don't understand. It's about thriving in the 21st Century.