Thursday, October 28, 2010


The 1920s flapper, who seemed to live 'only to consume', was a potent symbol of a lifestyle promoted through advertising and popular culture as a means to create a truly modern identity, which capitalised upon new freedoms. She seemed to live for the glamour of the moment, apparently without a past, and oblivious to the future.
- Rebecca Arnold, Fashion, Desire and Anxiety, 2001

Hello precedent.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed. I just re-read The Great Gatsby and it reminded me that the current state of the fashion industry and blogging world is not a new phenomenon. Now I have to question whether I should have an issue with being a willing participant...