For most of us, it’s somewhere in the middle — we like to write and want a piece of lifestyle.
For most of us, it’s somewhere in the middle — we like to write and want a piece of lifestyle. Maybe you want to work in a profession that’s flooding with praise, validation, art, big paychecks, writing by day and drinking by night, and the other things that tend to accompany a romanticized writing lifestyle.
The effect of the dress in relationship to that stage design is stunning.
In a situation when something strikes us as stunningly glamorous, the archaic meaning of as magic or enchantment still seems relevant.
It’s back to writing four-plus articles a day and squeezing in fiction and essays whenever I can.
And, frankly, I haven’t been this happy about my writing situation in a long time.
In dressing for the Oscars, Theron has made some choices that bombed with most fashion critics.
Most people felt that the Christian Dior dress that she wore to the 2010 Oscars looked regrettable on her, and it made many worst-dress lists.I can thank my roommates for having the credit (and paying extra) for my three-bedroom apartment (did I mention we also had a loft? While I spent a lot of that time complaining about how much I was writing, I, realistically, only wrote for four to seven hours a day.I also had freedom since I was working from home and was self-employed/an entrepreneur/didn’t have a real job/whatever you want to call it. Looking back now, they were filled with shades of security and happiness because I had an accepting friend group and writing paid for my bills.I also had the opportunity to write and read fiction for two years without pressure.Fast forward to 2018 and I’ve bitched and moaned myself broke, while applying to jobs, burning bridges, freelancing, and wishing an essay (or the book I started I can only speak from my own experiences.During those days, I was writing four-plus articles a day (seven days a week) and also doing schoolwork at night, which consisted of short stories, reading, and workshop.I was making a living writing and also following my dream (writing books/fiction) via an MFA.Small wonder this is so difficult to pull off—the slightest incongruity can break the spell of glamour.Oh, but what a delightful experience to have when the enchantment works as planned.Posted by Randall Shinn on February 06, 2011 in Fashion, Appearance, Makeup, Glamour Defined my friend David Bernstein (a Bay Area engineer, not the Volokh Conspiracy blogger) has been passing on interesting glamour-related links and observations.I've finally persuaded him to join us with the occasional post. For more on this topic, check out this 1974 New York magazine article by Anne Hollander (and for a really creepy experience, keep scrolling to the one after it).