Alert: Designer Fraud (Yawn,) Again.

Remember back in Fall 2012 when I was super into The Magic Mountain?  Here’s a link from my press archives about the collection.

I don’t know who this Ana Locking gal is, but she’s totally biting my style, her Spring 15 collection is also “inspired by Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain.” Thankfully the clothes are different but helping yourself to my sloppy seconds headline is just as bad.

It makes sense though, since it takes about 2 years to read through the 700+ pages of this truly epic work of rogue literature.  Sry not Sry Ana, I did it first!  You’re on Blast.

I’m used to it by now, but it’s still annoying to get an email blast from with style-biter written all over it.

PS here’s the original video for this Epic-novel-inspired collection, from the archive:


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This is interesting: taking hints from contemporary filmmaking

I swear to submit to the following set of rules drawn up and confirmed by DOGMA 95:

Shooting must be done on location. Props and sets must not be brought in (if a particular prop is necessary for the story, a location must be chosen where this prop is to be found).
The sound must never be produced apart from the images or vice versa. (Music must not be used unless it occurs where the scene is being shot.)
The camera must be hand-held. Any movement or immobility attainable in the hand is permitted.
The film must be in color. Special lighting is not acceptable. (If there is too little light for exposure the scene must be cut or a single lamp be attached to the camera.)
Optical work and filters are forbidden.
The film must not contain superficial action. (Murders, weapons, etc. must not occur.)
Temporal and geographical alienation are forbidden. (That is to say that the film takes place here and now.)
Genre movies are not acceptable.
The film format must be Academy 35 mm.
The director must not be credited.
Furthermore I swear as a director to refrain from personal taste! I am no longer an artist. I swear to refrain from creating a “work”, as I regard the instant as more important than the whole. My supreme goal is to force the truth out of my characters and settings. I swear to do so by all the means available and at the cost of any good taste and any aesthetic considerations.

Thus I make my VOW OF CHASTITY.

Copenhagen, Monday 13 March 1995

On behalf of DOGMA 95

Lars von Trier Thomas Vinterberg




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