I don't like posting quotes Tumblrina-style but these are words from the mouth of this super-polymath-of-a-man (do select the "Very Long" version) whose work and mind have, over decades, entertained and befuddled me, filled me with awe and made me wish, many times, to have a brain half as brilliant as his. In other words, I have a big crush on Bill Drummond and I'm happy to break my no-quotes policy for him. Over and over again. Thanks to my pal (+ crush-enabler!) Ben for sending this in February(!!!), from which I lifted this quote.
I really do miss the days when this thing called the Internet didn't exist (add "bloggers" to "actors, sportsmen, musicians or artists" and you'll see what I mean). Back then, people who were stylish were truly and uniquely so. "Personal style" was just that - personal. Not a carbon copy of a look borrowed from a so-"it"-right-now blog-star/celebrity or a whole pre-styled ensemble ordered from an online boutique with an easy click of the mouse. The advent of the Internet has spawned a new breed of cookie-cutter-clotheshorses who seem so content letting others do all the "fighting, kicking, loving, fucking,
painting, throwing, jumping, killing, singing, shouting" for them. It seems like being stylish, to them, is not about choosing to wear clothes that say something about themselves but rather about some girl on the Internet whose wardrobe and life they covet. Will we ever see individuality back in fashion again?
PS. I bought Bill Drummond's 100 and I'm nearly at the end of it so be expecting more quotes! Haha.