Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tech Rant -- Instaspam

Today's rant is over the sudden proliferation of spam comments on Instagram.
They look like this:
Two of my images are currently being targeted. 

Being the Instacop that I am, I investigate the perps:
Looks like the above isn't doing so well on the "hundreds [of] followers & likes".

My first action is blocking the account: 

Next I go to the image with the comments and report each one as spam.

Here's how:
Click down on the comment and slide left, you will then see this:
The grey   ! octagon   is the reporting button. 
Tapping on it will give you some options:
You can be a good Instacop on your friends' images as well.
Left swiping will give you the Report option (but not the Trash).
Let's clean up Instagram and eliminate the Instaspam!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

52 Pick-me-up: Completion

We have reached the last week of 52 Pick-me-up Style. We've been working our way through the rainbow all year, with additional emotional word prompts from Tori Hartman's Chakra Wisdom Oracle. Now is your chance to show me your best color, your favorite outfit, and, for all you "Jokers" out there [you know who you are], your loudest, craziest ensemble with ALL THE COLORS.
Toast the rainbow!
I'll leave the link open for a month. Keep in mind -- I will be showing fashion illustrations November 22 - December 17 at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica under the title "Fashion Rainbow". What does that mean? You might be "SpyGirled"!

I'm also hosting a 40+ Blogger Meetup to coincide with the show, December 2-4. Plans for that are still very nebulous. Sign up for the email list on the 40+ Meetup page to stay informed.

Toast the rainbow -- Link and tell!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It's Reigning Men at LACMA

There's a great exhibition of men's fashion, Reigning Men, currently at LACMA through 8/21/16.
It's displayed in several rooms and is organized thematically rather than chronologically.
The accompanying book is good as well. The photographs are straightforward, and the book gives full information on every piece displayed (much better than the book from the Met's China show last year).

Following are glimpses of the various sections.

Walter Van Beirendonck, FW 2000-01,  Ensemble from 1790s
Zoot Suit 1940-42
Langlitz Leathers 1951, Johnson Hartig for Libertine FW 2009-10


Tronbi 1925-35
Rudi Gernreich 1970, Banyan Robe 1720s, Banyan 1880s


Ralph Lauren 1979, Vivienne Westwood FW 1992-93
Detail of Thom Browne FW 2014-15
Jeremy Scott with Adidas FW 2013-14

Body Consciousness

Kean Etro for Etro FW 2014-15

The Splendid Man

Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein SS 2009, Johnson Hartig for Libertine SS 2014, Sapeur Suit 2005

Detail of Coat and Waistcoat c1800
I've loaded more of my photos onto Flickr and they can be found in the Reigning Men album.