Evidently, there’s a Cherohonkee fashion spread in Italian Vogue this month. WTF? More here.
And even more exciting, Nicole Richie’s “House Of Harlow” jewelry line is deemed ‘Cherohonkee Chic.’ Hilarious. Images after the jump.
That sense of personal and like-minded connection is one of the things that first attracted Williamsburgers like Robert Lanham, the founding editor of the comprehensive and indispensable Free Williamsburg blog. “You’d walk down the street and recognize people,” remembers Lanham, who is also, tellingly, the author of The Hipster Handbook. He admits that much has changed in the 12 years that he’s lived in the neighborhood (among other things, he can no longer afford to live as close to the center of things as he once did) but “you still feel like you’re part of a real community,” he says.
You can read it all and see their Williamsburg restaurant picks here.
From the Canadian wire (Canwest News Service):
Business suits are the new shorthand for sexy, according to a survey released Thursday indicating Canadian men and women alike fantasize more about white-collar workers than such perennial objects of desire as firefighters, rock stars and models.
“Given the global financial crisis, suits and business attire are the new hot uniforms, since they remind us of what really turns us on: employment,” says Robert Lanham, a humorist who has written three books on North American idiosyncrasies.
“When fantasy becomes dull, we begin to long for the real thing. So it makes perfect sense that the corporate uniforms we wear and see every day would become the new fetish.”
Jay McInerney has a great article in the current New York. It gives a quick shout-out to The Hipster Handbook
Hipsters believed they were the ultimate anti-yuppies. Unlike their forebears, they wanted to be known not by their job or ambition but by their self-conscious disregard for either. If anything, the cult of connoisseurship was even more exaggerated in this subgroup. Their code, enshrined in Robert Lanham’s hyperironic 2003 Hipster Handbook, was inherently elitist, defining itself in opposition to the mainstream. Hipster consumerism championed the notions of alternative and independent, rejecting the yuppie embrace of certain consumer brands in favor of their own. So it was vintage T-shirts rather than Turnbull & Asser dress shirts with spread collars, Pabst Blue Ribbon over Chardonnay. But ultimately, whether you love Starbucks or loathe it, a world in which we are defined by our choice of blue jeans and coffee beans owes more to Alex Keaton than to Abbie Hoffman.
You can read it all here.
Tune in tonight…. I’ll be discussing the Jesusyness of Sarah Palin and the Mavrickiness of McCain on BlogTalkRadio. Using Google maps, I’ve seen Capitol Hill from my home, so I’m an expert on all things political. From Rumproast:
Check out the premiere of our BlogTalkRadio show Radio Rumproast Monday September 15th from 11PM-12:30AM ET. Our guest will be Robert Lanham, author of the The Hipster Handbook, Food Court Druids…, and The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right. We’ll talk about his books, evangelicalism in politics, the general election and ferrets. We’ll also feature a roundtable of bloggers, including Rumproast’s poputonian, discussing the past week’s events and, of course, we’ll be taking your calls. Radio Rumproast: We like it well-done.