"[O]ne of the most striking hallmarks of the fast-fashion era is the rise of the YouTube ‘haul’ video. A typical haul video—so named for the overstuffed bags of clothing one can purchase from a fast-fashion outlet for relatively little money—shows a young woman, just home from shopping, pulling out new purchases and showing them off for the camera. The videos exemplify the new dynamics of fashion consumption in America: the sheer cheapness, the low barriers to gratification, the disposability of stylish clothing. As one star of a haul video recently said, ‘I bought these jeans just because it was a $6-denim day at Forever 21.’"
— Christina Moon in "The Secret World of Fast Fashion" (via putthison)
"Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one’s own governing philosophy."
— Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October (via fuckyeahwritersquotesandwisdom)
8pm and I’m ready for bed.
Winter in Seattle
Becoming a Wal Mart appreciation blog. See you hepcats later.