Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

Not Only, But Additionally

Penned upon the 13th of August, 2007

I’ve been to the library! A few libraries, in fact, and I’ve been leafing through the treasures I’ve come home with: The Vulgarisationon of Art, by Linda Dowling, an account of certain late Victorian thinkers’ attempts to radically democratise art and create an aesthetic utopia; and Daoism and Ecology, by N.J. Girardot, James Miller and Liu Xiaogan (eds); a series of essays on the relation between Daoist and ecological philosophy. I’m reading rather than writing, you see, but I promise to try to make it up to you with a real corker of an entry informed by all of the above soon, and in the meantime, here are some idle distractions!

Firstly, you might have noticed in the small print below that FrillyShirt now has an RSS feed! If you’ve a LiveJournal, you can also read FrillyShirt’s syndicated account, set up by Nicole of Circa Vintage – thank you very much, Nicole!

Incidentlaly, Circa is having a sale this week! Help the environment – buy vintage!

Second, Australians should pick up the most recent Cosmopolitan, because Gala Darling has made her debut as a columnist! Hup hup hooray, Gala, you skyrocket, you!

Once you’ve grabbed a copy of Cosmo and designed your ideal Incognito Outfit, you can post it on the niftiest site of the week, to which I was pointed by Libby of Exoskeleton Cabaret: Shoutfit! Shoutfit lets you photograph and share your wardrobe, cataloguing outfits by style, by specific pieces, things you made, things you bought, second-hand, vintage, so on, et al, etc! The emphasis is on creation and expression, not fashion, and there are some very glamorous and talented people to be seen there! I’ve posted a few pieces I already had handy, but I think I shall spend some time soon seriously cataloguing some of my favourite custom and vintage pieces.

Oh, and my Incognito Outfit? At the moment, it’s some charcoal wool trousers, a striped grey jumper and a big black peacoat. Nautically comfy!

Well, that’s all for tonight. Toora, take care and talk to you again soon!

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Commentary upon “Not Only, But Additionally”

  1. Eternity was heard to remark,

    Upon the 13th of August, 2007 at 5:33 am,

    I have also been directed to Shoutfit, and I found it so interesting that I am going to write a blog article about it myself. I saw your profile earlier and put you into the list of notable persons with Shoutfit accounts that I will include!

  2. Sir Frederick Chook was heard to remark,

    Upon the 15th of August, 2007 at 12:15 am,

    Cheers very much! I’ve never thought of myself as notable before…

    Shoutfit has me thinking about how I wear each piece, now. I think a paradigm shift in my wardrobe is ahead!

  3. Meaghan was heard to remark,

    Upon the 19th of August, 2007 at 11:14 pm,

    I shall have to take a gander, but I feel that somehow my collection of vintage is just not ‘establishment’ enough compared to yours, my aristocratic avian friend.

    Perhaps my vintage lingerie, including the nearly two-hundred year old linen petticoat with handmade lace from Boston?

  4. Sir Frederick Chook was heard to remark,

    Upon the 20th of August, 2007 at 4:56 am,

    I’m establishment? Wow! And my genuine vintage collection isn’t really that impressive – almost entirely Edwardian-WWII formalwear, kept for special occasions. A bicentennial petticoat beats me hands down!

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