~YEAR of the MONKEY: trending . . small
it’s interesting to see ‘scale’ or ‘size’ . . . which is trending small in the art world, i.e. sticker art, i.e. Instagram & social media in general . . . also manifesting in the quote unquote: ‘real’ world – across many levels.
here’s 3 BIG ones:
the state of global health, global currency & . . global FASHION.
1. in the FILE UNDER: tell me I wasn’t right, category . . . and the huge threat of the ultra ‘tiny’- to OUR . . . human tiniest.
and, also FILE UNDER: it doesn’t take a rocket scientist that maybe it’s NOT a good idea to add pesticide to human drinking water.
apparently some common sense science, as opposed to the rigid old world science of the ‘unseen and therefore does not exist kind’ . . by some Argentinian scientists, Red Universitaria de Ambiente y Salud – are linking the surge of micro-cephaly with the wide spread use of a mosquito larvicide, Pyriproxyfen which has been widely added to Brazil’s drinking water (!!) in an effort to destroy mosquito eggs (a tiny unit of life – if there ever was one) & larvae (ditto).
Manufactured by SUMITOMO Chemical . . which is linked in turned to MONSANTO – which in turn is moving further & further away from the association – as more articles on this are published . . Sumitomo claims Pyripoxtyfen “had been approved by the WHO to combat mosquitoes and that extensive testing has shown that it doesn’t cause nervous system damage or affect reproductive ability.” Further, there are widely published “assertions by the Brazilian gov’t and U.S. health ‘authorities’ that there is NO scientific basis linking the use of the chemical to the birth defect”.
Tell that . . to the people of Flint, Michigan who were told by their good ole American gov’t & elected “authorities” – that their drinking water was safe. super high levels of lead are a threat to the cognitive development of their next generation(s) of babies (our tiniest unit of life).
2. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY . . going smaller, too !!
in an effort to fight forgery, tax evasion, and make life harder for “terrorists, drug dealers, financial criminals and human traffickers (!!) and, to help with ‘negative interest rates’ – “former treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers is calling for a global agreement by monetary authorities to STOP issuing notes worth more than $50 or $100.
3. SHOES !!!!!!!!
you know – those tiny things you wear on your smallest appendage.
of course, nowhere is the (relatively) tiny impish monkey . . wreaking more havoc – than in the world of fashion. SHOES – the smallest unit of the ‘look’: have it right or lose it all. no in-betweens. no second chances.
I’m serious. anybody in the fashion world is going to agree, or else lose their job – this year. if you haven’t called the right shoe . . you have nothing. zero. zilch. doesn’t matter how fashion-forward, or pretty the frock. how ‘fresh’ or young the model, or DIY down & dirty the props.
wrong show: game over.
and it’s not just calling the right style: flat, pointy toes, sneaker construction – it also breaks down within all that. ballet flats – out. pointy toes, but heels too high – out. sneakers – too high of a platform sole: out.
you gotta be on your toes – to master the fashion scene in this year of the tricky monkey !!
style editors: good luck.
DIOR . . has got the dressy shoe – nailed.
the kittenish heel, preferably in metal !! is the big winner this season. but this higher one, a modified kitten heel if you look closely. though slightly chunky, still / but just . . on it’s very tippy tip toes .. . makes the mark. helped by the sharp contrast colors, black & white rule. maybe red. two tones are good. but absolutely no nude, nude is so over. so dated. (sorry, Bloomingdales & Princess Kate/Duchess of Cambridge).
and a nice big bow, or buckle – is fab. esp in the front of that long pointy toe – voila !! tres chic. and everything else, fuggetaboutit.
don’t you just love how fashion world is so . . cruel. so fas-chist.
so art world-like.
PHOTO SOURCE: print ad, NYT STYLE MAGAZINE – WOMEN’S FASHION Feb 14, 2016
and just to pull it . . . FULL CIRCLE / art world-wise for the . . purists, lol !