What’s more real: Sofia Coppola’s true-to-RL reflection of conspicuous consumption and celebrity culture in The Bling Ring or Alexis Neiers’s heroic conviction as communicated to Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales on the E! reality program Pretty Wild? How about the 2011 #LifetimeMovies The Bling Ring starring Jennifer “Francis” Grey and that recurring side character from Gossip Girl? Is Canal St more real than the runway? A Certilogo code Versus more authentic than Nomi Malone loving her new Versais?
Call me a Supreme Bitch, but these days, I’m feeling trop Holly Golightly: “She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony.” Trompe l’oeil and replicas, knowledgeable knock-offs, craftwork counterfeits… E-cigarettes and The Complete Poem:
Nothing is one thing, only simultaneously
A motorcycle is buzzing and my mom is somewhere.
It’s six o’clock in the morning, and it’s three o’clock in the
What are you doing simultaneously?
VFILES knows a pussycat from a cunt. Faustine Steinmetz petites mains your favorite basics. Eckhaus Latta abstracts John and Yoko, briefly. Margiela reigns. Let’s Talk About (Our) Love for Phoebe Philo. Once upon a Gaultier… Does it get any more literal than FAUX/real? (The Secret works if you believe it.)