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Your BULLETT Summer Reading List, Inspired By Our Favorite Resort 2014 Looks

Fashion

Your BULLETT Summer Reading List, Inspired By Our Favorite Resort 2014 Looks

Melville House, with notes and original photographs by Walker Evans. Agee's portrait of once-upon-a-U.S.A. economics and family life will enrich American Wang's Basque couturier trials. ">
Balenciaga by Alexander Wang with the Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee with photographs by Walker Evans

The presumed-lost manuscript of literary talent James Agee’s reportage from Depression-era Alabama is rediscovered and comes to us this month, from Melville House, with notes and original photographs by Walker Evans. Agee's portrait of once-upon-a-U.S.A. economics and family life will enrich American Wang's Basque couturier trials.
Band of Outsiders with True to Life: Twenty-Fives Years of Conversations with David Hockney by Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler’s portrait of artist David Hockey moves us from the stuff we see—poolsides, roadways, So-Cal fauvism—into an exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself. Read it wearing the tones and shapes favored by the artist himself.
Calvin Klein Collection with The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

Salt dunes, Italian motorcycles, conceptual art, and revolutionary impulse—Rachel Kushner’s highspeed bestseller will heat you from the outside in like a sunburn. You’ll race through this novel but the impression it makes won’t fade; it’ll set the tone for the rest of your summer. Calvin Klein’s sienna suede and dusty white moto-dresses match the ‘70s Conceptualism of the book’s setting #landart #donaldjudd.
Christian Dior by Raf Simons with My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

Colorful, flip, and more than a little perverted; feminine, fantastical, and often diaphanous, Lisa Hanawalt’s new comics collection and Raf Simon’s vision for Dior are made for each other. Fashion bonus: within the pages of My Dirty Dumb Eyes is the funniest take on Vogue editor Anna Wintour you'll ever read.

I am strong, individual in my falseness: wavering, faint, fanciful in my truth. I am eternally self-conscious but sincere in it. I am ultra-modern, very old-fashioned: savagely incongruous. I am young, but not very young."">
Versus Versace by J.W. Anderson with I Await the Devil’s Coming by Mary MacLane

"I am rare — I am in some ways exquisite. I am pagan within and without. I am vain and shallow and false...

I am strong, individual in my falseness: wavering, faint, fanciful in my truth. I am eternally self-conscious but sincere in it. I am ultra-modern, very old-fashioned: savagely incongruous. I am young, but not very young."
tally of the models of color employed at New York Fashion Week. Last season, Jez counted 82.7% white models to 9.1% Asian, 6% black, and around 2% non-white Latina models. The protagonist of Chimamanda Adichie’s latest novel, a Nigerian woman who moves to America and finds fame as a race blogger, could/would type a mean post reply to that. For Resort, NYFW’s finest, Marc Jacobs, spun Americana in Milanese chic. The collection is beautiful but its purity calls for someone like Adichie to complicate what counts as "Americanah" today.">
Marc Jacobs with Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Every season, the bloggers at Jezebel make a tally of the models of color employed at New York Fashion Week. Last season, Jez counted 82.7% white models to 9.1% Asian, 6% black, and around 2% non-white Latina models. The protagonist of Chimamanda Adichie’s latest novel, a Nigerian woman who moves to America and finds fame as a race blogger, could/would type a mean post reply to that. For Resort, NYFW’s finest, Marc Jacobs, spun Americana in Milanese chic. The collection is beautiful but its purity calls for someone like Adichie to complicate what counts as "Americanah" today.
Theyskens Theory with A Crack Up at the Race Riots by Harmony Korine

It fell out of print not long after its initial publication in 1998, but thanks to the interest in Disney princess revolution, Harmony Korine’s novel “novel” is back in distribution. Grungy but not angsty, authentic by way of irony (“Tries to retain some semblence of ‘life’.”), A Crack Up slips perfectly inside the pockets of Theyskens Theory’s wide jeans.
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Ah, summer. The time, as Eileen Myles wrote, “to do nothing and make no money.” Being and nothingness. Water, sun, and sand. The flesh, the mind, a book. Maybe a michelada. All you need. In honor of this glorious season, we’ve prepared a reading list inspired by our favorite Resort 2014 looks; a time of the mind for the flesh of the world.