Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The appropriation of the alternative, episode 44,173

Along with many others, I sneered at this WikiHow article entitled How to Be Indie (for Girls), with its recommendations of “curly or wavy hair”, “old comics”, “indie celebrities” and with – oh, yeah – music as a 10th-place afterthought. And then I found myself editing a fashion spread that namechecked the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie Sioux, Ian Curtis and the Cocteau Twins, filleting my own adolescence to flog the autumn/winter collections. God, have I finally recuperated myself?

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