você sabe que alguem é foda no que faz e manja do que tá falando quando mesmo numa entrevista com perguntas completamente idiotas a pessoa consegue dar um show de retórica e conhecimento e opinião bem embasada. isso na área que for, de futebol a física quantica. eu vou falar de moda porque aparentemente é só sobre isso que eu sei falar, me desculpem pela vibe monotemática dos últimos dias.

essa entrevista da revista elle com a fran lebowitz tá UH-mazing do começo ao fim. gosto de como às vezes ela responde de maneira estúpida algumas perguntas bobas, forçando a entrevistadora a reformular ou repensar o que queria perguntar, mas gosto ainda mais do fato da fran lebowitz ter falado pra caralho, ela falou a beça, e a entevistadora idiota não teve muita oportunidade de interromper ou fazer mais perguntas idiotas.

não vou comentar a entrevista inteira porque ela é longuíssima, vou só colar aqui alguns trechos que eu achei maravihosos e que são coisas que eu sempre digo (só que não com tanta desenvoltura, inteligência e ironia, e também eu costumo dizer as coisas apenas pra mim mesma e a fran lebowitz diz as coisas pra veículos internacionais. mas façam-se minhas as palavras dela)

"People care more about trends now than they do about style. They get so wrapped up in what's happening that they forget how to dress, and they never learn who they are because they never learn how to take care of anything. So much of what my generation was taught regarding clothes was how to make them last. How to wash and care for them.


When we were young, we knew things. We knew basic history, even as it related to fashion. Now, when something reappears, an 18 year old has no clue that it's a revival. Despite the fact that they're almost always online they don't get references.

I think that's part of why visual things are becoming so derivative. Designers now, they all have these things called mood boards. I suppose they think a sense of discovery equals invention. It would be as if every writer had a board with paragraphs of other writers—'Oh, I'll take a little bit of this, and that, he was really good.' Yes, he was really good! And that is not a mood board, it is a stealing board. What's the point of being young if you're not going to make new things, I wonder?


What's so great thing about clothes is that they're artificial—you can lie, you can choose the way you look, which is not true of natural beauty. So if you're naturally beautiful, wear what you want, but that's .01% of people. Most people just aren't good looking enough to wear what they have on. They should change. They should get some slacks and a nice overcoat.


I mean, I always thought it would be much wittier for drag queens to dress in this very drab way. You know, the yoga pants? Well, what if drag queens just really let themselves go, pretending not to try, like most women?

But there are no drag queens like that, because drag queens know how to wear clothes. Can you imagine if women tried as hard as drag queens? We'd be a much more attractive culture.


I think [Hilary Clinton's] lack of style comes naturally. I do, I really do. She has no style, zero. Of course there's millions of women like this, it's just that not everyone's looking at them constantly. ut I would not say her look (I won't even call it style) is so imposed on her. Yes, there's a narrow parameter for a woman that public, but I don't feel that inside of Hillary Clinton there's a Jane Birkin waiting to get out. I don't think she cares. I don't think she is interested in how her house looks, where her furniture is from—I don't think she has any visual interests. And there's nothing wrong in not caring. A man who doesn't care about what he looks like, he's applauded. We say, 'Oh, he's not superficial!'

I, myself, am deeply superficial.


I notice [a woman's] clothes if she knows how to wear clothes. It's a trait, not a talent. A person who actually knows how to wear clothes…they would look good in any clothes. You see this especially at the Academy Awards. Even if the dresses are beautiful and expensive and important, the actresses can't always carry them. Sometimes I feel like saying to them, 'Act! You know how to act, you're an actor. You're about to win an award for (I don't know) convincingly playing that Venezuelan nun who went to war. Now act like you can wear this dress.'

Maybe it's superficial to exude a sense of confidence in one's clothes. But it's also integral. Yes, if you cover a man's eyes, he legitimately might not remember what he has on. But is that really worth celebrating, or imitating? Personally I don't think we need to emulate that level of stupidity. Because look, we have an appearance. Not all of us are beautiful. But we can appear fine looking. So we should. Feeling good about an outfit is the point at which that outfit finally becomes good."

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