Thursday, December 3, 2009

UN Translators Needed: POSITION FILLED



Job description: translate this article below about MMTSI in the new issue of the very awesome and very glossy Swiss fashion magazine Edelweiss.
Experience required: Dealing with heads of state or high school level French
Payment: respect, admiration, leftover Halloween candy



UPDATE: Readers Pam Carson and Chryssi Tsoupanarias have taken on the job.

Translation as follows:

Fashion, the world and vice versa
Where we ask, each month, how the continent of fashion shakes the planet

On the other hand, let’s talk about…
…“gypset” and “my mother, style icon”… We’ve got to chat with you before the end of this year, the one during which we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. We’ve also got to talk before the unveiling of hippie chic in spring 2010. Oops, hippie chic? Rewind. We wanted to say “gypset.” This catchword (“gypset” = “gypsy” + “jet set”) appeared in the fashion universe last spring. Coined by the New York journalist Julia Chaplin (who writes for The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, and Wallpaper), it means “an emerging group of creative semi-nomadic people and the bohemian places where they live, from Montauk to Cornouailles, passing by the Rift Valley, in Kenya.” Their family tree? “English Romantic-era poets, Victorian adventurers, the surrealists, the beatniks, the hippies, and ravers.” On the runways? Marant, Marni, Missoni… or Altuzarra. And where does my mother fit in? In the last issue, we talked about the “vintage-me” (vintage-moi) wave, the funny trend of posting photos on the Web of you wearing the worst outfits of decades past. Next? The wave of “vintage my mother.” Who started this trend? The blog, My Mom, The Style Icon – Moms as Fashion Muses*, launched in March by Piper Weiss, a 31-year-old Brooklyn journalist. Where did she get the idea? “I came across two photo albums of my mother when she was 20 years old, around 1969, and I was struck by all the adorable clothes, sexy and trendy boyfriends, exotic places… I scanned the images when my mom was out walking the dog and I created the blog. Now she knows and she adores the site, which took off when I started to receive images of “mother style icons” from around the world,” says Piper. She admits that her mother-muse relationship hasn’t always been idyllic. “We have epic battles on the topic of clothes. I rebelled against her advice by doing exactly the opposite (which drove me to some serious fashion blunders). Then, around the age of 25, I discovered my parents’ old records, 1960s films, Fleetwood Mac, and the flamboyant sense of fashion they had in 1979. Today, I’m thankful to her for her influence. “Gypset” and your mother’s wardrobe, where we can build a future with the past.

8 comments:

rivka said...

Do you have a web address for this page? Put it into google translate. I've been trying to get the enlarged photo page address into 'translate' but it is not working. If you've got the original address...you could let me know what it is and I'd be glad to do it. This looks like French not swiss?

Piper Weiss said...

thanks rivka! articles not online only in print. yeah it's french. know french?

rivka said...

I do not know French! But google translate knows French and we've got to get this page in there- short of typing it in myself (too darn lazy). My right click won't copy and paste the article you have shown either. gr. But congrats on your mention. I love your blog so much and all the beautiful stylish mommies.

melinaq31 said...

google translate messes up a lot. i'd give it a try.

Steph Hill'10 said...

I can translate it for you if you haven't worked it out yet.

Salanth said...

Style, the world and vice-versa

Where we ask, each month, how the fashion continent resonates with the planet's shaking

This month, we talk to you about…

…canine chic. "Having a dog at your heels, it's almost as good as having the world at your feet", said a 1930 Vogue, quoted in the book Dogs In Vogue, A Century of Canine Chic by Judith Watt (Editions Little Brown Book, coming February 2010). "These are swindlers and philosophers, mystics, snobs and saints." Bah. Us, we have a horse.

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