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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Programming Note

Next weeks "Sartorialist Who's Got The Cutest Baby Contest" has been put on indefinite hiatus.

Comments on "Programming Note"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:52 AM) : 

Hey, that's British humour out of an American chap!
Very nice....


Blogger Mrs Stevens said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Hilarious. Nicely done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 AM) : 

Hi, I'm going to put my comment here so it might actually get read.

Using the term "haters" to describe people who have a negative opinion has got to stop. We might have a different opinion but we do not "Hate". Hate is a very strong word for what's going on here.

Most everything, except the attack on Scott's appearance, has been nothing more than lively debate.

On one hand when the term "haters" pops up it sounds parochial and naive. But on the other hand it's fascist and Stepford Wive-ish.

"You must be nice to Sart or else suffer the consequences." Laugh out loud.

Same with the term "Jealous" as in "Never mind, Sart, they're just jealous."

I can tell you that I/we are not "jealous haters". Just people with ideas, opinions, thoughts and ethics.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:19 PM) : 


..and often quite uptight, too. Or is that word not in your vocabulary either?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:02 PM) : 

lol! good.


Blogger ruby-crowned kinglette said ... (1:04 PM) : 

it would have been difficult for me to keep my humor intact given the last 24 hours. congratulations.
and this from one of your dissenters.
-anon. 12:06


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:11 PM) : 

Well said, Plum and nice one, Sart. You've made it clear that Phoenix welcomed this makeover and that you're not out to make a drastic change, just enhance her lovely looks. Calm down, people!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:47 PM) : 

Thank goodness -- back to regular programming!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

Jealous Hater!

Hehe, sorry just trolling. Honestly I look at the blog almost daily, but have totally stopped reading the comments as they can tend towards fawning praise; which imho can get a little thick. I think it's Sart's blog and he can do whatever he wants with it, and he's clearly doing a good job as we are all here. However it's nice to see a little life in the comments section.

So thanks everyone, including Sart


Blogger (0v0) said ... (2:57 PM) : 

These threads are amazing. I often want to jump in and praise Sart just to encourage him to keep going (even though the praise, as it accumulates, becomes cloying). I'd get fed up in his position, but what is happening here is so interesting (both Sart's beautiful art, but also all the gallery-chatter beneath) that I passionately want him to continue.

Thankfully, he has a wonderful sense of humor and doesn't actually need us to save him. :)

The reason this is so intense, perhaps since India, is that commenters are trying to define "What Sart is about." It's a negotiation over definitions, meanings, the boundaries of fashion. Awesome!

But Sart is King. Long live the blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:16 PM) : 

And to think Veronique, you were one I frequently sided with...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:26 PM) : 

Damn it, and after I got the Bambino that pixie cut wig for the pics.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

Good to see you haven't lost your sense of humor, Sart.

British humour shmittish humor -- Scott is pure American Midwest Farmer. Dry as a bone.

And we love him for it!

-- desertwind


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

Poor Sart, he didn't realise the whole of New York was going to go thermonuclear on him. And Phoenix is georgous. She'd still be georgous with short hair. It's Sart's blog, we must respect that and remember we all get a lot of pleasure and inspiration and amusement from it.
Sart - there are people out there who love you!
Phoenix - you go girl!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:22 PM) : 

plum, everyone is entitled to criticism, but i hardly think that ethics come into play here.


Blogger said ... (5:41 PM) : 

He he, v good!


Blogger suzannemarques said ... (8:38 PM) : 

i love love love sart. you not only have the coolest blog, you have great wit. i love you and your website. xoxoxo forever!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 PM) : 

HAHAHA! Well done!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 PM) : 

I am reminded yet again why I love you Scott.. brilliant!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 PM) : 

Oh, but little Anika and I were so looking forward to her eyelash extensions!

... Will you at least tell me whether you think her romper is in for spring?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:29 PM) : 

Well said, Plum. People who disagree aren't mindless haters or jealous. Just people with different opinions who want to be heard. It's so weird how the only thing you need to do to win an argument now is to call your opponent a hater.

Scott, I get the joke and think it's funny, but I hope you're not just laughing at the people who are disappointed with you; I hope you took their opinions into consideration and thought about why some people were so upset instead of just posting a joke and washing your hands of it. Basically, I hope you don't mean this joke as an "Eff you" to certain readers.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:24 AM) : 

"I hope you took their opinions into consideration and thought about why some people were so upset instead of just posting a joke and washing your hands of it. Basically, I hope you don't mean this joke as an "Eff you" to certain readers." Anon.

Ha Ha.

What? The is a blog! Why should Scott have to care about what his readers think?

He started this blog for himself, not for public adoration. The fact that it has become so popular is due to him being himself and not worrying about what might work or not work.

If you don't like the blog, don't log on. It really is that simple.

Carry on Sart.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:09 AM) : 

to Design

If he started the blog for himself and not for public adoration, then he should have started a scrapbook. Haha


Blogger momo said ... (9:44 AM) : 

Ha Ha! Scott is kind enough to let us all hang out in his comment sectin when he could just as easily cut comments he doesn't like, or close the whole thing entirely. I'm glad he is patient and understanding with some of the ruder contributions.
Just a note: I also regularly look at Cute Overload, and when Meg posted a clip of a baby instead of the usual cute puppy or a kitten, you should have seen the comments explode with opinions about what should or should not be part of the blog, whether or not to have kids, whether babies were "gross" etc. It's interesting to me to look at how readers develop a kind of proprietary relationship with a blog (and the blogger) that gets expressed in these little dust-ups!


Blogger the quarter rat said ... (10:41 AM) : 

The quality of dissent is a testimony of the quality of discourse. There are lots of people who love to do nothing more than troll the internet and disparage everything in their path, but for the most part that's not the case here. People who care about clothes are just very enthusiastic about the subject, and this has become a major forum for that discussion. You should be honored.

Now find some more trad-obsessed Japanese fashion buyers! (or get down to New Orleans)


Blogger Kate said ... (3:44 PM) : 

Hmm...too bad. I'd have won. :)


Blogger Zelmarific said ... (9:17 PM) : 

But I so wanted to win it! Cloth diapers are all the trend this season, you know...


Blogger red said ... (7:47 PM) : 

Thank you very much for this information.



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