Rodarte

My 2000-word piece about the design team Rodarte debuted in West Magazine this Sunday. It was a lot of fun to write. I found the two sisters, Laura and Kate, to be marvelously creative, generous with their time, and talented to boot. It’s a lot harder to write about something when you think that it sucks. Let me explain–there are times when you review a ballet or a designer and you know that your personal taste differs.  That’s not a problem, because you can see the merits of their techniques and how their work appeals to a certain audience. The worst is when someone has plenty of hype, but little tangible talent.

A journalist must try to skin the hype from an artist’s product and analyze the essence of their work. It’s not easy, I try to be as fair as I possibly can.

http://www.latimes.com/features/magazine/west/la-tm-rodarte09mar04,1,1179945.story?coll=la-headlines-west

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