By far the most interesting website out there, Flasher.com keeps getting better and better. Their interview-based format is so personable, close and real-time. The videos usually have the interviewer edited out, allowing for the subject to tell a story. Occasional headlines such as "fabrics," "inspirations," and "Japanese market"focus the direction. See in particular the profiles of the design duos Eventide and Cheap Monday. The designer Diane Pernet tells her engaging story about how she lost all inspiration in New York, and the hardships of moving to Paris in 1990 to start over again. Besides her blog, Diane talks about her curatorial role in the "You Wear It Well" short film competition and her love of finding new talent. The fashion journalist Sofia Hedstrom talks about her interests in the issues surrounding fashion, like China, fashion week or new materials. Besides videos of creative types, Flasher has a riveting street fashion segment by photographer Fumi Nagasaka, wherein she questions people relentlessly about where they got their clothing. Other attractions of the site include a well-curated list of links to news stories.

Sarah Scaturro