Friday, January 8, 2010

Fashion through a postcard

Vintage Postcards are pretty interesting things. They are often at first glance, banal things, but once read and unwound, the history that uncoils is rather startling. A scrutiny of the future. From these postcards, words can be uncovered. Histories can be confabulated. Images can unravel other worlds. This particular postcard, happens to be from 1909. Written by a woman who traveled overseas to go hat shopping in Paris, she exclaims with glee how her time is being passed.

"Paris- May 14th Shopping in Paris may be one long sweet dream, but trying on hats is more like a nightmare. We have tried on tubs, peach-baskets, and umbrellas- the result is I have a "creation" that Guy says looks like a flower garden running riot. Love to all- Anna G."

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Monday, January 4, 2010


So shout until your hear no more
But don't you ever ask yourself why
The repetition kills you, the repetition kills you, the repetition kills you.
- The Black Ghosts

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Give me contrast

Miu Miu s/s 2010 was like some kind of exotic remote control god putting all the things I love in a colored glass bottle, shaking it gently, and coming to me and asking me what it is I desire most. Oh, fashion genie, It's contrast that I want the most!!! Conflicting fabrics, colliding concepts, clashing clashing pastels, nudes, and pales - that's what I love! Super-size-me braids, frivolous platforms, and gaudy galore! It fits together like a puzzle of childlike silliness and adult cutouts of seduction to equal perfection.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I love copper. The color itself is draconian, but at the same time endearing. Benevolently pulling one in, along with expectorating and spitting back at the onlookers. Copper is a cogent. Copper is malicious. Copper with assorted beads and organic forms is out of this world!

A copper bracelet I made with found shells and other beads...