Monthly Archives: October 2009

do one thing every day that scares you…

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first some non sequiturs….
do you find yourself attracted to a certain color in all forms for a time?

do you find yourself taking advice from pop songs?
like baz luhrmann’s sunscreen song…
recently heard for the first time in 10 years at a spin the bottle party…

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yvette vickers 59

i found this archive of every playboy centerfold ever…
this one
and i had found another but i think maybe it got taken down…i dunno.
i think the photo above is my favorite, thats yvette vickers, miss july 1959. its such a good scene, she looks totally hung over but getting the party started again. love it.
but if i were to consider form and style and artistic merit of a photo, this one of anne fleming, miss september 1955, is pretty sophisticated… anne fleming 955_september
around the 60s, the girls get more naked, the scenes are have a little more depth to them, the outfits are definitely more interesting…gwen wong, miss april 1967
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then in the 70’s, girls start doing normal things naked. like…out in public.
patricia mcclain, miss may 1976
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and then in the 80’s, girls get a little fantastical.
marlene janssen, miss november 1982
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and then the 90’s and 00’s are trashy, gross skanky trash.
no need.
except for the 2002 one with dita von teese. DUH
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here are some more of my faves…
carrie, miss june 1957
carrie 1957

hope carlton, miss july 1985 (my birthday!)
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jayne mansfield, miss february 1955
jayne mansfield 55

sharon johansen,  miss october 1972
sharon johansen 72

priscilla wright, miss march 1966
priscilla wright 66

pj lansing, miss february 1972
pj lansing 72

majken haugedal, miss october 1968 (more hair inspiration. yes my fashion heroines are centerfold queens)
majken haugedal 68

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totally crushed out!


oooooh morrissey…you charming man you
this video cracks me up, no way hes gonna let up on those flowers.
but i am digging his whole “elvis presley says give peace a chance” vibe
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speaking of booooys, my dear friend Jamie Felton is similarly boy crazy 4ever. she recently made a piece for her sculpture class highlighting those who loomed large in her romantic life. the installation is a collection of cactuses each bearing the name and date of a crush. the biggest cactus is Elliott Smith. there is also a recording of myself relating an epic break up story to jamie playing on the radio in the bottom right of the installation. the story and scene are at once sentimental and ridiculous, funny and heartbreaking. drama drama drama.
here is Jamies flikr with more installation shotz
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seeing jamies piece made me think about my own crushes growing up. i think some of them still resonate in my boy choices today. also im not sure why, but i had a lot of animated crushes….

donatello…the smart one
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the tin man…the sentamentalist
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drop dead fred…the goofy showboat/double sexy lisped accent
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luke perry…the brooding dreamboat/bad boy
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david duchovny…the geeky believer
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beck…the always and forever
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there are so so many more…im in love with love.

paper dolls on the runway

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starting to reread Dorian Gray…might start over a second time rereading it in order to put little asterisks* by the good parts and critical comments in the margins…cause this time its MINE, not a library book.
love him.
apparantly they made a Dorian Gray movie….?

i dunno, it looks epic and sexy and romantic and all, but it doesnt seem like they stuck to Wilde‘s original dialogue. we’ll see, im not all that excited about it.
WHATEVS prince caspian, you are a FAR cry from the dorian of my dreams.
if anything you look more like oscar wilde honestly…
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but speaking of forever young and the beauty of youth…
im pretty sure im behind on this but have you heard of Tavi, the style rookie?
very intelligent and detailed blogger, this girl is cute to the maxxx, and 13 yrs old…
and goes to fashion week and has been on the cover of POP twice…
this is her blogthis is her flickr
shes so imaginative and fun. everyday is for costumes and layers and layers and diy!
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ps: i think my fall look is going to be “fashion recluse, danes to silverstone“…
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that gets bigger…its an important graphic.
little edie, angela from my so called life, and cher from clueless (aduh!)…all divas, all layers, mixing graphics etc.

grunge socialite daddy’s girl turned hermit/aspiring angst urban professional/dramatic at heart, jaded sweetheart attempting lift-off
<—-all me


pps:
the hbo grey gardens was pretty amazing. drew barrymore and jessica lange were awesome! costumes were lovely…and the characters were neither bastardized nor reinvented…the story was touching and sad without being over the top dramatic. much better than i had feared

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bonus: color theory obsession incarnate, Heal’s pantone kitchen sets, for my future barbie dreamhouse….
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