Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Put the Past on Display-No Matter Who's Offended

"Please be advised--sexually explicit images." A small black-and-white sign warns viewers of what they are about to see. This does not explain the half of it.

The sign is hung at the entrance of "Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives 1961-1991," an exhibit at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU's fine arts museum. It includes over 300 pieces ranging from photographs of men in drag to videos of people in bathing suits playing with poultry. Taken out of their archival context in the Fales Library, these pieces make for a memorable collection.

On Thursday, March 25, a day before the exhibit's closing, Marvin Taylor, director of the Fales Library, spoke to a class of NYU journalism students about the experience of chronicling and displaying the nation's leading collection of Downtown New York art of the '70s and '80s.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bombshell in Ballet Shoes

So I'm doing a photo shoot this saturday for an upcoming project. Here are some diddies I'm drawing inspiration from...

via dethjunkie*, the cellar door, and others i've forgotten

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Play That Funky Music White Boy

Alice has a rabbit,
A little black rabbit

via dethjunkie

New item on etsy!

Vintage Norma Kamali Jacket for sale! Mint condition!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

She's a Lady

Trying on the new onesie I bought at Screaming Mimi's! Love love love!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Gem

Let the Right One In
Saw this movie with my boyfriend last night. It was the second time I'd seen it and it still has to be one of the most oddly beautiful horror films I've seen.

A thousand times Yes!

Try Me

Been wanting to do the black lipstick thing for so long...gonna do it soon. I'm promising myself.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Making Perfume out of Rain

One of my favorite childhood memories takes place at a quaint bed and breakfast somewhere in East Texas. I've been reminded of it several times recently, and now that I take a closer look, I find myself learning a new lesson from the six-year-old Scarlet.


"The Duende is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought." -Garcia Lorca

I don't know exactly what I'd like to say about Duende. Except that it hurts and feels good at the same time, that it comes from below, creeps up through the soles of your feet, that it is a source of agonizing inspiration for the artist. I am enthralled by its existence. I am awakened by its fire.