Wednesday, June 25, 2008
In English, Exquisite Corpse, a poetry game/technique created by Surrealists in the 1920s and was a French cafe pastime of Henry Miller. There are various ways to "play" but our way is that each person writes 4 lines, folds the paper down to only reveal the last line, the next person writes 4 lines, and passes it to the next person until the page is full.
Click HERE to see some of our work--Subterranean Poets--the brainchild of one Miss CC Sheffield. Takes place a hop skip and a jump away on Wednesdays in the library room of 86--Rudolph Valentino's old speakeasy. Its just good therapy. Some free-writing. Easy fun.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.--Oscar Wilde
Through the weekend I've stolen time to read a bit of Oscar....my romanticized, idealized, glass-half-full take on him. Feeling close to Wilde--a fellow Libra. And some shared Irish blood. A lover, not a fighter. An observer. Perhaps bit naive in some respects. A dreamer. An admirer of the gift and beauty of nature. For better or worse though these characteristics may be in certain contexts or situations, I feel overall its these very parts of a being that keep our souls young and in tune with the earth, the moon, the sun and the stars. These qualities give us sympathy, understanding and forgiveness of other humans and keep our eyes wide open to all that can be possible.....
Some particular quotes today I am feeling in tune with....
"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are cultivated. For these there is hope...."
I love that he was so much of a lover of nature....aren't you there with him right now?:
"The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac; or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn."
And well, I do quite like this one..... ;)
"I prefer women with a past. They're always so damned amusing to talk to."
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Ezra--always a dapper gent. He picked this dress out for me by the amazing designer Marios Schwab. The print is intestines. Underlayer prints are muscle & lung tissue. Alexis Bittar jewelry. Gaetano Perrone for Te Casan shoes. 1950's Vintage Whiting & Davis bag (a gift from Virginia friend Amy Wilson for my birthday in 1992!)
Thank you to Karyn & Ezra, the staff at MOCA and our amazing intern army!!!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
When is the last time you paused in life and had such an experience?
And happy 16th anniversary to Iman & David. Maybe they play dress up & do each other's makeup in the Ziggy costumes on their anniversary weekend? Thats what I would do....life is meant to be lived to the fullest my friends!
Pack less. Weigh Less. Pay Less.
Derrie-Air will be the only airline that plants trees to offset every pound of carbon that our planes release into the atmosphere.
But not only will we do our part to protect the environment, we will expect you, our passengers, to do your part as well. The magic comes from our one of a kind "Sliding Scale"—the more you weigh, the more you'll pay. After all, it takes more fuel—more energy—to get more weight from point A to point B. So we will charge passengers based on how much mass they add to the plane. The heavier you and your luggage are, the more trees we'll plant to make up for the trouble of flying you from place to place.
The "Sliding Scale" comes from the notion that each of us is responsible for the energy we use. There's nothing wrong with toting around a little extra mass-as long as you pay for it.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve), is a beautiful yet dangerous immortal creature that preys on the lifeforce of humans, inviting a chosen few to be her human lovers, promising them eternal life... with a price. As the film begins, her current companion is John (David Bowie), a talented cellist she married in 18th century France. In the present day, they live together in an elegant New York townhouse posing as a punk Gothic couple.
Monday, June 2, 2008
"The goths are like hippies--they're very nice" Ezra noted. Its true. They welcomed us without question. It was wonderful to try something so different from the usual scene and its a bit liberating to know you can go somewhere and escape for a while. Especially yesterday, I needed to do that. It was like being transported back to some other time and certainly some other place. Aside from the palm trees, it certainly doesn't look like typical Los Angeles.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
PARIS (AP) — A longtime friend and associate of Yves Saint Laurent says the famed couturier has died at his Paris home at the age of 71.
Pierre Berge says that Saint Laurent died Sunday evening following a long illness. He did not give details.
The innovative designer was an institution for decades in the world of high fashion.
He was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and made Paris the fashion capital of the world.