I’m off to Capri for the next following days.
Lately I didn’t have enough time to write long post so here is a list of small things that are floating in my mind mixed with new findings.
Ah, it is spring!
I feel attracted to everything that is embroidered and I always thought that ex voto are one of the most beautiful things on heart, so nothing is more beautiful than an ex voto embroidered. Sublime.
Sacred Heart of Christ and Immaculate Heart of Mary, probably early 20th century (here) and the back cover of the Smashing Pumpkins album’s Gish.
unknown picture of Courtney Love
the oldest exemple I found of an embroidered ex voto: Frida Kahlo in 1926, photo by Guillermo Kahlo
Balmain f/w 2012 detail of the jackets
I’m so in love with cat eye sunglasses lately, probably the obsession is due to the vision of Connie Marble in Pink Flamingos. clockwise: Anna dello Russo by The Coveteur; Elle Fanning in Rodarte photographed by Bill Owens for A Magazine #11; Connie Marble; detail of the glasses worn by Anna dello Russo.
Prada ss 2012 sunglasses; Tracy Lord as Wanda Woodward in Cry baby (1990), another John Waters’ film; Miss Dior Cherie old advertising.
clockwise: picture from The Age Of Adolescence Joseph Sterling photographs 1959-1964; unknown; still from the film Doom Generation, 1995; Skye Stracke by Kayt Jones; Vogue China, March 2012 issue; Tracy Lord in Cry Baby; Audrey Hepburn photographed by Angus McBean; The Bad Seed, a 1956 film.
Ouija board, would you work for me?
In 1989 Morrisey was singing these words in this soon forgotten song. My fascination for this object keep me searching everytime new informations and I found this interesting video about the story of Ouija board by the The Midnight Archive, a web-based documentary series centered around Observatory that you may like if you’re interested in occultism and bizarre things.
Door stopper egg made of mat silicone
Sometimes fashion can create art pieces, I’m quite sure of that, but this Maison Martin Margiela campaign is very far from every normal commercial lookbook. The enigma of these objects, that hides their aim, is the same of a surrealist work, such as Duchamp or a Man Ray photography and objects doesn’t even seem real objects at all.
cotton calendar; Black and white trompe d’oeil sticker
Mini-ashtray in mirror polished stainless steel with a clip; shoetree-hook
giant souvenir snowball containing glitter; russian dolls
Brown leather Tabi-sole shaped bookmark; candle older
feather pens; magnifying glasses
Champagne bucket made in mirror stainless steel; Edo ball, traditional Japanese glass bell
My friends from DudeMag published those pictures curated by the guys of DeadPorcupine and I was struck by the feeling of nostalgia and abandonment they convey. The pictures were taken in the state of New Jersey and the collection of images is called The Switzerland of America, the name that was given to the state of New Jersey by the first Dutch settlers because of the large cliffs that line a portion of the Hudson River.
“The Switzerland of America proposes a question of what makes a place the place. By consciously not including any visual landmarks or street signs that could help distinguish the location, we highlight the ambiguity of the imagery thus suggesting that the photographs could have been taken in any state.”
A marie antoinettish Kate Moss by Tim Walker for for this editorial onVogue Usa April issue, shooted at Hotel Ritz in Paris.