Magic Windows #18

by angeliska on October 18, 2010

boudoir rose
A perfect lady. White hair and red roses please me more than I can say.
late for a very important date
This is a real thing that exists somewhere, this rabbit. He’s almost four feet tall.
Can you handle it? Real rabbit fur, and composition. I wish he was mine.
gaga rubythroat
Oh Gaga. This shoot from Vanity Fair a month or two ago had some really good
moments. Mainly this one, which I apparently liked enough to take a detail shot
on my phone camera. Good for note-taking, that. I really can’t get over how much
this reminds me of Katie-Jane Garside, Daisy Chainsaw era. Am I wrong? No!
black magic woman
My jewelry teacher plays this in the studio fairly often. I love the album cover.
Early Fleetwood Mac is really straight up Brit-hippie blues, and it’s good to listen
to while you hammer tiny bits of silver. I love the image of a Black Magic woman,
which has more to do with sort of a 70’s glam witchling who shops at Biba, dabbles
in the occult and wears dark glitter nail polish than any actual nefarious rituals or
bad shit. I remember getting dressed for a party one Halloween, and flipping the
the Santana LP over and over. This is what happens when your parents protect
you from mainstream rock music of the era in which you grew up. They were more
into Kitty Wells and Jimmie Rodgers at the time, or Sandy Denny and whatnot.
My mother would probably be horrified by my forays into that verboten world,
but I like it all. There’s something about coming to music fresh. So much of my
favorite music has definitely been influenced by what my parents listened to,
which was always extremely eclectic – and I’m so grateful for that. But that also
means that when I listen to something like Led Zeppelin now, I’m hearing it free
of context. It’s completely new to me. I was talking to some of my friends who were
home-schooled lately, or friends who grew up without television about their first
experiences of mainstream tropes. It’s fascinating, that feeling of exploring things
that many might find very basic givens of our pop-culture saturated planet. Odd.
Snapped these from the fabulous Thierry Mugler book at the library. Time to renew
my library card so I can pore over this! Absurd that I let it lapse for so long, really.
I don’t need to own every single book, right? I can give them back. Right. Also,
this is really my idea of what fashion should be. I wish I looked like this every day.
It’s so Gustave Moreau! Symbolist couture. More chimeras please! I tire of minimalism.
mugler detail
Look at these scales! Such detail. Genius! I’d kill to see it in person. (Or wear it!)
red lips, beetle wings
Red lips, beetle wings, favorite scarf. As close as I come to a uniform?
we grew this
We grew this enormous pomegranate! It’s not quite ripe yet – I can’t wait to devour it.


lovely post!!! thank you sweetie. xo

by suzanne meow meow on October 18, 2010 at 2:48 am. Reply #

OH! The beauty of that Mugler alien fish woman frock – genius!
I grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac and Judy Collins – I myself have some faux-folk/ faux-occult (faukult?) leanings! I’ve dabble dabbled in divination, dreams and dark nailpolish for a good long time now 😉

by mlle ghoul on October 18, 2010 at 5:50 am. Reply #

I have these amazing friends – two girls who make sculptures, plays, costumes etc. they call themselves Chunklundt and like to stay up late playing spoons and jumping around the house. anyway we’ve been sewing costumes for a month for a crazy-ambitious play they are putting on this Friday here in Brooklyn – my favorite is the fish-dog who resembles this scales-dress to a crazy extent! except made out of carpet-padding and hot glue!
will post pix when I can…and I want to send Elizabeth to visit you in a few months when she undertakes a cross-country pilgrimage, one girl in a pickup truck. xoxoxo

by alita on October 18, 2010 at 7:39 am. Reply #

katie jane garside!!! i saw it immediately, too. well, now i know lady gaga has at least one redeeming quality 😉

by oola on October 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm. Reply #

Oh Angel!
Sandy Denny???
My Mom always played her as we polished furniture!
Lemon Pledge makes me nostalgic!

by Rose on October 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm. Reply #

While we’re on the subject of moms, and Gaga…
My mom is going to BE Gaga for Halloween. 🙂 She’s a pharmaceutical rep. But for one day, and one day only, she shall be Lady Gaga, visiting doctor’s offices, blowing minds.
And secondly, I’ve always loved your poison red lips, but now I love your HAIR too, mama! I’m freakin a little! It is fantastic.

by Tolly on October 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm. Reply #

PROMISE me that you’ll post lots of photos of your gaga-mama! Your family is so amazing – it’s no surprise that you came from such fun people! That photo of me was taken in San Francisco, where my hair seems to really flourish. I’d wake up every morning shocked and convinced that elfin hairdressers had been hard at work all night. The shave-y part I’ve had for a year now, and I honestly can’t imagine it any other way now! Maybe more shave-y! xoxox

by Angeliska on October 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm. Reply #

Dear Rose,
What a wonderful olfactory/aural memory combo!

by Angeliska on October 18, 2010 at 10:39 pm. Reply #

Whoa, I was totally thinking Katie-Jane when I first saw that picture. I love her. And I love your sweet little bee-log; I get so excited when there are new posts!

by Noelle on October 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm. Reply #

Have you ever had pomegranate guacamole? Guacamole with pomegranate seeds instead of tomatoes. Oh, happy day. I recommend. I also realized recently that my first dance of my imaginary wedding would be to a Fleetwood Mac song. Delight.
(I love thee)!!!

by Nicole on October 20, 2010 at 10:20 am. Reply #

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