Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
on march 21, 35 years ago, this woman passed away from leukemia at the age of 29.
only she wasn't technically a woman, she was actually a pre-op transsexual.
candy darling, born james lawrence slattery, appeared in her first warhol film - flesh - in 1968. she also starred in warhol's women in revolt and would later appear in bit parts in major hollywood pictures including klute with jane fonda and la mortadella with sophia loren.
in 1971 she was encouraged by warhol to take hormones in order to grow breasts in time for her appearance in two of german director werner schroeter's films. the pills were taken off the market four years later when they were found to be carcinogenic, but by that point it was too late. candy darling died of leukemia in march of 1974, leaving behind the following note.
to whom it may concern
by the time you read this i will be gone. unfortunately before my death i had no desire left for life. even with all my friends and my career on the upswing i felt too empty to go on in this unreal existence. i am just so bored by everything. you might say bored to death. it may sound ridiculous but it is true.
i have arranged my own funeral arrangements with a guest list and it is paid for. i would like to say goodbye to jackie curtis, i think you're fabulous. holly, sam green a true friend and noble person, ron link i'll never forget you, andy warhol what can i say, paul morrissey, lennie you know i loved you, andy you too, jeremiah don't take it too badly just remember what a bitch i was, geraldine i guess you saw it coming. richard turley & richard golub i know i could've been a star but i decided i didn't want it. manuel, i'm better off now. terry i love you. susan i am sorry, did you know i couldn't last, i always knew it. i wish i could meet you all again.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
tallest .. but WHY am i standing like that ??i luv this photo because everyone looks incredibly high and i'm just smiling away obliviously .. my friend was actually falling on me as the photo was being taken [hence my baby-deer legs] but as you can see i am still making a concerted effort to look nice
i think everyone enjoyed taking photos more than than the actual social lol
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
i'm kind of obsessed with the slumdog millionaire soundtrack. i saw it again last night [my parents and sister hadn't seen it yet] and it was just as great the second time around. my favourite songs from the soundtrack are ringa ringa, latika's theme and o... saya. the d.f.a remix of paper planes is good, but it's just not the same without the gunshots :(
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
without any intent to sound melodramatic, i have never felt more awful in my life. my cat was hit and killed by a car yesterday afternoon, he was only three years old. the house feels empty. i can't believe he is really gone forever.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
before the punk explosion where the "rock chick" as we know it was born, there were the ronettes ~ the original bad girls of rock'n'roll.
paired with huge beehives, heavy batwing eyeliner and a whole lot of attitude, sixties girl group the ronettes made even pant-suits look impossibly cool.
dolling up in shift dresses and kitten heels or dressing down in pedal pushers and sneakers, these bubblegum pop stars left an indelible mark on fashion - and apparently provided amy winehouse with endless beauty inspiration, not to mention musical direction.
it's easy to copy the look ~ get a little adventurous and don a quintessential sixties piece like a full skirt or a frou-frou sequinned frock, or pair a v-neck cardigan with cropped jeans and flats and let your eye makeup do the talking.
more ronettes inspiration ~
Friday, March 6, 2009
"or that the heat within would grow
until he stood
incandescent as a god ;
now there is nowhere I can go
to hide from him:
moon and sun reflect his flame.
in the morning all shall be
the same again:
stars pale before the angry dawn ;
the gilded cock will turn for me
the rack of time
until the peak of noon has come
and by that glare, my love will see
how I am still
blazing in my golden hell."
text from the poem to a jilted lover by sylvia plath
stills from the film vivre sa vie (1962) directed by jean-luc godard. watch it here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
i'm going to grow my hair out, for real this time.