the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Month: November, 2008

protection against the elements

hat1 hat2

“Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet’s heart when caught and tangled in a woman’s body?”

~Virginia Woolf


three rings


several years ago, three rings were carved from fallen palo verde, pistachio and eucalyptus trees found in downtown phoenix

the trend surfaces.

(wooden rings from kosch)

the bff post


“What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind–the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.”

George Eliot

(sophia loren and jayne mansfield in beverly hills, 1958)

the wrongs make it so right


make the one in black my burial outfit, please.

(from the sart)

the inner workings of glamour


( Anna May Wong and Marlene Dietrich in “Shanghai Express”, 1932)

“They want you to bring out your intestines.”
-Marlene Dietrich

lulling the child to sleep

forever godard


just a hint of blue is all you need to launch a revolution.

(great post at the pipeline)

morrissey’s cardigan


Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon – come armageddon!
Come, armageddon! come!

Everyday is like sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
How I dearly wish I was not here
In the seaside town
…that they forgot to bomb
Come, come, come – nuclear bomb

(everyday is like sunday, morrissey)

a done deal


“Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.”

~Hubert de Givenchy, Vogue, July 1985

“O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide!”

i came across some fall thoughts:



and some lace tights


a blue hat


and some red boots


(quote from Shakespeare; photos from the vintage society, the sart, altamira nyc and the fashionist)