the ugly earring

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

Month: May, 2009

blood oranges

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31m        71m

(Chanel Resort 2010 Collection)

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rain day

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“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
(more klaus voorman and twiggy by way of child of the moon)

desert layering

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it’s a love/hate relationship.
kindled by the monsoon rain.

(by way of fashion copious: mixte, arizona dream)

skeleton

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Skin remembers how long the years grow
when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel
of singleness, feather lost from the tail
of a bird, swirling onto a step,
swept away by someone who never saw
it was a feather. Skin ate, walked,
slept by itself, knew how to raise a
see-you-later hand. But skin felt
it was never seen, never known as
a land on the map, nose like a city,
hip like a city, gleaming dome of the mosque
and the hundred corridors of cinnamon and rope.

Skin had hope, that’s what skin does.
Heals over the scarred place, makes a road.
Love means you breathe in two countries.
And skin remembers—silk, spiny grass,
deep in the pocket that is skin’s secret own.
Even now, when skin is not alone,
it remembers being alone and thanks something larger
that there are travelers, that people go places
larger than themselves.

(Two Countries by naomi shihab nye)

too much lame?

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“Like the aging and scary film goddess on screen, Kate Moss looked decadent and decaying. She allegedly described herself to Cathy Horyn as the faded Norma Desmond, showing a strange willingness to evoke the glamour and ruin of stars who subsist on the dream of a comeback. Sinister or self-deprecating humour? Just like the main character in the Hollywood masterpiece, I thought she looked washed-up, still clinging to life while new young Eastern European models take centre stage.

…Too much makeup, too much blusher, too much bronzer, too much gold lame.”

~july stars.

you old rattler you

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The rattle is composed of a series of nested, hollow beads which are actually modified scales from the tail tip. Each time the snake sheds its skin, a new rattle segment is added. They may shed their skins several times a year depending on food supply and growth rates. Newborn rattlesnakes do not have functional rattles; it isn’t until after they have shed their skin for the first time that they gain an additional bead, which beats against the first bead, known as the button, to create the rattling sound. Adult snakes may lose their rattles on occasion, but more appear at each molting. If the rattle absorbs enough water in wet weather, it will not make noise.

*  photo: bebe le strange found it first
some things last a long time
sweetwater rattlesnake round-up
*  sweet, sweet rattlesnake music

handmade kick

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another awesome DIY project from this old dress.

(it’s kid-friendly too)

a mother’s craft

…this almost beats crocheted baby blankets.

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                          (especially the purse)

(photo by way of the moldy doily)

shine a light

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a weekend DIY project with some stones and  exile.

(spectacular by mended veil)