fredag 5. september 2008

Mimi Weddell!

This is one awesome lady!
She started modelling and acting full time at 65,
and has appeared in ads for Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Juicy Couture,
along with scene-stealing moments in movies and on tv,
Sex & The City being one of them.
Now, at 93, she's the subject of a new documentary,
Hats Off, which has been 11 years in the making.

This dignified dame never steps out of her East Side apartment without her gloves,
signature cigarette holder - and hat.

"Oh, I probably have about 300 hats," she says.
"I think they make a lovely frame, particularly for a woman.
You can put on a simple housedress,
but when you put on a hat, by golly,
you've got a whole different look.
As long as you hold your neck up."

torsdag 4. september 2008

book of the week

tired of the whole musical frenzy?
This is a book for people who know that:
* People don't tend to die in musicals, but those who do deserve it
* True love waits long enough for an element of mistaken identity to be introduced
(especially if one of the couple is a Nazi)
* Talented women wind up alone.

we're getting it.

gender trouble

in 2006, Jean Baptiste Mondino did a photo series
entitled "Gender Trouble" for the New York Times.
Using Devendra Banhart and his band Hairy Fairy,
he re-created the fabulous look of The Cockettes.
Opulence, decadence....aah.