Thursday, 26 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
sooooo excited.....just bought tickets to go see It Felt Like a Kiss a Punchdrunk/Adam Curtis/ Damon Albarn production which is part of the Manchester International Festival in July.
"It Felt Like a Kiss tells the story of America’s rise to power in the golden age of pop, and the unforeseen consequences it had on the world and in our minds. Beginning in 1959, the show spotlights the dreams and desires that America inspired during the ’60s, when the world began to embrace the country and its culture as never before. But as this daring production unfolds across five floors, blending music with documentary and the disorientating whirl of a fairground ghost train, the audience is forced to face the dark forces that were veiled by the American dream – a dream that ultimately returns to haunt us all.It Felt Like a Kiss is created by renowned BBC filmmaker Adam Curtis and director Felix Barrett of groundbreaking theatre company Punchdrunk, with original music composed by Damon Albarn and recorded perfomance by the Kronos Quartet."
having seen Punchdrunk in action before i know we're in for a fantastic ride....can't wait to start planning the outfit!
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
whilst strolling along the Kings Road today i was lured into Rigby + Peller for a bra fitting (thought i should get something new and jazzy to wear under the dress i bought for the wedding). cut to an hour later, after much huffing and puffing as the wonderful saleswoman cantilevered my whopping 40 G knockers into a selection of sexy plus size bras, i left the shop with 3 gorgeous new items having spent £180!!! seeing as i normally buy twenty quid bras from M+S i was shaking as i handed over the plastic. but it was all worth it because as soon as i walked out of the shop (she wouldn't let me put on my old manky bra - i had to put on a spanky new one!)....i found i could actually BREATHE....without even realising that i couldn't breathe properly before (the saleswoman pointed out it was cos my boobs were correctly positioned and the underwire wasn't effectively digging into my lower chest/lungs with the added bonus that they also no longer look like ski-slopes). how clever.
the GLC commissioned Erno Goldfinger to build it in 1966 (completed 1972) and the design was based on his smaller Balfron Tower in Poplar, East London. what began as an experiment in social housing is now a much sought after address with flats going for £300,000+...not sure about the lifts, but what a view (if you get the top that is!).
Balfron Tower is going to be restored within the next few years and in the meantime Poplar HARCA, in association with the Bow Arts Trust, are offering empty derelict flats to artists as studios and galleries to exhibit their work. to find out about exhibitions or how to apply for an artist space go to: www.bowarts.org/home.php
i had a bit of a memory-fart today and was transported to an exhibition i went to in the late 90s(?) i think it might have been at the Serpentine....featuring the wonderful Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.
as a photographer and video artist her work deals with the experiences of women in modern Islamic society and i was completely blown away by the beautiful imagery, especially her work with Persian calligraphy.
bugger U2 and Michael Jackson....the tickets i'd q for a week for would be for the rumoured Stone Roses reunion gig....missed them live the first time (can't believe its 20 years ago)...so can't miss the SECOND COMING (sorry)....
Monday, 16 March 2009
i've been planning my outfit to a March wedding for a couple of months now and have been coming over all peacock-like and frantically pulling pieces together in the hope that my idea will work without me looking too daft. so far i have a beautiful green dress and am trying to make a peacock feather hairpiece having been influenced by these fabulous creations at LovMely's Etsy shop....
just turned the telly on to Fashion TV (my guilty pleasure/background wallpaper) and caught the tail end of a catwalk show for Brazilian streetwear designers Cavalera for their Spring/Summer 09 collection....and wow....this is the sort of thing i have in mind (if only i had the funds and a plane ticket to Rio!)
....just hope i can pull it off somewhere near as stylishly as these gorgous outfits (and of course the fact that they are wearing masks just makes it even more brilliant!)....now all i need is a green sequined jacket....yummmmmm...
Sunday, 15 March 2009
when i was teenager and i was lucky enough to be living in Borneo, where my dad was working as a helicopter pilot, myself and various other ex-pat brats would spend our holidays lazing about (as typical teenagers do), lolling by the pool of the Miri Gymkhana Club, conning the bar staff at the Piasau Boat Club to sell us alcohol but writing it down as "chips" on the bill-chit and spending hours watching banned videos (Driller Killer, Cannibal) but mostly really crap films...one of the favourites for a while was "Attack of the Killer Tomatos" and we'd all shout TOMATO endlessly (you had to be there)...and i just found this lovely wee illustration....far nicer than the film ever was!
i bought a bottle of Pandor absinthe for my brother for his 40th birthday (www.absinthe-pandor.com). i had to ask katie onbeschoft to get it sent from the shop in France to her in Belgium and she hand delivered it a few weeks ago and i just gave it to him (better late than never). the bottle is fab....as i'm sure are the contents....
the most amazing shop both in real-life and on-line...well worth a visit for all your erotic needs...with stores in Covent Garden, South Ken and LA.
they also organise regular themed "salons" where you can learn little tricks to spice up your love life (including Love Toy Wizardry and Japanese Rope Bondage)...naughty but very very nice.
next week will be the title decider between Wales and Ireland...could be difficult as we're Welsh on my mum's side but my brother's wife is Irish....as England are out of the title chance it'll be interesting to see who he supports.
they were a fantastic pair of lushes - with cocktail in hand and sarcastic quip ready to roll off tongue Nick (the private dick) and Nora (wealthy socialite...puts Paris to shame) never failed to solve crimes (with the help of trusty sidekick Asta of course) in an elegant and charming way. heard recently they are thinking of doing a remake (with Robert Downey Junior as Nick Charles)....why?