Monday, April 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|Another estate sale find....|
|on my old mannequin.|
|Coat and dress vintage attire.|
|Russian rabbit fur hat.|
|Hence, ANNA KARENINA which for some reason led to reading PERFUME by Patrick Suskind. |
PERFUME is the story of a murderer in 18th century Paris. An orphan is born with no body odor of his own but with a highly developed sense of smell. He attempts to create the ultimate perfume by killing virgin women and taking their scent. I became interested in this book after checking the top 100 list. Also, I found out that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, was inspired by PERFUME to write the song SCENTLESS APPRENTICE from his IN UTERO album.
If you need a good read, try this book.
“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”
― Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Monday, April 22, 2013
|Sometimes I use my handless beat-up mannequin to display vintage dresses. Especially when they are an extremely small size as this 1960's party dress.|
|Or my daughter Jennie.....|
|Golden 2 piece....|
|I probably could have posed with this coat as it is big on her, but she looks better in brown than I do.|
I really LOVE vintage clothes and get such a joy from looking at everyone's photos!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|Today a memory arrived in the mail. A package from my Dad, a painting of me when I was 10 years old.|
|We lived in Springfield, MO during the early 1970's and Dad was an editor of a magazine called YOUTH ALIVE.|