Monday, 26 September 2011

Sally Bowles

 I just finished reading this, The Berlin Stories. I mean after watching A Single Man, and being a long time fan of the film Cabaret, I thought I should go straight to the source of both these tales, author Christopher Isherwood. It took me a while to become accustomed to his style, a bit voyeuristic and heady, but I'm hooked, I want to read everything he's written. 




Then I got carried away googling images of Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Marawa makes Melbourne marvelous

Remember how I told you all to go see Marawa the Amazing's SOLO show Exotica debut in London? Well now she is in Melbourne to celebrate 10 years of NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) and our first ever Circus Festival. Next thursday, friday and saturday nights, 2 shows a night. Go and be amazed.
Read about this show HERE
Buy tickets HERE
More about Marawa HERE

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

HEIRS

Bass player, Laura Bradfeild of the band Heirs is photographed wearing, the Edgeley Chastity shirt, doesn't she look killer-divine?
Heirs have a new album coming out soon and a European tour in 2012 so watch out.

Read all about Heirs HERE

Oh, and that's the Brent Stegeman (up front) who designed my website, fucking genius.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Texta Queen

 This is my friend Arlene TextaQueen, she draws people, almost life size, using felt-tip pens (we call them Textas in Australia). These two, above and below, are self portraits. 

Years ago I was lucky enough to be captured by her on paper, I even performed at a couple of her openings nights. If you want to see more of Texta Queens work look HERE
You might even find the drawing of me! 

Texta Queen has recently brought out a new pack of 54 fully illustrated pin-up playing cards. I'm stocking them at Edgeley, yippee!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cocktail vs Beetle

Piroska is off this weekend for a party in Hobart, and needless to say she required a new dress. I conjured up a black silk shantung bustier dress. Its heavily boned, the boobs look a little deflated in the photo because the mannequin isn't endowed as well as Piroska.

The necklace, also specially made, by WLG of Metal Couture is made up of baroque swirls, chains, beetle claws and animal skeleton in oxidised silver with a shiny green beetle center piece set in resin. 


Knock 'em dead kid.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bride & Groom

 It was the last Bohemian Masquerade Ball and I'm not sure if it was Mexicano Day of the Dead theme but thats how we went.
 Thea was wearing a Carmen Miranda style turban she made herself, GOLD vampire teeth, and a deadly black sequined leotard and leopard print tights. Swoon, she is quite delectable.

 Piroska wore a dress I'd made her years ago (to attend a Nine Inch Nails concert in) and painted her face half skeleton, half pretty lady.
WLG and I dressed as a Bride and Groom.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A walk in the park

After seeing a post by Miss Athénes recently titled Catholic Hillbilly, detailing her outfit, I thought I might do my own. This would be called Eastern European School girl runs away with Biker Gang and gets a pet poodle...?
Any's, I'm wearing an Edgeley wool crepe skirt, Christopher Kane washed leather biker jacket, vivid blue eastern European wool scarf, Sonia Rykiel diamante safety pin worn as a kilt-pin, some Zomp suede booties which have disappointingly fallen apart very quickly, and Rupert as my animal accessory.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Rascals visit the beach

Down the coast, far far away from civilization, where no phone reception reaches (well not vodafone anyway) a little poodle named Rupert and two humans ran riot. 
We even braved the sea and went in for a dunk. It was so freezing our legs were aching just walk in. There was a lot of screaming on the way out I can tell you. 
Sandy nose

Monday, 5 September 2011

New Versus hand-baggy!

So, while I was "working" the other day, I stumbled across this Versus hand-bag on ebay. I've been trying to find myself a new handbag and I've been stumped as to what I want. No hand bag in the world seems to suit my look.

  • The satchel? Too preppy
  • The slouchy bag? Too hippy sloppy bogan
  • The Doctor? Too up-tight
  • The Hermes copy? Too Olsen
I did want a teeny-tiny Chanel bag but that's way more evening and I have a million small clutches, completely aside from the price factor, (mind you I would accept one as a gift).
Now, thank you to a certain WLG, this will be arriving in the mail soon and it will fit heaps of crap in it, and, matched with a wiggly poodle, some huge round shades and a bouffant hair-do, I'll feel perfectly futuristicly Bride of Frankenstein, lady-like.
Thank-you kind Sir!