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Thursday, November 22, 2007


Just cos there is always room for poetry in life ... I heart Threadless

Or you might want a tshirt that celebrates Festivus (it's a Seinfeld thang).

A movie to lie down and ... Lust, Caution by Ang Lee. Don't imitate the sexual gymnastics unless you are in fact or a gymnast. Or a yoga devotee. Or a dabbler in contortionism.

I wrote a post on Japanese street fashion and came across this lovely blog Carmen Yuen - there is a good post explaining the allure of the Vivienne Westwood Rocking horse ballerina shoe to the Gothic and Lolita crowd.
Gothic and LolitaFresh Fruits

Anyone venturing near the Hutt would do well to visit the New Dowse - taxidermied jewellery, fashion photography, and a showcase of 32 stunning avant-garde hats made by the world’s most adventurous milliner, Philip Treacy for his friend and muse, the late style-icon, Isabella Blow.

Was there ever a more apt URL - SOLO PASSION - Mr Perigo & his neocon mates give themselves a self congratulatory tug.

Apparently there is a tv show in Oz about Librarians. The web site is well worth a snoop, with quizzes and nifty effects.

One of my very favourite perfumes L'Interdit is being relaunched. Wonder if it smells like the powdery heaven I remember. Another Givenchy one called Vetyver.
sounds intriguing ...

And on a final arch romantic note, NZ Ballet is doin Romeo and Juliet next year. Love the Prokofiev music, one to save up for.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Museum of Blytheness

Museum of Blytheness
Originally uploaded by kebabette
Marion introduced me to a site where you can play with your photos. So I made a Museum of Petite Blytheiness -

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Eisteddfod & Gold Guitars - Music ahoy

Threadless - there is always something wonderful to salivate over. And this music snob one is a gem.

We had to write a story for a seminar @ work. Here is mine:
At my high school although sports was important, we also had an annual Eisteddfod which was quite a big deal. An Eisteddfod is a competitive festival, mainly of choral singing, originating from the medieval gatherings of Welsh bards. Many are held in Wales and by Welsh communities abroad. I’m not sure why St Peter’s College, a Catholic school in Gore had one, maybe we had had some Welsh priests in the past.

Most people had a bash at it – And there was a House folk song competition so everyone had to participate.

I have lots of good memories. My sister Barbara and I were keen competitors and both had a go winning “the best in show” in consecutive years. There were prepared speech, solo, duet with my sister, group singing … a gang of us did a doowop rendition of something called “song of the single girl”.

My brother Jon (who can’t sing but is really good at sports) sung Ebony and Ivory with his mate Ryan Tattersfield) and the theme from MASH for solo.

Song choice was usually to the emotional end of the spectrum. I did “you light up my life” debby boone and “evergreen” barbra streisand – that long last note is a kicker. One year I wanted to sing “Give me the night” by George Benson but I was banned because of adult content.

I can remember singing Fernando with my sister. We were quite a duet team and one year even entered the famed Gold Guitars singing (I think)
The Happy Wanderer -
I love to go a-wandering,
Along the mountain track,
And as I go, I love to sing,
My knapsack on my back.
My knapsack on my back.

We wore red sweatshirts and tights, denim minis and white skellerup commandoes.

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Monday, November 05, 2007


Originally uploaded by kebabette
Have done some new pics of the blythes, they look very decadent & Marie Antoinette-ish here in Sugar Plum fairy costumes.

Guy Fawkes

What's hot & happening a la momenta?

Happy Music news: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release their 14th studio album DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! on 3rd March 2008.

Another good discovery on the graphic novel front:
I Killed Adolf Hitler - Between the opening note of perverse sexuality and the touching tribute to the permanence of true love at the end, murder, time travel and alternate futures fill in the second act of this astonishing graphic novel.

Family history info on the Elsmore side

Have rediscovered the delights of flip flop flyin. Was always a minipop fan, but hadn't seen the lollipops. They are cute as buttons. See the lovely Har Mar Superstar as pictured in his smalls, and P J Harvey in her pink jumpsuit. Oh and Duran Duran.

Am feeling flouro at the moment (I've got fetching flouro lime fingernails), check out the no 1 shoe warehouse upcoming delights.

Fabulous Steves I love: Buscemi and Fry. One in the face for those who assumed the suave Mr Fry would be an old fashioned boy, he's a technology geeksta deluxe.

A recent exhibition invAsian!. Reminds me of Pierre et Gilles.

A nice article by John Sutherland on Jasper Fforde
The wit. lit. of Jasper Fforde: John Sutherland delights in a comic writer whose heroine keeps fiction in order and fights the rise of idiocy

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