12.29.2010

Disembodied Head, Leopard Belt

From Chandler Burr's essay on fragrance.  But it transcends fragrance, don't you think?

Luca [Turin, perfume critic] once called something chic, and I asked him why, or rather what "chic" was exactly. He sighed and said despairingly, "Chic is the most impossible thing to define." He thought about it. "Luxury is a humorless thing, largely. Chic is all about humor. Which means chic is about intelligence. And there has to be oddness— most luxury is conformist, and chic cannot be. Chic must be polite, but within that it can be as weird as it wants."

WELL SAID.

I am officially on a ravenous fur binge!  This hat was getting no wear because aesthetic comfort and pillbox hats are apparently mutually exclusive creatures for me.   And so, I turned it into a leopard fur double wrap belt.  (And added one to the shop)  Honestly, I do not miss the pillbox.

Also, how ridiculous is this lifesize replica head of Michelangelo's Pieta???!! Even more hilarious, there's a little description on the back of it, detailing how it was made using marble dust acquired from the same quarry that the stone for the actual Pieta was cut... as if that somehow makes a difference for my disembodied head.  It weighs a ton, it's more tasteless than I can imagine, and yet, I love it.  And the thrift shop that turned up this gem, AHH!  





Belt available here.

16 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

I love the head! I would have schlepped it home in a heartbeat. Nice to see the leopard have a new identity. I need better thrift shops!

Prêt à Porter P said...

Very nice belt

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Stunning -- love the place you live ;)
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

edgy and stylish

Giuli Kakoulli said...

These pics are stunning!! I'm so happy I found your blog! It's really unique and stylish!xx

http://mademoiselleconomist.blogspot.com/
I'd love it if you could stop by sometime!:)

▲▲Lacing Up▲▲ said...

always love a hint of leopard!!

http://lacingup.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

A Magical New Year to you!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

Amazing picsm really love the leopard belt. great shot ;)

Amanda said...

I love the excerpt, definitely applies to more than fragrance. I am so glad I stumbled on your fantastic blog. I am now your newest follower.

:), luckynumber3.com

Diana Hunter said...

I have a quote on the board in my office in which a designer shares that his proffessor once told him everything looks better painted gold and rolled in glitter.....I think the face falls in that 'so bad that it's good' category

Brianne said...

Very chic ;) Great quote, too.

http://international-fashion.blogspot.com

lila Braga said...

Stunning!! you have a fabulous taste n fashion!
xx
lila

my name's Morgan. said...

for the past few days ive been having dreams about aquiring different fur items of clothing, first high waisted fur shorts & then shoes....

love it :)

-www.catch13.blogspot.com

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

my name's Morgan- You too?! Fur high waisted shorts could be glorious.

Emily and Abigail said...

wow... everything you do is so incredible! Just spent forever looking through all your posts!! I love what you do! Def will be back :)

www.lovelywanderlust.com

morgan said...

My Aunt actually bought that head about 15 years ago and has it hanging in her home and she loves it. And not in the way the rest of us do.

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