4.26.2011

Boticellophane


Still kickin, oh yes I am.  I'm working on lots of new things, and there will be posts galore in the coming weeks.  We have lots to catch up on.  

As the curtains opened on the avant-garde opera event of 1934, Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts, the audience faced a vast sign of the production's cutting-edge modernity: fifteen hundred square feet of sky-blue cellophane was draped from the sides and ceiling of the stage, creating a semitransparent cyclorama, glittering under bright white lights.  The stark artificiality of the stage design proclaimed its relationship to the modern world and its unsurpassed hold on the new: 'The cellophane set, brilliantly lit to evoke a sky hung with rock crystal, defied comparison to anything the audience had ever seen. 'Some thought that [Florine Stettheimer's] costumes outdid the Ziegfeld Follies, and one quipped that the sets were 'Botticellophane.'" Plastic, that most twentieth century of materials, here transformed the stage into a powerful blend of art, glamour, and the latest technology.  We've lost, in the intervening decades, the ability to read the early-century semiotics of plastics, and particularly of cellophane.


For now:  the spring collection is up at the new shop: shop.indecoroustaste.com .  I know, I keep moving the thing around.  But really, I think you'll find that this is much easier to use/navigate.   Let me know what you think?

- From Glamour in Six Dimensions: Modernism and the Radiance of Form by Judith Christine Brown

Credits: Thank you Cristin for collaborating/modeling/photographing and putting up with MADNESS.



These are the latest iteration of the (IN)DECOROUS TASTE spiked lucite platforms. This time, I built up a secondary platform for for the foot.  It looks like a mattress, just delightful.



























Fend off attackers with panache!




Crystal chandelier harnesses, nude leather harnesses, and clutches available here.

12 comments:

KEEHNAN said...

Missed you. And Florine.

p.gaye tapp said...

Lauren, I love what you are doing! and congratulations on the shop I adore that clutch- it is fantastic. Brilliant work. Gaye

jasonwclark said...

I am speechless... suffocated with love by killer cello head wraps! Crystal masks, and pink point shoes to boot!!! No one ever looked more stunning, and futuristic! Truly

The shop is perfect too!

Helen Weaver said...

Oh wow. Was wondering where you went. Congrats!!

Meg said...

so stunning. where can we get these shoes?!

RAR said...

i don't comment other bloggers, but you are different. your works are remarkably mindblowing, uncommon and inspiring. girl you rock so well. with all your talent, creativity and skills. plus I will kill for these shoes. high five!

annie markantonatou said...

your work is stunning!

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Fashion Fantasist said...

Oh my goodness it is amazing! The photography is wonderful too! Love the girl in the mask pics! xxx www.fashionfantasist.blogspot.com

alicia said...

wow. i'm seriously blown away by your pieces. and i love the way you styled the shoot with the cellophane. i hope one of the harnesses will be mine soon. <3

Anonymous said...

Yipee ! who's the smart girl on the block. good work.
Sue from Sydney

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Lauren, you are a genious! I love this blog! These photographs are EXCELLENT!!! Wou, all your creations fascinates me! Congrats! XoXo

Eleanor said...

Your blog is awesome! I just love your imaginative ideas, they also inspire me. Very inventive! Keep going!

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