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GUESS what I bought? August 13, 2008

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“Watch out boy, she’ll chew you up!” After doing my research, I learned that this fragrance (new for ’08: Guess by Marciano, $49 for 1.7 oz; $65 for 3.4 oz) is for the sexy, trendsetting single glamorama. Aka: yours truly. I fell in love with this when I smelled it in a magazine months ago and had to make it mine. I’m a big fan of sweet/musky scents but this one is just right and not too overpowering. It’s interesting what your fragrance choice can say about your personality. Apparently I’m one hot bitch.

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Top notes – star fruit, grapefruit, orange curacao (an orange-flavored liquour) and cardamom (an herb belonging to the ginger family)
Middle notes – pink honeysuckle, peony and jasmine
Base notes – wood, vanilla, musk and dulce de leche (caramel)

It’s altogether glamorous and sensual. Can’t wait to wear it on my birthday night. Meow.

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hello savannah August 11, 2008

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My new earrings from LulaBoutique. So cute! 

I’m always finding endless bunches of adorable things on Etsy (which will spoil you forever against mass-market product). Junk post. But I love them so.

Shortbus August 2, 2008

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Kudos to John Cameron Mitchell and the fabulous ensemble cast for illuminating sex in a brave new way. I’ve never seen so much raw [read: unsimulated] sex in a movie aside from pornography, of course, which is part of what made this movie so groundbreaking when it was released in 2006. Let’s face it, films like this will probably never flow into the mainstream multiplexes of Anytown, USA; and Shortbus is unquestionably reserved for a slimmer percentage of liberated individuals. However explicit, the film far escapes being relegated as porn, smut or even erotica, and instead becomes true art and a multilayered look at human relationships.

Shortbus is a hedonistic flipbook of sexual moods and exploration. There’s Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee), a sex therapist who has raucous sex with her sweet husband Rob (Raphael Barker) but has not yet achieved orgasm, James (Paul Dawson) and Jamie (PJ DeBoy), a gay couple struggling with monogamy (and James’ depression makes a fascinating and gut-wrenching story), Ceth (Jay Brannan), a pretty model-musician who James and Jamie engage in three-way with, Severin (Lindsay Beamish), a professional dominatrix who clandestinely longs for true intimacy. All of the characters, even the minor ones, are memorable. 

Mitchell went at this project in a different way; after viewing special features and doing some research I learned that the cast was selected before a screenplay was even written, and the storylines were based on the actors’ personal contributions. In a film where sex is the binding glue, it seems only natural that there would be a close working dynamic between cast and director and of course the cast themselves (actors were screened for STDs prior to filming), and it is most evident when viewing the finished product. The actors are diverse and real, and I must commend their brave performances; there are few actors who would be willing to take such risks, especially for an indie-cult flick. Which underlines the belief that as progressive as American’s claim to be; when it comes to sex-lib, we still have leaps and bounds to go.

Shortbus is bound to teach, not preach. It may be drenched in sex, but at the end of the day, it proves it’s not about sex; but rather sex as a vehicle with which to more closely examine the underbelly of human nature and the complications that come from sexual liberation and relationships. There’s plenty of color and homoerotica for all…just dive in baby, and enjoy.

boopsiedaisy July 28, 2008

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“Doll Nut,” “Neo Polly Tan,” “Pam Cake” & “Ceasar Sally.”

I’ve been meaning to do a post on boopsiedaisy for awhile now. I stumbled across her on Etsy and instantly fell in love with her kitschy and frankly quite bizarre fine art prints. I love the injection of pure color, her sense of childlike whimsy mixed with an LA-Halloween-creepshow kind of vibe. Dolls’ heads mixed with food? (Her fantastic “Who’s on the Menu?” series) Crazy original and crazy cool. All her prints have cleverly punned names, too. I’m dying to collect some of her work, the hard part is deciding which prints to pick up.

Behind the Mask July 28, 2008

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Anarchy Club is an awesome rock band based out of Boston, MA; and this song in specific is kickass. 
Their website is very well done and I highly recommend reading their cool take on a band bio. I’m dying to hear them live.
anarchyclubmusic.net
myspace.com/anarchyclubmusic

Anarchy Club by My Lush Life.
j’adore the Hello Kitty guitar. ♥

 

I am darkness
I am night
I am vengeance
I bring light

I’m a winter breeze in summertime
The world is broken, I’m just fine
Looking day and living night
But I’m alright

Cloak and dagger
Cape and mask
Smoke and mirrors
Guilty past

I’m a winter breeze in summertime
The world is broken, I’m just fine
Looking day and living night
But I’m alright

I am the man behind the mask

I’m a winter breeze in summertime
The world is broken, I’m just fine
Looking day and living night
But I’m alright

feeling a brand new way July 25, 2008

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When I love something, I tend to do so wholly and immediately. Elizabethtown is one of my favorite films ever, and the extensive (dual-volume) and fantastic soundtrack is part of what makes it so great. The song I’d been trying to find was “Summer Long” (on the second volume) by Kathleen Edwards. It is such an incredible song; I completly adore it and can listen to it over and over. So fitting and true to the season. I’d been reading back issues of Elle (probably the smartest, chicest magazine, period) and they recommended her latest record, Asking for Flowers. I Myspaced her of course, and fell instantly in love with her folky sound, her relatable and heartfelt–but far from trite–lyrics. So check her out, she’s so talented. ♥

summer poem July 20, 2008

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the sky’s milk white
my hands around my coffee cup
–my little hands and dirty nails,
the days are longer
and I not quite as strong
as when ice glazed my world.
I count the days in pairs of pantyhose
and I still cross the streets with care
you see, for me it’s still May.

but darling,
there is no consolation,
only ashes from my cigarette,
the stars look burned
the amethyst sunset’s nothing for me.
the world a lonely carousel,
again I’m unprepared.
all I want is stronger flesh,
instead I have a series of
serrations against the wall of myself
and what I feel
unraveling.

glory of retrospect July 13, 2008

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It’s true that we are the sum of our experiences. If I’ve learned anything in the past couple of years, it’s that life’s too short to live the same day twice. I’ve been to extreme highs and lows. I’ve swollen with arrogance and I’ve sunk with depression. Either way, it’s a thrilling feeling just to be alive. I find it hard to be overly bitter when cutting my losses. I’ve got some fond memories of some fantastic people who have all had a hand in sculpting the me I am, and the me I hope to someday be.

This goes out to countless people in specific, but no one in particular: Thank you…for teaching me not to get attached…for seeing the beauty in the unexpected…for learning how to let things go…for wining and dining me…for being a best friend…for holding me the way that you did…for duct tape…for mending me…for bruising me…for the song…for the dance…for picking me up…for the yellow balloon…for the best advice I ever received…for camping in…for the hit…for the journey…for showing me your world.

Fucking up is part of the beauty, because in the end it all works out. I look back and I think “ah. I get it now.” I’m a puzzle that even I can’t solve sometimes, but I know immediately when I like something/someone or not. Takes time to get good. I have had to maintain my strength even when it kills…but you absolutely can’t give up. I’ll always get back up, I’ll never dwell in failure or fear. “I fight every day.” (Thank you.)

Lie With Me July 9, 2008

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In Clement Virgo’s 2005 independent erotic drama Lie With Me, a sexually agressive Leila (Lauren Lee Smith) meets equally voracious David (Eric Balfour) and they begin a torrid affair. Not being used to commitment or real relationships, Leila only knows how to fuck, but not how to love…so begins the vein of drama that runs throughout the film. Beautifully shot, sexually explicit [read: adults only, truly] but not trashy, the movie tugs at certain parts in all of us. It’s a contemporary, lust-charged romance at the base of it all, dealing with the consequence of sex, promiscuity and how it can entangle two people otherwise adrift.

Bottom line: Sexy, brave and raw; I loved it.

we drank the ocean dry June 15, 2008

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Some hearts just get lucky sometimes.

All this beauty;
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
All this beauty;
We traveled all night
We drank the ocean dry
And watched the sun rise…

You can ask about it
But nobody knows the way
No bread-crumb trail
To follow through your days
It takes an axe sometimes
A feather in the sunshine
And bad weather
It’s a matter of getting deeper in
Anyway you can

All this beauty;
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
All this beauty;
We traveled all night
We drank the ocean dry
And watched the sun rise…

I can see you’re new, awake
Let me assure you, friend
Every day is ice cream and chocolate cake
And what you make of it
Let me just say
You get what you take
From it, so be amazed
Whenever you stop…
You gotta be brave

All this beauty;
You might have to close your eyes
And slowly open wide
And watch the sun rise

-The Weepies

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke