Thursday, November 26, 2009

"On the radio, We heard November Rain, That solo's really long, But it's a pretty song, We listened to it twice, 'Cause the DJ was asleep"

top -> bottom: Debbie Harry, Sandra Dickinson as Trillian in "Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Desireless, Ewan McGregor as Renton in "Trainspotting", truth, Brokback Mountain, Chungking Express, Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof in "Der Baadel Meinhof Komplex", Hours, cover art from a book, Vivian as Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind", Kirsten Dunst as Claudia in "Interview with the Vampire", Hammer Horror's "The Vampire Lovers", Beauty & the Beast.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"But Bolan and Bowie just stare from the wall, I'd like to show off but they see I'm a clown"

top -> bottom: Kate Bush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hide, Lene Lovich, Vampira, Ethel Granger, Ashes to Ashes, Baader Meinhof Komplex, a propaganda poster.

Actually, I don't agree with the tittle. If you want to show off, just do it! Don't let anyone else tell what to do or who to be, and don't be ashamed to be who you are. It's YOUR life, not anyone else's. It's from Palma's song "Gender Blender".

And here's Adam Lambert in concert. Wow! I don't care for his music at all, but maybe I now will give the new album a listen (when it comes out).

Monday, November 23, 2009

"You're tall just like a giraffe, you have to climb to find its head, But if there's a glitch, you're an ostrich, you've got your head in the sand"

Do you ever have this huge urge to just sew, knit, customize? To wander in second hand shops, buying old zippers & buttons? To organize your self-made granny squares in hundred differend ways? To sew the exat same outfit Boy George used while touring on early '82? To knit a sweater from a pattern you found from a 60s womens magazine? Do you?

I certainly do. Lats week I finished a sweater, a zipper-dress, some spats, tens of granny squares... Too bad I'm in the middle of a testweek here.

That is white pvc with apple print. Neat!

Alright have a nice monday there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Style Inspiration of the Moment: Nina Hagen

Yes! Nina, the mother of European punk! Or at least the mother of Continental Europe's punk, since the scene in the UK is different. If you Yankees don't know Nina - shame on you!
Nina was born in 1955 in East-Berlin, Germany. She was a singer-songwriter in many little political bands, but in the year 1976 she left the country. She travelled to London and quickly got into the punk rock movement. Back in Germany, in West-Berlin, Nina formed the Nina Hagen Band - and the rest is history. She has then released 15 albums, and she still is highly respected. In the 80s she got very much into gothic rock, Hare Krishna, animal rights - her music isn't all punk anymore, but it's still awesome.

For me, Nina is one of the most inspiring people ever. Her style (both in music and in looks) has varied from angry punk to lovely new wave graziness, from gothic-y to this mystical hippie-krishna-indian thing. Her voice & songwriting is great. She's best friends with Lene Lovich. She supports PETA & the human rights. She just rocks, still at the age of 54.

^ that must be my favourite interview ever!