30 June, 2011

Lex Rex

"Dressing up. People just don't do it anymore.  
We have to change that."

- John Galliano

Empress of all the Russias

Air de la Folie

If it ain't Baroque, Don't Fix it!

The word baroque is derived from the Portuguese word "barroco" and refers to a "rough or imperfect pearl". Like most periodic or stylistic designations, was invented by later critics rather than practitioners of the arts in the 17th and early 18th centuries. It is a French transliteration of the Portuguese phrase "pérola barroca", which means "irregular pearl", and natural pearls that deviate from the usual, regular forms so they do not have an axis of rotation are known as "baroque pearls".

21 June, 2011

Witchery

Lex Rex

"If I feel really low, I go to see Philip, cover my face [with his hats] and feel fantastic... Wearing a hat is like cosmetic surgery."

- Isabella Blow

17 June, 2011

Why Don't You?

Masterpiece of Portuguese painting of the fifteenth century the Panels of Sao Vicente de Fora is a work composed of six panels by portuguese painter Nuno Gonçalves. With a dry, powerfully realistic style the artist portray prominent figures of the Portuguese court of his time crossing the whole society from nobility and clergy to the people.

José de Figueiredo was, during the 30's, the curator of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the most important art museum in Portugal as well as one of the most important in Europe. In the last years of his life he was sentenced to prison, where he died, after admitting to masturbate watching the panels of St. Vincent de Fora. The curator also stated that he had left a very personal mark on the panels. His sperm.

Triumvirate

Magister Dixit:

"In Italy, the Milanese are well organized but follow bourgeois taste. They adhere to certain codes of elegance, but not to individualism. The Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry."


- Christian Lacroix