Sunday, December 30, 2007
a couple pineapple+rum drinks later, i can't remember the name of the reggae cover band. but they were fantastic, providing an all ages dance up.
a nightime notation: a lot of white people have a tough time with rhythm, something i can't quite comprehend. it's a beat. you listen and you move appropriately. seems like, duh.
+another: the first time i came down here. i was 17..like these chic a dee's, i thought i looked like+acted+seemed at least 21 or 25. when in fact. i, like they, seem 16 or 17. perky tits, falling on the floor, barely dressed and obviously terribly experienced. o youth.
so we had to drive to the airport..fine by me, it's pretty sweet in there.
p.s. this is the 1st atm i've ever been to that gives you hundo's.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
ms.B is from boston. she's been in a hammock down here for 16 years. she bore 9 kids. 7 girls. she's now a vague hostess at oliver's caue he thought it was due time to git out da hammock. he nails are A1.
i adore her. and can see a slice of my future in her, perhaps..without sooo many kiddos bien sur!
the beautiful fall: an intellectual fashionista's vista into the 70's life of YSL and KL..
this book deals with the constant competition of karl lagerfeld and yves saint laurent throughout the late '50's thru the '80's..
we are led through the lives of these 2 prolific designers and their respective differences, along with their similarities (sometimes super scandalously..i.e.YSL had an affair with karl's foppish and ruthless lover, jacques).
we get to bear witness, as they are found circumnavigating parisian cliques, euro-aristocrats, and folks in the warhol mileu throughout this radical and uber fashionable period.
so....here, we find egoism. sex. entourage and above all the posh reality of pret a porter and the fantasy of couture..
amazing and riveting, providing a cast of fabulous characters, dressed to the hilt. along with truth. pomp and circumstance.
the book is illustrated with some wonderful fotos spanning from the mid 1950's to late 197o's and beyond..(truthfully i wish there were more images to peek at)
**loulou de la falaise is a new found hero.
[turner, kat, elizabeth..a must. i.e. a smart stylist dream read]
plus fashion visionaries in excess and druggie gossip to boot!
some fun facts:
kL et l'entourage spent $3500 on surplus baggage for a states bound trip--35 pieces of luggage btw 3 dudes! awesome..(i wish.)
"this is the purpose of life, to get what you want"--KL.
YSL was a manic depressive.
**so, buy and read the book= as it's splendid+fantasy+bougie+parisian fashion romanticism...we can't afford the life, so vicariously indulge!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
we walked to the far end of the beach. where there is (or so we assume it is) a rehabilitation area/training zone for dolphins. this little guy was super friendly. we waved and he waved back. after we had a squeaky chat, he let me pet him. i've not had the pleasure before. made me (temporarily) want to go into marine biology. i would do too, if there wasn't so much math and science and stuff..you'll probably see more of these guys, as i told them i'd be back to check in a few more times, if not daily...a good excuse to put my book down, get off my ass and promenade down the beach.
i bought this very same dress in santa fe at my favorite thrift store, marked at $24--on a 1/2 price day...now selling the reissue at the hotel up the beach for $1490.00..that's a lot more than $12.just saying, vintage VICTOIRE!
Monday, December 24, 2007
grocery shopping.dead bird fotos and the questioning of said action. cruising the island.languid leisure time. vogue magazine. carols in the coutyard. the next generation of fotographer and prop stylist. rum punch.scrabble surprise ending.and the cigar that will last the duration of the trip.