Apologies for the lack of posts. As i'm sure you know, moving all your belongings can be a real drain on your creative chi. The good news is, i'm in LOVE with our new digs in Garrison (NY), and promise to post pics as soon as the decor will truly dazzle your peepers. But for now, here's a sneak peek at the cottage's entrance, exterior and garden; And for the bummer update of the week, blow a goodbye kiss toward the heavens for 1950s pin-up pioneer, Bettie Page, who's style was so revolutionary, that she has spawned zillions of black-banged wannabes around the world (millions more being born as you read this). But what made her different than the other cheesecake models, was her unique display of playful innocence (even whilst bound in bondage accoutrement). Bettie always exuded a child-like yet confident sexuality, despite her hard-knock past, much like fellow-legend Marilyn Monroe. Here are some of my favorite Bettie snaps: * Bettie was one of the very first to pose for Playboy, and this Christmas photo was her first for the mag.
If you're a Bettie-ette, or would just like to know more about her, I highly recommend watching Mary Harron's beautiful 2005 film, The Notorious Bettie Page, which was unfairly skewered by the critics upon its release. Gretchen Moll gives a wondrous performance, and the writing, direction, and style are pretty much flawless.
Bye bye, Bettie baby. The world will love you forever & ever.
Next weekend is our big move upstate, to a dreamy little cabin on the Hudson, in Garrison, NY. Since the style of the house is very "1970s Cape Cod woodsy" (a departure from the ornate pre-war buildings I usually gravitate towards), i've been in search of major decor inspiration, and have found endless amounts of it in Terence Conran's brilliant House Book (published in 1974), purchased at The Strand for $12.99. For 1970s design enthusiasts, this book is simply the living end, so track down a copy today, and thank me later: