21 July 2010

Kid You Not







images Robert Mapplethorpe

See this girl and this boy (above) they are my constant one reliable source of inspiration when all other fickle inspirations come, go and fade away into oblivion.
This cannot be applied to Patti and Rob aka Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe as these two are often at the root of my everyday style.Like a shameless style thief I pinch and borrow elements from Patti and Robert's original style mixing up ingredients such as a pinch of dishevelled, a sprinkle of inappropriate props/accessories-pass me the light weight aztec blanket to wrap myself up in and drape over my shoulders,before folding said ingredients finish with second hand embellished waistcoat and throw in (or on) long delicate beads,and homemade necklaces structured together with random bits and pieces...In the true spirit of Smith and Mapplethrope.Who were quite simply creative soulmates, not afraid to experiment, not afraid to be curious,and embraced both expected and unexpected adventures side by side, sticking challenging and tough times out together with art as their weapon of defence and salvation.





...I can't think of two better people to style thief from?By embracing my inner Smith and Mapplethorpe I get to live to grab a tiny little piece of that wild adventure from a time I mourn despite me not having ever exsisted back in the late sixties/ early seventies I miss it.Strange how can I miss something I never had never even experienced?Truthly I can't give you an answer for that question,as I can't explain it myself, but after reading Just Kids by Patti Smith for the fifth time page to page I've absorbed the surroundings,the swagger,the attitude and the atmosphere of that decade...and today it is dead obvious.

7 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Fab Mapplethorpe images there and you're looking pretty hot, too! I was born in the sixties and far too late to appreciate it, vague recollections of Blue Peter in black and white, Mum'd Biba and Quant frocks and the feel of crimplene!
If I could go back in time I'd have been aboard the magic bus reeking of Pachouli oil xx

Jen said...

She's got a book out?? So cool! I'm going to have to check it out! I love her. And your blog :-)

vint junky said...

I've been meaning to buy this!
Aren't they the coolest couple

Love the detail on your jacket and the foxy messy do!!

xxx

ps. Of course you can feature my bloggy wogg, I'd be delighted!

Sex n City said...

Gorgeous ....Excellent pictures....

Em x said...

What fantastic pictures, including the ones of you! I hope we get more soon. I'm glad you liked the brownies, they are so good! x

prettyneons said...

hi girls...hey em I'm still eating up those brownies, you should get your on cooking show luv!

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