Because it is going to be 2012
and because I am procrastinating getting ready, it is time for a long a meaningful post from your’s truly. What do you need to start a new 366 (we will be leaping this year) days other than an offensively vintage dress, dangerously pointy shoes, and a ridiculous amount of accessories? I’ll tell you, NOTHING. So Gauguin is going to help me, and by law of transitivity, he is going to help you too. Don’t understand how? Well then you should probably read my older posts and you’ll get the idea asshole.
Gauguin, Manao Tapapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), 1892
So we start with this Gauguin. It’s not so much about the context of this picture—it is a prostitute and I am for sure not a prostitute—as it is about the colors and the raw beauty of woman. We are not going naked to our NYE parties my friends, however, we are using this lovely purple and this sexy gaze to excite nobody because do we care about that midnight kiss from a dude? No, we don’t. And her friend in the back there will for sure be present.
And next we turn to me. See the similarities?
I command you to say “yes.” We here are seeing me, the Matryoshka doll (a.k.a. my stand-in spirit) but even more so, pleats. Accordian pleats. And that is all that matters. Purple accordian pleats, courtesy of my mother as many of my key pieces are because I am from the 80s at heart, are necessary to ring in the new year. Why? Because.
shoes Tods, necklace Dannijo, rings Dannijo and vintage, bracelets vintage x 3, Hermes, earrings Fallon
And so are pointy shoes. And a peter pan necklace. In case you want to go off on a tangent and rep Peter Pan. He was cool and was played by a female, Mary Martin in the classic version
and only version that really matters.
But back to Gauguin. The purple of the dress is taken from the base color of the painting. I appreciate the uses of contrasting colors in the quilt on which the young girl lies. The painting has an extremely claustrophobic feel to it. The girl is distressed, and what is a more perfect word to describe NYE?
And just for my digits’ sake, we turn to my rings. And though this is not Chinese New Year, the dragon is in the building. Don’t forget metallic nails or your mid-finger bling.
And with that, have a happy and safe New Year, you little curators!