November 2012 - THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Friday, November 30, 2012

LILO IN JAIL AGAIN: OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!

 LINDSAY STRAIGHT PUNCHES SOME WOMAN IN THE STREET


So I don't know if i need to give a recap of the glorious events that happened yesterday. My favorite train wreck is at it again and i'm loving it.

I've always had a (sick) nostalgia for the days when Britney shaved her head, beat some dudes car w/ an umbrella and then straight up took her pants off in a club OH YEA.. and got out of a car w no underwear for all to see... er maybe all of the old faves did that...

 Then when Lindsay and Nicole Richie decided to turn into emaciated vampires for a while.. and then lindsay decided she was a lesbian and everytime she was seen w/ Sam Ro and she looked like a stoned/drunken/drugged up mess for months...and don't forget when Paris and Nicole were fighting over a party thrown in honor of a leaked sex tape. Oh, my favorite jail birds. Unfortunately for my entertainment's sake, there is only one who is still at it: LINDSAY!!





So basically Lilo punched some girl named Tiffany (it had to be Tiffany, or Crystal or.. well Britney... haha)  outside Avenue in NYC last night. according dlisted to my celeb gossip site of choice:
LiLo not only had the sweet nectar running through her veins, but she was also filling her nostrils with coke. We all know that LiLo turns on the "cunt" when she's high on coke, so she snapped when Tiffany asked to take a picture with her. LiLo refused to pose with Tiffany, so Tiffany shrugged and kept dancing with her friends. LiLo wouldn't let it go and later on, she shoved Tiffany before throwing a fist. LiLo kicked, screamed and spit at Tiffany until the fight was broken up.
HAHAHAHAHAH so great. anyway the story gets better and better. Apparently Tiffany was just trying to give Lins a palm reading (say what?????) MORE QUOTES: I JUST CAN'T GET it all in:
Tiffany is supposedly a "prominent" palm reader and aura analyst who owns a few psychic salons in Florida. I should've known that sooner or later this wreck of a story would feature a cameo appearance by Florida. Tiffany says that when she saw Lindsay Lohan at Avenue early this morning, she instantly had a premonition. Tiffany's premonition must've been that she was going to get a whole lot of media attention and free publicity after getting punched by a Lohan. Tiffany asked LiLo if she could give her a free physic reading and LiLo shouted at her, "Give me my space." As Tiffany and her friend walked away, her friend heard LiLo call her a "fucking Gypsy." The friend came at LiLo, called her a "whore" and said "Liz & Dick sucked." LiLo went crazy and punched Tiffany in the face. Don't you hate when your friend starts some shit and you're the one who gets punched in the face? 

Anyway, heres a priceless clip of our favorite jailbird kicking her assistant out of the SUV after he bailed her out of jail: This is such a great story you couldn't just make it up. Poor girl. what the hell is wrong w her?




sadly I do have some of Lindsay's music when she released a horrid pop album thats good for the gym but you can tell it is slowly killing you as well.. So i'm going to force this upon your ears. appologies. hahaha. Don't worry. its not all her horrible music. the theme is basically being a fuck up. so thats fun.


enjoy mes cheries. and stay out of trouble this weekend!
xoxoxo.
e.

ps. if you fill out the little lunchtime poll on the sidebar it would make me a happy girl. just a suggestion.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

another horrible thing now exists in the world. :(

I"m going to have to start you out with something horrible today and i'm honestly sorry.



WHY BRITNEY??? I understand that stupid reality show you had to be in because you mght have needed some extra money or whatever. but working with will.i.am??? I didn't know it had gotten this bad. I could only listen to like 30 seconds of this painful mess before i literally thought i was going to go deaf. The million commercials before this vid are better for your ears than this song which is questionably not worth watching.. so you might want to keep the mute button on.. or volume very lowww.  I just thought you should know this exists.. today seems like its starting out on a bad foot. when will will.i.am just give up? NO ONE LIKES YOU!

well its getting close to that time of year again where I play nothing but "santa baby" and "all i want for christmas is you" so beware. but for now, this is what you get:






enjoy. xoxo e. 

oh, and fill out the lunchtime poll if you'd be so kind. 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

"That's right. I'm just CRAAAAZY about Tiffany's!"

WHO DID TRUMAN CAPOTE BASE HOLLY GOLIGHTLY ON?

*CAUTION: If you don't feel like reading this post: the answer is we will never know. And if you don't like this book/movie definitely don't read this.

Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany's in.. I dunno. the late 50s, 58 I think. And the movie is totally different from the book. well not totally but whatevs. Anyway, Holly Golightly was such an interesting character ppl have been trying to figure out who his inspiration ever since it was written. Obvi Mr. Capote was probably too much of a narcissist that he would never tell anyone 1) bc that might be bad author etiquette and 2) it brought him loads and loads of attention and he was a total attention whore. (so i have read). Since he hung around a crowd of rich socialites there are tons of intertesting ppl who might have been his influence.

 No one will ever know but I didn't have anything else to write about so deal w/ it.

Here's a little quote from Playboy w/ Mr. Capote about this very same question:

Playboy: Was the characterisation of Holly based on a real person?
Capote:  Yes, but not on any of the people you refer to.  The real Holly Golightly was a girl exactly like the girl in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with the single exception that in the books she comes from Texas, whereas the real Holly was a German refugee who arrived in New York at the beginning of the War, when she was 17 years old.  Very few people were aware of this, however, because she spoke English without any trace of an accent.  She had an apartment in the brownstone where I lived and we became great friends.  Everything I wrote about her is literally true – not about her friendship with a gangster called Sally Tomato and all that, but everything about her personality and approach to life, even the most preposterous parts of the book.
bullshit. Okay.. lets observe: 

But first, lets give Holly some attention: 
In case you live in another universe and don't know much abt this movie/ book here is your eliz cliffsnotes version:

In my opinion Holly has it going on- kinda. While she is in New York, Holly is a charming socialite with an array of lovers, most of whom she refers to as rats or in some cases super rats. I think i know some super rats myself. The ones that she works the hardest for are ones that are rich. (Bravo) And when I say "works for" I mean she escorts them. Shes sort of a high class prostitute.

Holly is a traveler, and can never really call anywhere home which is why her apartment looks like she moved into it yesterday. and travels around with her cat named cat bc she decides she can't name him until the two of them find a permanent place to live.

She is totally fun and unpredictable and she has an odd mixture of child-like innocence and street smart sexuality. I love when she goes to the bar w/ Fred to get drunk and there is a stripper/dancer and shes totally interested and asks "do you think shes beautiful.. like deeply and importantly beautiful." Or something like that. The lady was totally hein and the striptease was like nothing I had ever seen before. eek. anyway, Holly is rad. 

So, she steals if she wants to, she breaks into handome neighbors apartments at night, she throws lavish parties and books it out the fire escape when the cops come and basically she cares little for other people's feelings. This girl does what she wants when she wants and doesn't give a shit what other ppl think. God, sometimes I wish I was more like that. 

Holly also has some serious opinions on love and vulnerability quoting: " If you end let yourself love a wild thing. You'll just end up looking at the sky."I'm not going to pretend I know exactly what that means but it kinda seems like she thinks shes too wild too ever be tamed. like shell never be happy w a man just for love- she needs money. Plus anyone who falls for her will prob be miserable anyway bc shes the best kind of crazy bitch. This is also he also says:  "I told you: you can make yourself love anybody." True. I think. unless they seriously suck ass. 


My favorite part about her is how she goes to Tiffany's when she has the "mean reds" which aren't like the blues (eg. you're getting fat or are moping around... best description ever) Mean reds are far worse and the only thing that can cure them is going to Tiffany's. even if its 5am and shes just going home.. w/ a coffee and a croissant. I've totally felt that way. More about Bendel's but same thing. 

Okay, so lets get to it. Who did Truman base this crazy awesome chick based on? I picked out four possibilities



#1 Maeve Brennan
Maeve Brennan was mentioned in one of my earlier posts about un appreciated historical socialites.   Both Brennan and Capote worked at Harper’s Bazaar, which is probably where they met.  They also worked at The New Yorker (where Brennan wrote a column called The Long-Winded Lady) at the same time.  She was an extreme eccentric (coming to work at all hours of the day and night, drunk, forgetting her keys, unpredictable, etc.) She was like holly bc she spent far beyond her means was totally erratic and often had a case of the "mean reds" (which btw is one of my favorite terms.)Sadly this soon turned into obsessive behaviour and she became an alcoholic.  Towards the end of her life, she was committed to a hospital, where she died in 1993.


#2 Dorris Lilly 
After Capote published "Other Voices, Other Rooms", he became very good friends with Doris Lilly, a blonde starlet who famously dated Gene Kelly and Ronald Reagan and with whom he’d eat dinner and talk for hours. She was like Holly in that she always wanted to be a Hollywood actress and was always in the know abt important white lady social matters. :) She also was not a huge fan of men, or at least she was pragmatic abt them and actually wrote "how to marry a millionaire" which is one of my fave moves. RAD.  Lilly said “Truman used to come over all the time and watch me put make-up on before I went out…, there’s a lot of me in Holly Golightly”.  Another sad story: Lilly died in 1991 with no money.  Her mountain of costume jewellery, given to her by her many admirers over the years, had to be sold off to cover funeral costs. Damn, now that IS sad. 

 #3 Suzy Parker and Dorian Leigh

Suzy Parker and Vivian Leigh were two sisters who I'd completely envy and totally want to be.  Both fucking drop dead models and inspirations/muses to many famous photographers.. and all sorts of fab ppl in general.   
Leigh was photographed by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton, amongst others and Parker, 15 years younger than Leigh, became Avedon’s muse and the face of Chanel during the 50′s and 60′s. Ugh, can you imagine!!?! 

Truman described them as "happy-go-lucky" Both were terminal cat owners just like Holly.. altho I bet thier cats had names and apparently they used their fire escape often as a means of exiting and entering their apartment just like Holly does a bunch of times.. or at least uses it as a very practical escape route/mode for stalking her cute upstairs neighbor. hahaha, AWESOME. who hasn't done that at least once. (not the stalking part!!!!- thats private.. hahaha) ****ALTHOUGH I think everyone in NYC uses thier fire escape so... 
#4 Gloria Vanderbilt
Gloria portrayed total blue blood confidence which is what Holly was kinda going for- or pretending to be since in reality her life was a mess, in my opinion. She was def a bg spender and some say the first "poor little rich girl" (altho I say that was EDIE) she canoodled with the likes of Howard Hughes, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra but was always elusive abt her personal life. In an interview she quoted 
 'Everything in life is elusive,' she says. 'So that's the way it came out. It's something you can't quite catch.' What have you left out? 'Hundreds, millions, trillions of things.' What's the most significant one? 'Oh, I'm not going to tell you,' she says, and laughs. 'The heart of another is a dark forest. You know that. I'm never going to know you and you're never going to know me - so what I've left out is the same thing in you, which nobody else is ever going to know. Do you understand that?' 
Instead of being chaperoned to tea dances with nice boys at the Plaza as was appropriate for her upbringing, she spent her nights at Ciro's and Mocambo, squired by Hollywood stars like Van Heflin, Bruce Cabot and Errol Flynn. Sounds good to me. There is obvi a lot more but its not really relevant.

Conclusion: 
Holly was prob a combination of all these awesome ladies. Plus this post was a little pointless since well never really know. Holly Golightly is so original shes prob a mixture of everyone.




And here's a little more info abt the mean reds you might need. I know I get them far too often.

okay thats all. xoxo
e.

P.S. I was going to involve the song "Moon River" since this is supposed to be a music blog.. but weve all heard it a million times and.. I just can't bring myself to make everyone have it in thier head all day. You can thank me later.

Friday, November 23, 2012

If I had one wish it'd be to have more wishes, duh.

Okay, so i'm dealing w/ my shit hole break up. It isn't all that bad. Sorry to word vomit every detail of my sitch in my last post. But for any of you who have had your hearts broken before... fuck that shit. I'm gonna wear this shit like a badge of honor. FUCKK him.

Anyway, lets move on to something happier like how hot Kid Cudi is. How much do I love this man? Let me count the ways..........
1) he is hot as hell

2) he is from Cleveland which is where my best friend lives and the hometown of my daddys fave baseball team

3) his lyrics are fucking sick

4) he is so hot

5) his music makes me want to get out my vibrator

6) He got kicked off the Monster Ball tour for punching a fan in the crowd. hahahahaha


okay, I thought I was gonna have more reasons. I mean at first when I heard stuff like day n night and erase me i was like. yay good music. then i saw his beautiful face and it was love at first sight. hahahah I bet if i ever met him I'd faint. it would be super awesome.

dude actually admitted this in an interview:
“I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a 60 Minutes interview every time. Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down… I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times.”
hahahahaah wtf? I love this man. Unfortch he has a child like every other black man I ever want to date.. or not date. god, CONDOMS PEOPLE. whatever. i can live w him and his little girl.

ANYWAY. I think thats all. Some of you might love him bc hes a huge pot head. which is lame. but fine. I GUESS.  I didn't get any of his new stuff w dot da genius in todays mix but heres a you tube vid of my fave song from the album.




So yesterday was the day youre supposed to shove turkey down your throat until you feel like an indescribable fat ass, then sleep it all off while watching football.. None of that happened to me. I went to this crazy ass Trinidadian party w/ a friends roommate and it was a total culture shock. Let's just say that I was the whitest of the white ppl there (of which there where two).

Every one was super nice tho. Now i guess i know how my ex bf who was black felt when he came to my parties... kinda. Anyway, shit was a little crazy and there was no stuffing or cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes.. and i dont even know if there was a turkey. but like, i learned something abt a new culture so thats good.

I don't know what todays mix is. classic hip hop. shit i know and love from a while ago to get this shithole break up off my mind.  enjoy mes cheries.

xoxo
e.




Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Eliz NYC Break-Up Horror Story


so I had a horrible thing happen to me. My boyfriend moved ouT AND IT was a un-real experience like from a horror movie which I have now been severely scared from and no girl should have to EVER experience. This is like the worst feeling i've ever had. I thought when he took his shit out of my apt on Wednesday I was going to literally die. Breakups seem to be the evilest thing ever invented. Okay that's not true but crying for like 3 days straight is so not okay.  Helluh??? this is horrible for my mental health!!!!!!

I haven't been thru anything like this in years and I keep going through emotions of wanting to kill him for leaving me and then wanting him back. My brain is in totally psycho mode. I feel like I belong in the crazy ppl ward at Bellevue. Being over dramatic in the first place is clearly not helping things. Plus I'm emotional as shit so this is like seeming like the end of the world for me.  

Luckily I have friends who, while its annoying, keep telling me this stupid, crappy, unimaginable, nightmarish time in my life is a time to rediscover myself. UGH, I hate advice like that but i'm so distraught over this fucking breakup that I'm listening to shit that sounds like it belongs in a hallmark card just bc I don't have the energy or emotional stability to tell them that their advice is pissing the shit out of me. I know it's mean but it is so not me to be so sappy. But half of me is like too weak to complain and a little bit of me takes comfort in these little sayings which is even more bizarre. maybe you need a little lameness in times of severe emotional and mental turmoil. un peu?


 Who knows, they are probably right but.. whatever I'm still in serious mourning. I should start wearing a black veil in mourning for my previous life. All the little pix in this post are inspirational pix my friends sent me to try and cheer me.HMMMnot exactly working. but Helpful I suppose. That is minus the Dino at the top which clearly I picked since I feel like I'm getting eaten slowly by a ferocious prehistoric monster. or at least my heart is.  dramatic enough? 



I;ll just have to listen to anything that cheers me up... i fucking guess. exhibit one: Lily Allen: Smile


 

I guess I need to focus on being strong and independent like my role models. Namely Kate. hahaha. She broke up w/ Pete Doerhty, fuck up extraordinaire and got out of her cocaine scandal and now is married and just as awesome as ever.. if not more. There can always be a light at the end of the tunnel, right? God kill me now I'm so not myself I would have never said something so lame. God dammit. 




So now that I verbally puked all of my neurotic thoughts re: this break up on to today's post.......Today's mix is totally ADD but some songs are happy-ish and some will make you want to slit your wrists. Enjoy. 

end note FYI: most of the wrist slittng songs are near the end.. so maybe you wont get there. 


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Edie Sedwick and another Video Masterpiece


Here is the video I made when I was bored again about my favorite *Edie Sedgwick*



You might know her 1) because you are awesome or 2) because there was a horrid movie w/ Sienna Miller made about her.. but it was totally not factual and sucked. so anyway, for those who don't know about he shes super awesome and I would suggest learning about her now.

This is your lame cliffs notes version which will hopefully enlighten you a little:

Edie Sedgwick, is famous for being the first real socialite and began a completely new fashion craze that is often credited to Twiggy. She was also Betsey Johnson's first model. She was famous for wearing leggings, a shirt and nothing else but her giant chandelier earrings and fake eyelashes.
She was born into a wealthy highborn lifestyle which she hated and took her inheritance to move to the city and spend spend spend (her first apt has a huge stuffed rhino she bought form Abercrombie which she is famously dancing on in Time).. one of the fifty million reasons I love her. Once out and about in NYC quickly became Warhol's muse and is officially the first person who was considered a "superstar" (Warhol actually made up the name. Warhol totally dissed her tho when she became involved w/ Bob Dylan's producer and gave thought to leaving the factory and do actual movies... He and later gave Nico the superstar crown and was a total dick to Edie.. the who never really spoke again.. I have issues w/ Warhol. Bob Dyan's song: pill box hat is supposedly abt her. Along w/ a million Velvet Underground songs

She was also on the way to have a model career but Diana Vreeland (sp?) wasn't into the fact that she partied her ass off and embodied the underground seedy heroin/drug scene. After spending her inheritance like a pro she was broke, and a total drug addict but still fabulous. She was mostly a speed freak and would go to the famous Dr. Roberts to get her "vitamins" which were actually shots of amphetamine. nice. The Beatles also frequented that doc and wrote a song about it. Shed died in at 28.. or 29 I think. Everything about her is fucking super awesome and interesting and I love her.


This isn't the original vidie I made but it inspired me a long time ago before I even knew who she was.. anyway, its kinda spooky. i love it.


I'll post my vid up when i get around to it.. I made the soundtrack to Robyn's dancing on my own.. which makes me officially a gay man.. esp bc its the Fredde Falke remix. I think that's all for tonight. xoxoxoxoxox. 





Thursday, November 8, 2012

shame shame VICTORIA'S SECRET!

I don't even know what to say about this but since I'm running out of music this horrendous/entertaining/sexy? Victoria's Secret's annual show in NYC today seemed like a good enough topic. I guess the snow didn't stop any of the models from putting on a deranged lingerie circus.


What is going on here?? What happened to the normal angel wings?? Who's idea was this?  This should be some sort of cirque de soleil sex show gone horribly wrong. I don't know if the angels are feeling any shame after this.. but I'm assuming there were a lot of calls to their agents after this display of ridiculousness.




Honestly, what are the theme of these costumes? There is the dart board angel. The stripper bar light sign angel, the pyro angel.. or maybe those hoops of fire are for some pussies to jump through after the show. Hmm. then we have some sort of.. I don't know.. what is the blue angel supposed to be? A  horribly decorated head board with blue feathers and ??? And finally the beautifully decorated angel with a heart over her head. God, These horrendous costumes must weigh a ton.. besides the fact that they make the angels look like someone you might want to avoid.. well, anywhere.

And poor Karlie Kloss' costume actually went places that might offend.. hahaha. Here's a quote courtesy of Michael K from dlisted:

"As a multi-racial panty company our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new Poke-a-hotass bra and panties set was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history. We consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, and they told us Disney got it all wrong. Chief Powhatan was really a skinny dirty blonde girl from Chicago who wore leopard panties and bought all of her jewelry at tourist shops in Santa Fe. We sincerely apologize on behalf of the dumb dumbs at Disney and all of the high school history teachers who obviously got the history of the Native American people wrong. They should really update their books or something.
Love, kisses and woo-woo-woo-woo-woo-woos - VS"




Well, at least these bitches are getting paid millions of dollars. On second thought I'm not sure I feel so bad for them. I've worn some questionable outfits in my time (of course not on a runway). And although there were no giant swan feather hearts involved I definitely did not get paid. Plus the hot bodies make up for... SOME of this atrocity. hahahah. These girls need to go home and take a xanax to sleep it off. They will be back to their billion dollar checks and model boyfriends in no time.








Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I always wanted to be in a music video....

Kinda lame I know, and soon my dreams were dashed to the rocks when I realized I can't really dance unless intoxicated. and not really then...



But I got bored today and so instead I made a little tribute vid starring my favorite ever. I put it on you tube bc i didn't know how else to upload it. I guess i'm not too tech savvy. Should have held onto that IT guy i was dating.. wait.. no i never dated an IT guy from work.... hahahaha




I don't know how I feel about the vid. I hope it embodies HRH. :) But don't worry. I wont quit my day job. esp since most of these are from a Dior shoot. sans the strip tease for the white snakes video. YUM. so here is my latest piece of art. 


lemme know if you like it.

From 2012-11-29

xoxox

and if that idiot vidie doesn't work just go here. I promise itll be worth it. i'm v proud of it. :)
and ps. fuck you picasa. you suck!

YAY OBAMA!! ...phew....



OBAMA!!!! YESSSSS. Yay, I'm an American. 

So here is a long, long, long awaited new mix. But let me not get your hopes up too much. I haven't been really inspired lately and haven't been looking for much new music.

Plus, unfortunately for you I have spent the past few weeks at my mother's house n New Hampshire which means a lot of Top 40. And you know what Top 40 can do to you. Against your best judgement, the more you hear those damn catchy melodies the more you think "maybe this isn't so bad.. at least I can sing along." Well this happened to me and one of my cousins mcu to my dismay. You will probably be able to figure out which one it is. *DON'T JUDGE ME* Okay, judge me. It is a lot of house too. Maybe that makes up for the teeny bopper music. A little.

I was really into the new Christina song and although i'm pretty sick of it now, i figured it was one of my few inspirations for like a day when it come out. Although, as Michael K said, she looks like a My Little Pony crack head in the video.


Lastly, Swedish House Mafia is breaking up as you may know. :( But I am in love w/ the vid of thier last single: Makes you fall in love.




xoxoxo
E


You guys ready for some more music?

.... coming soon. :)
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