Vivienne Westwood is one of the true, enduring originals of modern style. Today is her 74th birthday! Join me in raising a glass to Dame Westwood, the “mother of punk.”
(You can read more about her life and designs at the V&A website.)
Image: Vivienne Westwood at her shop World’s End in 1985, via Corbis.
Baby, it’s cold outside! I hope you’re keeping snug, wherever you are.
Reading: “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s.” My era, my music.
Video: Mr. TC and I just started watching “Better Call Saul.”
Audio: The new Bjork album, “Vulnicura” …
Image: Charles of the Ritz ad from The New Yorker, February 8, 1946, via Vintage Ad Browser.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Rose Privée, the newest fragrance from L’Artisan Parfumeur. You can read it here.
Image via L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Facebook page.
The Coiffure, 1890-1891
Drypoint and aquatint on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.257
I can’t stay away from movies about artists, no matter how sentimentalized they are (or even how far they may stray from the truth). I recently wrote a “listicle” about artist biopics for Biography.com; you can read it here.
It’s that time of year…when holiday specials start appearing on television. As least we’re not bombarded by “star-studded” Christmas variety-shows as frequently as we were in the 1970s-80s. I recently wrote a run-down of a few of the most memorable examples of that genre. You can read it here.