nobody. I

  • will give no introduction, & that is my introduction.
  • had a thought, but it slipped away like Sophie Magdelena’s sight of her own reflection in the looking-glass:
    • "The side and belly were so smooth that her own gaze slipped and glided, and grasped for a hold."
      • Isak Dinesen's “The Deluge at Norderney,” Seven Gothic Tales

no really, I

  • am a reclusive introvert in the city of angels, Los Angeles
  • rarely wear makeup except for the occasional dark red lipstick.
  • don't really believe in astrology, but damn if I'm an Aries.
jun 15 2020 ∞
jun 16 2020 +
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  • Different for Girls: How Culture Creates Women by Joan Smith
  • Fanny Essler by Felix Paul Greve
    • fictionalized bio of Baroness Elsa
  • Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces by Jean Paul Richter
  • Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide by Kate Bornstein
  • Mary McCarthy (author of some of best recorded sex in 1930s literature, esp. "The Company She Keeps")
  • novelist Joseph Hergesheimer portrayed decadence among the rich
  • poets & writers: Catulle Mendès, Pierre Louÿs, François Mauriac, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Marcel Schwob, Anna de Noailles
  • short story
    • "The Force of Heredity and Nella" by Anita Loos
  • The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law by Rickie Solinger
nov 6 2016 ∞
nov 13 2016 +
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in my cosmetic bag

  • Benefit
    • D'finer D'liner (discontinued)
  • Blue Cross Blossom
    • Cherry Scented Lip Gloss with Real Flowers
  • Clinique
    • Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
  • Lipstick Queen
    • Medieval (sheer red)
  • MAC
    • Lipglass in New Flame (smells like cocoa)
  • NARS
    • Semi-Matte Lipstick in Fire Down Below
  • Sonia Kashuk
nov 7 2016 ∞
jul 12 2018 +
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❝... St. Joseph said to to Virgin: "Oh, my sweet young dear, could you not just for the moment shut your eyes and make believe that I am the Holy Ghost?" ❞

  • "The Deluge at Norderney" by Isak Dinesen

❝Could we get this to sound a little more orchidy ? Could we make that a little more tea rose ?❞

❝Flashing eyes and milk-white bodies! Beauty to be tamed! Does it not thrill you?❞

  • Iras the Egyptian in Ben Hur (1925)

❝Gimme a whisky, ginger ale on the side—and don't be stingy, baby.❞

  • Greta Garbo's first words in a talkie film, Anna Christie (1930)

❝I don't think he's crude, I think he's...

nov 7 2016 ∞
jun 15 2020 +