Ladies and Gentlemen...

The other evening, Monorail film club showed Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Lou Adler, 1981) at the GFT. Starring Diane Lane (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish), Laura Dern (Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart), Ray Winstone (Scum, Sexy Beast) - as well as Steve Jones and Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols and The Clash's Paul Simonon - it tells the story of 3 teenage girls who, dissatisfied with their lives, start a punk band called The Stains who carry the motto "We Don't Put Out!".
Lead character Corrine Burn's costumes and hairstyle, which quickly become slavishly imitated by the band's legion of female fans calling themselves 'Skunks', are but a few of the things that helped make the film acquire a cult following of its own, with fans such as Courtney Love and the underground filmmaker Sarah Jacobson. If you haven't seen The Fabulous Stains, I urge you to hunt down a copy NOW.





Eye Eye


Wearing a vintage monocle as a necklace...

New Boots

...since I ruined my old pair of witchy boots by getting them all caked in plaster....

R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor

Today I was genuinely saddened to learn of the passing of one of my ultimate heroines, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. I'm spending the night watching Giant and Butterfield 8 and wishing there were more hours in the day so that I could add Suddenly Last Summer, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Place in the Sun and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to my movie marathon. But a girl's got to sleep. Here's a collection of some of my favourite images of Liz...


Baby Liz!

as Cleopatra

and again


with then-husband Mike Todd and baby Liza

with Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Butterfield 8

in THAT white swimsuit from Suddenly, Last Summer



It's important that Elizabeth is remembered not only as one of the most beautiful women of all time, but as a great talent and a generous and loyal philanthropist particularly with regard to her tireless support of gay rights and AIDS charities.

Since Yesterday

Got my crimpers out again and today I'll be channelling Jill and Rose...


P.S. Check out Rose's NAILS!

Pradarama

I've gotten seriously obsessed with this scent thanks to my girl Holly.



It's got the warmth and sexiness of Amber but with a strange synthetic quality that makes it fresh and modern. Anyway, all of my perfumes are running low at the moment and it'd sure be nice to be treated to something new! Wish my bottles of Anglomania, Boudoir and CK Obsession would magically replenish too...

Rebel Youth

Wish somebody'd buy me this book of photos by the late great Karlheinz Weinberger...



It looks insanely good - so much clothespiration/hairspo/eye candy.