Musing/ I had met Pamela in the early 90's in L.A. thru some friends. I had'nt seen her in years and when I moved to Austin 2002 we did an event together. She did a book signing I showed my doll purses. The person that set it up didn't really think ahead. I was a redhead at the time and they put me at the front of the building. Everyone thought I was Pamela. Needless to say it was awkward. Now we see each other every year during SXSW at the Fabulous Red Horse Ranch. This year it's going to be fantastic. It's the last party of SXSW private out in the country close to our home. Everyone is there. I'll be sure to take photos this year. It's March 16th. Pamela is divine and has always been very nice to me. Michael Des Barres as well.
Tomorrow we will start our 35 percent off sale which will end on Sunday. Sunday and Monday we will post new photo's and new offerings from our new shoot. We are doing a series of shoots. Also for those of you asking.....I'm sorry to announce that for the first time in 4 years I will not be doing a fashion show/collection this year due to my legal issues that are going on. More on this later.
A rarely seen photograph of the main salon of late visionary artist Steven Arnold's elaborate Zanzibar Studios in Los Angeles, California, which beautifully illustrates his distinctive, over-the-top "more is more" aesthetic.
“It was an old pretzel factory. When we walked through the doors there was this tremendous palace of ornamentation, and creative energy, and bits & pieces of theater sets that he had done. Certainly, it was like walking into the fourth dimension. Steven never got up before noon or 1 in the afternoon. He’d be sitting there, smoking his cigarette and drinking his coffee, while sketching in his book the dreams he had the night before – fantasies and visions. He had salons every day – you could always drop by for cocktails and wonderment. There would be a whole group of fabulous people, sitting around enjoying drinks and conversation. It must have been so similar to what took place in Montparnasse during the 20s.” - Patricia C Cole
” Steven’s salons, I would say, were sort of like Versailles – before the guillotine, please. There was a melange of people that got together – a naked man, a sex change, a drag queen – all talking to a lawyer. Comparing Andy Warhol’s to Steven’s: Warhol’s were like Alcatraz, or Sing-Sing, but you were allowed to go in and out.
One day we went to Steven’s studio and the doors were closed. It was a very sad day for Los Angeles, because all of those creative people, all of a sudden, didn’t have a place to go. We all scattered like the Twelve Tribes of Israel – I guess we’re waiting for another Steven to come along. I am definitely, and I’ll wait.” - Holly Woodlawn