After you read here are some examples https://www.pinterest.com/bat44moon/eye-jewelry/
As many of you know I was a muse of Steven Arnold who worked closely with Dali for years helping him with his museum in Spain and Dali helped Steven with his movies. The second photo is of the three of them together and a monkey. I can't help but notice that that designers like Gucci and others are fully doing knock offs of Schiaparelli Dali jewelry. The last two images are of this seasons Gucci line and I have even better examples. Although the eye has been used for centuries from the Egyptian's to the Illuminati. As far as the designing world goes I think a lot of young people don't even have a clue of where this came from and think Gucci invented this idea. I've actually had someone tell me that lol. As you can see from the last two images they are almost identical. The eye thing has been around forever and I'm so over it. Ive even seen it at forever 21. I Do have some coats I bought Odd Fellows coats with eyes for my husband to wear and tour about ten years ago and I do have one t-shirt that was done nicely but If I can't have Dali I don't want anything at all. Anyway lets give credit where its due as in all things..
I love these photos. I styled all and did the make up. Theres several of me here and one of Steven Arnold and I. The last two photos the girl in red was LOLA my old room-mate. She was also room mates with Grace Jones in New York. The first time we ever went out she took me to The Red Hot Chili Peppers house in Los Feliz. I met the original guitar player Hillel Slovak. I'll never forget when we walked in they were playing Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay on the stereo of all things. This was before they became huge. In later years we worked on their video and Lola was a stylist as well. Fun times. The photo of me and the blonde was taken at Barbara Groeger's house. Barbara was a jewelry designer and we became best friends. Years later we bought horses together and rode therm in Hollywood hills. The blonde Nicole you might remember as Marilyn Monroe on the cross in Billy Idol's L.A. Woman which Mark played on. I've put the video up here online in a previous post. Enjoy thats all the blasts from the past I have for you today. xo BQ UPDATE I forgot to mention the magazine cover and the photos of Lola were all taken by the now famous Albert Sanchez. Check out his website. I need to scan more photos I worked with him a lot during this time period. I have very distinct memories during this time of my life I like to call my healthy period. I did not have one sip of alcohol for 14 years . Something very few people know about me.
“People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
I will be doing daily updates on my blog. My husband has requested that for the time being I don't post photos of our trip/ time /date due to a Austin situation we have been dealing with for years but the good news is we're finally dealing with it- I've also had to go private with my Instagram for now so follow me and I will follow you back. I want to say thanks to my friends and customers . More later stay tuned for fabulous photos and fabulous new designs in September
Tennessee Thomas , Alexa Chung, Erika Spring Jenny Lewis #NiceAsFuck #NAFtheBand for an amazing performance, and having me and your other friends as back up singers & dancers on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Cali Sales Audrey Louise Reynolds LaTonya Staubs
check out the show : http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-nice-as-f--ks-anti-gun-sixties-inspired-colbert-performance-w429968
I bought these fabulous MAISON MARGIELA long semi-sheer gloves to wear with one of my white and black Boudoir Queen dresses this spring. I'm sorry about the bad photos but this was all I could find online. I have some great runway shots in one of my vogue magazines. I'll try and photograph myself in them. I love how the nails are cut out and cut outs on the hand as well. What I like most is that the palms and arms are totally sheer. They are so much better than in the photo. They fit really great not like vintage gloves which look too old fashioned. This is a great way to add a modern edge to vintage dresses. Very MAISON SCHIAPARELLI ! On another note my Miu Miu shoes arrived yesterday and they are gorgeous. They come with multiple ties to wrap around the ankle. I can't live without one great pair of ballet flats. They fit perfectly. I buy a lot of shoes by certain brands because they are true to size like Miu Miu , Gucci and Prada although my glittered MAISON MARGIELA fit perfect as well. I've also purchased some Gucci accessories that I'll post soon. I'm getting my personal wardrobe together because of traveling and "October" ;) I'll try and take some pictures next week as I know many of you like to to see modern mixed with Boudoir Queen.