Empty Mirror

Beauty’s time

Spent,

A crooked mirror

Going down

An empty hall.

 

Putrid remembrance,

Bled away

From the

Original portraiture

In cacophonous delirium…

Punk Fashion vs. 50s Rebel Fashion vs. New Rebel Fashion Wave

Does history seem to repeat itself every two or several decades?   The 50s rebels had the greaser thing going on with their leather jackets, jeans, and t-shirts James Dean style.  The 70s punk fashion came packaged with something similar: leather jackets, jeans, tees, and rock patches/pins on the jackets by way of the Sex Pistols and Ramones.  I’ve had a fascination with “rebel” fashion since a young age, wearing custom-made patchwork pants and dresses to high school bohemian style.  Nowadays, I wear light wash ripped jeans, a leather jacket with a pop of color, and pearl adorned sneakers with faux diamond rings, hoop earrings, and cat eye shades for a statement.  The glamorous rebel look is my thing, where diamonds meet dirt, gutter to the stars.  My love of glamorous movie icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn meet rebel heroes like Sid Vicious or Marlon Brando in a Hollywood back alley.  The dust kicked up by non-conformist attitudes marries with a love of flaunting beauty and bejeweled spectacle.  Happy almost-weekend!

James Dean

James Dean Greaser

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Sid Vicious Leather Jacket

Reign Diamonds

Perfume

Tricking the pages,

Appearing in perfumed fantasies.

 

Crystal glass,

Moments preparing the

Skin,

Budded enchantment.

 

Adornment, the backwards effect

Of feeling,

Plummeting to dark waters,

The absent orator.

 

Hers the glance to

Eternity,

His the momentary realization of

Taste.

 

Piece of prism love,

Fractured steps of

A cool undulation,

Soft marabou slippers

Sliding across the living room

Rug…

 

Diamond reverie,

Candy body topped to be savored,

Sugar lips reciting the night’s revelation…

 

Smoky jazz,

Wrapped to the jams,

Carried under a satin layer.

 

Spat way up high,

Roused in music

Trailing past itself,

The oncoming quiet…

Argan Oil

My boyfriend bought some Argan Oil from Trader Joe’s a little while back for his skin and hair.  According to health sources online, Argan oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.  It can lessen signs of aging and moisturize skin and hair.

For skin, it is recommended for people to use a small amount so there is no negative effect and the same goes for hair so the hair doesn’t get too oily.

Go to your nearest Trader Joe’s and give this beneficial oil a try.  It only costs $7.  Set aside some time for a little self-care each day!

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Throwback Thursday

Here’s to looking back at 2011, when I wrote for a lifestyle/beauty/fashion blog called Lip Gloss Culture based out of NYC.  I had just graduated from Mills College and it was a great first gig.  My Mom Susan Karr, an accomplished writer and editor (Word Suite), showed me the magical Wayback Machine site where I could find prior articles I’d had published.  Here are some beauty posts:

The Benefits of Aromatherapy with Rosewood Oil

Best Facial Masks

Happy Thursday!

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Face

Face of blue,

Coarse thorn

Behind.

 

Lonely

Nothing,

Dripped to

Depression.

 

Mean world

Chugging along,

Pretty things

Torn away.

 

Smoked up

In folly,

Fool’s mirror

To show

A vampire’s

Face.

 

Tracked down

And split,

Sod covered

Over

Wooden

Death

Embankment.

 

Carried along

To

Blackened

Bliss,

Moon shine

A reflector

Upon

What love

Had lain

Down.