Category Archives: INSPIRATION

HAUNTED

Juliet of the Spirits poster.

BEFORE THERE WAS HOARDERS…

there was this incredible photo set by Chantal Michel. I love the use of 50s prom dresses in these! More of her work can be seen here.

PAMELA LOVE F/W 2012

Yet another knockout collection from Pamela Love. Art deco influenced pieces presented by models dressed as industrial factory works. Metropolis meets metaphysical. Gotta love it.

RODARTE DOES DEATH VALLEY

Editorial from the masters of distressed elegance, Rodarte. Shot by Todd Cole. Love it!

STEVEN ARNOLD

Robert Musselman with Angie Bowie

Dream of Transformation

Entrance to the 4th Dimension

Invitation to Yin Yang

Memories

“(My art) starts with Ludwig the Second of Bavaria meeting Woolworths and Barnum and Bailey over dinner – with Louis the 14th in drag; then it just spirals out from there. I’m constructing a new mythology from the shards of the universe.”

Assorted works by multi media artist and protege of Salvador Dali,  Steven Arnold. A rare and incredible talent. View more here.

LEARN HYPNOSIS. CAST SPELLS.

“Travel through Europe in a wagon with a troupe of occult clowns.

Wear long black capes. Navy wigs. Powder.

Iodine falls. Rings of coal around the eyes.

Red patent leather platforms.

Leather jumpsuit with studded gauntlets.

Don’t speak for weeks. Pretend you can’t hear.

Live in drag at age 70.

Long chocolate nails. Ropes of emeralds.

Make insane secret unshowable films.

Build a secret underground garden.

Learn hypnosis. Cast spells.

Expand psychic powers. Write volumes. Sculpt.

Crude primitive jewelry and diamonds.

Live in a vast cave and mural every surface.

Sleep in a giant clam.

Eat only off silver.

Wear insufferable amounts of perfume.

Click your tongue. Hiss and stare.

Use fame and fortune to highest zone advantage.

Let poverty teach.”

~ Steven Arnold

Steven Arnold‘s Zanzibar Lounge.

KAISIK WONG

Wearable art by San Francisco designer Kaisik Wong. Collaborator/friend to the Cockettes and Steven Arnold (among others), inspiration to many, and rivaled by none. To have been a fly on the wall when these were made…

The master himself. Second from right. Rare photo of the play Dragonfly. Steven Arnold on the far left.