Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Metal Guru

I love the way this has been filmed and how type has been used. Towards the end of the clip the studio audience dance in this strange, delirious way... deranged cult of Marc, I guess. Idolisation within pop culture really interests me.

Marc's favourite label was Alkasura; I wish I could find more information on them. Hopefully I will make a more detailed post on the label eventually when I see what I can dig up. In the meantime, you can see some Alkasura jacket lapels poking out in the image below. When I watch old T.Rex videos I love how layered and complicated single garments are. Incredibly theatrical and yet very wearable, I think:


And here are two rare and brilliant Alkasura Jackets you can buy at auction if you are super-rich. These textile prints are pretty wild. I love clothing that abandons traditional ideas of good taste and modesty - not for shock value alone - but simply because fashion rules are a blight on creativity. I adore the glam-rock aesthetic... cocky, androgynous, colourful, theatrical. What I wouldn't do to wear this ladybug number, even just once...


I would wear it with electric blue tailored pants and patent red loafers by day or and with a flared jumpsuit with killer platforms by night. sigh. 'keep a little Marc in yr heart', as Marc himself would say x

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Time to draw again

Louis Wain is one of my favourite artists.

I feel incredibly happy and at ease when drawing. Drawing and drinking tea with my cat. The life