Balloon Vender in Prismatics, David Douglas Duncan, Paris, 1973
just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,
(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)
Marchesa Luisa Casati. An heiress, a muse and a fashion legend, she dazzled everyone she met and shocked turn-of-the-century Europe. She wore live snakes as jewellery and was infamous for her evening strolls; naked beneath her furs whilst parading cheetahs on diamond-studded leads. Nude servants gilded in gold leaf attended her. Bizarre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table, some of them rumoured to contain the ashes of past lovers.
« The Queen of Freckles” © Irving Penn (via Le blog de SoVeNa » Freckled Beauty)
infected ceramic forms - Tamsin Van Essen