Let me paint the scene for you: it was a late night in the design studio and there was a big ol' ugly deadline looming. My work table was covered with a layer of supplies, tools, candy wrappers and empty coffee cups and I had the music turned up extra loud in the hope that it would keep me upright in my chair. The system was on shuffle and I had the remote by my side so I could fast-forward past anything without a beat that pulsed as frenetically as the blood pulsing through my veins. Then, just when I thought I couldn't work another second more, just when I was going to give up hope of finishing, just when I decided that the collection I had created looked like dribble and I needed to scrap everything and start over....an angel's voice came roaring out of the speakers and Sylvester appeared in the studio as resplendent as the fairest (and fairy-est) of Fairy God-Mothers. This was my kind of saintly visit. A towering vision of sequins and lip gloss, flatteringly backlit and surrounded by a smoky glow.....s/he asked me "do ya wanna funk?" and with those four words I saw the (disco) light as if my trusty industrial work lamp had transformed into a mirrored ball and I knew deep down in my rainbow-colored heart that everything would be just fine.
After a week plus of business travel and schlepping my tired self hither and thither I like nothing more than to park my pert posterior on the sofa for a few hours of cinematic escape which is exactly what I did yesterday. My film of choice? Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile from 1978....while (surprise!) not a cinematic masterpiece, the film was shot on location and this Wandering Eye is a sucker for pyramids, a secret keeping Sphinx and whispering colossal figures of Ramses. The cast includes Bette Davis, Peter Ustinov, Angela Lansbury, Mia Farrow and David Niven but it's a grumpy, androgynous Maggie Smith as Bowers who steals the show in my book.
In my thrillingly delusional existence as a world renowned designer, stylist, photographer, writer, flea-market scavenger and tap dancer my wandering eyes chance upon many items of wonder and beauty. This blog is where I share my visual discoveries. Thanks for wandering over and taking a look.
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