In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog this week.
- Monday: Midlife rebels and pierced ears. (We’re all getting pierced septums next.)
- Tuesday: Sad to see Patricia Field’s big store go … along with my feathered top.
- Thursday: Throwback to the 2005 premiere of King Kong.
- Friday: Are you a bad shopper? This costume designer’s tip might help.
And here are some highlights from Instagram.
- I got my copy of Zagat’s 2016 New York restaurant guide from Tim Zagat himself.
- My skull ring with Alexander McQueen’s skull clutch.
- My five Edburga poison ring styles have all sold.
- Friday’s necklace layering.
Separately, Holly Woodlawn — the transgender star of Andy Warhol’s films Trash and Women in Revolt, and the inspiration for the opening verse of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” — died of cancer at the age of 69. Her New York Time’s obituary ends with a great quote she gave to the Guardian in 2007:
“I felt like Elizabeth Taylor. Little did I realize that not only would there be no money, but that your star would flicker for two seconds and that was it. But it was worth it, the drugs, the parties; it was fabulous.”
A very honest take on the differences between fame, fortune, and fabulosity.
I was going to urge you to buy Holly’s memoir, A Low Life in High Heels, but I see that the least expensive used copy on Amazon is going for $62.34. Then the price jumps up to over $800! While I grab my first-edition copy of Holly’s book and rush it to a bank vault for safekeeping, you can read this 1975 Interview magazine feature on Holly.