Inspiration

Camp Conversations

Infuriated by a time where mankind has decided to replace God and play with lives, past literary dandies and musical vestal virgins have had enough of just rolling over in their graves. These camp figures won’t save the cause – making a satire of it already keeps them all busy and is far more delightful for us – but […]

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Inspiration

Musical Bliss: The second Elegant Weekender

Music, dear reader lurking in the dark depths of the Interweb, is an essential tool to understanding and appreciating the many wonderful facets of beauty and art and Camp of the world: Say you fancy some Moroccan mint tea this very second, you boil some water, you sprinkle dried leaves in your cup, you pour, […]

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Inspiration

Korla Pandit and the invention of the Exotic self

When we are asked on our musical preferences, we usually like to answer with a solid answer: ‘Exotica, obviously‘. The whole theme of Exotica as a musical genre is something on which we shall write in length in the near future, as it is something extremely dear to our bent hearts. But to even have […]

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Inspiration

S’Express – Hey Music Lover

As heard at the Louis Vuitton menswear show a few days back, S’Express legendary anthem is as good now as it was then: The video unravels with all kinds of 1980’s eleganza (think party monsters revolving on an oversized gramophone and an anything but easy use of leopard print), while the acid bass and fabulous […]

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Inspiration

Céline Dion – On Traverse un miroir

Just look at all this 1920’s Céline Dion we are gifting you today! In this post we look at a very young Ms.Dion as she retrospectively looks back at us with absolutely no emotions thundering her visage. She then goes on making the most of that single, bejewelled outfit she has been given while stalking her […]

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Inspiration

Eartha Kitt – Timbuktu Medley

  Taking more than ninety seconds to even bother appearing in her own show, Mme Kitt employs a full troupe of gilded dancers dancing the dance of the seven veils to give her a proper introduction and yet another set of muscular, glittering men to literally land her on what looks like a subservient homosexual, […]

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Inspiration

The Triptych: Gusto

The Triptych continues with a definitive compendium of objects one just must have and collect for the sweltering summer ahead. The gusto and appreciation of beauty shan’t stop over the warmer months. Especially over the warmer months! Robert’s Rose Water If a childhood on the continent ever taught anyone anything, then it must be that […]

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Fashion, Inspiration

In praise of Natalia Pavlovna Paley’s legendary glamour

A professional fag-hag if there ever has been one, today we raise our glasses to the inimitable Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley Countess von Hohenfelsen, first cousin of the Tzar Nicholas II and one-time wife of couturier Lucien Lelong. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine (in a house formerly owned by Princess Zenaide Ivanovna Youssoupoff, nonetheless) on the 5th […]

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Inspiration

Zsa Zsa Gabor exercises: It’s Simple Darling!

Yes Zsa Zsa, but how simple exactly? Apparently extremely simple Darling. In this precious gem of a Youtube clip the one, the only Zsa Zsa Gabor stretches a bit with the help of two gentle-looking hulks that smile and giggle. While literally being put in position by said gentle giants, Miss Gabor just never shuts […]

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