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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Daily

Milva: Absolute Icon

Milva. Milva, Milva Milva and Milva again. At The Lujon Magazine we just adore Milva. We rarely ponder on a chanteuse’s natural disposition to crystal-clear diction, but if this has to be considered one of the many reasons why Milva is a huge Camp phenomena, then so be it. We are not going to indulge […]

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Art

Leonardo’s Proposition: The finger of St. John the Baptist

Before approaching John’s audacious gesture, it is worth considering sexuality as a modern addition to human kind vocabulary, as mentioned by Michel Foucault. Although the Renaissance could easily suggest some high libertinism, it is rather depicted as the rebirth of sensuality. As a synonym of carnal desires and pagan temptations, the ancient transparency did not re-appear for the intelligentsia’s sake: Christian […]

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Brexit in Cartoon: Barbier’s after party

Our first post-Brexit post! As we get used to the (nothing short of) post-apocalyptic panorama here in London, Cindy Fournier provided us with a biting re-interpretation of George Barbier’s glamorous illustrations: An elegant party nearing its inexorable end. In Miss Fournier’s words: “As today’s air almost seems frozen, even more precious to European creatives still breathing […]

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Art

Jean Gabriel Domergue and the invention of the pin-up

“Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome. From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up“. He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 […]

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Christopher Lee sings about the wonders of drinking

We bet you already knew Sir Christopher Lee was one hell of a bass, but we also bet you didn’t know about this little musical gem from the movie ‘The return of Captain Invincible’ (think Superman with a few drinking issues). Enjoy moments of spectacular hilarity and one fierce lip-sync that will haunt your for days […]

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Photography

Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon

Lionel Wendt (1900-1944) was born in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, in 1900 the son of a Supreme Court Judge. He was educated at St Thomas’s College, Colombo but as a young man spent time in England studying piano at The Royal Academy. Coming from such a privileged background it was assumed that he would become a lawyer […]

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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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