as i have expressed a few times since this blog started most days i spend quite a few hours lost on the world wide intra web. i have sites i look at everyday, juxtapoz, flickr, numerous blogs (more than numerous actually, dozens...), wooster collective, pitchfork and some i visit every now and then. i visit them for all sorts of reasons. mainly to keep up on things i'm interested in...music, art, trends, stuff and junk and things. it's fun, and at times can be really overwhelming.
mainly i just click through the sites...scanning, skimming, skipping. i don't stay often, mostly because as i have gotten older i've developed a.d.d (no joke.) and cannot focus for the life of me for too long if i'm not totally interested. but. yesterday, i found a blog that i am simply in love w. it's called the moldy doily. it's written by the proprietor of the echo park boutique show pony; kime buzzelli. not only a shop owner, kime is also a wonderful illustrator. instantly her stuff reminded me of julie verhoeven (who she talks about briefly in one of her blog entrys) meets stevie nicks in a carvan somewhere in a field of incense, pussy willows and mandolins. her paintings are a dreamscape dripping in color w/ sexy girls in their undies, stuffed animals, foxes and peacocks. at the moment she is selling a few...ahhh. someday.
recently she had a show at one of my favorite places to visit on the web, motel gallery. motel describes kime's work as...
Buzzelli introduces a new series of paintings featuring dreamy and disturbed portraits of girls in delicate and exotic fashions. At once haunting and sublime, these works explore notions of magic, the occult and the mysteries of the woods. Invested in a vocabulary of desire, nature, witchcraft and superstition, Buzzelli's paintings are essentially dark love poems inhabited by wicked women, wild animals, secret societies, and places of wonder and fear.
her blog is extremely attractive to a girl like me, for many reasons. the main reason being how dynamic it is. she writes about everything from cutting edge fashion, ebay finds, great music, artists (as well as her own art), stuff she's selling, to vintage hair clips, craigslist sales and her adorable kitty georgie boy.
her blog is full of wonderful photos, which always keeps me around and enthralled. these images range from family photos, old album covers, models, art, happenings...and on and on. i spent so much time on her blog today, looking at posts about runway photos, peacock feathers, ebay finds, etc. i was mesmerized by her style, not just aesthetically but her text as well. kime has a great way of weaving words together.
looking at her blog i feel inspired and happy. she is my idea of a classic doyenne. i try and stay away from phrases like "it girl", but kime is why these titles are around. her taste is wild and beautiful. she's clearly a trailblazer. it's great to see a woman doing so much and clearly living the dream.
(all photos are from kime's website...please visit it for more views of her great art work www.themoldydoily.typepad.com)