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style icon thursday: jean patchett

posted by:  audra

what?  i know.  this is a new thing.  i probably won’t keep it up, but i totally should, right?!  you would love that, wouldn’t you!  okay.  here we go, kids…

i just now discovered 1950’s model jean patchett whilst skimming a layout in the may issue of vogue the other week.  natalia vodianova did a spread, portraying legendary fashion models; the photograph she did as jean patchett was so gorgeous that i had to investigate!  and duh, i totally recognized her immediately!  who knew an exotic beauty that stunning would be named something totally dorky sounding?!   in this photograph, she looks identical to a barbie doll my mom passed down to me from when she was young.  she was so gorge with her molded plastic head & three wigs (the barbie, i mean)!  complete with a strapless 1950s black & white striped bathing suit.  sigh!  anyway…

before jean died at the age of 75 of emphysema in 2002, she had graced the covers of over 40 magazines — more than any other fashion model in history — and all before retiring in the 1960s. the amazing irving penn adored her & captured this famous image of her, nibbling on her pearl necklace in a cafe:

isn’t she just so hot?!  god, i’m in love.  it’s really too bad she’s dead, no?  and her waist is ridiculously, impossibly tiny!  i have to stop eating immediately.

i’m totally going to start penciling on a beauty mark like jean’s.  what?  i pencil on my brows, so why not!

the next photograph is jean with ernest hemingway…the one following is with another legendary model i’m currently obsessed with, dovima:

totally.  fucking.  obsessed.   i wish we were bffs!  perhaps i will drag the old ouija board out tonight, just for fun…

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current obsessions

posted by:  audra

so sam posted that sweet jane thing awhile ago, right?  oh em gee.  loves them.   i feel like the dandy warhols had a baby with x & the black keys.  really, can that get any hotter?  track 4 on their ep titled ‘heartbreak’ is my current obsession.  love, love, love it.  it makes me think of the makeout scene in the virgin suicides when lux runs out to kiss trip, all whilst ‘crazy on you’ is in the background(!).   one of my very favorite movie scenes ever.  but anyway.  ‘heartbreak’ just has that super hot, i have to touch you right this very second or i’ll die feel to it.  delicious.  i promise, promise, promise(!) that the recorded studio version is way more bassy, guitary & percussiony.  this is sorta blah, but it’ll have to do for now:

mmmkay, now that we’ve gotten the cool out of the way…

jesse mccartney.  seriously.  this shit is good.  you didn’t hear it here…but i love this for some gross, embarrassing reason.  poppy goodness.  even with lyrics like this…

so call your shawty you tell him you found a new man; the one who’s so so fly

believe it!  i do have a problem with the ridiculous video though, and especially the mattress with no linens.  oh god.  really?  i can’t handle that.

here.  enjoy:

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