August 3rd, 2009
|08:19 pm - Costumes|
So, I've been looking at a couple of costumes images the past couple months, being initially drawn to Leon Bakst, the French artists who became famous for his Oriental costumes. Just today, the dancer Ruth St. Denis caught my eye with her own Eastern-inspired costumes.
And some Leon Bakst:
|08:15 pm - Using this thing...|
So, I haven't used this journal for a while. I think I'll restart it and use it as a way to catalog images and chronicle my path to being creative (which sounds cheesy, please ignore that). I also want to meet people on LJ, share ideas, etc., so I'll probably start friending people.
December 7th, 2008
Okay, so I'm writing a short essay on dandies and I'm trying to make a list of contemporary, prominent dandies of today, aka 'hipsters.'
What makes these hipsters dandies? Money, fashion, art, music and an air of aristocratic elitism derived from their refined, 'anti-philistine' ideals and values is what I have so far. They are also seemingly able to initiate/predict trends in the masses and are usually wealthy enough to pursue their passions without having to work too hard for their money.
In class, we talked about Baudelaire and how he described the dandy:
"Dandyism isn't even, as many unreflective people appear to think it, an excessive interest in one's appearance or one's material elegance. These things are for the perfect dandy only a symbol of the aristocratic superiority of his spirit. He prides himself above all on his own distinction, and his perfection in dress consists in an absolute simplicity, which is in fact the best way of distinguishing himself from others."
As you can see, I'm describing the dandy/hipster in a more negative light than Baudelaire!
What do you guys think? Who are some well-known hipsters that personify this definition?
(I hope this is pertinent to the community. If not, I'll delete the post!)
December 1st, 2008
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|01:44 am - Why|
I've been noticing lately that I just can't brEak out of that plagiarism mode, the type that blocks all creativity by using other people's so cool ideas.
I see these awesome things, and I want to do something like that, but I want to do it myself. I want something I want to look at that's all mine. I want to spit up some cool shit. I need to not care. Maybe that's it.
Current Mood: Wah
Current Music: Amelie Soundtrack