Desolation

Venice Diaries

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I triumph
over desolation
in every stroke
of your pen
it’s silken touch
along my skin
the taste
of your words
as you breathe
their passion
onto the fragile pages
which line my soul

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dear lost and broken one

This Written Refuge

Dear lost and broken one,

If you feel like a puzzle piece stuck in the wrong box, or a page torn from a book no one knows how to read. If you study the road map and still can’t find your way, overwhelmed by the prospect of having to take even one more step.

If you find yourself standing in a room full of people and yet are still undeniably alone. If you look into the eyes of another, seeking a friend, only to find them a stranger. If you feel like the rest of the world is in on the joke, while you are still waiting for the punch line.

If you feel like every step you take is shaky, every word you say is insecure. If you look at yourself and wonder who you are or why you’re here or what good can you bring into this world.

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So I was at Hay Festival and this lady wore a Sweater saying Gainsbourg is God and I thought… #BellaFreud #Ginsberg

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… Please God say it’s an imitation of Bella Freud’s Ginsberg is God sweater that I have coveted ever since I saw Kate Moss wear it in a ElleGirl 2003 magazine candid shot. The man next to her says “Oh I got this from Cos.” (Completely teasing me!) Then the lady answers: “It’s Bella Freud” and I’m like “Oh is it $300 bucks?” And she confirms it is meaning it’s the same designer and same price point that is well out of my reach because I am a mere Poet.

So here’s the jumper she was wearing…

 

 [Discovering Serge Gainsbourg and Beat Bohemian Apparel]

 

If you’re a Rich Poet (total oxymoron) then like yeah… Go buy one here. Or if you’re a kind-hearted Poet/Artist/Nouveau Bohemian/Preppy Bohemian please do buy one for me! [Size XL, please message me on Facebook so you know where to post it.]

Evidently this is a nod to Serge Gainsbourg the French singer, painter and musician, who I would not have known the name of but for the Gainsbourg v Ginsberg Jumper probing at Hay. Naturally, I already recognised the sound of Gainsbourg’s music, I just didn’t know his name.

So have a listen.


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So here it is in all its knitted literary splendor. I was actually imaging to wear this piece with black skinny jeans and white tennis shoes (to be an ironic Beatnik which is so not ‘Beat’ and the white tennis shoes is a bit Hipsterish but I secretly like it and would just end up Bohemianizing the whole look anyway.)

Regardless, Kate’s Look is sooo much better.

 

 

Gift yourself one now Sweetie!
Buy

 

GINSBERG IS GOD
EAU DE PARFUM

£85.00

This unisex fragrance is inspired by Allen Ginsberg, the tousled headed poet surrounded by books and papers – the scent of green leaves and spring drifting in through the open windows. The heady scent is laced with notes of Frankincense, Wormwood and Leather with spicy hints of Black Pepper. Size: 50ml.

They also have candles and menswear (if I had a boyfriend I would soooo get him The Last Poets jumper even if he had a square job.)

 

 

For The Boyfriend
Buy here

 


Anyhoo, a bit more about Bella Freud. Yes, she’s the daughter of Lucian Freud and the grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud (the man that wrote an essay titled “Fetishism” and dribble-dabbled about “penis envy.”)

If you can’t get to her shop at 49 Chiltern Street, London then visit BellaFreud.com

 

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford the sweater that I’ve always wanted since I was 13 then go show it off on instagram and tag her shop: @Bella_Freud 

Bit of homework… You could watch this short film Bella wrote and directed and psychoanalyze it to Sigmund’s theories…

Bohemian Prep?

Hello, World.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my friends and I went shopping this weekend to get some new spring clothes, and just look around. While shopping, I told one of my friends that I have this internal struggle with either having really preppy style or totally bohemian, hippie style. She shared my struggle, and it got me thinking… is there such thing as bohemian prep? Does a style like this exist? Is it possible to love the tailored, clean lines of Audrey Hepburn’s era, but also adore Kate Moss? I love fashion, but sometimes I feel like style can be treated like genres, and you must fit within a certain box, or you confuse your peers. Now that I’m thinking about it, my music taste shares this struggle where I like a ton of different genres…maybe I’m just a constant confusion? I don’t know, but what I…

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Crucifying the Flesh

D e n y
Y o u r s e l f . . .

The Jesus Question

The title of this painting by Anthony Falbo is a reference to Galatians 5:24: “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

This theme rings throughout Paul’s other writings as well:

  • “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” (Romans 6:6)
  • “. . . if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:13)
  • “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2:20)
  • “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6:14)

Crucifying the Flesh by Anthony Falbo Anthony…

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