Saturday, June 18, 2011

Genji Girl

JAPANESE LIT: Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji Scroll
Growing up in an Asian antiqued apartment tickled my yen for Eastern culture. Drawn to Shikibu's Tale of Genji in college art history: a complicated 11th century novel about the romantic escapades of the Japanese Emperor's son. Above scroll painting illustrates an intimate musical moment on the veranda.
Vintage necklaces & Fred Leighton dress (last worn HERE). Roger Vivier 'Belle Vivier' shoes.
Exploring the exotic in a mutton sleeve wedding dress native to Mexico. This chlorophyll bottle necklace is decorated with vaguely Asiatic flora but is actually a souvenir from my mom's 1970s voyage to Acapulco. The closest I've been is finding a T-shirt silk-screened with a Mexican beach in a vintage shop.

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