Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Style of the day: The Eccentric

I´ve always been in love with the word "eccentric".
Two of its definitions by The Merriam-Webster Online Dictonary are:
1 a : deviating from an established or usual pattern or style
b : deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct especially in odd or whimsical ways


Besides the utterly inspiring eccentric personalities of today Anna Piaggi, Isabella Blow and Mr Eccentric himself Salvador Dalí (1904–1989), a huge inspiration is Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957). The picture at the left is of the Marchesa Casati biography which must have the coolest biography title ever. (Besides the bio written by one of Tupacs bodyguards called Got your back)

Now if you can´t have pet cheetahs on diamond studdead leashes as beyond eccentric accessories, you can always wear the print as detail. The important thing here is have the Marchesas´famous words in mind: "I want to be a living work of art". Therefore, think peacock instead of swan, magnific instead of discreet and universe instead of world.

2 Comments:

Blogger Von Helvete said...

It's now 50 past 8. ah, oh, you say 10 to 9. that's fine too.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous gonza said...

Of course, I´m a walking, talking deviation.

10:47 AM  

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