“Under the pink Harlequin sunglasses strawberry dangling charms, and sugar-frosted eyeshadow she was really almost beautiful.”
― Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat
As much as I have been into gloom/doom and Japanese design as of late even I can’t resist an LA based fairy tale. “Weetzie Bat” is the heroine of a series of books (some of which bear the same name) written by Francesca Lia Block . These books are about love, mysticism, glamor, and most of all about growing up in Los Angeles. Set in the 1980’s, these books take place in the “magical-realistic” world of a teenage girl with bleach blonde flat-top. Although this is a teenage series I first picked up a Weetzie Bat book when I moved back to Los Angeles from Northern California about a year and a half ago at a time when I was feeling pretty down on LA . I was instantly reminded of their magic while pulling clothes at out new Fairfax store (!). Some of you may have seen these more “costume-y” pieces at the grand opening last Saturday and I hope they ended up on some “cool, glam and slam angels”.
What’s more “Dangerous Angels” than a vintage feathered headband?!
In case you can’t tell . . .it’s a pantsuit!!
This Weetzie Bat inspired shoot for Paper Magazine styled by LA native Shirley Kurata is one of my all time favorites!