March 9, 2011
“For the occasion, she [heiress Francoise Dior, niece of Christian Dior] wore a black and gold swastika necklace, encrusted with diamonds. They supped mead, toasted the British Nazi movement to the strains of the ‘Horst Wessel Lied’, and over a swastika-draped table, swore that they were of untainted Aryan blood, cut their fingers and let the mingled drop of their blood fall on to an open page of a virgin copy of Adolf Hitler’sMein Kampf.”
– Extracted from ‘The National Front’, by Martin Walker (Fontanna, 1977).
- “Fashionably Fascist – The Forgotten History of Dior” (whomakesthenazis.com)
- “Francoise Dior’s Nazi Wedding” (viciousbabushka.com)
- Francoise Dior (wikipedia.com)
March 9, 2011
If you already have your limited edition Converse/Clash shoes and Sex Pistols oven gloves you’re probably at a loss about what to do with your discretionary income.
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“The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.” – Paris Hilton
- “Pretty in Punk” (amazon.com)
- “Pretty in Punk” free download (freshwap.com)
- “Oh, I thought you’d just made them up.” – the official Clash / Converse shoe (blogspot.com)
- “26 Punk Knits” (amazon.com)
January 20, 2009
As the irrational wave of false-idol worship continues to sweep the U.S., Dutch newspaper De Pers peers into it’s crystal ball and sees nothing but violent death in the future of President Obama…
Illustration by Pluis Producties
April 12, 2007
Despite having “a new found faith in Christianity” (generally the kiss of death to any kind of creativity), Peter Howson, “Scotland’s greatest living painter” ™ has now managed to produce a triumvirate of highly pleasing paintings of my favourite celebrity idiot and orphan botherer, the graceless Madonna. As can be seen from the extract above, also featuring her equally boorish husband (referred to here by Howson as ‘Ogre’), he has succinctly and expertly captured the repulsive allure of the “golden couple”.
- “Madonna has bad brush with artist” (timesonline.co.uk)
- Peter Howson Official Website (peterhowson.net)
- “Howson slams ‘conveyor belt’ artists” (scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com)
- Flowers East Gallery, London (flowerseast.com)
Features images of all paintings in the collection “Acheron and other works”.
Historical note: “Scotland’s greatest living painter” was actually born in England.