"I'm Not Lula Mae Anymore.."

Is it just me, or does the cover above (the one everyone went ga-ga about last year) seem just a bit strange? I mean, I get the appeal of the concept, but it just looks somewhat eurgh on a model who clearly isn't twelve or fourteen years old. Too try-hard, even if she's gorgeous. I still think Lula is an amazing mag, though.
That was just pointless rambling.. I don't know if I'll post again for a while and was even considering nuking the whole operation and I could just be fickle and a post fiend from next week or next month, or six months from now. It's not that I don't love fashion anymore, I still do and will claw out the eyes of anyone who dares to suggest that it's of no use to the world (and how useful is Formula 1 racing anyway? Or Damien Hirst's diamond skull? Though I find that objectionable for other reasons), I'm just a bit - no, extremely - worn out with recent events and would like to hole up on my own for a long, long time.
And before this post can be picked up as official proof that I've lost all my marbles, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all my lovely readers- Queen Michelle, Meg, Blushing Apples, Emma, Alanna, Mrs Fashion, Ambika, Maddy and everyone else who bothered reading. You guys make this totally worth it, and all your blogs kick ass. And my journey into the fashion blogverse hasn't ended, just stalled for a bit.


Yohan said...

What's wrong with a diamond skull?

I quite like Hirst's "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living".

Mainly because of the title of course. But a (now decomposing) shark in formaldehyde kicks serious metaphorical ass.

Iheartfashion said...

Oh, don't quit now! Erratic posting is acceptable, but don't stop. You've got loyal readers!

ambika said...

Well, we'll be waiting when you decide to unleash the torrent again.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

@iheartfashion and ambika: thank you. I don't think I'll quit entirely, but yes, the posting will be sporadic- extremely so- for a while.
@Yohan: I liked The Physical Impossibility of Death as a piece of concept art. But my reactions to art are, as I've said before, knee-jerk at the best of times and maybe it's just hypocrisy that I didn't mind him using dead animals but I do mind the idea of a human skull- one that actually belonged to a person, even if the person's been dead for close to three hundred years- getting blinged up as part of your work. Something to do with my attitude to symbols of death, I guess. But if his aim was to make people think about it, he's probably succeeded. It still makes me feel a bit sick, though I get the fact that he took the concept off Aztec burial practices and I'm kind of being forced to admit we'd consider it barbaric now. It still is a bit barbaric, I think (Hirst's, I mean)

Meg said...

*cries in a corner* AND I was returning soon. Will we still see you on the commenting and contributing scene or are you going cold turkey?

Yohan said...

I think your reaction to the skull is part of the art! Hehe. I didn't know it was a real skull. One wonders who its owner was.

But you must elaborate on this symbols of death motif sometime.

I quite like symbols of death. Like stuff by Albrecht Durer. Not that I'm morbid at all. Recently saw some wonderfully gory Goya etchings from some sad 18th century European war. And I've seen some great Mexican poster art, with all those skulls and all.

Yohan said...

Correction, was early 19th century: Napoleonic. These are the ones I saw: http://www.napoleonguide.com/goyaind.htm

Queen Michelle said...

Oh my dear, don't go! At least let's hear from you on our blogs from time to time, to let us know you are still around. I'm a firm believer that blogging not only allows you to offload should that be your style, but it also provides insight and ways of thinking about things that perhaps we hadn't thought of before, and I always appreciated your ability to be very honest in your posts. But of course, should you still decide to take a blog break, we'll all be here on your return xx

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Oh dear...I'm getting all teary now..
I can't quit your blogs. I'm too fond of a good read, and chipping into commentspace is something I will keep doing from time to time. And knowing that someone out there has had at least a few neurons fired or tickled by my blasting off on here has made this nothing short of amazing.
It's just that it's possible that real life, over the next year, might not leave me much time to blog the way I've been at it over the last four months. And even as I type, I'm feeling ideas for posts coming on, so this really isn't The End.
While I'm at it, I'd also like to say thank you to the boys, for not displaying too many signs of befuddlement about the subject of the blog- which is stunning, considering two of them know me in real life.

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Yohan said...

Hee hee. Some posts do leave me baffled though. Mostly I'm like: How does someone in India know so much about western fashion?

I suppose it would be like you reading a blog about something "macho", like Formula One or beer brewing or something.

There's art in everything though.

[I'm going to campaign for a post on Symbols of Death. Perhaps in fashion, even.]

the lipstick lady said...

oooh yayayay! thankyou for mentioning me, your blog is also tres awesomé (i'm not very good at french). i've never read lula before, i think i might try it out

Perakath said...

There are more of us?

I've often felt embarassed at spouting some rubbish in this commentspace, for lack of anything to say about the fashion!

Meg said...

"And even as I type, I'm feeling ideas for posts coming on, so this really isn't The End."
*feels complete and utter relief* You will be missed though.

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