Coco Does Rio

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Forgiveable: Don Quixote Steals Cab Fare

Some ideas are better than others. Like, kindness over suffering, skins over shirts, or my personal favorite, Yeses instead of  Nos.

The mystery makesmith who embossed 33 nickel charms to illustrate Spain’s most unapologtically chivalric bit of romantic fiction- you know, for funsies- had a great idea. Maybe there were a few less Indians with small pox, because this guy chose not to show up to the blanket factory one day.

I came upon this charming bit of wearable fiction while sourcing chain maille on ebay. Despite the prude imagery volunteered by the seller, I’d noticed its uniqueness and decided to scrap it for parts. Still though, it was a bit pricey for a handful of nickel. Subsequently, I found myself glacially bobbing homeward with the rest of the serfs, having forgone the pound of flesh required for a cab ride.

Turns out it tells the tale of Don Quixote start to finish, one uniquely engraved vignette at a time. *insert all knowing grin*

You demand a moral? Fine. Chivalry ain’t dead, it’s wrapped ‘round the wrist of a cocktail waitress in Chinatown.

Get Back to Work,

Vija

{ IT’S GOING DOWN}
Magic is the color of the thing you wear
with a dragon for a button
and a lion for a lamp
with a carrot for a collar
and a salmon for a zipper.
Hey!You’re turning me on: baby.
That’s the way it’s going down.
WOW!
- Richard Brautigan
{ 1920’s Collar- cowhide & peacock belly feather.}
Image: Tracy Kahn
Styliste: Vija Hodosy
Maquillage: Tomiko Taft
Femme: Shelby Israel

{ IT’S GOING DOWN}

Magic is the color of the thing you wear

with a dragon for a button

and a lion for a lamp

with a carrot for a collar

and a salmon for a zipper.

Hey!You’re turning me on: baby.

That’s the way it’s going down.

WOW!

- Richard Brautigan

{ 1920’s Collar- cowhide & peacock belly feather.}

Image: Tracy Kahn

Styliste: Vija Hodosy

Maquillage: Tomiko Taft

Femme: Shelby Israel

 Spring gusts save one last dance for fuzzy preening pelts. If you’re going to shed a skin before summer, may it fall in a lush heap at the low-lying knots of your pretty little ankles.
Preen On | Pretty Panther,
V
{Celine Lambskin Trousers, Fox Fur Jacket, Frisky Disco Long-sleeve, USSR Navy Belt}
Image: Tracy Kahn
Styliste: Vija Hodosy
Maquillage: Tomiko Taft
Femme: Hannah Tokuno (Ford)

 Spring gusts save one last dance for fuzzy preening pelts. If you’re going to shed a skin before summer, may it fall in a lush heap at the low-lying knots of your pretty little ankles.

Preen On | Pretty Panther,

V

{Celine Lambskin Trousers, Fox Fur Jacket, Frisky Disco Long-sleeve, USSR Navy Belt}

Image: Tracy Kahn

Styliste: Vija Hodosy

Maquillage: Tomiko Taft

Femme: Hannah Tokuno (Ford)

To be enchanting and useful, in an otherwise underwhelming and flavorless scape, is a simple usurpation.  The more remarkable task, is to keep buoyant the unfashionably eager and unapologetically bewitched state that strokes the hungry cats’ grin while its filthy, gold-looming paws go wildly unnoticed.
Here Pussy Pussy,
Vija
Vintage 70’s Gown (From an un-linkable honey pot), Beaver Fur Collar ( From Gayle), Cartographer’s Box Purse (From Dumpster), 19th Century Siamese Cuff (From Evin)
Image: Tracy Kahn
Styliste: Vija Hodosy
Maquillage: Tomiko Taft
Femme: Shelby Israel

To be enchanting and useful, in an otherwise underwhelming and flavorless scape, is a simple usurpation.  The more remarkable task, is to keep buoyant the unfashionably eager and unapologetically bewitched state that strokes the hungry cats’ grin while its filthy, gold-looming paws go wildly unnoticed.

Here Pussy Pussy,

Vija

Vintage 70’s Gown (From an un-linkable honey pot), Beaver Fur Collar ( From Gayle), Cartographer’s Box Purse (From Dumpster), 19th Century Siamese Cuff (From Evin)

Image: Tracy Kahn

Styliste: Vija Hodosy

Maquillage: Tomiko Taft

Femme: Shelby Israel