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Monday
Apr052010

En Gypsy Couture 08: Lagniappe

I first heard of lagniappe from a woman who lived in New Orleans.  Lagniape is a little something extra to make your day special.  For example if you were at the market and picked up a few things for gumbo, the cashier might throw in an onion and say "Lagniappe."  It's a special gift to make the meal complete.  My life is full of little things to make it complete.  This week was no different.  It's been a rough one but these few gifts and events has made it much more bearable.  Venus and Mercury are in my Sun sign Taurus, and Aries, the sign we're in now, is my Venus so I'm thinking the universe is going to throw a little love and sunshine my way. "Lagniappe."

The little gem on the left arrived last week.  It's 4 x 5" and sits on my dresser.  Oh how I love Dame Darcy.  The book on the right has been one I have been talking about for quite some time.  My first year in New York I was absolutely obsessed with it.  I took it out of the library every couple of weeks and pored over it.  Just recently I was thinking of purchasing it again.  I was reading tarot for my Russian Gypsy twin and drinking red wine.  It was one of those nights where you walk along battery park breathing in the warm air and end up at the Ritz Carlton for drinks.  Pure magic if I ever saw it.  She told me she had something for me, that it was me, through and through.  She pulled out Kiki's Paris.  I nearly jumped.  This world has a very funny way of bringing people and things together.  It's downright charmed at times.

My beautiful friend Molly Crabapple did these wonderful sketches of me which can be seen at Max's Kansas City.  They may also show up later this year on the Dirtee Hollywood t-shirt line.

 The ravishing Veronika von Volkova paid me a visit as well.  We had a splendid evening of photography and grapes.  Her renditions of the photographs are absolutely stunning. We took the photographs together (except the ones of just me) and edited them seperately.  Mine will almost always look grainy and aged. Thank you to my friend Warren Ellis for bringing us Whitechapel, which I am convinced is the nexus of the universe.

This was taken behind the scenes at the Dolly Sister's shoot for the troops.  Bombshell Mandy is amazing and I would highly recommend her for any photos you need.  Her studio is absolutely wonderful as well and includes gorgeous handmade sets.  The Alice & Wonderland set will be up until the end of April.

And so this concludes the amazing week.  So much ahead of me in the upcoming weeks.  I am excited and truly inspired.  Gypsy Couture is creating your own unique life.

x to the o,

             Katelan