Wednesday morning I received an email from Kim Boekbinder, it simply stated, "I come bearing gifts." Thursday evening a fuschia haired songstress and her brilliant film-maker boyfriend showed up at my doorstep. And into the caravan they came with vintage luggage, a tin filled with old fashioned photographs, and secret presents for me & Miss Crabapple.
I'm not quite sure when I fell in love with the mantilla, but over the course of a few months they've become one of my staples. Below is the glorious mantilla Kim gave to me, the comb was purchased from a vendor in Spain, and the dress is Rozae Nichols. I adore this outfit for so many reasons. Mostly because it makes me feel like something out of Italian Vogue.
This photo reminds me of the old polaroids we used to take back in Bedstuy. A little Russian Red lipstick and some eyeliner, and you came out looking like an Italian movie star.
Robin LeBlanc took this in Williamsburg. This image is of my first mantilla, much shorter than the other. The flowers are from my collection, the necklace from France, the gloves were gifted and the tank and skirt both thrifted. This was taken right before my Frida Kahlo session for Dr. Sketchy's.
Mantilla love from Italian Vogue Sept 2007 and Anais Nin
Kim also gave me this beautiful lace fan which I have been running around the house with, pretending I'm a flamenco dancer. Sherene bought these beautiful mini tarot cards for me when she was In Spain, and the silver coin is from none other than the fabulous Travis Louie. This Gypsy lives a full rich life you see.
The next few days are filled with tarot, candles, writing assignments, and full moon rituals. Till then take a peak into the caravan and enjoy this yummy recipe for peanut butter, coconut, oatmeal muffins.
- 1 1/4 cups of boiling water
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 cup of uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup of butter or butter substitute
- 1 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup of apple sauce
- 6 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 1/3 cup of flour
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup of flaked coconut
- Combine water, salt and oats; let stand a few minutes
- Add butter or butter substitute, sugar, add apple sauce, mixing well.
- Combine flour and cinnamon, stir into mixture.
- Add coconut, stir well.
- Fill in greased muffin cups, 2/3 full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.