bowie was a ballerina


cardigan; urban outfitters. skirt; american apparel. tights; topshop. boots; topshop. necklaces; topshop and accessorise.

david bowie turned sixty-four today, so i wore electric blue eye-liner which i found serendipitously in my bathroom at three in the morning. when i emerged from my room with a waft of hairspray my mum couldn't help but ask whether i was off to a ballet class. instead it was just a trip to town to return a pair of beautiful shoes because regardless of being very skilled in keeping high heels on all night, those toe crunchers wouldn't have lasted more than an hour. damn.

here's what luella has to say about the man who sold the world:
But the master of British androgyny is really David Bowie, or Ziggy Stardust, or the Thin White Duke or Aladdin Sane - call him what you will according to your favourite period, he nailed it in all of them. Devilishly handsome, he was the boy who first made English girls fancy men in make-up. Bowie can make anything cool and sexy and credible and sophisticated and render it with an intellectual depth. No matter how weird and wonderful, you can trust Bowie - not even age can harm his seductive powers. Bowie is the ultimate creator of British characters and he goes deep into the psyche of each of his personas. One simply marvels at the Thin White Duke singing 'Stay' and partaking in what looks like a Charleston dance for one of his live performances. It's the coolest, most effortless thing one could ever witness, but his lengthened, heightened poses were obviously constructed with time and obsession in front of the mirror, resulting in a perfect masquerade.

oh, and amy and i made cupcakes yesterday (the amount i've consumed in the past couple of days probably goes some way to explaining why half the photos i took today were unusable)


72 comments:

  1. Lovely cupcakes :) I feel I need to know a lot more about David Bowie than I do currently, especially since Luella does place such importance on him. I love that book so much.

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  2. the ribbons on the cupcakes are adorable! did you make them with icing?

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  3. Love the outfit! I always know i like what I'm wearing when one of the parents feel the need to pass comment on what I'm wearing ha. Oh and those cupcakes look amazing!

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  4. you look lovely and so do your cupcakes! I could wear exactly what you're wearing here and wouldn't mind eating the cupcakes, haha.

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  5. The bow cupcakes are so cute! I really like the skirt; it's such a bright colour. Wish I knew more about David Bowie so I could comment on him but I don't know a thing so I'll wish him a Happy Birthday instead x

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  6. Cutest cupcakes I've ever seen!! Gorgeous skirt..I've been eyeing that one on the American Apparel site for months. It looks lovely on you:)

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  7. Adore your outfit, your pictures and your writing style. I just had to tell you!

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  8. oh I think electric blue eyeliner is a fitting tribute!

    and those cupcakes look super cute! want!

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  9. love the blue

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  10. love the blue skirt!
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  11. Electric blue definitely suits you. And those cupcakes are awesome, excellent start to 2011, I'd say! xx

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  12. So pretty! The blue suits you so well and oh my goodness, can understand why you'd eat more than a few of those cupcakes, they look delicious!

    xx Carina

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  13. Love the electric blue -- and happy birthday Bowie!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  14. I looove the outfit!And the cupcakes of course:))
    Kisses
    xxx

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  15. I love your outfit, the shirt is soo nice
    and white tights! i love them so much
    i've got a new post up if your interested
    xxx

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  16. i love ur heart plate and ur with tights :3

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  17. hello there! i really love that outfit, david bowie and this overall post:)

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  18. this outfit is gorgeous, the shade of blue in your skirt is stunning. cupcakes look fabulous too xx

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  19. Those cupcakes are a dream! Realllly! They look like you bought them in a store ^^ which is a good thing, you know!

    Lovely outfit as always!

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  20. very cute! i looooooove the hue of that skirt! <3

    love, polly

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  21. Those cupcakes look DELICIOUS! And so do you! :P Really love your blue skirt.

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  22. so cute!

    xoxo
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  23. The cupcakes are really lovely looking!

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  24. Sweet outfit m'dear!
    Mmm, those cupcakes look seriously scrumptious ;)

    x

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  25. I can't get over how beautiful that skirt is! Great outfit!

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  26. what a cute skirt! i love it :)
    those cupcakes look sooo delicious!
    thanks for taking the time to visit and comment my blog dear <3

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  27. Love your skirt and your cardigan! Great blog :D

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  28. oh totally love the skirt!

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  29. love your skirt, what a great colour!

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  30. really loving the pop of colbat blue with the skirt!! x

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  31. I gave you the Syle blogger Award - check out my blog for it!

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  32. yummy! that skirt is fab too x

    Missy
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  33. Love the Luella quote. Bowie is a genius, and your skirt is gorgeous!

    I love baking, but I've never even attempted making cupcakes that beautiful... am tempted! x

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  34. Love, love, LOVE Bowie, and I adore your homage to him! Fantastic!

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  35. Love this look especially the skirt which is such a beautiful colour.

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  36. That skirt and those cupcakes are amaaaaazing, I don't know which I like more. The skirt, I think.
    Cute blog x

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  37. I love your skirt but I am partial to electric blue as Ziggy was my favorite DB incarnation...

    Olive

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  38. Cute cupcakes! So love the colour of your skirt xxx

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  39. Lovely cupcakes and lovely you! I also love ballet and dance as well! such a beautiful art ;)


    love,

    Kira

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  40. The prettiest cakes I've ever seen! Definitely think the decoration makes all the difference on that final hurdle. Happy birthday to him indeed. Gosh can't believe he is that old! jazzy ♥

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  41. You look lovely! Omg those cupcakes are amazing. Did you use fondant to make the toppings?

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  42. these cupcakes look so pretty! and delicious... by they way, I think I fell in love with your paper chain dress. :)

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  43. hey!
    i love the cardigan!
    xoxo

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  44. I love the electric blue skirt, very eighties.

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  45. That skirt is such an amazing electric blue! I wish i had seen a skirt like that when i was in america... must've missed it :/

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  46. no way bowie is 64!? you never imagine that people like david bowie would ever age. the man's just timeless.
    cakes look delicious, you look delicious (but not in a creepy way. honest) and i shall leave this comment at that!
    x x x

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  47. that skirt is awesome! love it

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    X

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  48. cool skirt and lovely header!

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  49. oh, i'll be back for sure!
    keep up your awesome blogging!
    and come visit COSMICaroline and stay tuned for a new photographer and an upcoming giveaway!

    -COSMICaroline
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  50. That's a terrific way to tribute him, and the eletric blue really suits you!
    Cupcakes look scrummy too,

    Rosie x

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  51. Love the colour of the blue. Lush!


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  52. Your white tights are so retro. <3

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
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    Runway Inspiration: ACNE

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  53. Oh I love that skirt. What a beautiful color!
    And all in all an amazing blog!

    stop by some time
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  54. Dude, those cupcakes are sweet! Nice work xx

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  55. Beautiful outfit! I love the intense blue of that skirt... amazing!

    LizAnn
    VPV Intern
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  56. your cupcakes look so professional and yummy

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  57. wow ..... your cupcakes look so beautiful :)



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  58. I like the colour of the skirt. The cupcakes look delicious! I love the heart shaped plates :)

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  59. I love the color of that skirt!

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  60. nice skirt !!!

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  61. awww those cupcakes are so cute!! x

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  62. looking very cutie very nice outfit thanks for share
    i want this outfit . . . .
    you post more great blogs in future. . . .



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