June 22, 2011
I’d meant to post earlier, but couldn’t decide what to write. I’m a bit scatterbrained today. Getting lots of little things done, but it doesn’t feel like it, you know? I’ve finished the copyedits for Kitty 10 (Kitty Steals the Show), answered some emails and written some different blog posts, but mostly I’m distracted because I need to get ready for this weekend’s trip to New Orleans and the ALA meeting. Distracted, I tell you!
But I found something cool. So today I’ve been obsessed with Adam and the Ants’ “Prince Charming” video. Great song that I can’t say I at all appreciated when it came out. And the video is magnificent. Right up there with the ballroom scene in Labyrinth for sheer OMG decadent costuming and presentation. Love the stepsisters in drag, the fairy godmother, the story, everything. Love love love. I’ve seen it before, but today I watched it like five times in a row.
So, I started googling Adam Ant to find out Where Is He Now, as you do. And I found his website. He’s on tour! OMG! In England, bah. But I also found out that he donated all his costumes to the V&A museum in London, which has them on display. OMG! Here’s an interview with both Adam and conservators at the V&A about costumes, preservation, conservation, and all that good stuff. And I’ve decided that some black on black striped fabric I acquired yesterday really needs to be a frock coat. With a corset underneath, and knickers and my riding boots (and some white face paint under my eyes I think…). Oh, swoon! I’ve got my next costuming project!
And that’s some insight into what happens when I procrastinate. I can’t really complain about procrastination, because I often learn really cool things and get really good ideas, so it can’t be all bad, right? But yeah, I should be doing something else right about now.