Wednesday, 5 November 2008

I GOT A LITTLE PRINCESSY FOR A WHILE

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have a thing for the circus, but as with many other things; when you really start thiking about it, it's mostly the concept and images that surrounds it that fascinates me.


Think of the red curtain, the golden pollets on the shoulders, the smell of horses and sawdust, the sound of a barrel organ (and a little monkey clapping those cymbals! You know I love monkeys but oh well, let's not get in to those now).

Think of tattooed ladies portraid in old photos, siamese twin beauties, strong men, lions, ballerinas , sideshow freaks and snake women, romanticised versions of gypsies (ehrm, or to be more exact; Johnny Depp in The Man Who Cried. Think of some artwork of for example Johanna Öst, the Tv series Carnivale, Burton's Big Fish...

So when I went to see the circus I dressed up a little bit with a circus princess on my mind (even though I doubt anyone actually payed any attention to it) - as many bows as possible, a puffy skirt, a patterned hairband and switching my basic black makeup (happens very rarely) for some electric blue, gold and purple.



But to be honest, if I would have lived a hundred years ago and joined a circus (I would have done so even if there wouldn't have been a horseman-Depp hangin around :) I might not actually have been so much of a circus prima ballerina princess then. I think I would have been more of a tattooed acrobatic snake lady , the knife-thorwers partner or a musterious oh-so-good-at-faking it clairvoyant. Who knows.

25 comments:

melancholic optimist said...

Woah... something strange happened to your blog layout :)

There is something very magical, mysterious and intriguing about the circus... something almost sinister, but in a way that makes you want to know what's going on there.

Carnivale and Big Fish are both amazing visual pieces... they have such distinct, beautiful and memorable styles.

Well, if you ever suddenly disappear from the blogging world, we'll know where you've gone :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Melancholic Optimist : umm yes I chamged it a bit and everything was fine until I posted... The layout should work now but I still need to fix some bugs in the code I guess but I'm not really sure where i messed up :P

I really enjoyed Carnivale, sad they only ever made two seasons. And only one was aired in Finland.

Mrs Munster said...

Ahhh, Johnny depp in Man Who cried. I love that film despite everyone always slagging it off. I wish that circus would like the old days. Bring back the bearded lady :)

mothersvea said...

I have a thing for circuses too especially the ones from the early 1900s (like Tod Brownings "freaks"). I recently made a post about the "Circus Museum" which is the Netherlands’ largest collection of circus memorabilia, every kind of poster from the circus world, and they are for sale!

Oriane said...

I love your pics... I think exactly the same things about circus.
when i was young, i wanted to be a trapeze artist !

Alice said...

I'm absolutely sure that you have been the circus first attraction: The DIVA.

By the other hand... you have a prize in my blog!!!


xoxo

Sal said...

OK, I've never heard of "The Man Who Cried," but I've DEFINITELY got to check it out now ...

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Mrs.Munster : yes surely it's not the greatest movie of all time but hey, it has JOhnny as a hot gypsy there so who cares :D ? Plus it had quite a nice atmosphere otherwise too.

Mothersvea : I haven't had the time to check out blogs properly. Must go rawed you post soon :)

Oriane : I would be a little scared to swing in the trapeze though...

Alicvwe : Oh thank you, will go check it out :)

Sal : yes, I think it's worth cheking out!

Sam said...

I also never heard of the "The Man Who Cried". I think I will check it out this weekend.. But I gave you 2 awards! They're on my blog

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Sam : Oh wow, two! Thank you :)

Jess said...

Haha, guess I'm not the only one who loves your blog! I gave you an award today too!! :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Jess : Well thank you!

Doll legs said...

Circus are Fun!!I love your style!!you are one of my faves here and in modepass:)

hope505 said...

First: what a beautiful smile you have!

How about the trapeeze?! We have a local performance troupe called "Wise Fool" and they teach rope dancing, trapeeze, balancing, fire (poi) juggling and other circus talents! You would love it! Maybe there's a similar group where you live...?

Dotti said...

You're perfectly dressed for the circus. And the cotton candy just completed it... Kisses.

Little Rascal said...

Carnivale is the best series of all times.

I love your hair and your top, very casual but oh so pretty.

Miss Urbanita said...

You´re beautiful. Love your eyes makeup.

sueper said...

Love the circus too - but one without animals - always feel sorry for the animals who have to parade for people and then get stuck in a cage

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Doll Legs : thank you :)

Hope505 : Thanks. Maybe there is yes. But I guess I'd have to stick with acrobacy on the ground, I'm a little bit too much of a chicken for the trapeze I guess... (or then I'll just put in some circus elements in my burlesque performance to cover my craving in that way :)

Dotti, Little Rascal & Miss Urbanita : thank you darlings

Sueper : That's so true. But in Finland I think it's forbidden to have any other animals on circuses than horses and dogs, which is good.

esme and the lane way said...

That's funny, I only just heard of the Man who Cried on Sunday when I saw it (the box) at my friend's house... it looks cool. I like all the old circus imagery stuff too...

And I love your bow and make up!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Esme : That's quite the coincidence :) And thanks!

melancholic optimist said...

yeah, we were so disappointed to get to the end of the second season of Carnivale, and have it end on such an un-resolved note... it was still great to watch though.

happy friday! (or early Saturday morning for you) :)

Lady Smaggle said...

My goodness your smile is delightful. Please smile everyday!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

You must check out this site then:
http://www.circusmuseum.nl/eng/
So very cool.

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