And coincidentally, I found out that Little Edie's nephew is publishing her childhood diary yesterday after watching the film. The book is titled, "I only mark the hours that shine" and will be available in August. Not sure how I feel about her remaining family capitalizing on her, but I am tempted to learn more about this woman's past and how she came to be so unique.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I watched Grey Gardens (the original, not the recent TV movie) for the first time yesterday. I knew before I watched it that this documentary, or I guess I should say the legendary Beales, had sort of a cult following. Well, now I understand why. I found the documentary to be amazing, oddly beautiful, and sad at the same time. No matter how crazy Big and Little Edie were, they seemed like honest and somewhat down to earth people. I kind of fell in love with their quirky, uninhibited nature. I also found Edie's style and curious obsession so thrilling that I put together a Little Edie(Etsy) Inspired collage. Red & Blue Nautical Scarf from Stephanie Geisler, Vintage Silver Hand Mirror from Little Byrd Vintage, Antique Radio from Pearls Vintage, Jeweled Art Deco Brooch from Eye Candy Antiques, Vintage Black Bathing Suit from Rogue Retro, and Antique Binoculars from Sadie Olive.