Kanye, Kim, L’Wren, Charlotte and The House Of Mirth

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Kim And Kanye Vogue

Right. This.

We previously established that these two have a Composite North Node in Leo & that their relationship totally amps this. Apart they are, well, Kanye West and the primary Kardashian spawn – together, a publicity heat seeking missile.

Admission; Unlike Sarah Michelle “Buffy” Gellar, a mouthy Aries who tweeted that she was cancelling her subscription to American Vogue because of this cover, i don’t have a subscription. Once upon a time i loved US Vogue – great writing between all the luxe aspirational schizz and Anna Wintour did a lot to support surrealist photographers.

The last time i looked at it, the whole thing seemed retro – a blur of “must haves,” animal fur coats, anti-depressant ads and panting coverage of It-Girls in Armani swanning around haciendas that they’d done themselves without even a decorator. Always a tie-in with some advertiser.  Maybe that is the difference between US Vogue pre and post Pluto in Capricorn. It seems out of synch with the new reality. There is aspirational and then there is delusional.

So heaps of peeps are saying this cover is like the living end for Vogue, that Kanye and Kim “bullied” Anna Wintour – the Scorpio She-Editor upon whom The Devil Wears Prada is based – into putting them on the cover. That seems insane. But she IS having Neptune opposite her Mars in Virgo at the moment. Her precision judgement could be diluted, right?

Because i have nothing against this cover BUT HOLY HARLOTS  – it is depicting a Gemini Hip-Hop Mogul and a Libran Reality TV Diva – why the boring picture?  Surely this could have been totally tricked up like the Kardashian Christmas Card? Where were the Illuminati accusations? The bling? The hair extensions? The goats? The tights? The pyramids? The U.F.Os? The cultural context? Where was David La Chapelle?

This picture looks like something you would see in a naff frame on someone’s suburban side table in Wife Swap. Seriously w.t.f.

Whilst we are bitching – yes Kate Upton has boobs and a social media profile. She is a Generation Y Gemini swimsuit model with a publicist – it’s not that notable?  Then again, this cover features a hash-tagged coverline – what’s that about? Can you click it and it goes somewhere?

L’Wren Scott was another Vogue stalwart. It was sad. I don’t want to go on about it too much.  I was quite weirded out by (a) how she did it – her own brand scarf, a door handle, the texting the assistant to come around – she must have totally hated that poor person. The timing – right on the eve of the Rolling Stones concert.

I mean, i could not open a copy of Vogue or similar fash-mags in recent years without reading a profile of L’Wren Scott SO drooling and flattering that it reminded me of what my old newspaper editor used to call “blowjob journalism”.  She was deeply in debt at the time of her demise, despite apparently (stories differ) getting help from her Leo music mogul lover, and you wonder how much of that went on veneer, the panting publicity, the marketing. Because that bit of it was impeccable.

She was Taurus – Saturn was on her Neptune at the time of her passing – that IS the Delusion Buster transit but still…Do NOT email to ask if your Saturn-Neptune transit means you will go broke, top yourself and ruin your billionaire boyfriends tour. It will not. But if you were fragile anyway and for whatever reason could not handle a delusions bust, it might be more painful than it would be for someone else approaching it with a “fuq yeah” attitude.

Both L’Wren and the suicide in Sydney of the Aries socialite Charlotte Dawson recently, remind me of an Edith Wharton novel – particularly The House of Mirth but any of them really.  Wharton (whose aunts were the original Jones of the “keeping up with the Joneses” cliches) wrote evocatively of beautiful, spirited women perhaps too independent for marriage but without the inner steel, family backing or mental resources required to keep them afloat. They lived beyond their means, relying on magic & their charms, the lust of men that turned to the kindness of others as they got older.

What’s bizarre is that Edith Wharton wrote about her heroines in a time of rigid social structures and pre-feminism. Both these unfortunate women could have pulled out of the situation they were in (financial issues in both accounts) by dialling down the lifestyle, pulling it back to within their means. But that would have meant busting a whole DIMENSION of delusion.

Both these women were having Saturn Neptune transits but i see this primarily as a story of Pluto in Capricorn.  Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 but now that it is being activated by Mars, Jupiter and Uranus (the Zap Zone), the debt fuelled party spender bender is over and not everyone wants to sober up.

Say what you will about Kim and Kanye – they’re tough as nails – they could be landed on Mars and create some sort of branded empire. The cover should have had them in an old temple with armor giving a big fuq u to the haters, Or was this demure bourgeois pose exactly that?

Thoughts?

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Patsy
Patsy

I actually love the simplicity of the cover. The colours are so few and so elegant. I am glad those two are there- so into promotion- it’s just another biennale. 5 seconds of fascination and then moving onto the next piece. But still they and the cover do have their own beauty, unlike much of the biennale.

unconventional Gemini
unconventional Gemini

Had never heard of L’Wren before her tragic end but it seemed to me that everything about her final act in the context of her life with Mr. Lips and Hips screamed rage, vengeance, hate and ugliness for everyone involved in her life, especially her assistant (an extension of herself?) and Him. Quite the opposite of the fantastical life her PR machine served up about her. I thought that the major lesson of Glitterati Survival 101 was Don’t Believe Your Own PR. Seems she had trouble with that.

scooby
scooby

Interesting comments and post. Ages ago I was working at a magazine photoshoot in L.A. and was at the studio concierge when “stylist” L’Wren approached the desk. She was working for Herb Ritts and I introduced myself as we knew people in common. This is only memorable because of the over the top bitchy attitude she had and how she went out of her way to try to make me feel small. RIP L’Wren aka Laura from Idaho. Your death haunts me. Underneath your glam-you were one hot mess who just didn’t have it in her to show the nice.

bull with sting in tail
bull with sting in tail

This is pretty much maybe off topic,

In fact i will totally own the ” huh ” if you find yourself( justifiably) there

But the pantomime should… , nay,

must

end

Lascar Vainglorious

Thief in the night
Clarity at the dawn
Truth’s stark and shaking light
Should’a seen it comin’

Somebody knew
NOW … Now …. Everybody knows
Truth’s stark and shaking light
Should’a seen it comin’

Now there is a gap
Now everybody grieves
Truth’s stark and shaking light
Should’a seen it comin’

Ask twice… thrice…, if unsure
Pick your moments
Truth’s stark and shaking light
Should’a seen it comin’

Idea…., my deal…, Ideal….,
Ruse…, real…, revealed ?
Truth’s stark and shaking light
Should’a seen it comin’

APS
25/03/2014

sweetpea
sweetpea

The way I get it, it seems to fit right in. Did you write it yourself? Great poem…

sweetpea
sweetpea

My little ditty…

~An auspicious sight?

Thirty hawks hanging in the drafts

Thats what I counted this morning when I went to get coffee..

And followed them in my car….across the desert~

Could make it more pretty/elaborate but no time… 🙂

calypso
calypso

wow, that sounds amazing sweetpea! 30 of them?

sweetpea
sweetpea

Had never seen anything like it in my life. Just gorgeous.

calypso
calypso

i have a wonderful image of you chasing a cast of hawks across the desert – magical!

bull with sting in tail
bull with sting in tail

Ahem … Sounds like you were hawking up a haiku

sweetpea
sweetpea

ha, cute.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Since I was looking at fellow Libran Gwenyth Paltrow’s chart, took a peek at KK’s. She has Saturn at 3 degrees Libra on the MC. Basically in the zap zone. Like someone said above, maybe this is her way of being taken more seriously. She also has Venus and Jupiter basically conjunct her MC as well. Sorry peeps (or those that hate her), she is just naturally lucky. It reminds me of Nicole Kidman’s chart and the MC. I actually love Kim and the girls and used to watch their show until my cable co. changed some things. If anything… Read more »

Raché(Aqua/Tauri)
Raché(Aqua/Tauri)

I’m no Kardashian superfan but I find all the vitriol toward Kim and co. ridiculous. Kim Kardashian is not Everything Wrong With The World. We are only bothered by things that exist somewhere within our own selves and she’s just a symbol to project the greed and selfishness of our times and our selves onto. I also find Kim oddly progressive. She’s the anti-Barbie and she usurped Paris. Don’t get me wrong — I still hope her total lack of self-awareness is at least partially an act and think her newest surgeries are all kinds of bad…but the girl deserves… Read more »

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I’m with you there Rache–anti barbie.

Andro
Andro

Yes she does deserve some credit. We all do.
Also, I saw a gif of her porn video on dlisted and she looked very classy I thought. 🙂

calypso
calypso

😀

davidl
davidl

This image is mainstream. K and K are mainstream. What’s the problem ? If anyone is thinking we are breaking ground here, or they as people are, may be mistaken. It reminds me more of some Rock Hudson and Doris Day photo from the 50’s, white toast, than say Sammy Davis Junior and May Britt in the 60’s ?

Electric Eel Libran
Electric Eel Libran

And now Gweneth and Chris Martin “conciously uncoupling”……as opposed to what? “unconsciously uncoupling”?

A big month for Libras all around….

even though I’m one skeptical turd. srsly. would take a miracle. hahahah!

calypso
calypso

oh wow, really?

I can totally get that it would be important to a Libran to frame it like that, a considered and harmonious end….but then again, I’m not a Libran! I do have Venus there though….amongst other things.

here’s hoping it’s roundabout time for you EEL!

leogroover
leogroover

or ‘unconciously coupling’ EEL – sure done that a few times too many.

Suddenly Leo
Suddenly Leo

The Italian Vogue is the only one worth anything. Pure. ART.

Pi
Pi

<3

I was going to ask if Italy was a leo, but just searched and apparently it is a PISCES?! March 17th. well, for its latest incarnation.

Pegasus
Pegasus

L’Wren certainly screwed the Stones tour. They were supposed to open our multi million dollar sports arena in Adelaide and were paid 450K for that. Four days in Perth before leaving was the lawyers working it all out. Bet Kieth was furious.He seems to dislike many of Mick’s women, perhaps comparing them to the gorgeous Patti Hansen. It has cost them a fortune to bail out of the tour and she would have known that, classic ‘how to do the most damaging get back’. Don’t understand why Georgia had to cancel DJ’s parade though. Guess i have no sympathy for… Read more »

Sabra Ricci
Sabra Ricci

You sure hit the nail on the head there! I absolutely love your take on all of it. I’m glad you clarified L’wren was a Taurus, must mean her actual birthday is April 28, not the January 1, that has been reported. It had Neptune written all over it. Such a sad ending! Maybe she wanted to go out with as much fanfare as she had over the years spent with rockers big daddy. She certainly had the last word

dark
dark

I do not tire of seeing the symbolism in everything the Kardashians do, but my understanding is that Kim and Kayne, Kim especially, are delectably nieve. There’s no possible way they could move through these roles with an awareness of it. Kim is obsessed with colors. I think that, for her, there is enough going on in the selection of navy blue for his suit and as another commenter wrote above, the icy lavender for the gown. They look amazing, as usual!

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

I think the photo works because they have a child together—it’s kind of madonna-esque–boobage, white dress–sort of scupltural…it has a biblical edge to it….with a suburban sort of twist. Yes, it looks like the average schmaltzy wedding pic on a Mt druitt dresser and somehow I love them for it. Puts me in mind of a gal I knew who clawed her way up from the ‘burbs to fame and renown—she finds these two hugely inspiring.

blowjob journalism! -brilliant! I shall use this term forever.

Pi
Pi

yep. ‘you too can make it.’ i’m ok with this message. in spite of the scorn, I think it’s a giant validation and social recognition for a LOT of people who typically / traditionally fall off the front cover. although the ‘making it’ part is where the debate lies? do agree with mystic tho, I mean of all the things these two are known for… why does it have to be the white wedding that is the thing? stability…unity? hot couple togetherness? not all bad i guess. maybe confusing for those of us for whom ‘the wedding’ is not a… Read more »

Libra9
Libra9

What is it with people who live their lives for an audience? There are plenty of wannabes living way beyond their means to have the right address and the right car. The sad thing is no one else really cares. I thought it was most crass when Ms Dawson died that her “friends” bobbed up in newspaper reports saying they could see tragedy coming. Bit late. As for KKKW, I have no interest. And if a rich rock star cannot help his girlfriend with her money issues, well, what can you say?

hdq
hdq

The fact that the cover says “AND FLATS WITH EVERYTHING” plus the hashtag plus the beige tells you everything you need to know about demographic and utter lack of style. I don’t think it is meant to be subversive at all, unfortunately. Speaking of suicide, Kanye has gotten me through some really rough times in the last couple of months. I’ll probably listen to I Am A God 30x on my way to give a speech about mental health today, though Power was mostly the One. Symbolic death can replace the real thing. I really hope that someday soon we… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Yep. xx

So how did your presentation go? What was the topic? 🙂

hdq
hdq

I completely rocked it. Best speech of the semester in the entire class, hands down. Of course, the fact that I’m twice as old as 97% of my fellow students gives me a bit of an advantage. 😉 It’s literally Public Speaking 101, and I had 8 minutes to persuade them that rural America is having a mental health accessibility crisis. Done.

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Fab, hdq!! And as an operative in the belly of the beast (ie, Rural America) I can unequivocally say that yes, there is a mental health crisis here. Your speech met two objectives: complete class requirements & advocate for better access for the mentally ill. Well played, & thank you 😉 xx

hdq
hdq

Thanks, beautiful! It started out personal, and the more I researched the more I was like holy FUQ. This has to be talked about NOW, and a room full of 18 year-olds is a good place to start. Hopefully somebody in that room will pick up the torch. And I’ve gotta say, it was damn nice to find my voice. Venus exactly on my mc and moon fresh in aqua didnt hurt either… 🙂 xxx

calypso
calypso

totally. and I think it’s the incongruity between the stupid taglines and the expensive styling that are the real problem 🙂

Pegasus
Pegasus

WHAT?? Flats with EVERYTHING, dammit i just bought 2 pairs of heels after wearing flats most of my life, jeez, behind the 8 ball again Peg.

hdq
hdq

Nah, I reckon you’re just 3 moves ahead, as always. 😉

vikingwoman
vikingwoman

I agree with what Mystic has written, and written beautifully. My thoughts on Kimye is simply that they are excellent marketers and they know how to sell their brand. They are business people, no more no less. Wintour knows that she needs to sell magazines, which are dependent upon ad revenue and are very expensive to print. Kimye sells magazines pure and simple and a picture on the cover of Vogue is a win-win for both brands. Kim is not entirely out of the fashion world – she and her sisters have a design brand with Sears and a cosmetic… Read more »

hdq
hdq

Beautifully said!!

calypso
calypso

I agree!

and this: “what is au currant pop culture-wise and when real life personal heartbreak breaks through the illusion.”

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Vikingwoman! *blows horn cut from a large prey mammal”

Pi
Pi

thanks for writing this. x

Raché(Aqua/Tauri)
Raché(Aqua/Tauri)

aaaaannndd….shut the thread down. i agree with all of this.

critical_virgo
critical_virgo

everyones hate on generation Y, but at least were pumping out some really intense missiles into the universe. i mean. who else is going to overload on positive thoughts and dreams n pump that ambition with unicorns n whatnot. — think about it. — with all the negativity spewing, why not appreciate the dreamers? — i think everybodys so jealous. so so jealous.

calypso
calypso

hate on you? darling, I can’t even understand what you’re saying! but mwah, I think you’re sweet xx

Pi
Pi

I shout (sort of) at anyone who rolls their eyes at gen Y/genZ/next. FFS show your age why don’t you, dinosaur. My theory is that as soon as one starts complaining about “the younger generations” … you’re on the way out brah. stay fresh or die a slow death in your carapace. disclosure: i’m a fringe gen x/y dweller

Andro
Andro

I don’t hate on Gen Y? You guys are lovely people.. You are certainly in a most difficult position with the corruption, economic woes, more difficult than generations before you looking long term.
Why are you identifying with Kim’s dream is beyond me tho? Fame without merit is more common than Unicorns. Where are the unicorns? I want to hug one! But I may have to protect it from Kimye – they will probably skin it for a coat.

calypso
calypso

lol 😀

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Lol Andro x

crabbygirl
crabbygirl

Gemini and Libra..it’s all about them… these two narcissists deserve each other..would that we could ignore them into obscurity! i pity the kid with the idiotic name..and hope she has a good nanny to raise her!

crabbygrl
crabbygrl

Gemini and Libra..it’s all about them… these two narcissists deserve each other..would that we could ignore them into obscurity! i pity the kid..and hope she has a good nanny to raise her

Invictus
Invictus

Just read the synopsis for House of Mirth
omg how tragic!
Very astute obvs tho Mystic

Charley
Charley

Find the whole Kanye/Kardashian thing boring as hell, that ostentatious, tacky, celbrityism feels really outdated in these ZZ times. I don’t know, I’d like to see fabulous people who actually do fabulous things on the cover (love him or hate him I know Kanye is a ground breaker musically but still), I don’t rely pay much attention to these kind of magazines anymore for that reason. L’Wren is obviously horribly sad. I found the press coverage of it disgusting and equally as depressing. So much focused on her childlessness and the fact she wasn’t married, progress what? Mental health issues… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Speaking of hashtags . . . if you haven”t heard it yet, you will soon . . . #selfie . . . and you will either find it charmingly amusing or detestably annoying

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

**** ‘tough as nails’ does not make it good admittedly I haven’t read the stream above (so time poor x100!!) but why oh why align two nobodies to the travesty of Charlotte’s passing (obviously aligned to L’wren a week or so later) seriously this is not connected slam Kanye & Kaflashions – but ppl have feelings. and suicide is a real issue – not one to be tampered with. you get my drift! as much as I wish for Kanye & KashKow to fall over many people are missing one fact. two women – referred to in the post above… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I had the same reaction at first reading this – like – how’d all that get lumped together? But I think its a look at how Pluto-Cap is changing the industry? Not sure. It is sad. And I don’t think anyone intended to make light of losing the beauty lost in the lives lost – however sad and confused and broke they were.

Pi
Pi

yes .. on the same page here. I mean, this lady *took her own life*. hello.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Hey Rock a Billy Babe, long time no see..

My first impression was that you are shaming Mystic. If you had read the whole stream then perhaps you would have seen the juxtaposition. I think you missed the point.

xox RLP xox
xox RLP xox

not shaming anyone – we’re all entitled to an opinion!

unfortunately my luxury ATM is to read the posts but not languish in the comment stream …

the untimely passing of Charlotte (then Lwren) has deeply affected a lot of people. So many questions remain with suicide. It’s a trauma in itself to come to terms with.

as for those Baffoons above wake me up when they’re over!!

*** heads off to Google ‘Kanye walking into a pole” ….

Andro
Andro

I like “Baffoon”! They are rather baffling buffoons. I may have to use this.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Of course, but an informed one is a start 😉

Soz, doll, not trying to be mean but I felt you were hard MM when you hadn’t even written what she said. Thats all. I still love you…xo

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Sweetie (insert kind smile) I don’t think mystic was trying to downplay the trauma of these things, sometimes it helps to read the post before you comment (2nd kind smile). i knew both L’Wren and C.D and i think C.D in particular would have been thrilled to be featured anywhere in connection with vogue, kim or kanye let alone Edith Wharton. Candace Bushnell (sex and the city) always compares herself to edith wharton but she was never so deep or poignant in her books. i loved this post. It reminds me of two things. A woman i knew very much… Read more »

calypso
calypso

you’re awesome TLS, and catching the bus rocks! it’s full of the wide romance of life, in all it’s varied glory 🙂 you don’t see much of that in your tinted limo (I would imagine)

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Hate hashtags. I recall hearing AW swear Kim would never be in Vogue and see this cover as Kanye’s gift to his baby Momma. That man makes things happen, douchebag or not. I think the styling is so low-key because this is Kim being taken seriously (and styled like a gorgeous demonic angel, the real power behind the throne). As Kanye said, to paraphrase “its all about dopeness in the end.” There is a whole library full of quotes by Kanye on dopeness…what a world we live in. L’Wren reminds me of that 80s movie about the perfect straight A… Read more »

electric eel libbran
electric eel libbran

you know what else sucks besides hashtag mag covers? hashtag tshirts. you gonna click those on somebody’s shirt?

this comment will probably disappear like previous ones..

hdq
hdq

Hashtags are fine if you’re freaking 16, but Yeezus Christ, over 30, so much cringe. Can they please just GO AWAY already.

Pi
Pi

as long as what your click through is via a pert nipple (m or f) not a mouse button yo
*push*
*waits for face slap from hashtag tshirt wearer*

Ms.
Ms.

only upped by yesterdays discovery of a perspex cut lettering YOLO SWAG attached to a jacket I saw yesterday. :/

but yeah? hashtag vogue? does anna even work there anymore?

Invictus
Invictus

Awesome post Mystic.
Really enjoyed reading this ..
thank you

Invictus
Invictus

I see $$$$$$$$$ when I look at this cover. I recon KK came over all bridezilla and there was nought to be done about it. She wanted to be photographed on the cover of Vogue in the dress, hubby behind her, holding her hand JUST LIKE THIS. I think after much hair pulling and sighing eventually AW said, “ok then, it’s a wrap, lets move on.” and voila. AW is a lot of things but delusional she aint. I was sad to read about L’wen Scott. More than sad. I was shocked at first, then deeply moved. These are harsh… Read more »

jicky
jicky

Maybe the use of the Kimye front cover image was the deal-breaker in allowing Vogue to exclusively cover the impending wedding. Maybe Vogue are seeking to increase their distribution amongst the aspirational black/chicano demographic. At any rate Kimye keep the luxury goods market afloat – that is what Vogue peddles.
Did Grace Coddington style it?

Libran in transit
Libran in transit

I’m looking forward to Mr West’s show in Australia in May. I’ve got great tickets

Pi
Pi

that dress is a pretty fab piece of deluxe drapery though. it looks like whipped cream. could vogue be taking the angle of the 21st century wedding? cross-genre, cross-media, cross-racial, now dominating that great institution (half a raised eyebrow here), the Wedding Event? or am i behind here.

Pi
Pi

i wish i could have an actual conversation about this instead of typing into a fuqing comments box. oh well it’s been interesting. ciao ciao

jicky
jicky

it is a gorgeous dress, in the iciest, pale lavender. Love the bodice! Certainly works with a figure.

whoopdeedoo
whoopdeedoo

I’m not sure you’re behind. Perhaps its subversive in it’s (seeming) banality: Everything/person you thought you despised is JUST LIKE YOU. (Except better styled and wearing nothing you could ever hope to afford in this lifetime. Take that, whitey.)

I imagine Vogue’s readership is conservative in its own way, and perhaps this is Wintour’s attempt at social relevance. Perhaps I’m really grasping at what is just, as someone said here, a publicity push from West.

critical_virgo
critical_virgo

exactly! whoopdeewoo, it’s all about mirrors. everytime i see someone bashing someone im just like yo “the flaws you see in others are the flaws you hold yourself” — and then im just like. — quit nagging on everybody because thats what i do and i cant stand to see you nagging continuously on and on and on about things u do to. — it never ends. ??????? http://youtu.be/VYuqyrS9H4I

hdq
hdq

That’s what I thought too- whipped cream. Or frosting. She is a wedding cake! Hence, I thought the “fashion is eating itself” comments were hilarious! Not that I don’t agree…

calypso
calypso

I am loving the racial factor on the Vogue cover, and the dress IS beautiful but so conservative! I could easily go into theorising about ethnic aspirationalism – like, they want to be whiter than the whiteys – but I’d just rather not go there.

I m
I m

both Charlotte and L’Wren were adult adoptees

From the little iv read I don’t think they had remet their mother.

And yes per the big f.u. I thought the photo w north was strong and quietly defiant . Tick from me.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I LOVE the photo with North – the one where the big grey pillows behind Kim look like black wings. That’s how I saw it styled – like they are the anti-Christ – more specifically, Kim as the dark angel. Its both beautiful but slightly sinister – like her eye makeup. The baby is gorgeous.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo
12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Wait…it was…whatevs.

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

I don’t know if I am exactly air pumpingly “FUQ YEAH” during my Year of the Moon Neptune Saturn Square Venus Transit – love and quite a few me delusions pretty well busted but it’s been a hard slog and it’s not over

BUT then comes Jupiter all over Venus with other very very exciting love astro triggers – apparently….Thanks Mystic the consult was a light at the end of this tunnel of love

Veronica
Veronica

I was reading up a bit on the L’ Wren Scott story, And I saw that two of Mr Jagger’s previous early consorts had tried to suicide, Marianne Faithfull and I forget who the other was.

It occurred to me that it could be extremely gruelling to be partnered with a Massive leonine ego of a certain kind,
Jagger, Schwarzenegger, and eg Leo Ted Hughes the poet, had two partners gas themselves, Sylvia Plath and Asia Weevill.
Been reading a book of his letters, not that TH seems evil as revealed by his writings, but creatively self involved).

Anna Wintour I just loathe.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

He was clearly oblivious to her troubles

Veronica
Veronica

Well, yes?

Pi
Pi

a beautiful woman with her own identity married to a famous rock star, “what could possibly go wrong?” of course she’s happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happyhappy happy happy happy happy happy happyhappyhappy so happy happy happy happyhappy happy happy happy not happy.

Veronica
Veronica

: D At least good ol’ Jerry Hall got out in one piece, tough ol’ Texan gal that she is.

Pegasus
Pegasus

Apparently not. He was aware, media has said, as she took out a huge mortgage on the apartment he bought her and basically said ‘call me when you sort the mess’.

He financed her in the beginning and he’s not known for his generosity.

Andro
Andro

Well Jagger did give her a 5 million dollar apartment which she used to finance her business. I don’t think Jagger can be blamed for being sensitive about being a money fountain.

And Jagger dates sensitive women with ambition.
He supported her range publicly, I saw him talking about her work and the colours she used like a publicity pro. He didn’t have to do that. I think he loved her.

It’s like an artist needs Neptune for the artistry and Saturn for the gritty hands-on hard work, but they are a tricky combo to handle for anyone…

Ms.
Ms.

Yes,

and the paper never gives you the real story and obviously if you’ve made it through the 60s and half of everyone you know is dead then yes I am sure he knew about her problems..

Shame and heartbreaking though. He smiled like a kid when he was out with her.

freedom ala air
freedom ala air

Why does the public hate on Kardashian and kayne so much? I missed the issue cause I don’t follow popular culture very effectively or at all… I almost like them fir being hated on… I like the Kardashians for being buxom beautiful women and am horrified at the commentators in the general public that talk about their weight issues, this world is sick and mad…. But that’s what I’m finding w this weeks dark moon zap is how much I am soooo desperately sad about the state of our world, the cult of individualism and the economy over the absolute… Read more »

Geminian
Geminian

Fuq yeh!

Nailed it.

Sarah
Sarah

Always enjoy your blog posts, but this is the very best – extremely well-written and with a good take on two very inexplicable situations.

Sarah
Sarah

Forgot to add – the Edith Wharton connection is brilliant.

whoopdeedoo
whoopdeedoo

I have to concur. The Edith Wharton thought made me pause.

Going to see if the Gillian Anderson House of Mirth is available on Netflix.

Porkchop
Porkchop

I want to buy the issue cause there’s a Mindy Kaling feature in it!

Kimye – the styling should’ve been over the top Leo-esque. It’s like a lame wedding photo pic and Kim is trying to make it subdued cause it’s her third time down the aisle lol. I don’t think they belong on the cover if Vogue either way.

Leda
Leda

I like this and the video clip with the two of them on the motorbike, which everyone else seems to hate as well … because… I like the image of the powerful feminine, (not waifer thin), in her full curves being totally adored and worshipped. I like the up-yours to racism it depicts I like that their bike/sex scene was sensual and gentle, it is a celebration of connective, female worshipping, mutually enjoyable sex. It is the antidote to hard porn which seeks to degrade women, at least in that video, the camera spends a lot of time on her… Read more »

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

Did you read/listen to the lyrics though? Not very goddess worship after all. He is telling he he cannot be faithful, and I’ll fuck you on the sink, then give you a drink.”
Worst moon in june poetry I’ve heard since grade school.
The parody however, rocked!

Ms.
Ms.

LOL

Yes.

That’s the thing about art/music. There’s always a few people who see/hear something and will defend the corner because it reminds them of some thing to do with them but nothing to do with actual content.

Nina
Nina

I’m with SMG on this not that I’ve ever subscribed to a fashion mag in my life. K & K are up there with Miley Cyrus in the trash dash to fame game. Ick!

leogroover
leogroover

Agree nina but we as the consumers are mostly to blame as we fuel the fire.
I watched 2 episodes of the Kadash clan and was horrified that so many people have been sucked into this empty world of theirs.

pi
pi

I wa s reading a thing about how the fashion world is eating itself ( and then making itself throw up afterwards HAHAHA Ok sorry) . It’s problem is that it cannot handle proper criticism via a vis art, music etc. Oh also the investment firms running the joint these days. So we read these fawning articles and exhortations to buy buy buy but with no astringency, or thoughtful distance. Get the fearless artists in there with the power to make key creative decisions for a few months. That would be fantastic.

pi
pi

Well this isn’t quite right actually. I suppose the positioning of the major fash mags means that other lovelies like the gentlewoman or peppermint etc look realll appealing 🙂

Veronica
Veronica

Yeah, fearless artists not so much, these days…

Am referring to how this latest Sydney Biennale was largely underwritten by Transfield, who also do Those Detention camps.
None of the artists really wanted to give up their spot to protest about it. Lots of arguments about how ARt is a separate issue.

calypso
calypso

I’m with you on that. heard some arts administrator on the radio talking about budgets and how we need corporate sponsorship, how artists can’t afford to shoot themselves in the foot, etc. someone should make an installation where Transfield execs get locked in a hot, humid, mosquito-ridden cage with 50 other people and 500 ml of water to drink a day.

Veronica
Veronica

That would be sooo refreshing!

Pi
Pi

that’s an interesting perspective, I don’t think I spoke to anyone who thought art was a separate issue, as such.. was chatting to someone who mentioned arguments put forward around the artists remaining within the biennale to use the exposure itself to comment on the situation via art. biting the hand that feeds you, so to speak. I just looked up the major sponsor, sorry, ‘partner’ for Art Month Sydney. It’s the Private Wealth arm of a major australian bank. Are large sums of money ever blameless? I’m not saying it’s ok but it will be an interesting discussion. I… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

As an artist who has exhibited at the MCA in Sydney and AGNSW, and who never questioned where the money was coming from at the time (naively) I guess what I am actually saying is: nowadays you can’t really count on artists to be the voice of dissent. Sadly. I was recently on a blog with artists and curators involved in the biennale, and most of them didn’t feel comfortable to withdraw in protest. Some of the old school artists (who are not in it) were crying shame. It’s a huge opportunity to exhibit, with fantastic support from the Art… Read more »

Pi
Pi

and it’s always been that way – artists have always relied on patronage and institutions (maybe that part a bit later) for support of one kind or another. I agree with what you said about the biennale situation and Mr Belgiorno-Nettis. Given the family connection (to the other transfield) I am sure the dinner-table conversations would have been worth listening to. the event was exactly the point where artists could leap right in and make a point rather than withdraw from the argument entirely, although I’m interested to hear if someone disagrees or wants to add something to that. love… Read more »

calypso
calypso

it’s not about them controlling us in this case, it’s about them profiting from the brutalisation (and by extension, death) of damaged, vulnerable people including children. At this moment – and it is the time to tackle this issue – I don’t give a fuq about anybody’s arts patronage credentials. Show me some humanitarian credentials or take your money and shove it.

Veronica
Veronica

It is a big long conversation, as you say, Pi, in many directions, which can’t all be covered here. I have seen some AMAZiNG art pieces eg done by a friend who arrived in Australia by refugee boat in the 70’s and recreated it in a profoundly moving piece, which just opened dialogue for young people from his culture whose parents were on those boats etc and it opened the eyes of people who had never seen just how small and frail these boats were to fit 130 people out on the open sea. I was at the time involved… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

And then making itself throw up afterwards LOL Pi!

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Because seriously, the fashion world IS an eating disorder. Oh the pain it has spawned in the name of beauty & art, all things Venus…

Pi
Pi

sad but true eh. models eating tissues soaked in orange juice before a show, wtf.
the next big change has to come from within yeah. for anything. “too big to fail” my ass = well maybe my ass is too big to fail LOOLOLL

calypso
calypso

i thought that about CD too – why didn’t she reign it in a bit? but it would have been giving up more than delusion – it’s lifestyle, social circle, image….and unfortunately when that’s your gig, image is worth more than it is to some of us. it’s sad.

re: K&K, was AW trying to retain some sense of respectability with the bourgie pose?

in any case, I agree. either this cover is 5 types of crap or I am no longer in the preferred reader demographic 😉

calypso
calypso

actually it looks like the magazine world is eating itself

Invictus
Invictus

paper and distribution is crazy expensive
it’s a shame it isn’t edible because it’s days are certainly numbered, sorry to sound all doom n gloom but I once published my own magazine in SA for a year. The cost almost killed me, literally. I didn’t do a L’wen (sorry L’ren) but the stress of pumping up an unsustainable business model is killing. I don’t blame AW one bit. She got bills to pay!

Jebly
Jebly

Totally agree with you, lovely read this; I couldn’t understand why anyone would cancel a mag sub about these two, but maybe that girl was also fed up at the missing elephants and aliens as you say.

Andro
Andro

L’Wren sounds like she was very wilful, I get prideful vibes with all the scarf, texting PA biz. Not to take away from any other sadness & difficulties in her life. But it’s sad that a person who is admired for her work can’t take refuge in it in times of trouble. AS for Kimye. Meh. Of course they would do Vogue if they could. It brings down the brand, but I never found it engaging in the first place. The thing I find saddest is that Kim had a really beautiful face a face-lift or two ago! Now she… Read more »

hdq
hdq

As official blog Ye Astro-Twin, can confirm fearful mite.

Andro
Andro

You are his astro twin? Really? Tell more!

hdq
hdq

Ja, 4 days after him, which might be a big difference, but he has a Pisces moon and my 12th house moon is super piscean. I get his ego, I have it too, just hidden. Very very hidden. So when I heard his music for the first time, it blew my mind, cause it was like everything I’d ever wanted to express but can’t. A revelation!!

Andro
Andro

That’s awesome! I can imagine that being a wonderful release, like your ego popped down to the studio and mixed a record up. 😀

hdq
hdq

So liberating. 🙂 Fast country road, spring a’bloomin, windows open, top volume. My therapy. 🙂

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Gemini Stellium Thoughts Kanye busted Anna balls re getting KK on the cover. I reckon she finally gave in to his whining ass provided he was on the cover too – possibly to buy her some credibility ? re L’Wren, from the little i’ve read it seemed like her brother had been cooking the books, drilled her down into deeper debt. Maybe the shame was too much to ask Sir Mick to help out. My Grandfathers Mother took her own life. She was fiercely independent and raised my grandfather solo while her husband ran a coffee plantation in Papua New… Read more »

pi
pi

“Listen here shirt and pants”. !!!!!!!!

HahahahahaHAHAHAHAHA

*raises a drink to your great grandmother*

calypso
calypso

yeah, she sounds awesome 🙂

cheers to her x

Seabird
Seabird

Oh my Goddess what a great line! Can I use it? I can imagine saying that to an irritating Italian bar-owner in Vietnam who took me out, tried to outdrink the locals, and then jammed his foot in my hotel-room door, pleading ‘but this is what Italians do!” , to an even more irritating American airman in Oman who reassured me that his wife would be none the wiser (you fuqing WHAT?!), and to a flashy sportscar-driving salesman with an intensely ocker accent who drove diagonally across traffic lights in lunchtime traffic to tell me I looked hot, mate. Listen… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

Me too: Salud! Love it.

Andro
Andro

Ditto!

Xx
Xx

I thought same thing about that cover pic: boring. I used to read vogue for the advice column writer.” Whipsawed witless by confusion?” Was her tag line. Basically told each probably non existent writer for advice that they needed to girl up and be strong. Haven’t really looked at it in a decade. And it’s sad but those unable to progress choose to go instead of change. People in that state of mind tho: nothing and no one else matters anymore. They’ve bought their tickets and packed their bags for the journey onward. It all feels end of an era.… Read more »

AstroGeek
AstroGeek

She’s the advice columnist for Elle! It’s Ask E. Jean. http://www.elle.com/life-love/ask-e-jean/

I *love* her no-nonsense style.

sweet&fierce
sweet&fierce

I do, too! I canceled my Elle subscription about a year ago, but her column was always one of the first things I would flip to.

Xx
Xx

Well there you go! I must have been an Elle girl 😉 hence indifference to the wintour publication…

E. Jean cracked me up. Clever but never cruel.

fallen angel
fallen angel

I suspect I may end up annoying myself for even writing on this subject.. but why not, I just had ice cream. Yes, yes, they are definitely Publicity Whoring Amplified. Like an accident too horrifying to watch but just too riveting to turn your eyes away from. I know much has been said about Kanye, his art, his temperament, his fashion etc.. and Kim etc., realizing they’re both real people regardless, I’ll have to say the one thing that annoys me to no end..which hasn’t abated over years and years of Kardashians on tv is this: The Slow Monotone Manner… Read more »

Sue
Sue

Does this mean I am the first to post? Usually I am the 475th post. Wow.

Not a comment about K & K – but just wanted to say that you write so well Mystic – It is always a pleasure to read. Thoroughly enjoyed this Blog entry.

The Wrenmeister
The Wrenmeister

Fabulosity

xox rockstar libran publicist xox
xox rockstar libran publicist xox

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