All Tomorrow's Parties
emily just finished reading Just Kids (i'm making everyone i know read it, obviously) and she loved it.
so for her birthday, she decided to have a 1960s New York bohemian theme a la warhol's Factory. we called it the velvet underground party and played exclusively late 60s/early 70s psychedelia (til the hiphop dance party took over)
amy, me, emily, katie (em's cousin) all in black and white. (not planned!)
none of us are actually fans of andy warhol.
we're really just a bit in love with edie.
i followed another tutorial for my makeup. see what i mean about watching lots of tutorials lately? i haven't the foggiest how to do hair or make-up and thus i'm usually just a mess. anyway, i have never applied so much makeup in my life. but i loved this woman who does the tutorial because she says, in her cute british accent, that you can't go wrong because: "don't be shy," you just "slap it on" and that edie's "makeup was usually a bit slapdash; she quite often wasn't in the best state..."
as for our factory, okay we didn't have enough tinfoil to make the room silver, but we did have white balloons and red lighting.
amy was in town for a surprise visit, woo hoo!!!
check out these 60's babes!
guess who else showed up? MIKIE, straight from LA.
as i've mentioned many times before, that means mega fun.
darin went for the dennis hopper look. kinda badass, huh?
the boys should dress like this all the time.
amber cut off her dress and used the hem to make a thick headband.
rachel had just come from her play! from one costume to another.
we thought these two might be the most authentic.
darin was proud to sport miss lauren by his side!
dance party begins!
it was quite a night.
stan went around with his camera and filmed our version of the factory screen tests.
people had to answer questions with perfect honesty.
it was late in the night after many drinks; i'm scared to see the results!
have you seen warhol's real screen tests? he wanted to make film portraits, wanted to watch people watching him watching them. and he wanted to capture uncomfortable moments. ann buchanan shedding a tear is my favorite, so beautiful.
happy birthday emma babe.
thanks for bringing out the rock-n-roll in all of us.