From the very first time I went to an alternative/indie club (Melbourne circa early 90's), I was hooked, it was such a happy time in my life and it was a time when you could walk down Lygon Street in Carlton on a Saturday night dressed in full goth regalia and not be afraid of getting beaten or chased, sure people jeered, but it was all in fun.
I also felt that I was part of an important time in 'clubland'. Sure, our generation did'nt change the face of the Melbourne music scene or anything like that, but what we saw for the first time was the bringing down of subcultural barriers....and a few hybrids emerged too!
More about that another time. I remember looking around the dancefloor at Clockwork Orange at the Chevron while this song was playing and felt happy and a little amazed at the different "subcultures" that were on the dancefloor smiling and dancing to this. If only the whole world could be that way...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have reduced all of the 'Sara' shirts in my online store until the 31st of October, shipping is free and please note that sizes 10, 12 and 14 have sold out.
If you are after a shirt and you can't see your size, please contact me and I will locate one for you via one of my retailers.
Skip straight to the shirt section by clicking here.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Below is an email I received from Julia the owner of my stockist in St Kilda.
DAGMAR ROUSSET (née Rude Health)
We have a new name! Why? Well, a few people found Rude Health offensive, perplexing or just plain moronic. Thankfully, many people loved it (which made me feel a bit less lonely on my usually sparsely inhabited wavelength). Some people also thought our logo - the very cool smoking pig by Nate Trapnell, aka the Southpaw - was in some way condoning smoking. (I was actually going for irony, but I can see how people could get the wrong end of the stick!)
So I decided to re-name my shoppe Dagmar Rousset.
Dagmar - a girl’s name of German/Scandinavian origin - always brings to mind an impossibly elegant screen siren languidly reclining on a chaise longue caressing a cigarette holder between her long, delicate fingers (oops, there I go again, promoting the ingestion of noxious substances!) .
Rousset, because I am a lifelong Francophile and devoted promoter of the French language. In fact, the reason why my shop is closed for much of the week (much to the annoyance of my customers) is because I am teaching le français to eager young minds at university.
Who is Dagmar Rousset? She is everything I hope to be one day: fearless, elegant, and shamelessly eccentric.
I personally disagree with Julia on the last bit, I think she is already fearless, elegant, and shamelessly eccentric.