Topic: pearls

Retro Snap: Richard Avedon

Retro Snap: Richard Avedon

Dovima With Peals, Richard Avedon.

I really like this picture, but it also makes me a bit sad. Dovima is my favorite model – mostly because she loved comic books, science fiction and was generally kind of a nerdy oddball. She was one of those people who seemingly had a glorious youth only to have an obscure end (she ended up working as a restaurant hostess). Of course, she might have been quite happy doing that. But still. Surely it must have been a bit difficult to go from capering in a ballgown among the elephants to telling people it was going to be a twenty minute wait. In this picture you can see the moles and crows feet and it’s clear that she’s no longer at the height of her beauty – but the expression on her face is still so priceless that you can see why Avedon would always consider her the greatest aristocratic beauty of her day.
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The Mermaid Bed? Yes? No?

The Mermaid Bed? Yes? No?

It’s as if you were the pearl this bed produced when… oh, covers being irritated, fleshy bits rubbing, oh, gross, oysters, oh, going to a gross place. I think it’s cute if you don’t think about it too much. Also, if you aren’t claustrophobic and and convinced the cover would clap down on you with a terrifying snap. Snap. Snap. Snap. – The Hairpin More »

He Offered to Give Me a Pearl Necklace. I Thought He Meant Jewelry.

He Offered to Give Me a Pearl Necklace. I Thought He Meant Jewelry.

I was recently spending some quality romp time with a friend, lover … however one wants to categorize him. We were getting all hot and heavy when he whispered something in my ear. This person (we’ll call him Zach) isn’t really one for talking during sex. On several occasions he’s tried to convince me to talk dirty to him, but if he’s not going to reciprocate in the nasty convo, I don’t see why I should put myself out there. Our mid-coitus dialogue usually involves such award-winning lines as “it won’t stay in,” “ouch! Leg cramp!” and everyone’s favorite, “did you come yet?”

But the other day, when he whispered what I hoped would be a sweet nothing, he said: “I want to give you a pearl necklace.” I was confused, so ignored him. Then he said it again, but a little louder: “I want to give you a pearl necklace.” I pulled his head back so we could make eye contact, and I said: “Yeah, I heard you the first time.” More »